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Annan talks tough to Assad

International peace envoy Kofi Annan accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces of atrocities and arbitrary arrests, and said on Saturday he had delivered a blunt message to Assad to act now to implement all points of a peace plan. 

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Annan says Syria must show it wants peace

International mediator Kofi Annan said on Monday he was horrified by the killings in the Syrian town of Houla and urged the Syrian government to take bold steps to show it was serious about reaching a peaceful solution to the country's crisis.&nbs

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Annan due in Damascus to meet Assad

International mediator Kofi Annan will fly to Damascus on Monday for talks with the Syrian government, a Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman said, a day after the UN Security Council condemned the killing of 108 people in the town of Houla. &nb

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Syria hasn't fully complied with plan: UN chief

Syria has not fully complied with its obligations to withdraw troops and heavy weapons from towns and has yet to send a "clear signal" about its commitment to peace, the UN chief told the Security Council in a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesd

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Annan says Syria violence ‘unacceptable’

International mediator Kofi Annan said on Sunday an "unacceptable" escalation in violence in Syria violated guarantees made to him and called on Damascus to keep its promises to end the bloodshed.       The specia

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UN ceasefire moves fail to deter Syria violence

At least 70 people were killed in intense fighting in Syria over the past 24 hours, activists said on Wednesday, despite the imminent arrival of a UN team to discuss a possible mission to monitor a ceasefire set for next week. Western pow

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Syria agrees to April 10 peace deadline: Annan

Syria has pledged to withdraw all military units from towns by April 10 to pave the way for a ceasefire with rebels two days later, though Western envoys were skeptical on Monday about Damascus' intent to halt its year-long assault on opponent

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Annan says Syria accepts UN-backed peace plan

Syria has accepted a six-point peace plan that was proposed by Kofi Annan and backed by the UN Security Council, Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman in Beijing on Tuesday.      Annan, the joint speci

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Annan due in China; last chance says Russia

International peace envoy Kofi Annan was expected to head to China on Monday after asking Russia to back his mission to end fighting in Syria despite Moscow's differences with Western and Arab states over who is to blame for the conflict. 

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Syrian army pounds Homs; Annan in Moscow

Syrian forces pounded the battered city of Homs with tank and mortar fire and troops pummelled several other rebel strongholds on Saturday, leaving at least 24 dead, opposition activists said.      With the bloods

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