Daily Archives: December 18, 2011

A Meeting in Tunisia: Can Syria’s Opposition Get Its Act Together?

By: Rania Abouzeid In a resort town outside of the Tunisian capital, the opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shuffled through the mosaic-tiled floor of a luxury hotel lobby headed for closed-door meetings. Name tags hanging from lanyards around their … Continue reading

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Gulf leaders to meet for first time since Arab Uprisings

By: Angus McDowall Gulf Arab officials, preparing for a summit on Monday in Saudi Arabia, have expressed hope that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would finally sign an Arab League peace deal aimed at ending a crackdown on protests and averting … Continue reading

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Syria’s Opposition: What If We Offered Assad Immunity…?

By: Rania Abouzeid It’s going to be a decisive week for Syria. The Syrian National Council (SNC), the de facto umbrella organization representing the country’s political opposition, is meeting in Tunis to try and get its house in order and … Continue reading

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Syrian government threatens to execute 21 rebels in the next 24 hours

By: Adrian Blomfield The Free Syrian Army, which has waged a rebellion against the government of President Bashar al-Assad since June, said it had received information that 21 of their number are to face a firing squad within the next … Continue reading

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Deaths escalate as Syria mulls observers

Armed clashes erupted in Syria Sunday, killing at least 15 civilians and six government troops, activists said. Isolated and faced with a possible civil war, Syria appeared to be bending toward allowing Arab League observers in as a step toward … Continue reading

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Al-Assad must answer for ‘crimes against humanity’

Moscow – Just before Syrian security forces launched a large-scale military operation in the southern town of Daraa in the early hours of April 25, the commander of the 35th Special Forces Regiment, Brig. Gen. Ramadan Mahmoud Ramadan, allegedly gathered … Continue reading

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Syrian Army defector: We were given killing quotas by Assad regime

The violence in Syria appears to be worsening, as Syrian troops renewed their attacks on protesters in the key opposition city of Homs and military defectors launched one of the largest attacks yet on government forces. And a new report … Continue reading

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Syria nearer to sign Arab plan, crackdown continues

 Gulf officials expressed hope Sunday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would finally sign an Arab League peace aimed at ending a crackdown on protests and averting civil war. After six weeks of Syrian stalling, Qatar said it had information Assad … Continue reading

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Video: Riqah: Destruction of an anti-regime lawyer’s home

The regime’s military and security forces destroyed the home of lawyer Abdullah Alkhalil for his activism against the regime. Alkhalil was detained after attending a demonstration, dubbed the “Riqah’s volcano demonstration”, and is still being held captive.

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