Daily Archives: December 8, 2011

Video: Mourning the dead in Syria

Amateur video out of Syria shows a funeral service in Homs. The video, which could not be independently verified by Reuters, shows mourners chanting. More footage shows another funeral service in northwestern Syria. The funeral comes as the International Red … Continue reading

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Red Cross halts some monitoring inside Syria

By: Joby Warrick and Liz Sly The International Committee of the Red Cross has suspended efforts to monitor treatment of detainees inside Syria because of difficulties working with the regime, ending one of the few independent efforts to investigate allegations of … Continue reading

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Will Hizballah’s Support for Syria Lead To Its Downfall?

By ARYN BAKER World leaders are often obliged to walk a thin line between national interest and the projection of a state’s moral values. The Arab Spring effectively put an end to the West’s balancing act as Europe and the … Continue reading

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Video: History of violence in Syria

A short report by CNN on the history of violence in Syria with a focus on the 2011 uprising.

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Sectarian bloodshed worsens in Syria amid uprising

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of bodies were dumped in the streets of a Syrian city at the heart of the country’s nearly 9-month-old uprising, a grim sign that sectarian bloodshed is escalating as the country descends further toward civil war. … Continue reading

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Arab League seeks Iraqi mediation in Syria

The Arab League sought Iraq’s help on Thursday in persuading Syria to allow observers on its soil as part of efforts to end unrest, as activists called for a civil disobedience campaign against the regime. A defiant President Bashar al-Assad … Continue reading

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Video: Barzah, Damascus, Syria – Anti-regime protest

People in the neighborhood of Barzah in Damascus rally on December 8, 2011 against the Assad regime in Syria.

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Video: Full Episode of Nightline- ”Barbara Walters in Syria: Assad Speaks”

Nightline 12/07/11 Full Episode of “Nightline” Special Edition: ”Barbara Walters in Syria: Assad Speaks” Exclusive: Syrian President Assad denies giving orders to kill.  

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Explosion Hits Syrian Pipeline Near Restive City

A major Syrian pipeline carrying oil to a refinery in restive Homs province was blown up Thursday in an attack the state-run news agency blamed on “saboteurs” as activists reported fresh violence from the government crackdown on a popular uprising. … Continue reading

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In Syria, Expelling the Peacemakers

By: Stephanie Saldaña SEVEN years ago, I stood in the chapel of a monastery in the Syrian desert and stared up at a wall of frescoes from the 13th century. Nearby, a burly man in a gray habit was explaining … Continue reading

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