Daily Archives: December 10, 2011

Pressuring Damascus

Syria is facing greater regional pressure as the death toll mounts. Neighbouring Turkey has once again strongly condemned the ongoing violence that threatens regional security, a rejoinder made on an ominous note. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s statement that his … Continue reading

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World dithers as violence continues in Syria

Mohammed L. has a long scar in his face. Earlier this year, a Syrian army bullet smashed his cheekbone, his teeth and his lip. He is from Daraa, a small town near Syria’s Jordanian border, where the uprising against President … Continue reading

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Photo: Political cartoon depicts Assad drinking the blood of Syrians

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Syria crisis: Assad regime forces issue 72-hour deadline for end to protests in Homs

The warning came as the regime’s troops massed outside the city, apparently preparing for a major operation. Homs has been a centre of unrest since the onset of demonstrations against Mr Assad in March. The biggest protests have traditionally taken … Continue reading

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West warns Syria against storming rebel city

(Reuters) – France called on world powers to “save the Syrian people” on Saturday as it joined the United States and Britain in raising an alarm that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces may be about to storm the rebel stronghold of … Continue reading

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Photo: A message from the people of Homs, Syria

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EU Parliament Pres.: World’s eyes on Syria

The President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, Saturday said at this year’s Human Rights Day, the eyes of the world were on Syria. “We cannot look away when innocent civilians are murdered, tortured or arrested on a daily basis,” … Continue reading

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Defecting Syrian soldier tells of his marriage torn apart by brutal conflict in Homs

By Ruth Sherlock As Major Haitham Emhammed prepared to return to Syria from his hiding place in Lebanon and fight for the overthrow of President Bashar al Assad’s regime, his wife called him repeatedly on his mobile phone. Mrs Emhammed, who … Continue reading

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Syria under pressure to allow monitors

World powers piled pressure on Syria to allow observers to monitor spiralling deadly violence as activists condemned rights violations on the anniversary of International Human Rights Day. Activists said nine civilians were killed on Saturday by the security forces in … Continue reading

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Pressure mounts on Assad regime

DAMASCUS: World powers piled pressure on Syria to allow observers to monitor spiraling deadly violence as activists condemned rights violations on Saturday’s anniversary of International Human Rights Day. Activists said 12 civilians were killed Saturday by the security forces in … Continue reading

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