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Kofi Annan

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  • Divisions persist in U.N. over how to halt Syria violence

     
    United Nations diplomats scrambled Wednesday to salvage some vestige of a peace plan that has failed to halt the fighting in Syria or protect civilians from the kind of savagery that took more than 100 lives last week in Houla, most of them women and...
  • Syrian activists say attacks continue despite monitors [Video]

     
    Syrian dissidents lamented Wednesday that a small team of United Nations monitors has failed to halt shelling and shooting in the embattled country, arguing that the regime was simply attacking before the observers showed up, after they left -- or even in...
  • Presence of U.N. monitors helps calm Syrian city

     
    BEIRUT -- Responding to pleas from residents of the battered Syrian city of Homs, two U.N. observers have remained, helping to extend a cessation of shelling into a second day. The respite from the bombardment was the first in almost three months in the...
  • Syrian government denies role in massacre of 90, including children

     
    BEIRUT — Syrian authorities on Sunday denied responsibility for a weekend massacre in the central town of Houla that the United Nations said left about 90 people dead, more than a third of them children. The killings — documented in grisly...
  • Another earthquake strikes northern Italy; at least 13 dead

     
    A major earthquake on Tuesday devastated north-central Italy for the second time in less than two weeks, leaving at least 13 people dead, some 200 injured and 14,000 homeless....
  • U.N. Security Council approves 300 observers for Syria

     
    BEIRUT -- The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday to send 300 observers to Syria to observe what can at best be called a fragile cease-fire. The resolution expands the observer mission from the 30 monitors approved a...
  • U.N. envoy condemns twin bombings in Syria; death toll at 55

     
    United Nations envoy Kofi Annan condemned the twin bombings that rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus, attacks that further shattered a ceasefire he has been working to save, as the death toll climbed to 55....
  • Violence said to continue in Syria, flouting peace plan [Video]

     
    Fresh violence in Syria on Monday added to the frustration there and around the world that attacks have not ceased since the regime and rebels agreed to halt their fire....
  • Blasts kill more than 40 in Syrian capital

     
    Beirut -– Two massive explosions rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday morning, killing more than 40 people and leaving 170 injured. The two rush-hour blasts, which happened seconds apart, tore through a crowded intersection near a...
  • Syria protests are held; U.N. monitors are off streets [Video]

     
    As throngs of Syrian protesters headed out Friday, testing its unraveling peace plan once again, United Nations observers meant to help quell the violence were not patrolling the streets. The handful of U.N. observers already on the ground are part of a...
  • Human Rights Watch accuses Syria's Bashar Assad of war crimes

     
    Syrian President Bashar Assad was negotiating with a United Nations envoy to end more than a year of violence in the country, his forces were committing "war crimes" in the northwest province of Idlib, according to a Human Rights Watch report released...