Daily Archives: December 16, 2011

Arab League Wavers On Sanctions Against Syria

By: Deborah Amos The Arab League has a reputation for being long on rhetoric and short on action. That’s why it was so surprising when Arab ministers approved an unprecedented package of sanctions against Syria at the end of November. … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition’s First Congress Meets in Tunisia

By: Charles Baeder The Syrian Nation Council, the only internationally recognized coalition of Syrian opposition groups, met tonight, December 16, at 6:00pm in Gammarth, a northern suburb of Tunis. This conference marks the first official congress of Syria’s organized political … Continue reading

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Syrian farmer killed in mine explosion at Lebanon border

A Syrian farmer was killed on Friday when a landmine exploded as he was driving his truck across an illegal border crossing into Lebanon, a medical source said, AFP reported. “The man was transferred to a hospital in Akkar in … Continue reading

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Large protests in Syria as Arab League delays crisis talks

By: Alexandra Zavis Syrian security forces fired on anti-government protesters who took to the streets in large numbers after Friday prayers, opposition activists said, defying a nine-month crackdown against dissent. As many as 17 people were reported killed in violence … Continue reading

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Video: Horan, Syria Large protest chanting “God is The Greatest”

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Video: Russia proposes UN resolution on Syria

Russia has proposed a draft resolution on the violence in Syria to the UN Security Council, strongly condemning violence by “all parties, including disproportionate use of force by Syrian authorities”. Western members of the council who have been pressing for … Continue reading

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Video: Small demonstration in Akraba, Damascus

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Syrian army shoots protesters after prayers

(AP) BEIRUT – Syrian security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters after Friday prayers at several locations around the country, while the army sent reinforcements into a southern area where military defectors recently launched deadly attacks on regime troops. The … Continue reading

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France rejects Russia’s Syria resolution

(Reuters) – Russia’s draft U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria is unacceptable to France, but Moscow’s recognition that the body must react to the bloodshed is a positive step, France’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Russia unexpectedly presented a new, … Continue reading

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Syrian Forces Kill 17; Huge Protests in Homs

Activists say Syrian security forces killed at least 17 people on Friday as more than 200,000 protesters rallied against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Activists say most of the deaths took place in the flashpoint Homs region, where a huge crowd … Continue reading

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