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Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians
International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,
UN observers reach town of reported massacre
Meanwhile, Syrian troops have been heavily shelling a rebel-held area of Homs.
UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks
Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.
Syrians appeal to Irish government as explosion strikes Damascus
Call for Irish government to refer Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court.
Car bomb strikes eastern city in Syria
Nine people have reportedly been killed in today’s powerful explosion.
UN observer team evacuated from Syrian town after bombing
Observers came under attack in a northern Syrian town yesterday.
VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral
Activists say up to 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.
Who can become a UN observer?
And what dangers do they face on the ground?
Four students killed in assault on Syrian college
Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.
Shelling begins hours after UN monitors arrive in Syria
United Nations monitors have arrived in Syria in order to observe the four-day-old ceasefire in the country. But fighting is said to have resumed already.
UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire
The Security Council is likely to vote today and a force of observers could be in Syria within days.
In pictures: Millions head to the polls in Russia
Vladimir Putin is expected to cruise to victory, but opponents have alleged vote fraud.
Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria
The Arab League said 3,500 prisoners had been freed – but killings of protesters continue in a bloody crackdown.
Arab League's own parliament calls on observers to leave Syria
The Arab Parliament, which advises the 22-nation bloc, says the presence of observers is distracting from the violence.
Calls for monitors to leave Syria
The calls have come from an Arab League advisory body, as human rights groups say that deaths are continuing during clashes in the country.
Arab League monitors due in Syria as violence escalates
Activists have claimed that between 13 and 20 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.
Arab League issues ultimatum to Syria over violent crackdown
Syria has one day to sign an agreement allowing observers into the country or face economic sanctions.
Arab League rejects Syrian changes to peace plan
The Arab League has said that the Syrian government has changed the peace plan and altered its essence.
Syria "agrees to allow observers into the country"
But only in principle, a senior official said. The news comes as France called for the UN Security Council to act against President Bashar Assad.