Daily Archives: December 1, 2011

White House Welcomes Tightened EU Sanctions on Iran, Syria

By: Dan Robinson The White House on Thursday welcomed new steps by the European Union to tighten sanctions on Iran and Syria. The latest steps by the EU expand the list of members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps banned from … Continue reading

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Video: Sanctions seek to isolate Syria

International pressure is mounting on Syria, with sanctions imposed by western powers and the Arab League. Said Hirsh, a Middle East economist at Capital Economics, comments on what effect the sanctions could have.

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Video: Assad thugs burn down Adeb Library in Maaret Numan – Idlib

Video: November 30,2011 – Maaret Numan, Idlib Assad thugs burn down Adeb Library.  

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Lebanese banks tighten control on Syrian account holders

BEIRUT — Lebanese banks have adopted strict measures to ensure compliance with international sanctions against neighbouring Syria and are closely scrutinising transactions by Syrian clients, banking officials said Thursday. “Banks are taking extremely strong precautions to avoid bad surprises regarding … Continue reading

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US slaps sanctions on Assad uncle, Syrian general

WASHINGTON — Washington on Thursday placed economic sanctions on a senior Syrian general and a financier uncle of President Bashar al-Assad, adding new pressure on the regime over its bloody political crackdown. The Treasury Department added Muhammad Makhluf, Assad’s maternal … Continue reading

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Video: Syria Vigil at the University of Michigan

Students at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor gathered to commemorate and stand in solidarity with the protestors in Syria. The vigil was organized by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE)  

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Syria firms, VIPs sanctioned in “civil war”

By Douglas Hamilton BEIRUT – The United States, European Union and Arab League blacklisted Syrian VIPs and companies on Thursday to force an end to the military crackdown on protesters challenging the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Bloodshed continued in … Continue reading

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UN: Syrian death toll exceeds 4,000 since March

 The death toll from Syria’s crackdown on an 8-month-old revolt has exceeded 4,000 people and the country’s leaders should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Thursday. The scathing criticism from the U.N. High … Continue reading

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Profile on Walid ‘Abu Kalabsha’ Muallem – Assad’s Foreign Minister

By Tariq Alhomayed It is sorrowful what the Assad regime is doing, week after week, with a man such as the regime’s Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem. This was a man once known by the Arabs to be gentle and light … Continue reading

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Video: Star player of Syrian football team leads pro-revolution chants

Abdul Basit Sarout, a star player of the Syrian football team, leads the chants of a protest via satellite phone from a home in Daraa. He was banned from his football team after he vocally supported the Syrian revolution and … Continue reading

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