March 11th, 2012
03:33 AM ET

Annan to meet again with Syrian president in hopes of agreement

After laying out plans aimed at halting the bloodshed in Syria, Kofi Annan, the special U.N. envoy to the country, will meet again with President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday in hopes of getting answers to his proposals.

In what he described as a candid and comprehensive discussion, Annan met with al-Assad on Saturday about a cease-fire, the release of detainees and allowing unfettered access to agencies like the Red Cross to deliver much needed aid, a U.N. statement said.

But while Annan waited for answers in Damascus, fresh violence erupted once again in cities across the country.

Clashes broke out between the Syrian army and rebel fighters in the Damascus suburbs and Aleppo, said the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists.

And in a phone call with a Binish town elder, a major general in al-Assad's military demanded the people of Binish hand over weapons used by defected soldiers and the rebel Free Syrian Army within 24 hours - or the town will be bombed and stormed early Monday morning, according to the Binish Coordination Committee, part of the LCC.

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  1. ? ? ?

    @ mary, we see you plenty but youre usually using a diferent name. Doesnt matter because the dialogue is the same! If you want us to take you serious that you should stop acting as though your possessed!

    March 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    What other names have I used? Bring it on! cause you don't have any other that I've posted under other than
    Jazz or Mary.
    Look in the archives
    I am done with you all. No more addressing any of you.
    I am so physically tired right now.
    10 th round! ding ... ding .... ding ... ding SHE OUT!
    Bye

    March 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Bye, Mary.
      Nice chatting with you.

      March 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Mary

      Go take a nap, girl. You deserve it. Thinking will tire you out.

      March 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @Mary, if you are so tired why don't you get out.

      March 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ? ? ?

    or as if you were a brat! You shouldnt be so mean, its not becomming of someone who *claims* to be a lady.

    March 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ? ? ?

    @ mary, you got the ding ding part right, youre as dingey as they come.

    March 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Thats what i was saying the other day, you can talk the talk, but if you dont walk the walk it dont mean crap!

    March 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ dazzle ©, You may think for your self but if you do; be aware... you will lose the click your in.

    March 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Oh @Mary do you mean clique? LOL, I am a psychologist, don't think for a minute my mind doesn't get you.

      March 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeremy

    Um mary, is this what you were warning david about?

    March 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @Jeremy, Mary is just a gossipy old bag who has done some unspeakable acts against fellow bloggers.

      March 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeremy

    Yea i been reading some of this stuff. Pretty wild, and i thought going to war with syria was gonna be the worst thing on here!

    March 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @jeremy, I was the same way when I came on here. My daughter who is a journalism major was blogging and came under a terrible attack. I found her in tears in her room and then mom got involved. I am not a combative person but when someone messes with my girl the gloves are off. Most times you will find very interesting thoughts by a diverse group of people. I hope you stay.

      March 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeremy

    Oh ive checked this site out from time to time and seen some odd behavior. Ive also seen some very intellectual posts. I try not to judge.

    March 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. why am i so tired

    Thank god for the internet or we'd all still be at the mercy of the 'experts'.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
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