Daily Archives: December 18, 2011

6 Soldiers Among Dead; Syria Weighing Observers

By: Zeina Karam 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 … Continue reading

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Syrian activists recount horrors of detention, torture at hands of security forces

By: Mohamed Zeid Mestou BEIRUT – The testimonies of Syrian activists detained by security forces for taking part in anti-regime protests serve to expose another face of the horror that has been unraveling in the country since last March. In … Continue reading

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Cutting off trade with Syria frustrates people in Hatay

By: Aydin Albayrak Hatay seems to have lost on two accounts due to deteriorating relations with Syria because of the Assad regime’s crackdown on civilian protestors. First, although the two border gates that connect the province to Syria, Cilvegözü and … Continue reading

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Dictators and their wealth: Bashar al-Assad

        Country: Syria Years in power: 11 Status: Violently suppres Wealth: $122 billion Bashar al-Assad’s father Hafez ruled Syria for 29 years. Bashar was training as an ophthalmologist until his older brother died and Bashar became the heir … Continue reading

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Activists: 14 civilians, 6 troops killed in Syria

By: Zeina Karam BEIRUT — Armed clashes erupted in Syria Sunday, killing at least 14 civilians and six government troops in central and northern Syria, activists said, the latest sign that the nation’s uprising may be deteriorating into civil war. … Continue reading

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Arab states may go to UN with Syria peace plan

By: Dominic Evans Arab states may take their proposals for ending Syria’s crackdown on protests to the U.N. Security Council next week unless Damascus agrees to implement the initiative, Qatar’s foreign minister said on Saturday. Expressing frustration that Syria had … Continue reading

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Video: Syrians urge support for army defectors

Many Syrian dissidents are calling for more support for troops who have defected to protect anti-government protesters from the government’s brutal crackdown. The Free Syrian Army is widely considered one of the main opposition armed wings that is fighting government … Continue reading

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What if the Syrians had still been here?

By: Michael Young The tendency among many Lebanese today is to deride the Independence Intifada of 2005. This is a result of the high expectations unleashed, then dashed by Lebanon’s factionalism and sectarianism. Yet we should ask, in light of … Continue reading

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Video: Inside Story – Russia’s Syria stance

Is Moscow buckling under international pressure, or is it trying to lessen the impact of a future resolution on Syria? With guests: Sergei Strokan, Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, and Christopher Swift. Source: Al Jazeera

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Syria Orphans: “Assad Killed Our Parents” Slam Dictator and Worthless Arab League 12-17-11 Homs

18+ Adults Only – Warning – Contains Emotionally Upsetting Images — Not for Shock – Documentary Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity committed by Syria Dictator Bashar Assad. These Little Kids are from Homs and they are crying and yelling that … Continue reading

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