Daily Archives: December 19, 2011

Deaths mount in Syria as Arabs move on peace plan

By: Erika Solomon More than 100 people have been killed in Syria, rights activists said, as the Arab League announced an advance party would be sent to the country this week to pave the way for monitors who will try … Continue reading

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Analysts: Assad ‘change of heart’ is merely posturing

By: Oren Kessler Syrian leader has rich history of undelivered promises. Bashar Assad has agreed to let in Arab League monitors, but the Syrian autocrat’s history of unkept promises suggests a conclusion to the crisis roiling his country remains a … Continue reading

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Syria’s economy is nearing the brink

By: Christian Henderson In recent weeks the crisis in Syria has risen to a new pitch. Arab League sanctions have left the country isolated and President Bashar Assad is now facing internal and external challenges to his rule. This turn … Continue reading

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Syria accused of stalling tactics after signing Arab League deal

By: Adrian Bloomfield Syria agreed to allow the Arab League to send observers into the country Monday, temporarily averting a threat by regional powers to refer Damascus to the UN Security Council. Opposition groups immediately accused the regime of buying … Continue reading

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U.S. skeptical of Syrian agreement on monitors

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday reacted skeptically to Syria’s agreement to allow an Arab state to monitor Syrian compliance with an Arab League peace agreement designed to stop the violence in the country. Human rights activists said more … Continue reading

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Video: Assad’s security forces open fire on the funeral procession of murdered 13 year old girl

  Midan, Damascus – Assad’s Security forces open fire on the funeral procession of 13 year old Hala Munjad. She was shot in the back and killed by Assads security forces yesterday after joining student from her school in a … Continue reading

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Syria to allow Arab monitors, 100 dead in violence

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria agreed Monday to an Arab League plan to send foreign monitors, bowing to growing international pressure to end its bloody crackdown on a nine-month uprising. However the opposition saw the deal as a stalling tactic, especially … Continue reading

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Video: 9 year old child killed by Assad security forces in Hama, Syria

  9 year old child martyr Muhammad Arwani appears to actually die while being filmed after being wounded in a tank attack on the 40th street neighborhood of Hama.

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Syria’s Opposition: What if We Offered Assad Immunity?

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 formulate a plan … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: Dozens of army deserters ‘gunned down’

Dozens of army deserters have been shot dead by Syrian troops as they tried to flee their bases and join anti-government protests, reports say. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted witnesses as saying some 60-70 defectors were gunned … Continue reading

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