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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia, Syria's close ally since Cold War times, will do all it takes to block any attempt to slap economic sanctions against Damascus, a Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mobilized support among major powers for diplomatic showdowns over the next few weeks with Syria and Iran on a trip that ended on Sunday.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's closure of its border to Lebanese trucks aims to strangle the Lebanese economy and is a sign Damascus is still trying to dominate Beirut, a U.S. official told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday.
By Inal Ersan DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday its border troops had been fired on by U.S. and Iraqi forces and accused Washington, London and Baghdad of lack of cooperation in preventing insurgents infiltrating into Iraq.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).