Daily Archives: January 10, 2012

Syria president’s denunciation exposes Mideast power struggle

By: Jeffrey Fleishman CAIRO— Syrian President Bashar Assad’s condemnation of fellow Arab leaders exposes the power struggle running through a region where he, and his father before him, helped lead the cause of Arab nationalism. In his first address to … Continue reading

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Video: Martyrs that got killed by Assad forces today in Deir Al-Zor

This video shows martyrs that were killed today in Deir Al-Zor city in the eastern area of Syria. Activists say that Assad forces and the “shabeeha” committed a massacre as they faced the protesters who were trying to get to … Continue reading

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U.N. says Syria stepped up killings after monitors arrived

By: Louis Charbonneau A senior U.N. official told the Security Council on Tuesday that Syria accelerated its killing of pro-democracy demonstrators after Arab League monitors arrived, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said. “The under-secretary-general noted that in … Continue reading

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Syria Troops Open Fire On Protesters Despite Presence Of Monitors

By: Bassem Mroue Syrian troops fired on protesters Monday in the restive city of Homs as Arab League observers toured the area to see whether President Bashar Assad’s regime is abiding by its pledge to halt the 10-month-old crackdown on dissent, … Continue reading

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Video: 4 Month Old Martyr Afaf Mahmood Assaqbi

A 4-month-old baby girl named Afaf Mahmood Assaqbi was detained and tortured to death by Syrian security forces. She disappeared in Tartous with her parents 16 days ago, and today her battered corpse was delivered to her uncle in Homs. … Continue reading

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UN says Syria has ‘stepped up killings’

A senior UN official has told the Security Council that Syria accelerated its killing of pro-democracy demonstrators after Arab League monitors arrived, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said. “The under-secretary-general noted that in the days since the Arab … Continue reading

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Iran jamming Al Jazeera broadcasts

Iran is jamming broadcasts by Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera, according to a document from satellite operator Arabsat obtained by Reuters Tuesday, with the broadcaster saying it believed it was because of its coverage of Syria. Interference is coming from … Continue reading

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Syria violence accelerates, UN responds with go-slow approach

By: Howard LaFranchi Despite estimates that Syrian government attacks against protesters have become more deadly since Arab League monitors arrived late last year – with at least 400 Syrians killed – prospects for United Nations Security Council action remains dim. … Continue reading

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US blasts Assad, laments no progress for Syrians

By: Bradley Klapper The Obama administration on Tuesday harshly criticized President Bashar Assad’s latest effort to defend his regime’s crackdown on protesters, saying it illustrates how unfit he is to lead a democratic transition in Syria and that he’s learned … Continue reading

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Syrian protesters surround Arab League monitors

Jan. 10 – Amateur video obtained from a social media website on January 9, shows a crowd of people in Syria shouting pro-government slogans jumping on vehicles bearing Arab League insignias. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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