Daily Archives: November 23, 2011

NDP grill Tories over Suncor’s operations in Syria

OTTAWA—New Democrats want to know why Ottawa’s sanctions against Syria allow Canadian energy giant Suncor to continue operating a $1.2 billion production facility in that country in partnership with a Syrian government-owned company. Hélène Laverdière, the NDP foreign affairs critic, … Continue reading

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A No-Fly Zone in Syria?

Last night on Fox News, Rick Perry did a “Center Seat” interview with the Special Report panel, and became the first presidential candidate to endorse a no-fly zone in Syria. Byron York recounts the exchage: [Charles] Krauthammer asked: “Would you … Continue reading

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Syrian activists say 2-day death toll is 34, US Embassy urges citizens to leave

BEIRUT — Syrian security carried out raids in rebellious areas in the center and the south of the country Wednesday, and at least six people died, raising the death toll in the past two days to 34, activists said, as … Continue reading

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Video: Turkish convoy comes under fire in Syria

Two people have been injured, after gunmen opened fire on a convoy of Turkish buses in Syria. The attack happened as the group returned home from the holy Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. A Turkish driver and … Continue reading

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VIDEO: UNHRC denounces Syria authorities for violent crackdown

One hundred and twenty-two countries on the UN Human Rights Committee have voted in favour of a resolution condemning Syria’s crackdown on protesters.

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U.S. urges expats in Syria to leave on last remaining flights

The U.S. Embassy in Damascus issued a warning to its citizens Wednesday, urging its citizens to leave on the last remaining commercial flights from Syria. “The U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial … Continue reading

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Wave of Syria violence targets children

The death toll from a new surge of violence in Syria has risen to at least 33 with six children and teenagers among the dead. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement received in Nicosia that 28 … Continue reading

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Video: WARNING GRAPHIC: Homs: Body of the martyr Nimer Adham Rajjoub, killed and tortured

Martyr Nimer Adham Rajjoub, killed and tortured by Assad security forces and armed gangs (Shabeeha) in Homs, Bab Dreib. Evidence of his torture is apparent on his face and body.

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Diplomats, Jewish leaders laud UN Syria resolution

Diplomats and Jewish leaders applauded the United Nations General Assembly for its first-ever resolution Tuesday condemning the violent Syrian crackdown on protests, praising the fact that many Arab countries voted in favor of the resolution. The General Assembly resolution, which … Continue reading

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Five boys among 13 killed in Syria: Rights group

NICOSIA: Syrian security forces cracking down on dissent killed 13 people, including five boys in the flashpoint central province of Homs, a rights group has said. Four boys — aged 10, 11, 13 and 15 — were “indiscriminately” gunned down … Continue reading

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