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  • Call for Friday protests is first test of Syria truce

    April 12, 2012 | 5:36 pm

    Syrian opposition activists called mass protests for Friday to test a fragile, day-old ceasefire by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, and international pressure mounted for Damascus to fully comply with a U.N.-backed peace plan.

    Anxious to build on a truce between the armed forces...

  • U.N.’s Ban: Israel’s ‘occupation’ is ‘morally and politically unsustainable’

    March 30, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is “morally and politically unsustainable, and must end,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

    In a speech delivered Wednesday in Uruguay by his assistant, Ban also praised the Palestinian Authority’s state-building program and criticized...