Daily Archives: December 11, 2011

France’s Juppe says Syria possibly behind Lebanon bomb attack on troops

France’s Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Sunday that Syria was probably behind a bombing that wounded five French U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon earlier this week, adding that he had no proof so far. “We have strong reasons to … Continue reading

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Video: Under fire in Syria

Amateur video shows Syrian security forces clashing with protesters, as demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad continue. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Source: Reuters

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Suncor Energy says withdrawing from Syria

NEW YORK – Suncor Energy (SU.TO) said on Sunday it was withdrawing from Syria as a result of sanctions announced by the European Union on Dec. 2. The Canadian energy company said it was not changing its total production guidance … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition: Bloodbath could be imminent in Homs

By: the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — The Syrian government has warned protesters in the city of Homs to stop demonstrations, hand in weapons and surrender defecting military members by Monday night or face bombardment, an opposition leader said. A … Continue reading

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Syrian Alawites hate Assad: opposition figure

Member of the Syrian National Council and prominent opposition figure Monzer Makhous refuted the popular belief that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is backed by the Alawite community. “The fact that Alawites have never been able to voice their anger at … Continue reading

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Inside Syria: the rebel call for arms and ammunition

By: GHAITH ABDUL-AHAD The route across the Syrian border was marked by a single shining piece of string. It stretched from the road on the Turkish side for a few hundred metres to the steel and razor-wire fence that ran … Continue reading

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Bodies lie uncollected as Homs becomes war zone

By Douglas Hamilton and Erika Solomon The dead can lie uncollected in Homs until the shooting dies down or darkness screens their recovery. In daytime, sniper fire and bursts from heavy machineguns can make it too dangerous to retrieve the … Continue reading

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Syrian security forces attempt to end strikes

Security forces in Syria told striking shopkeepers to open up their stores or they would be smashed in the first day of a mass strike called by the opposition to support a nine-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Activists are … Continue reading

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Photo: Protesters in Homs Carry the Body of Man Killed by Assad Forces

This photograph was many taken by Mani, a French photographer for the Le Monde Newspaper. In this image, protesters participate in a funeral and carry the body of a man killed by Assad forces the day before. They carry the … Continue reading

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Syrians told: “End strike or your shops will be smashed”

Security forces in Syria told striking shopkeepers on Sunday to open up their stores or they would be smashed, activists said, in the first day of a mass strike called by the opposition to support a nine-month revolt against President … Continue reading

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