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Arab league summit to open in Baghdad on Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

The first Arab League Summit in Iraq in for more than 2 decades opens in Baghdad on Thursday.

The summit gives the nation, devastated by two wars, the chance to show it is stable and rebuilding, following the full withdrawal of US forces in December. Read more…

UN sources: Annan proposed cease-fire in Syria

Monday, March 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Mar. 19, 2012

UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan made cease-fire and other proposals to Syria during his recent visit to the country.

The former UN secretary-general made the proposals when he met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on March 10th and 11th in an attempt to end the country’s violent crackdown on anti-government protestors. Read more…

Russia proposes sending UN envoy to Syria

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Comments off

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 Arab League envoy rejects military action against Syria 

Vitaly Churkin. Photo: EPA  

Moscow has urged the United Nations to send a special envoy to Syria to coordinate security issues and the delivery of humanitarian aid, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Twitter. Read more…

UN General Assembly president arrives in Cairo over Syrian crisis

Sunday, February 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 19, 2012

CAIRO, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — The UN General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser arrived in Egypt’s capital Cairo on Saturday to discuss the Syrian crisis with Egyptian and Arab League (AL) officials, state media reported. Read more…

New SC Syria resolution rules out external force

Saturday, February 4, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 4, 2012

A new Western-backed draft Security Council resolution on Syria explicitly rules out the use of external force against the Syrian government. Read more…

EU calls for Syria peace

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 31, 2012

The EU urges the UN Security Council to take action to end violence in Syria, says a statement just issued in Brussels by the office of the Union’s president Herman Van Rompuy. Read more…

UN Security Council discusses Syrian resolution as violence continues

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 28, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council met behind closed doors Friday to discuss a European-Arab draft resolution on Syria as violence continued to inflict casualties in the Middle East country. Read more…

GCC pulling its monitors from Syria mission

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Comments off

Gulf Arab states have decided to pull their observers sent to Syria as part of an Arab League mission out of the restive country, they announced in a joint official statement on Tuesday. Read more…

Cairo:Arab League chief unhappy about Syria crisis

Thursday, January 12, 2012 Comments off

Speaking to reporters in Cairo on Thursday, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi expressed concern about the latest developments in Syria.

“What we currently witness in the country is no doubt a revolution,” al-Arabi said referring to a recent report by Arab League observers on Syria. Read more…

League of Arab States holds back new observers to Syria

Thursday, January 12, 2012 Comments off

The League of Arab States has temporarily postponed sending a new group of observers to Syria after the recent incident when a convoy of cars with observers was attacked in Latakia on the Mediterranean. 11 people were injured in the Monday attack. Read more…