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Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Israel: Possible Military Strike Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Several published reports indicate that top Israeli decision-makers now are seriously considering whether to order a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, and if so, when. Twice in Israel’s history, it has conducted air strikes aimed at halting or delaying […]


Syria ‘accepts’ Annan peace plan

Syria ‘accepts’ Annan peace plan

Syria has accepted a proposal crafted by Kofi Annan designed to end the bloodshed in the country, the envoy’s spokesman said Tuesday, as opposition factions agreed to join forces against the regime. UN-Arab League envoy Annan, speaking from Beijing, cautioned […]


Syrian forces on offensive as Annan pursues peace

Syrian forces on offensive as Annan pursues peace

Syrian forces pressed their assault across the country as international peace envoy Kofi Annan stressed that there could be no deadline to ending the year-long crisis. A UN official meanwhile said they were investigating reports that Syrian rebels were using […]


General: Syrian air defense complicates US options

General: Syrian air defense complicates US options

The advanced air defense weapons Russia has provided to Syria’s regime would make it difficult to establish a no-fly zone there as part of an effort to help the rebellion, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told senators […]


UN sends aid chief to Syria, US rejects military force

UN sends aid chief to Syria, US rejects military force

The UN’s humanitarian chief heads for Syria Wednesday to urge the regime to let aid into devastated protest cities, with US President Barack Obama insisting military intervention would be a “mistake”. The five major UN powers discussed on Tuesday new […]


Syria turns its guns on new rebel city

Syria turns its guns on new rebel city

Syrian artillery on Sunday pounded the rebel city of Rastan, killing seven civilians, monitors said as the Red Cross delivered aid to refugees from the battered Homs quarter of Baba Amr but remained barred from the district itself. For a […]


Syrian forces overrun Baba Amr as rebels retreat

Syrian forces overrun Baba Amr as rebels retreat

Syrian forces have overrun the Baba Amr district of the powderkeg city of Homs following a rebel retreat, potentially marking a turning point in President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to crush an increasingly armed uprising. As rebel fighters pulled back on […]


Syria ignores Arab peace plan, pounds Homs

Syria ignores Arab peace plan, pounds Homs

Syria ignored a new Arab initiative to end the bloodshed, with its troops pounding the protest hub of Homs on Monday as Russia said a ceasefire is needed before peacekeepers can be deployed. The pan-Arab bloc agreed on Sunday to […]


‘Second Libya’ would stretch Britain, say MPs

‘Second Libya’ would stretch Britain, say MPs

Britain’s armed forces, strained by steep cuts in defence spending, would struggle to mount another military operation on the scale of the Libya intervention, MPs said on Wednesday. The British government would face “significantly greater challenges” if it launched a […]


 
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