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Annan ends Syria talks, heads to Iran

UN Syria peace envoy Kofi Annan said he had constructive talks in Damascus on Monday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who said the Annan plan to end 16 months of bloodshed was being undermined by US political support for 'terrorists'

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Annan urges world to unite over Syria

UN mediator Kofi Annan warned on Saturday that the conflict in Syria would enflame the Middle East and beyond unless world powers agreed on a peace plan but the US said foreign ministers meeting in Geneva might fail in that task. Internati

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Opposition wants Assad out of Annan plan

Syrian opposition groups will reject a political transition plan proposed by peace envoy Kofi Annan unless it explicitly requires President Bashar al-Assad to step down before a unity government is formed, a senior opposition official said on Thur

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Russia backs Annan plans for Syria unity cabinet

Russia and other big powers have told mediator Kofi Annan that they support his idea of a Syrian national unity cabinet that could include government and opposition members but would exclude those whose participation would undermine it, envoys sai

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Annan warns of 'all-out' sectarian war in Syria

International peace envoy Kofi Annan warned on Saturday that Syria was slipping into 'all-out' war, and a Syrian opposition figure said Russia had become part of the problem and should urge President Bashar al-Assad to quit power.

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Annan frustrated over Syria, all eyes on Russia

International envoy Kofi Annan said on Friday he was 'frustrated and impatient' a week after a massacre in Syria of 108 people shocked the world, but Russia said his peace plan was still the best hope for Syria. Speaking after sepa

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Annan warns Syria; West expels envoys

Peace envoy Kofi Annan expressed "grave concern" to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday and Western nations threw out Syria's envoys to protest against a massacre of 108 civilians, many of them children, in the town of Houla. Fran

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Officials warn of Syrian civil war, 7 killed

Security forces killed at least seven people in fighting across Syria on Tuesday, activists said, in a 14-month-old revolt that the Red Cross and Arab League warned was becoming a civil war. Across Syria, clashes between state forces and r

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Syrian forces shoot bus, four killed

Syrian security forces shot dead four civilians on a bus in the northern province of Idlib on Wednesday, dissidents said, as international pressure built on Damascus to honour ceasefire pledges. In the latest violence to undermine the flak

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Syria hasn't withdrawn heavy arms: Annan

Syria has failed to comply with a pledge to withdraw weapons from population centers, and towns where citizens met with UN truce monitors may have been attacked, international mediator Kofi Annan told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. As

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