|February 1, 2012 | News covering the UN and the world||
Ban ups pressure on Russia over Syria violence
The UN Security Council "cannot wait any longer" to take measures to end the violence in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. Discussions were ongoing over an Arab-European resolution that calls for President Bashar al-Assad to step aside, but Russia said it would veto the measure in current form. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/1),Time.com/Global Spin blog (1/31), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/31)
There are already several timelines about the North African uprisings, and the intent is not to include another one. If you want another timeline here is a connection: Another TImeline I am mentioning it here because of the paragraphs at the end of the timeline, and because of the very nice map of the area.