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Clinton says 'days numbered' for Assad regime
US Secretary of State says political transition is necessary to save Syria from a "catastrophic assault".
Last updated: 08 Jul 2012 17:18 GMT
Envoy Annan calls Syria mission a 'failure'
UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan tells French newspaper his peace plan has been unsuccessful, as bombings continue across Syria.
Last updated: 08 Jul 2012 08:08 GMT
Syrian forces bombard Aleppo
Government forces attempt to regain northern area as opposition welcomes news of high-ranking general's defection.
Last updated: 08 Jul 2012 04:43 GMT
UN chief calls for change in Syria mission
Amid rising violence, Ban Ki-moon tells Security Council observers should relocate to capital, focus on politics.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2012 00:38 GMT
Assad warns against sowing chaos in Syria
President pours scorn on opposition group and claims reduction in "direct confrontation" since arrival of UN monitors.
Last updated: 17 May 2012 11:44 GMT
Deaths reported in Syria amid UN team's visit
Monitors' vehicles damaged in incident in Khan Sheikhoun, with activists blaming security forces for 21 civilian deaths.
Last updated: 15 May 2012 20:43 GMT
Arab League plans emergency talks on Syria
Foreign ministers schedule new meeting for Saturday after they say the government has failed to implement peace plan.
Last updated: 07 Nov 2011 10:50 GMT
Syrian troops 'fire on Eid demonstrators'
Activists say at least 15 civilians killed in a continued military assault on flashpoint cities of Homs, Hama and Idlib.
Last updated: 06 Nov 2011 15:55 GMT
Syrian tanks 'launch deadly assault on Homs'
The Arab League chief warns that failure of the peace deal agreed this week would lead to "catastrophic results".
Last updated: 06 Nov 2011 08:55 GMT
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