Monthly Archives: December 2011

Car bombs mark escalation of violence in Syria

By: Moni Basu In the 10 months that Syrians have taken to the streets, Bashar al-Assad has remained firm in his position. This is not a popular movement for democracy, he says, but rather, a sectarian and militant terror campaign. … Continue reading

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Syrian President Assad’s fall ‘a matter of time,’ says Baird

By: Lee Berthiaume Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and members of the Syrian opposition movement are dismissing as propaganda Syrian government claims that al-Qaida was behind two suicide attacks in the capital Damascus on Friday. The remarks came as Baird … Continue reading

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Bombs Raise Stakes in Syria

By: Nour Malas and Farnaz Fassihi Syria’s government blamed al Qaeda for two suicide bomb attacks that rocked Damascus on Friday morning, opening a dangerous phase in the Syrian conflict just one day after an Arab League advance mission arrived … Continue reading

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Video: Canada – Syria Regime is Cut Off

Canada Affairs Minister John Baird announces that Assad is cut off. He says Assad’s disgusting brand of violence must stop and come to an end. Baird said that Syrian President Bashar Assad must step down amid the disgusting brand of … Continue reading

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Moscow’s Position: A Message to the Regime and Opposition in Syria

By: Raghida Dergham Fear of Internationalization is a Syrian complex par excellence that led the regime in Damascus to sign the Arab League’s Protocol allowing Arab monitors into Syria to protect civilians. This move was made by the regime to … Continue reading

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Syria: bloodshed in Damascus

It is an unseasonably gloomy thought, but nevertheless a true one: all the aspirations, the sacrifice and the triumphs of a momentous year of revolution and upheaval in the Arab world hinge ultimately on events taking place in Syria. The Arab … Continue reading

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Satire flourishes in Syria as violence intensifies

The violent repression of dissent in Syria has sparked an explosion of satire produced by anonymous artists who are flooding the Internet with film, music and art that mock the Damascus regime. “The revolt has broken the barriers of silence … Continue reading

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Arab League monitors leave for Syria on Monday

The first batch of Arab League monitors will head to Syria next week to assess whether Damascus is abiding by an Arab peace plan to end a nine-month crackdown on protesters, Egypt’s state news agency reported on Friday. “The mission … Continue reading

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Analysis: Syria bombings signal deadlier phase of revolt

Two suicide bombs that killed 40 people in Damascus on Friday may mark a new order of violence aimed at toppling Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, although some of his foes pointed the finger at his own intelligence services “We have … Continue reading

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Syria: Ban reiterates concern over worsening bloodshed as blasts claim more lives

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced grave concern over the escalating violence in Syria, including today’s explosions in the capital, Damascus, which resulted in more deaths and injuries, and reiterated his call for an immediate end to the bloodshed. “The Secretary-General … Continue reading

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