Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

Libya no paradigm for intervention in Syria: Canada

Libya is no paradigm for a similar intervention to stop the deadly crackdown in Syria, senior Canadian and NATO officials said Saturday. The Libya campaign “legitimized the authority of the broader community to act” to protect civilians under attack by … Continue reading

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Gunmen attack Turkish buses in Syria, 2 wounded: media

 Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of Turkish buses inside Syria carrying pilgrims returning from the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia early on Monday, wounding two Turks, Turkish media reported. Reports of the incident were fragmentary and Turkish authorities said they were … Continue reading

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Syrian cameraman killed; last seen being arrested

A Syrian cameraman was found dead Sunday with his eyes gouged out in the town of al-Qasir, according to several news reports. Ferzat Jarban, who was last seen being arrested, is the first journalist to be killed in Syria since CPJ … Continue reading

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Syria’s National Council unveils post-Assad plans

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN (Reuters) – Syria’s National Council opposition group has unveiled a plan for a transitional period lasting up to 18 months if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, but prominent Assad opponents said more unity was needed … Continue reading

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Video: Government tanks invade Kernaz in Hama

In this video, government tanks invade Kernaz in the city of Hama on November 21. Since March, government forces have been entering numerous Syrian cities and attacking anyone who voices their dissent over the Assad regime.

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Op Ed: Threat of sanctions fails to deter Syria

The Syrian government appeared to have again accepted in principle an Arab League plan to send an observer mission to Syria, even as a three-day deadline set by the League for the government to end its crackdown on protesters expired … Continue reading

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Arab League says crisis talks on Syria Thursday

Arab foreign ministers are to hold crisis talks over Syria in Cairo on Thursday, the Arab League said after it rejected changes proposed by Damascus to its proposal to send an observer mission there. “The Arab League council will hold … Continue reading

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The Syrian conundrum and the Yemeni predicament

By: Osman Mirghani It is no wonder that the official Yemeni authorities have objected to the Arab League’s resolution regarding Syria. The situation in the two countries may be different in numerous aspects, yet there are also marked similarities, especially … Continue reading

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Syria accuses U.S. and Turkey of inciting civil war

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem on Sunday accused U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Dawood Oglu of pushing Syrians into a civil war. “I say this with all due honesty, whoever reads with details the … Continue reading

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British foreign secretary meets Syrian opposition

By Nima Elbagir (CNN) — British Foreign Secretary William Hague met a range of Syrian opposition figures Monday, saying London was “seeking to step up pressure on the Assad regime.” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad needed to know that “the rest … Continue reading

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