Daily Archives: December 7, 2011

Q And A: The Syrian Uprising Explained

By: Tim Marshall Sky News looks at what’s behind the Syria uprising and the ongoing government crackdown on protesters. How likely is Western or regional intervention in Syria? Western military intervention remains an option, but it is a long way … Continue reading

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Uprising In Crisis-Hit Syria Will Be Long Game

By: Lisa Holland The ruling regime in Syria is fraying round the edges but removing Bashar al Assad from power will be a long game. And there are few signs of defections politically or militarily and most have not yet … Continue reading

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Hezbollah Leader Backs Syrian President in Public

By: Nada Bakri BEIRUT, Lebanon — Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, made a rare public appearance on Tuesday in Beirut, reiterating his support for Syria’s government and saying that his group was better trained and … Continue reading

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Video: Injured children being treated with makeshift medical supplies – Homs, Syria

This heartbreaking video shows an injured boy in the Bab Dreib neighborhood in Homs, Syria. Children are crying as doctors try to treat the injured with makeshift medical supplies as they attempt to comfort him after being subjected to the … Continue reading

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Syria’s Assad Is ‘Tool’ or Disconnected From Reality, U.S. Says

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s denial that he ordered the violent crackdown on protesters suggests that he is either a “tool” of others in the regime or he is “completely disconnected” from reality, said U.S. State Department … Continue reading

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Video: Clinton: Syria must remove Assad, pursue rule of law

Dec. 6 – U.S. Secretary of State Clinton says democratic transition in Syria means more than removing President Assad. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Despite Promises From Assad, ABC News Crew Encountered Restrictions in Syria

Updated | 5:51 p.m. As my colleague Alan Cowell reports, President Bashar al-Assad denied responsibility for the violence in Syria that has left an estimated 4,000 people dead in a television interview with Barbara Walters of ABC News. In an … Continue reading

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U.S. sees Assad as powerless or ‘crazy’

The United States said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad is disconnected from reality or “crazy” after he argued he is not responsible for killing thousands of protesters in his country. State Department spokesman Mark Toner reiterated the U.S. view … Continue reading

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A Brutal Detention, And A Defiant Syrian Activist

This summer, NPR told the story of a young man in Syria who worked a regular job by day and was a protester by night. At the end of that story, the activist made a prediction that was later tweeted … Continue reading

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Arab League only way to Syria transition – Algeria

By John Irish Algeria’s foreign minister said Wednesday an Arab initiative to resolve the Syrian crisis must be given “maximum chance” to broker a change of power through dialogue and avert civil war. “Syria is a major concern for the Arab … Continue reading

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