In Syria, United Nations patrols have suspended their work, citing an "intensification of armed violence" that has prevented their marching orders, according to the New York Times.
"U.N. observers will not be conducting patrols and will stay in their locations until further notice," the head of the mission, Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, said in a statement. The suspension of activities, he said, would be reviewed "on a daily basis.
Russia says Damascus has agreed "in principle" to attend an international conference on the Syria crisis set to be held in Geneva in June.Its foreign ministry said the Syrian government would participate "in order for Syrians themse... Read Post
DAMASCUS — Syria's opposition has urged the United Nations to send armed peacekeepers into the country after UN monitors suspended their operations because of raging violence. The exiled Syrian National Council, the country's main o... Read Post