Syria ceasefire plea

The head of the UN observer mission in Syria Maj Gen Robert Mood has called on president Bashar Assad and the country's opposition to stop fighting and allow a tenuous ceasefire to take hold. The UN has authorised 300 observers to enter the country.

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Red Cross: 'Peace plan is at risk'

Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said that while he is still hopeful, "unfortunately I am also aware how much this plan is at risk".

"That's why it's especially important for this mission to expand quickly," Mr Kellenberger told the Swiss newspaper Der Sonntag. He met with Syrian leaders earlier this month.

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