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Arab League to Press UN Security Council on Syria

As violence continues unabated in Syria, the Arab League is set to ask the United Nations to take measures to protect civilians

Arab League to Press UN Security Council on Syria

Israel to Demand Justice for Jewish Refugees

Israel has decided to launch an awareness campaign highlighting the injustice done to Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

Israel to Demand Justice for Jewish Refugees

Arab League Calls on Syria to Halt Violence

The Arab League wants to resolve the crisis in Syria, but Damascus refuses to consider the 22-nation body's appeal until it is reinstated.

Arab League Calls on Syria to Halt Violence

Even 'Peace Now' Getting Fed Up With Arab Officials?

Peace Now's Lara Friedman relays her dissatisfaction with the failure of Arab officials to acknowledge Jewish rights to Jerusalem.

Even 'Peace Now' Getting Fed Up With Arab Officials?

EU Backs Arab League in Call for Syria Peace-Keepers

The European Union says it supports a peace-keeping mission to Syria, but Russia says Damascus must agree first; fighting continues

EU Backs Arab League in Call for Syria Peace-Keepers

Arab League Calls for UN Intervention in Syria

The Arab League is ready to break all ties with Bashar al-Assad - and to call in the UN to tame, if not remove, him

Arab League Calls for UN Intervention in Syria

UN Security Council Discusses Syrian "Killing Machine"

Security Council meets to debate a draft resolution on Syria which calls for President Bashar Assad to step down. Will Russia veto?

UN Security Council Discusses Syrian "Killing Machine"

Syria Condemns Arab League Pullout

The Syrian government has condemned a decision by the Arab League to pull its monitors from the raging civil war zone.

Syria Condemns Arab League Pullout

Ongoing Violence Causes Arab League to End Syria Mission

The Arab League suspends its monitoring mission in Syria because of the growing violence in the country.

Ongoing Violence Causes Arab League to End Syria Mission

Arab League to Bring Syria Plan to UN

The Arab League will submit its peace plan on Syria to the United Nations Security Council early next week.

Arab League to Bring Syria Plan to UN

Syria Agrees to Extend Arab League's Observer Mission

Syria agrees to extend the mandate of the Arab League observer mission by a month, as violence continues.

Syria Agrees to Extend Arab League's Observer Mission

Russia: 'We Can Do No More' for Syria

Moscow has reached its limit and says it can "do no more" to help Syria's President Bashar al-Assad remain in power.

Russia: 'We Can Do No More' for Syria

Arab League Plan Calls for Assad to Resign

The Arab League's path forward in Syria: Assad will delegate powers to his vice president after national unity government is formed.

Arab League Plan Calls for Assad to Resign

Arab League Extends Syria Observer Mandate By 1 Month

The 22-member Arab League has officially voted to extend the mandate of the observer mission to Syria by one month.

Arab League Extends Syria Observer Mandate By 1 Month

Arab League Mulls Renewal of Monitor Mission in Syria

The Arab League is considering whether to end or renew the mission of 165 observers sent to Syria in hopes of deterring government murder.

Arab League Mulls Renewal of Monitor Mission in Syria

Syrian Gov't Forces Kill Leading Activists

Four leading anti-government activists were killed Thursday by Assad loyalist forces in an ambush in the northwestern Idlib province.

Syrian Gov't Forces Kill Leading Activists

Syrian Women Tried to Seduce Arab League Observers

Syria threatened Arab League observers with death and used women to try to seduce them, an Algerian delegate says.

Syrian Women Tried to Seduce Arab League Observers

Qatar Favors Military Intervention in Syria

Qatar favors sending Arab troops to stop the Syrian regime from killing its people, its leader says.

Qatar Favors Military Intervention in Syria

Arab League Chief Warns Against Civil War in Syria

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby: Assad is not complying with our plan. If the violence continues, it may turn into civil war.

Arab League Chief Warns Against Civil War in Syria

Arab League Reconsiders Observer Mission

The Arab League is rethinking its observer mission and may decide to pull its monitors from Syria.

Arab League Reconsiders Observer Mission

Syria's Assad Rallies Supporters in Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared in public Wednesday in Damascus for the first time in months to rally supporters.

 Syria's Assad Rallies Supporters in Damascus

Mob Attacks Kuwaiti Observers in Syria

An unidentified mob in Latakia injured two Kuwaiti military officers attached to the Arab League observer mission in Syria.

Mob Attacks Kuwaiti Observers in Syria

Arab League Tells Syria to Stop Violence But Won't Call in UN

Arab League demands that the Syrian government stop all violence and allow more monitors in. The UN is out of the picture, for now.

Arab League Tells Syria to Stop Violence But Won't Call in UN

Slaughter of Innocents Continues in Syria

At least 16 people died Sunday by mid-day in Syria, including two who were tortured by government forces, human rights activists said.

Slaughter of Innocents Continues in Syria

Arab League Meets to Decide: Time to Invite UN to Syria?

The Arab League is meeting in Cairo Sunday to decide whether it's time to invite the United Nations to join its mission to Syria.

Arab League Meets to Decide: Time to Invite UN to Syria?

Report: Assad Pulls Tanks from Syrian Cities

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has withdrawn tanks and heavy weapons from cities but his forces continue to kill unarmed protesters.

Report: Assad Pulls Tanks from Syrian Cities

Arab League: Assad Making Observer Mission a 'Mockery'

The 88-member Arab Parliament has called for the Arab League to withdraw its observers from Syria saying it is 'giving Assad a cover'

Arab League: Assad Making Observer Mission a 'Mockery'

Arab League Advisory Board Says 'Pull Monitors From Syria'

An advisory board within the 22-nation Arab League is warning the organization to yank its monitors from Syria.

Arab League Advisory Board Says 'Pull Monitors From Syria'

Syria: At Least 32 Dead in Clashes Around the Country

At least 32 people dead in Syria after thousands took to the streets to protest.

Syria: At Least 32 Dead in Clashes Around the Country

Syrian Troops Filmed Firing on Protesters

As tens of thousands took to the streets in Syria on Friday, film has surfaced of security forces firing on civilians near observers.

Syrian Troops Filmed Firing on Protesters

Maher Assad, Brother of Syrian President, Missing

Maher Assad, the brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is reported by Arab media as missing.

Maher Assad, Brother of Syrian President, Missing

Syria: Arab Monitors Revisit Homs; Violence Continues

As Arab monitors visit the city of Homs, the violence continues throughout Syria. Assad urged to allow monitors complete their mission.

Syria: Arab Monitors Revisit Homs; Violence Continues

Assad Pulls Troops Out of Homs to Impress Monitors

In what observers say is a 'shell-game,' Syria has pulled its forces out of Homs just in time for Arab League observers to visit.

Assad Pulls Troops Out of Homs to Impress Monitors

Report: Syrian Gov't Troops Shoot at Arab League Monitor

Syrian government forces shot an Arab League monitor Monday night, leading observers to question whether to continue their mission.

Report: Syrian Gov't Troops Shoot at Arab League Monitor

Dozens Die Ahead of Monitors' Arrival in Syria

Nearly two dozen Syrians were killed Monday as more Arab League monitors were scheduled to arrive in the country.

Dozens Die Ahead of Monitors' Arrival in Syria

Arab League Sends Advance Team to Syria

The Arab League has sent a 10-member advance team to Syria to ensure that monitors will have free access across the country.

Arab League Sends Advance Team to Syria

Syrian Army Deserters Mowed Down by Machine Guns in Idlib

Dozens of Syrian Army soldiers were shot to death Monday as they fled their base in an attempt to desert in the province of Idlib.

Syrian Army Deserters Mowed Down by Machine Guns in Idlib

UN Condemns Syria

The United Nations has voted to condemn the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for its murderous nine-month campaign of violence.

UN Condemns Syria

Syria Signs Arab League Proposal as Carnage Continues

Assad’s troops continued to kill opponents Monday while he agrees to an Arab League proposal to send observers.

Syria Signs Arab League Proposal as Carnage Continues

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike, Fears Bloodbath

Syrian opposition forces call a general strike hoping to hasten the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, despite fears of a bloodbath.

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike, Fears Bloodbath

Assad's 'Mexican Standoff' with the Arab League

Syria's president accepts monitors to ensure his troops end violence, but only if the Arab League agrees not to enforce its own deal.

Assad's 'Mexican Standoff' with the Arab League

US, French Ambassadors Return to Damascus

The U.S. and France have both returned their ambassadors to Damascus this week as the world hopes to see democracy in Syria.

US, French Ambassadors Return to Damascus

Syria Accepts Arab League Observers

Syria has aquiesced to an Arab League ultimatum to accept a delegation of observers, or face U.N. involvement.

Syria Accepts Arab League Observers

Syria Says It is Negotiating with Arab League

The deadline has passed, but Syria says it is still negotiating with Arab League over its request to send observers.

Syria Says It is Negotiating with Arab League

Assad Ignores Arab League Ultimatum, 25 More Die

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not responded to an Arab League deadline to sign its initiative to end the violence against its people.

Assad Ignores Arab League Ultimatum, 25 More Die

Arab League Again Extends Syria's Ultimatum

Arab League presents Damascus with yet another ultimatum to accept observers or face sanctions.

Arab League Again Extends Syria's Ultimatum

Arab League Adds Travel Ban, Tightens Sanctions on Syria

The Cairo-based Arab League has tightened its sanctions on Syria, listing 17 high-ranking officials on a travel ban to other Arab nations.

Arab League Adds Travel Ban, Tightens Sanctions on Syria

Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Kuwait warned its citizens Thursday to leave Syria "to ensure their safety" while they still can.

Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Turkey Hits Syria with Sanctions

Turkey has struck Syria with a list of economic sanctions designed to break the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey Hits Syria with Sanctions

EU Adds More Sanctions Against Syria

One day after the Arab League imposes sanctions against Syria, the European Union adds to those it has already levied on Damascus.

EU Adds More Sanctions Against Syria

UNHRC Charges Syria's Assad with Crimes Against Humanity

The UN Human Rights Council has decided Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is guilty of crimes against humanity committed by his troops.

UNHRC Charges Syria's Assad with Crimes Against Humanity

Lebanon Refuses to Enforce Syria Sanctions

The Hizbullah-dominated government in Beirut says it will not enforce sanctions on its ally, the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Lebanon Refuses to Enforce Syria Sanctions

Arab League Approves 'Unprecedented' Sanctions on Syria

The Arab League voted to impose sanctions on Syria, which it previously suspended. Syria: it violates the 'rules of Arab cooperation.'

Arab League Approves 'Unprecedented' Sanctions on Syria

Arab Countries Preparing to Sanction Assad

After Syria refuses to let observers enter its territory, Arab nations now planning to slap sanctions on the Assad regime.

Arab Countries Preparing to Sanction Assad

Syria: Unfazed by Ultimatum, Assad Continues Killing

More violence in Syria as President Bashar Assad ignores an Arab League deadline to allow observers in the country.

Syria: Unfazed by Ultimatum, Assad Continues Killing

Arab League to Syria: Allow Observers by Friday

The Arab League gives Syria a Friday deadline: allow monitors into the country or face sanctions.

Arab League to Syria: Allow Observers by Friday

'No-Fly' Zone for Syria

With the blood-drenched soil of Libya barely dry, Syria is poised to face the same fate as Arab nations plan a "no-fly zone."

'No-Fly' Zone for Syria

Syria Agrees to Observers; Bloodshed Continues

Syria agrees "in principle" to allow Arab League observers into the country. Meanwhile, the bloody crackdown continues.

Syria Agrees to Observers; Bloodshed Continues

EU Nations to Sponsor UN Resolution to Condemn Syria

Three European Union nations plan to propose a resolution to condemn Syria at the United Nations General Assembly session Thursday.

EU Nations to Sponsor UN Resolution to Condemn Syria

UAE, Morocco Condemn Embassy Attacks

Syrian regime loyalists stormed the embassies of the United Arab Emirates and Morocco Wednesday in Damascus over the Arab League suspension.

UAE, Morocco Condemn Embassy Attacks