Syrian Opposition Calls for a No-fly Zone to Protect Civilians

The civil war in Syria has had a tremendous impact on the lives of the common man. The war has gradually transformed into an ethnic conflict, where thousands of lives have been lost and the count only continuing to increase with time. Several hundreds have been rendered homeless and have fled across the border to find refuge in the neighbouring countries. The Syrian civil war has its effect in almost each and every province in the country.
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Brahimi from Algeria would Replace Annan as UN’s Peace Envoy to Syria

Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General and the joint UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigned from his position after all his attempts to achieve ceasefire in Syria failed. On announcing his resignation on August 2, 2012, Annan said that divisions within the United Nations Security Council were not conducive to presenting a unified approach to prevent fighting in Syria.
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Obama wants a better opposition to shake up the Assad government

One of the most important decisions taken by the American President, Barack Obama, after being re-elected for the second term would be the US intervention in the Syrian crisis. The United States says that it would need a well-organised structural and functional opposition in Syria to resist the violence of Assad’s regime and also to look after the welfare of the people.
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Egypt Making Efforts to Calm Tension in Gaza

Finally, the massive massacre caused by the Israel-Hamas rocket fights has come to a halt and normal life has started gaining momentum for the civilians. After the ceasefire that was declared by the Egyptian government on 21st November, there has been a check on the cross-border fight between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian party that had forcefully seized Gaza in 2007.
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Need for human rights watch groups in the wake of ethnic conflict

The war in Syria is no longer a civil war but a full-fledged ethnic conflict. Several thousands have lost lives, while thousands of others have been rendered homeless, with many fleeing across the Syrian border every day. As the war continues to wage on, there is a growing need for a more involved participation of human rights watch groups in the country.
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