Daily Archives: November 27, 2011

Witness: Homs taking the brunt of Syrian security force’s crackdown

Witness states 35-40 people a day are killed by security forces in Syria and approximately half are in the city of Homs.

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Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group

Abdulhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, “met with Free Syrian Army leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey,” said a military official working with Mr Belhadj. … Continue reading

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Analysis: Syria’s neighbors may soften sanctions blow

Arab states have landed a hefty blow on Syria’s crisis-hit economy by stopping deals with its central bank and halting investment, but unease among Syria’s neighbors about the impact of sanctions on their own economies may weaken the impact. At … Continue reading

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Arab League Punishes Syria Over Violent Crackdown

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Arab League approved tough economic sanctions against Syria on Sunday to press it to end its violent crackdown against antigovernment protesters, an unprecedented step against an Arab country. The sanctions — including a travel ban against … Continue reading

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Syria: Investment in Syria no longer a good venture

A year ago, investing in Syria seemed like a good idea. The country had low exposure to the struggling global economy, was opening up to foreign investment and was freeing up its private sector as the president Bashar Assad’s Baath … Continue reading

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Video: Night time demonstration tonight in Bab al Drib, Homs

Protesters in Homs stage a night time demonstration in the Bab al Drib neighborhood. They sing: “This is Syria; these are her revolutionaries”

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Syria: Property projects aborted or delayed

By: Kevin Brass Syria was viewed as a hot market for regional property and construction companies before the turmoil. Several companies from other Arab nations launched operations in the country, especially from UAE and Qatar, as the Syrian government moved … Continue reading

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Video: Government forces looting shops in Khaldieh, Homs today

This video reportedly shows government forces destroying and looting a shop in Khaldieh, Homs today.

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Homs: Baba Amr Under Fire

Homs, Baba Amr, a major hotspot of the revolution under attack. Assad’s military tanks shell the civilian neighborhood. Neighboring regions to Baba Amr reported that their homes shook from the impact of the shelling.

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Syria defiant as Arab League votes for financial sanctions

By: Ian Black Syria is facing stiff sanctions imposed by the Arab League after President Bashar al-Assad refused to allow observers into the country to monitor violence that claimed dozens more lives at the weekend. Arab foreign ministers meeting in … Continue reading

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