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SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
UN monitors reach Qubair massacre site but find no sign of who did it
Observers find smouldering houses, the stench of burning flesh, and body parts but few bodies. They need to carry out a closer inspection because the situation "is unclear". Saudi Arabia and Qatar continue to arm rebels, al-Qaeda extremists and Salafis. A car bomb explodes in Damascus. Turkey urged to lead a NATO intervention. Kofi Annan warns of a large-scale civil war in the making.
Twin bombings in Damascus city center
One bomb exploded at the army headquarters. The second targeted the area west of the city. At the UN General Assembly Qatar calls for military intervention in Arab countries for "humanitarian" reasons.
06/05/2016 18:59:00 SYRIA
Refugee camp attack, odd for Syrian bishop; “blind violence” intensifies in Aleppo
Mgr Abou Khazen calls for caution before jumping to conclusions about the attack against a refugee camp near the Turkish border that killed 28. In Aleppo, people are living in fear or fleeing. Truce was broken “thousands of times”. Caritas Syria is set to organise a blood drive for Aleppo’s wounded. Tonight prayers for peace will be held in Damascus.
04/01/2006 SYRIA LEBANON UNITED NATIONS
Pressures on Syria mounting to accept UN demands
A top Saudi official is expected in Damascus following the Mubarak-Abdallah meeting. French President Chirac calls on Syria "to be more cooperative". Khaddam's next TV appearance is causing tensions. Syrian Prime Minister uses threatening tone against Jumblatt.
30/03/2016 09:18:00 YEMEN - SAUDI ARABIA
UN: Saudi air raids in Yemen kill or maim six children every day
According to the UN, the war has taken on "terrifying" proportions for the youngest. A third of the more than 3 thousand victims are under 18. In a year 10 thousand children have died due to lack of vaccines and cures. A further 320 thousand suffer severe malnutrition. They are also denied education, 1600 schools closed and 50 more have been targeted in attacks. 848 cases of children involved in the conflict.
Fighting dies down, Hezbollah controls west Beirut
Mobilised on orders from their leader, militiamen of the Party of God have gained the advantage against the supporters of Hariri, closing their radio, television, and newspaper outlets. The UN security council expresses its support for the legitimate government. Saudi Arabia wants a meeting of the foreign ministers of Arab countries.
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