Daily Archives: November 23, 2011

Syrian troops kill 2 in sweep on agricultural plain

Syrian forces killed two villagers on Wednesday in an agricultural area acting as a supply line for defectors, and clamped down on a Damascus suburb where loyalist troops have been targeted in sporadic attacks, activists and residents said. A 36-year-old … Continue reading

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Iran buys crude oil from sanctions-hit Syria: report

SINGAPORE: Iran has lifted crude from sanctions-hit Syria, the country’s first export since late September, and more exports could follow from the country as buyers from India, Russia and China line up vessels, the International Oil Daily reported on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Arab World’s Former ‘Club of Tyrants’ Turns Against Syria

When Syrian President Hafez al-Assad crushed a revolt in 1982, killing at least 10,000 people, the Arab League failed to act. A generation later, amid another government crackdown, the group has turned on his son, Bashar. Arab League foreign ministers … Continue reading

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Syria crackdown threatens turmoil in region: Gul

Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned on Wednesday that President Bashar al-Assad’s violent crackdown on an eight-month-old revolt in Syria threatened to “drag the whole region into turmoil and bloodshed.” Gul’s fears for regional stability followed a searing attack by Turkey’s … Continue reading

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India HPCL looks at buying Syrian crude-Sources

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI – Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) is looking to buy crude from sanctions-hit Syria and has asked state-run Shipping Corp of India (SCI) to arrange a vessel, sources familiar with the plan said on Wednesday. Sanctions aimed at crude oil … Continue reading

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Russian warships in Syrian waters

The rift between Russia and the West over Syria and Iran has widened on Tuesday as Moscow sent warships to Syrian shores in a show of support for the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and slammed new United States sanctions … Continue reading

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Canada laments cracks in Iran, Syria sanctions

OTTAWA — Canada’s top diplomat on Tuesday lamented cracks in the West’s imposing of sanctions on Syria and Iran while also urging Russia and China to get onboard. “We’d like to see others follow suit with the tough sanctions that … Continue reading

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Syria at ‘point of no return’: Turkish president

LONDON: Syria has reached a “point of no return” in the regime’s crackdown on opposition demonstrators, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday during his state visit to Britain. “Unfortunately syria has come to a point of no return,” Gul … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Damascus: Evening Demonstration in the center of the capital

An evening demonstration went out chanting for the fall of the regime in the center of Damascus, the capital of Syria, in the Hijaz bus stop area.

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Analysis – Arab League breaks habit, turns on Syria

CAIRO (Reuters) – After months of silence, Arabs are showing old formulas in the region no longer apply. The Arab League, which for six decades barely lifted a finger in anger at a member state, is now threatening Syria with … Continue reading

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