Daily Archives: November 24, 2011

Syrian rebel leader waiting in Turkey

Tracking down and interviewing Colonel Riyad al-Asad close to Turkey’s border with Syria is not an easy business. The colonel’s name sounds close to but not quite the same as that of the President he wants to overthrow, Bashar al-Assad. … Continue reading

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Video: Mother mourning over her son who was killed by Assad forces

Video of a mother in the town of Al Bayada in Homs mourning over her lost son. Her son, Abd Al-Mo’min Badi, was killed by Syrian security forces earlier this week.

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Video: Students protest in Daraa

“We will not bow down to anyone other than God. The people want the execution of the president [Bashar al-Assad].”

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Video: Funeral of 3 brothers killed by regime forces in Idlib

Three brothers: Khaled, Samer, and Khoder Mohammad Al-Zanee were killed after Syrian government security forces shot at their car in a highway in Idlib. In this video, residents of the town have a large funeral for them.

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When sanctions make things worse

Try to download Google Earth or Java from Syria and you’ll be greeted with an approximation of the following message: “In compliance with US export laws, this product is not available for download in your country.” A combination of regulations, … Continue reading

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Heating oil keeps flowing to Syria from Europe

By: Jessica Donati Crucial heating oil is flowing to Syria, partly from a Swiss-based oil trader, lessening the chance fuel shortages will hurt the population this winter as cold sets in and various sanctions bite, traders said and shipping data … Continue reading

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Syrian rebel leader waiting in Turkey

By: John Simpson Tracking down and interviewing Colonel Riyad al-Asad close to Turkey’s border with Syria is not an easy business. The colonel’s name sounds close to but not quite the same as that of the President he wants to … Continue reading

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Arab League calls for UN help over Syria

A meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo threated economic sanctions and took the unusual step of asking for the backing of Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations secretary general. These decisions brought more pressure to bear on President Bashar … Continue reading

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The refusal to love a dictator can be as good as a bullet

The masses of the world are in rebellion. In Syria, one of the most brutal regimes in the Middle East, they are being killed daily but are not giving up. Every morning, they are on the streets to oppose the … Continue reading

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Syria’s Assad’s rule nearing end – Israel Vice PM

By: Robert Mueller The rule of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is approaching an end and the situation has become irreversible, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Thursday. “It seems that the situation in Syria is irreversible, that President … Continue reading

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