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  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Clinton hopeful that Syria meeting can be turning point

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she has "great hope" that an upcoming Geneva meeting of world powers can be a turning point in the Syria crisis. Mrs. Clinton said the U.S. supports U.N. envoy Kofi Annan's plan for political transition in Syria.

  • HOLMES: A new approach to Syria

    Syria is a test case for American leadership in the world. The obvious options are inadequate: Kofi Annan's U.N.-sponsored peace mission is a failure. Outside military intervention lacks support.

  • Kofi Annan (right), Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, and Major-General Robert Mood, head of the U.N. Supervision Mission in Syria and Chief Military Observer, look on during a news briefing June 22, 2012, at the United Nations in Geneva. (Associated Press)

    U.N.'s Annan: Iran should be part of Syria solution

    U.N. envoy Kofi Annan said Friday that Iran should be involved in efforts to end the escalating violence that has claimed thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

  • This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed June 14, 2012, purports to show shelling in Joret el-Shayah, Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Syria observer chief says violence derails mission

    The head of the U.N. observers in Syria said Friday a spike in bloodshed is derailing the mission to monitor and defuse more than a year of violence, raising questions about how effective the unarmed force can be in a conflict that every day looks more like a civil war.

  • This video image taken from amateur video and broadcast by Bambuser/Homslive shows a series of devastating explosions rocking the central Syrian city of Homs on June 11, 2012. Live streaming video caught the devastation during one of the heaviest examples of violence since the uprisings began more than a year ago. (Associated Press/Bambuser/Homslive via AP video)

    Annan concerned about escalation of Syria violence

    International envoy Kofi Annan said Monday he was "gravely concerned" about the escalation of fighting in Syria, citing the shelling of opposition areas in central Homs province and reports of mortar, helicopter and tank attacks near the Mediterranean coast.

  • This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network purportedly shows the bodies of Syrian children in Mazraat al-Qubair on the outskirts of Hama, Syria, on June 7, 2012. Syria denied as "absolutely baseless" claims by opposition groups about a new massacre in the central Hama province in which government forces allegedly killed dozens of people, including women and children. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network)

    U.N. monitors shot at near site of Syrian killings

    U.N. observers came under fire Thursday as they tried to reach the site of the latest reported mass killing in Syria — about 80 people, including women and children who were shot or stabbed. The deaths added urgency to diplomatic efforts to end the escalating bloodshed.

  • United Nations-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Anan addresses the United Nations General Assembly on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, Thursday, June 7, 2012, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Annan urges new unity on Syria — with consequences

    International envoy Kofi Annan is urging the world's nations to unite behind a new effort to end the escalating Syrian conflict and says there should be "consequences" if his peace plan isn't implemented.

  • ** FILE ** In this image made from amateur video released by Ugarit News and accessed Saturday, May 5, 2012, a U.N. observer, right, inspects what residents of the town of Taftanaz, Syria, tell him is a mass grave. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

    U.N. official says no to Syria amnesty

    The U.N.'s top human rights official said Saturday that there should be no amnesty for serious crimes committed in Syria, even if the threat of prosecution might motivate members of the regime to cling to power at all costs.

  • **FILE** Syrian security forces (in background) hold their machine guns and surround anti-Syrian regime mourners April 30, 2012, during the funeral procession in Damascus, Syria, for the activist Nour al-Zahraa, 23, who was shot by the Syrian security forces. (Associated Press)

    U.N. rights body condemns Syria over Houla massacre

    Members of the U.N.'s top human rights body have voted to condemn Syria over the killing of more than 100 civilians last week.

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