Daily Archives: December 27, 2011

Syrians argue, plead with Arab monitors

By: Mariam Karouny and Erika Solomon Activists have posted several video clips on YouTube of what appears to chronicle Arab League observers checking to see if Syria is implementing a peace plan calling on the government to withdraw troops from … Continue reading

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Assad accused of hiding tanks to appease observers

By: Loveday Morriss The tanks that have terrorised the bullet-pocked, rubble-strewn streets of Homs were seen pulling out of its most restive neighbourhoods yesterday – but they are unlikely to have gone far. Eleven tanks and other military vehicles were … Continue reading

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Rights group accuses Syria of hiding detainees from monitors

CAIRO – Syrian authorities have moved perhaps hundreds of detainees to military sites to hide them from Arab League monitors assessing whether the government is upholding a commitment to end its crackdown on protesters, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. “Syria … Continue reading

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Activists alarmed over Syria mission’s Sudanese head

By: Peter Graff The Arab League says Lieutenant-General Mustafa al-Dabi brings vital military and diplomatic expertise to its unprecedented mission to verify that Assad is complying with a deal to end Syria’s crackdown on protesters. But some critics of Khartoum … Continue reading

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Press Release: SNC President Dr. Ghalioun Addresses the Nation on Holiday Season, Calls for UN Involvement to End Crackdown

Press Release: SNC President Dr. Ghalioun Addresses the Nation on Holiday Season, Calls for UN Involvement …

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Video: Out in force in Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians in Homs rally against President Bashar al-Assad, emboldened by Arab peace monitors tour. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

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Arab monitors in Syria have little time to prove credibility

By Edmund Blair A monitoring mission to Syria that marks an unprecedented Arab intervention in a fellow Arab state may have just days to prove to sceptics it can be a credible witness to whether or not President Bashar al-Assad … Continue reading

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Video: Protest sit-in as Arab monitors tour Homs

Syrian protesters are keeping up the pressure, with Arab League monitors now touring the city of Homs.

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US Urges Expanded Monitoring Mission in Syria

The United States on Tuesday welcomed the start of Arab League monitoring operations in Syria, but urged the expansion of the unprecedented mission. U.S. officials accused Syrian officials of stepping up violence against protestors before the monitors deployed. Officials here … Continue reading

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Syria: Arab League mission to Homs could face Assad with telling dilemma

By: Richard Spencer The tens of thousands of people who came out of the shadows and the rubble of their city to make their voices heard knew that for once it was safe to do so. In their desperation, they … Continue reading

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