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Myanmar: the Rohingya's plight

It is significant that the Burmese Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, called out for help to find a solution to the Rohingya’s situation.

It is significant that the Burmese Foreign Minister, Aung San Suu Kyi, called out for help to find a solution to the Rohingya’s situation.

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Myanmar: Annan faces anger as he probes plight of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of people rallied in Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce an advisory commission, led by visiting former UN chief Kofi Annan, which is charged with probing the plight of the country’s Muslim…

Hundreds of people rallied in Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce an advisory commission, led by visiting former UN chief Kofi Annan, which is charged with probing the plight of the country’s Muslim…

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'Trans X Istanbul' = humour + hope

A new documentary 'Trans X Istanbul' documents the lives of transgender people in Turkey, where attitudes are very conservative. Trans-gender

A new documentary 'Trans X Istanbul' documents the lives of transgender people in Turkey, where attitudes are very conservative. Trans-gender

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UN observer mission likely to pull out of Syria

The resignation of Kofi Annan has left a question mark over the future of the UN observers in Syria. His criticism of the Security Council’s lack of

The resignation of Kofi Annan has left a question mark over the future of the UN observers in Syria. His criticism of the Security Council’s lack of

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Syria: UN monitor mission unclear as Annan quits

The international community has voiced regret over Kofi Annan’s decision to quit as the United Nations and Arab League’s joint special envoy to

The international community has voiced regret over Kofi Annan’s decision to quit as the United Nations and Arab League’s joint special envoy to

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Praise for Annan as Syria peace envoy quits

The United Nations Secretary-General has commended Kofi Annan’s attempts to broker an end to the Syrian uprising following the peace envoy’s

The United Nations Secretary-General has commended Kofi Annan’s attempts to broker an end to the Syrian uprising following the peace envoy’s

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Kofi Annan quits as Syria mediator

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will step down as UN-Arab League mediator in the 17-month long conflict in Syria. He will leave the post by

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will step down as UN-Arab League mediator in the 17-month long conflict in Syria. He will leave the post by

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Iran seeks greater diplomatic role over Syria

UN special envoy Kofi Annan has said the situation in Syria has reached a “critical point”. He was speaking in Moscow where he met Vladimir Putin in

UN special envoy Kofi Annan has said the situation in Syria has reached a “critical point”. He was speaking in Moscow where he met Vladimir Putin in

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Iran, Iraq back Syria peace plan, Annan says

UN and Arab League envoy on Syria Kofi Annan said on Wednesday that both Iran and Iraq back his peace plan to end the 17-month standoff between

UN and Arab League envoy on Syria Kofi Annan said on Wednesday that both Iran and Iraq back his peace plan to end the 17-month standoff between

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Syria's government frees 275 prisoners

More unverified amateur video purports to show Homs under heavy bombardment just two days after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad suggested a “step by

More unverified amateur video purports to show Homs under heavy bombardment just two days after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad suggested a “step by

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Annan seeks regional support ahead of UN briefing on Syria

After discussing Syria with ministers in both Iran and Iraq, peace envoy Kofi Annan will brief the UN Security Council later today. Annan is trying

After discussing Syria with ministers in both Iran and Iraq, peace envoy Kofi Annan will brief the UN Security Council later today. Annan is trying

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Syria president talks of 'step by step' ending of violence

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested a “step by step” approach to ending the violent conflict with the opposition. Speaking at a meeting

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested a “step by step” approach to ending the violent conflict with the opposition. Speaking at a meeting

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Iran says Assad must stay in Syria for now

Syria’s staunchest regional ally, Iran, on Monday intimated that Bashar al-Assad might not remain president of Syria. The admission came as Kofi

Syria’s staunchest regional ally, Iran, on Monday intimated that Bashar al-Assad might not remain president of Syria. The admission came as Kofi

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Annan says talks with Assad "positive"

The UN special Syrian envoy Kofi Annan has come away from his meeting with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaking of “constructive” talks

The UN special Syrian envoy Kofi Annan has come away from his meeting with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad speaking of “constructive” talks

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Annan arrives in Damascus in bid to save peace plan

Kofi Annan has arrived in Damascus for talks with Syria’s president in a bid to salvage something of his peace plan. The visit comes a day after the

Kofi Annan has arrived in Damascus for talks with Syria’s president in a bid to salvage something of his peace plan. The visit comes a day after the

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World leaders agree Syria power deal

World powers have called for the setting up of a transitional government in Syria to help bring the worsening violence, which has killed an estimated

World powers have called for the setting up of a transitional government in Syria to help bring the worsening violence, which has killed an estimated

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Russia backs Annan's Syrian transition plan

It appears UN Syrian peace envoy Kofi Annan’s idea of a transitional national unity cabinet bringing the Syrian regime and opposition together to map

It appears UN Syrian peace envoy Kofi Annan’s idea of a transitional national unity cabinet bringing the Syrian regime and opposition together to map

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Annan says Iran must be part of Syria solution

His peace plan failed to end Syria’s bloodshed. Now in Geneva, where crisis talks could be held at the end of June, international mediator Kofi

His peace plan failed to end Syria’s bloodshed. Now in Geneva, where crisis talks could be held at the end of June, international mediator Kofi

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UN Syria monitors find 'strong smell of death' in Haffa

UN observers who were finally able to enter the Syrian town of Haffa, where there have been warnings of another massacre, say they found a ‘strong

UN observers who were finally able to enter the Syrian town of Haffa, where there have been warnings of another massacre, say they found a ‘strong

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Escalation in violence in Syria

There is growing concern that the Syrian regime, having seen how ineffectual the UN observers are, and how limited the international intervention is

There is growing concern that the Syrian regime, having seen how ineffectual the UN observers are, and how limited the international intervention is

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UN chief says monitors 'shot at' in Syria

UN chief Ban ki-Moon has condemned Wednesday’s reported massacre in Syria calling it an “unspeakable barbarity”. He was speaking at the start of a

UN chief Ban ki-Moon has condemned Wednesday’s reported massacre in Syria calling it an “unspeakable barbarity”. He was speaking at the start of a

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Clinton warns Russia over Syria policy

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Russia’s policy towards Syria will lead to civil war. Her comments come after claims that a

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Russia’s policy towards Syria will lead to civil war. Her comments come after claims that a

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Syria at 'tipping point' says Annan

Syrian diplomats are being expelled from several western countries after a recent massacre left more than 100 people dead, many of them

Syrian diplomats are being expelled from several western countries after a recent massacre left more than 100 people dead, many of them

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Annan to hold crucial talks with Assad after Houla massacre

Amateur footage has been broadcast said to have been filmed as Friday’s massacre in the Syrian town of Houla unfolded. The Syrian government has

Amateur footage has been broadcast said to have been filmed as Friday’s massacre in the Syrian town of Houla unfolded. The Syrian government has

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Syria: Annan in Damascus to rescue peace plan

Kofi Annan flew to Damascus to appeal to President Bashar al Assad and try to rescue his faltering peace plan. The UN and Arab league envoy has

Kofi Annan flew to Damascus to appeal to President Bashar al Assad and try to rescue his faltering peace plan. The UN and Arab league envoy has

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Syria ceasefire undermined by Rastan clashes

Syrian rebels have reportedly killed at least 23 soldiers in battles around the town of Rastan just north of Homs. Several civilians also

Syrian rebels have reportedly killed at least 23 soldiers in battles around the town of Rastan just north of Homs. Several civilians also

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Syria: Bomb narrowly misses UN observer convoy

An explosion has hit an army truck accompanying UN ceasefire monitors in Syria’s southern province of Deraa. The head of the monitoring mission was

An explosion has hit an army truck accompanying UN ceasefire monitors in Syria’s southern province of Deraa. The head of the monitoring mission was

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Annan warns Syria peace plan could be last chance to avoid war

As violence rages on, Kofi Annan says the world cannot allow Syria to descend into a full-scale civil war that would have an impact on the whole

As violence rages on, Kofi Annan says the world cannot allow Syria to descend into a full-scale civil war that would have an impact on the whole

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UN observer chief says Syria mission is "a huge challenge"

In Damascus Syrian state run television showed the damage to the Central Bank after militants fired rocket propelled grenades at the building. The

In Damascus Syrian state run television showed the damage to the Central Bank after militants fired rocket propelled grenades at the building. The