Daily Archives: November 28, 2011

UN: Syrian forces commit ‘crimes against humanity’

By: John Heilprin GENEVA — Syrian troops have killed hundreds of children and committed other “crimes against humanity” since the government crackdown began in March, a U.N. probe said Monday. At least 256 children were killed by government forces as … Continue reading

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Italian Firm Exits Syrian Monitoring Project, Repubblica Says

Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — Area SpA, the Italian company that had been building an Internet surveillance system in Syria, is exiting the project, according to the newspaper la Repubblica, which cited a lawyer for the firm. If completed, the system … Continue reading

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The Impact of Economic Sanctions on Syria

As Arab states decide to cut commercial ties with the Syrian government, will it help end the violence in the country? The Arab League has approved sweeping sanctions against the Syrian government in a bid to pressure it to put … Continue reading

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Mideast media encouraged by Syria sanctions

The Arab League’s decision to impose economic sanctions on Syria in punishment for its crackdown on anti-government protests has generated extensive comment on both conventional and social media platforms. Arab press commentators were generally supportive of the decision, and the … Continue reading

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UN says ‘crimes against humanity’ committed in Syria

UN-appointed investigators have filed a report in which they say a number of human rights violations have taken place in Syria since the country’s uprising began in March. Yakin Erturk, a member of the UN committee, spoke to Al Jazeera … Continue reading

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Syria: France says ‘days are numbered’ for Bashar al-Assad’s regime

“Its days are numbered, that is obvious. It is totally isolated today,” Juppe told France Info radio, while acknowledging that efforts to try to stem the bloodshed in Syria were moving slowly. “Things are going slowly unfortunately … but they … Continue reading

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Syria troops have killed more than 250 children, UN report finds

Syrian security forces have committed “crimes against humanity” since widespread anti-government protests began in March, according to a damning UN report (pdf) that will add to the mounting pressure on the president, Bashar al-Assad. It said that least 256 children … Continue reading

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Factbox: Sanctions imposed on Syria

Here are some details of the sanctions imposed so far: * ARAB LEAGUE: – Arab states agreed on November 27 to impose economic measures, the toughest against a member state, that included a travel ban on top Syrian officials and … Continue reading

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U.K. Mulls Ban on Sale of Tracking Software to Iran and Syria

Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — The U.K. government is examining whether to ban the sale of mobile-phone surveillance software to Iran and Syria, Business Minister Judith Wilcox said. Wilcox, answering questions in Parliament today about exports to Iran of software that … Continue reading

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Video: Protest in the besieged city of Homs

Video reportedly shows a demonstration that took place today in the Insha’t area of the Homs. Many university students were said to have participated in this protest.

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