Daily Archives: January 7, 2012

Arab ministers to discuss “toothless” Syria mission

By: Yasmine Saleh and Tom Pfeiffer Arab League foreign ministers meet on Sunday to discuss whether to ask the U.N. to help their mission in Syria, which has failed to end a 10-month-old crackdown on unrest that has killed thousands. … Continue reading

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Video: Arab League considers UN help in Syria

Arab League foreign ministers are preparing to meet in Cairo to discuss whether to ask the United Nations to help their mission in Syria. The Qatari government has accused Syria of ignoring the Arab League peace deal that includes pulling … Continue reading

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In Syria town, protesters and army play cat and mouse

It’s Friday, and this suburb just seven miles from the capital and dangerously close to the epicenter of the Syrian regime’s control is in lockdown. Army trucks carrying extra troops trundle through the nearly deserted streets around the central mosque. … Continue reading

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Syria buries victims of contested bombing

By: Alistair Lyon Crowds waving Syrian flags and pictures of President Bashar al-Assad gathered Saturday to bury 26 people who the authorities said were killed by a suicide bomber at a busy Damascus crossroads. The opposition Syrian National Council has … Continue reading

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Video: Our Assad (Lion) Turned Out to be a Cockroach

Protesters in Talbeesah, Homs chant out “Our Assad (lion) turned out to be a cockroach!”

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Syria unrest: ‘At least 27 dead’ in protests

At least 27 people have been killed in clashes throughout Syria, an opposition group has said.   Advertisement   Eight died in the city of Homs and 13 in Idlib, the Local Co-ordination Committees said. Scores of people have died … Continue reading

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Video: Observers caught in middle of Syrian protests

Water cannons used on protesters in Damascus and a group of Arab League observers are caught up in the middle of a protest. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Syria sniper shot high when officers ordered him to kill

By Nick Meo For months Mohammed Ismael, a softly-spoken and clean-shaven 23-year-old, sat on the rooftops of buildings in Hama, menacing the city’s population with his powerful Chinese-made rifle. He watched through his telescopic lens as men, women and children … Continue reading

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Arab League mission in Syria ‘has only just started’

By: Ian Black Arab League monitors in Syria are only “at the start” of what could become a lengthy mission and are seeing “enough” co-operation by the regime, the Sudanese general in charge of the mission has said. Mohammed al-Dabi will be … Continue reading

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Report: Top Syrian general defects with 50 troops

Meanwhile, Arab League monitors prepare report: ‘The news is not good’, Qatar prime minister says As Arab League monitors prepared a report on Syria’s compliance with its agreement to halt violence against protesters, a senior general reportedly said on live … Continue reading

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