Syria in Crisis

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  • How Has the World Responded?
  • Possible Syrian Chemical Weapons
  • Russia Blames the West
  • China Stands Its Ground
  • White House Unsure
  • "Friends" Gather for Peace
  • Syrians Vote Amid Violence
  • E.U. Tightens Sanctions
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  • Organisation of Islamic Conference Summit
  • Kofi Annan
  • Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab
  • U.N. General Assembly
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  • Nawaf Fares, Syria's Former Ambassador to Iraq
  • Nations Expel Syrian Ambassadors
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  • When Was the Turning Point?
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  • Great Friday Leaves Hundreds Dead
  • What Has the Government Done to Stop the Violence?
  • What Are Human Rights Groups Saying?

How Has the World Responded?

France, the U.K., the United States and Egypt have recalled their ambassadors from Syria. The European Union has embargoed oil exports from the nation, the U.S. and Canada have also imposed sanctions and Arab nations have banned transactions with the Syrian government and central bank.

Also, the U.N. General Assembly voted in favor of an Arab-backed initiative, which asks President Bashar al-Assad to resign, condemns human rights violations in Syria and calls for an end to the violence.

(Photo: REUTERS/Allison Joyce/LANDOV)

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