Daily Archives: November 23, 2011

France calls for humanitarian zone in Syria

AMMAN/LONDON — France called on Wednesday for a “securitized zone to protect civilians” in Syria, the first time a major Western power has suggested international intervention on the ground in the eight-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Foreign Minister Alain … Continue reading

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Saudi embassy in Syria requests facts about killing of citizen

Beirut – The embassy of Saudi Arabia in Syria has requested information from Damascus about the killing of one of its citizens in the restive province of Homs, an Arab diplomat told dpa Tuesday. According to the diplomat, who is … Continue reading

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Syria: William Hague tells opposition to form united front

In his first such meeting with opposition groups on Monday, the Foreign Secretary said that Britain could not recognise the opposition while it remained fractured and poorly coordinated. “I’ve emphasised the importance to them of achieving a united platform and … Continue reading

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France asks EU to consider “humanitarian corridors” in Syria

France will ask its EU partners to consider setting up humanitarian corridors in Syria, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Wednesday after talks with an exiled Syrian opposition leader. Juppe said France considered Burhan Ghalioun’s Syrian National Council a “legitimate interlocutor” … Continue reading

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Syrian Activists Raise Death Toll to 28

The death toll from a day of security raids and violence in Syria has risen to at least 28 people, activists said Wednesday, as President Bashar Assad came under mounting worldwide pressure to end eight months of bloodshed. Tuesday’s violence … Continue reading

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Baird defends Suncor operations in Syria despite sanctions against Assad regime

OTTAWA – Canada defended the right of Alberta oil giant Suncor to continue operations in Syria even though Ottawa has imposed economic sanctions on a regime that has killed 3,000 protesters in their Arab Spring uprising. For the first time … Continue reading

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Cyberwar explodes in Syria

Istanbul (CNN) — A familiar digital chime rang on the computer. Someone was calling via Skype from Syria. It was a law student and opposition activist from the city of Homs who uses the pseudonym Musaab al Hussaini to protect … Continue reading

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Red Cross still awaiting access to Syria prisons

By FRANK JORDANS Syria has yet to grant officials from the international Red Cross permission to visit most prisons in the country, despite monthslong efforts to secure humanitarian access, the group said Monday. The International Committee of the Red Cross … Continue reading

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Video: Homs – Ambulance shelled by Security forces – people inside burned to death

A Syrian government sercurity officer shelled an ambulance today in Homs, Cairo Street, to prevent it from transporting wounded victims in that neighborhood. Everyone inside was killed.

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Understanding Russia’s interest in Syria’s conflict

Syria is at war and the country is literally on the verge of disaster as we saw in Libya for eight months. The Syrian conflict has lasted for the same period and now things seem to have come to a boiling … Continue reading

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