Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

No strategy and a beige suit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014

Read more

ENCORE!

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

Read more

#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

Read more

  • US aid drops begin in besieged Iraqi town of Amerli

    Read more

  • Filipino UN troops escape Islamists in Golan Heights

    Read more

  • Algerian diplomats held by Islamists are freed in Mali

    Read more

  • EU mulls Russia sanctions as Kiev warns of 'full-scale war'

    Read more

  • Pakistani protesters clash with police outside PM's house

    Read more

  • UK boy with brain tumour found in Spain, parents held

    Read more

  • Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini set for top EU jobs

    Read more

  • Austerity row overshadows French Socialist’s annual rally

    Read more

  • Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life

    Read more

  • Ceasfire allows Gaza families to relax on the beach

    Read more

  • South Africa condemns 'military coup' in Lesotho

    Read more

  • Exclusive: Fabius warns Russia of more sanctions

    Read more

  • Kerry calls for 'coalition of nations' to battle IS militants

    Read more

  • Ukrainian plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria

    Read more

  • IMF backs Lagarde amid French corruption probe

    Read more

  • British killer escapes from French psychiatric hospital

    Read more

Middle east

EU pushes UN to take a stand on Syrian violence

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-08-01

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urged the UN Security Council on Monday "to take a clear stand" against escalating violence in Syria, a day after at least 100 people were killed during an assault on the city of Hama.

AFP - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday urged the UN Security Council to take a "clear stand" to end the violence in Syria.

"It is time for the Security Council to take a clear stand on the need to end the violence," Ashton said after the deaths this weekend of more than 100 people in what human rights activists said was the deadliest day of violence in Syria this year.

Ashton's statement also welcomed a decision to hold an emergency session of the UN Security Council later Monday "to address the serious escalation".

She also confirmed European Union sanctions against five Syrians "involved in or associated with the violence."

"I wish to remind the Syrian authorities of their responsibility to protect the population," she said. "The brutal violence creates a serious risk of escalating tension and factional divisions and is not consistent with broad reforms."
 

Date created : 2011-08-01

  • SYRIA

    Scores feared dead as tanks storm Syrian protest hub

    Read more

  • SYRIA

    Civilians killed as protesters chide 'silent' West

    Read more

  • SYRIA

    French and US ambassador visits bolster Hama protests

    Read more

COMMENT(S)