Daily Archives: December 6, 2011

Ericsson defends the selling of mobile technology to Syria

By: MATS ÖHLÉN After the rumours that Sweden’s veto against tough EU sanctions against Syria had something to do with the fact that the Swedish company Ericsson sells mobile technology to Syria, Ericsson now defends its selling of mobile communication to the country. … Continue reading

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Israel says Syrian rocket tests show regime’s fear

JERUSALEM: Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak said on Tuesday that Syrian long-range missile tests detected in Israel show that the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad fears for its future. “Just a few days ago, just a few hundred kilometres northeast … Continue reading

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Video: Growing army of Syrian rebels fight for freedom

By: Clarissa Ward CBS News correspondent Clarissa Ward went undercover in Syria to get a rare look at the revolution. She reports on the growing legions of former soldiers who are joining the rebel movement. DAMASCUS, Syria – President Obama … Continue reading

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Syrian activists report bodies dumped on the streets of Homs

By Ian Black Syrian opposition activists have reported dozens of bodies dumped on the streets of the central city of Homs in one of the worst single incidents of violence in the nine-month uprising against the regime of President Bashar … Continue reading

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Why Iran might be worried by Hillary Clinton’s meeting with Syria exiles

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s meeting Tuesday in Geneva with exiled Syrian opposition leaders may have focused on the political transition the US envisions for Syria, but in the backdrop stood Iran and the longstanding American effort to break … Continue reading

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Sectarian Violence Takes Heavy Toll in a Tense Syrian City

BEIRUT, Lebanon – In one of the worst episodes of sectarian carnage in Syria since the uprising began nine months ago, dozens of corpses were recovered from the streets of Homs this week, some of them dismembered, decapitated and bearing … Continue reading

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Video: Students at Aleppo University protest against the Assad regime.

   

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US, France return envoys to Syria to press Assad

WASHINGTON — The United States and France on Tuesday sent their ambassadors back to Syria to champion protesters, demanding that the regime protect the envoys who had been pulled out due to safety fears. US Ambassador Robert Ford and French … Continue reading

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Hamas to Move Base Out of Syria

Hamas ordered the departure of nearly all its staff at its Damascus headquarters by next week following pressure from Turkey and Qatar, two regional allies trying to isolate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad amid an eight-month crackdown on antiregime protests, according … Continue reading

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ICC Referral Crucial to Ending Violence in Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 6, 2011 (IPS) – “The violent crackdown against peaceful protesters and civilians in the Syrian Arab Republic has continued… since March of this year. More than 4,000 people have reportedly been killed. Tens of thousands have been … Continue reading

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