Daily Archives: November 25, 2011

Syria: Italy-Turkey, stop violence and monstrosities

By: Terzi-Davutoglu Italy and Turkey are putting pressure on Syria. No more violence and repression, no more ”monstrosities” and bloodshed and access to observers to check the situation and guarantee respect for human rights. But now that Syria has not … Continue reading

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Six killed as protesters defy Syrian forces: watchdog

NICOSIA — Syrian security forces on Friday pressed a months-long crackdown on dissent, killing six more people with gunfire as protesters flooded streets in support of a rebel army, activists said. The latest violence came as an Arab League 1100 … Continue reading

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Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc: Syria Block 9 Term Extended

Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc. (warsaw:KOV) (“Kulczyk Oil”, “KOV” or “the Company”) announces that it has been advised by the General Petroleum Corporation (“GPC”) of Syria, that the initial exploration period under the terms of the Block 9 Production Sharing Contract … Continue reading

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Gun-smuggling business is booming thanks to Syrian uprising

By Afif Diab BAALBEK, Lebanon — Weapons dealer Abu Wael has traded guns in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley since the last days of his country’s civil war, nearly a quarter of a century ago. This has been his busiest year ever. … Continue reading

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Syrian military vows to ‘cut every evil hand’ of attackers

The Syrian military has said it will “cut every evil hand that targets Syrian blood”, and warned that recent attacks on elite security forces marked a dangerous escalation in the country’s eight-month-old crisis. Six elite pilots and four technical officers … Continue reading

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UN Rights official concerned at torture of children in Syria

By: Yoshita Singh United Nations — A UN panel today voiced deep concern about human rights violations in Syria, including the reported torture of children, as President Bashar Al Assad”s government continues its crackdown against protesters. The UN Committee against … Continue reading

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Syria and the unfolding hegemonic game

By: Nima Khorrami Assi In spite of mounting international and regional pressure on Bashar al-Assad’s regime, there is still no real prospect of a quick end to the on-going instability and instead Syria is set to enter a long and … Continue reading

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Syria misses deadline to agree to monitors or face sanctions

By: Alexandra Zavis A deadline passed Friday for Syria to agree to Arab monitors or face sanctions, with no word from the embattled government of President Bashar Assad. The Arab League had given Syria 24 hours to sign a protocol … Continue reading

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Video: Syria unrest hits Turkish business owners

Business owners along the Syria-Turkey border are desperate for the crisis to end. Since the uprising, relations between the two countries have deteriorated, destroying what was once a booming cross-border trade. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the border town of … Continue reading

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Analysis: Turkey confronted with possible Syrian civil war

By: Ralph Boulton Turkey appears to be preparing for some form of civil war in neighboring Syria, wary of any unilateral intervention but fearful fighting there could quickly escalate to a broader sectarian conflagration in the Arab world. “I observe … Continue reading

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