Daily Archives: December 22, 2011

Armed With Phone, and Dangerous to Syria

By: Marc Champion and Nour Malas On Wednesday, after villages in northern Syria’s Jabal Zawiya region came under what residents say was a hail of government tank, antiaircraft and machine-gun fire, Alaadine al-Yousef telephoned in his latest death toll. Some … Continue reading

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Get Tougher on Assad

At the end of a tumultuous year in which strongmen across the Middle East were toppled, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is still standing, still killing his people. And leaders in Russia, China and Arab states still haven’t done enough … Continue reading

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Syria clashes kill 6,200 adults, children: group

By: Erika Solomon More than 6,200 people including hundreds of children have died in Syria’s crackdown on an anti-government revolt, a human rights group said on Thursday. Syria is facing increasingly fierce international condemnation for its handling of months of … Continue reading

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Violence persists in Syria as Arab delegation arrives

By: Alexandra Zavis and Rima Marrouch. Amro Hassan Syrian opposition activists said there was no sign of a letup in a crackdown against dissent as an advance team from the Arab League arrived in the country Thursday to prepare for … Continue reading

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Video: Violence continues as observers arrive in Syria

A group of Arab League officials has arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus. They are preparing the way for a larger group of observers, who will monitor the implementation of an Arab League plan to stop the violence in Syria. … Continue reading

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Philippines offers to fly all citizens out of Syria

The Philippines on Thursday offered to fly its 5,000 citizens in Syria home for free as it again urged them to leave immediately to escape escalating violence, the foreign department said. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the government would help all … Continue reading

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The Arab League and Syria — It Won’t Work

By: Dr. Joseph Olmert 5,000 casualties and counting did the trick, and an agreement was signed between the Arab League and Syria to allow Arab observers to come to Syria in an attempt to stop the bloodshed. The head of … Continue reading

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Russia rules out early vote on Syria draft soon

Russian Ambassador and Security Council President Vitaly Churkin on Thursday said it would be “unreaslistic” to vote on a draft resolution on the crisis in Syria before the holidays because the positions among various members are still far apart. “I … Continue reading

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Veteran Sudan officer tasked with seeing end to Syria unrest

A veteran Sudanese military intelligence officer was heading to Cairo on Thursday for preparatory meetings to lead an Arab League observer mission aiming to end nine months of violence in Syria. General Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa Al Dabi was named on … Continue reading

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Video: Santa Clause Participates in a Night Demonstration in Irbeen

Christians participate alongside their Muslim brothers and sisters in a night demonstration in Irbeen. Because it is near to Christmas, two men dressed as Santa Clause are also seen as they wave green independence Syrian flags and call for the … Continue reading

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