Daily Archives: January 3, 2012

PBS Newshour: Are Syrian Spies Keeping Tabs on Opposition Activists in U.S.?

Watch Are Syrian Spies on U.S. Soil? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour. While the death toll in Syria’s unrest has climbed above 5,000, another side of the government crackdown has played out in the U.S. A federal indictment … Continue reading

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Arab League Falters in Syria as Options to End Crisis Dwindle

By: Flavia Krause-Jackson and Caroline Alexander The Arab League has raised questions about its commitment to halting Syria’s deadly crackdown on protesters by putting a Sudanese general with close ties to an indicted war criminal in charge of a monitoring … Continue reading

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Syrian Revolution Digest: Monitor That!

Monitor That! Syrian protesters were doing a great job documenting their own suffering and dying, they really did not need help doing that. What they need is international protection, and the AL monitors are not providing it statements by AL … Continue reading

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Video: Leaked video shows Assad’s thugs firing randomly at civilians

A video was recently leaked showing Assad forces and thugs shooting at innocent civilians and passersby from a rooftop of a building in the city of Hama. Many in Syria claim that Assad regime forces are stationed on the rooftops of … Continue reading

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US slams Syria violence, says ‘past time’ for UN action

WASHINGTON – The White House on Tuesday condemned the Syrian regime’s unrelenting violence against protesters there, saying it was “past time” for the UN Security Council to take sanctions against Damascus. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Syria had failed … Continue reading

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Syrian state journalist, videographer killed

A Syrian state journalist and a videographer who documented unrest in Homs province were separately shot and killed in recent days, according to news accounts. The Committee to Protect Journalists is investigating the circumstances surrounding the two deaths. Shukri Abu … Continue reading

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Arab League to Hold Review Session on Syria Observers’ Work

By: Edward Yeranian Amid mounting criticism over the effectiveness of its observer mission to Syria, the Arab League has called an urgent meeting Saturday to discuss the future role of its team. France’s foreign minister and Syrian opposition groups say … Continue reading

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Why U.S. must step carefully in Syria

By: Robert Rabil The popular uprising in Syria against the Alawi-led minority regime of Bashar al-Assad poses a serious challenge to U.S. national security in the Middle East. As it fights for its survival amid escalating violence, the Syrian regime … Continue reading

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At UN, Syria Briefing Likely Jan 10, No Comment on Dead Syrian Journalist

By: Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, January 3 — As South Africa on Tuesday fully took over the presidency of the UN Security Council and met with other Council members, requests were made for a Council briefing on Syria. By … Continue reading

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Video: Be Aware – What does being Syrian mean?

 

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