» 12/20/2011, 00.00
Syria to accept Arab League “observers”
The deal was signed yesterday, the same day the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Damascus. Russia abstains and presents its own motion to the UN Security Council. Yesterday’s death toll reaches 108, including some 60 soldiers trying to join the opposition camp.
Syria’s civil war unfolding in the streets of Homs and UN corridors
The assault against Syria’s third largest city is in its tenth day. For UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, “crimes against humanity are likely to have been committed”. Since its proposal to deploy UN peacekeepers has failed, the Arab League wants the General Assembly to pass a resolution on the matter. For al Jazeera, not all Christians are united behind Assad.
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The Security Council unanimously adopts Resolution 2254 to achieve “credible, inclusive and non-sectarian governance” within six months and elections within 18 months. Air strikes against the Islamic State group are set to continue. The fate of Syria’s president is not mentioned.
West and the Arab League to press Moscow for a UN resolution that will stop Assad
The Security Council could deal with the Syrian crisis Thursday or Friday. An Arab-European draft resolution faces Russia's veto threat. The violence continue: yesterday a hundred deaths, especially in the province of Homs.
Christian patriarchs call for peace in Syria as Moscow puts pressure in the United Nations
Catholic bishops issue a press release on the country’s situation that differs from previous statements of unconditional support for the regime. Syrian media ignore a proposed Russian resolution in the UN Security Council to solve the crisis.
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