UN Secretary-General Ban expressed frustration about the lack of unity among UN members on how best to deal with Syria's brutal crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising.
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The EU announced the embargo on oil imports amid the continued repression of pro-democracy forces in Syria. Western diplomats see renewed efforts at the UN to adopt a resolution on sanctions.
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Syria's activists say they want peaceful opposition to the Assad regime. But one who just escaped to Lebanon says that many worry the country will fall into civil war.
Syrian authorities insist that a high-ranking official was forced by kidnappers to make a resignation video. If the defection is genuine, however, it would add to the Assad regime's increasing isolation.
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