Daily Archives: December 2, 2011

Syria iPhone Ban Reportedly In Effect As Protests Continue

By: Ramona Emerson The iPhone has been banned in Steve Jobs’ ancestral home of Syria. As the country enters its ninth month of violent protests, the Syrian government has reportedly outlawed iPhones in a move to crack down on activists … Continue reading

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Video: Message to Canada by actor Fadwa Soliman from inside Syria.

Famous Syrian actress Fadwa Soliman breaks down the fear barrier and speaks to fellow pro-democracy Syrians.

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Video: UN’s Navi Pillay on Syria crisis

Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is calling on the international community to take action to protect Syrian civilians. “In light of the manifest failure of the Syrian authorities to protect their citizens, the international community needs … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian Sit-in on YouTube – John Jandali (Steve Jobs’ Father)

Video: Syrian Sit-in on YouTube – John Jandali (Steve Jobs’ Father)

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Syria rebels ‘attack intelligence base, kill 8′

NICOSIA — Mutinous soldiers have attacked a Syrian air force intelligence base in the northwestern province of Idlib, killing eight people, a rights group said on Friday. “A group of deserters attacked an air force intelligence centre… killing eight people … Continue reading

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Authorities protecting Syrian opposition in France

(Reuters) – France is taking measures to protect opponents of the Syrian government after recent threats against the main Syrian National Council, whose leader is based in Paris, French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said on Friday. France has previously said … Continue reading

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Lebanese Wounded by Gunfire From Syria

Lebanese security officials say at least two Lebanese citizens — including an 11-year-old girl — have been wounded by gunfire from across the Syrian border. There have been growing concerns that violence related to the eight months of protests and … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: UN human rights chief calls for ‘urgent’ action

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay: “All acts of, torture and other violence must be stopped immediately” The UN’s human rights chief has called for “urgent” action to protect civilians in Syria, as the Human Rights Council begins emergency talks. … Continue reading

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Biden Praises Turkey on Syria Stance

ANKARA, Turkey—U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on Turkey to impose new sanctions against Iran, while praising Ankara for its role in pressuring Syria to stop its bloody crackdown on protesters. A top U.N. human right official warned Thursday … Continue reading

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US, EU Tighten Syria Sanctions as Death Toll Mounts

By: David Gollust The United States and the European Union tightened sanctions on Syria Thursday as the United Nations said the death toll in the Damascus government’s crackdown on protestors now exceeds 4,000.  A top State Department official said Syrian … Continue reading

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