Daily Archives: January 11, 2012

As Assad Seeks to Rally, Syria Monitor Sees ‘Farce’

By: NOUR MALAS Syria’s president pressed his case that he remains in firm control of his riven country, appearing to deliver a rare address to thousands of supporters in Damascus, even as ongoing killings turn an international effort to monitor … Continue reading

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Arab League monitor quits Syria in frustration

TANYA NOLAN: European leaders are demanding an investigation into the first killing of a western journalist inside Syria. French TV reporter Gilles Jacquier was killed in the central city of Homs while on a trip sanctioned by the Syrian government. … Continue reading

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French journalist killed in Syria

By: Alexandra Zavis and Alexandra Sandels Gilles Jacquier, 43, an award-winning correspondent for the TV channel France 2, dies in a shelling during a government-authorized visit to Homs. Reporting from Beirut— A French television correspondent was killed Wednesday while reporting … Continue reading

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Cyprus frees Syria-bound ship

Cypriot authorities released on Wednesday a cargo ship carrying tonnes of munitions after receiving a pledge the vessel would not proceed to unrest-swept Syria as originally scheduled. The foreign ministry said the Saint Vincent-flagged cargo ship Chariot was allowed to … Continue reading

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Video: My rights God forbid – Freedom of speech

The show ” My rights God forbid ” is a series that has a goal of raising awareness between the Syrian people about their rights after the downfall of the regime. Because if the Syrians know their rights, it is … Continue reading

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Image: Number of Deaths Since the Start of the Revolution in March

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Arab monitors say unable to halt Syrian killings

By: Alistair Lyon An Algerian has quit the Arab League team sent to check Syria’s compliance with an Arab peace plan, and a second monitor said he might leave because the mission was failing to end the killing of civilians … Continue reading

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Syria attacks: ‘If the regime wanted to prove Homs was safe, it failed …’

By: Ian Black It was a trip Syria’s ministry of information had gone to some lengths to arrange: taking foreign journalists to Homs, where government forces are fighting an opposition they call armed terrorists. But if the regime minders had … Continue reading

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U.S. blasts Syria’s al-Assad

By: Elise Labott Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria could not continue indefinitely, as the U.S. Embassy reduced its staff in Damascus over concern about the security situation there. In a travel … Continue reading

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U.S. says has further reduced embassy staff in Syria

The United States said on Wednesday it had further reduced the number of staff at its embassy in Damascus because of security concerns in Syria, where Syrian authorities are seeking to crush anti-government protests. “The Department has decided to further … Continue reading

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