Daily Archives: January 13, 2012

An end to all talk of Mrs. Assad’s role as an agent of change?

By: Peter Goodspeed Vogue magazine famously called her a “rose in the desert,” and with her designer labels — Chanel sunglasses and Christian Louboutin heels — Asma al-Assad has been touted both as Syria’s Princess Diana and the Marie Antoinette … Continue reading

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Image: The rising death toll of Syria’s crackdown

The National Post’s graphics team takes a closer look at who has been killed in the Syrian regime’s crackdown on protesters.

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Syrian tanks attack town amid civil war warning

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis Unrest in Syria cost at least 15 lives on Friday and troops backed by tanks attacked Zabadani, a town near the border with Lebanon, an opposition leader said, in the first big military assault since Arab … Continue reading

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Image: Clashes, strikes and protests across Syria

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Syria opposition, rebels agree to tighten links

By: Dominic Evans The main opposition Syrian National Council and the rebel Free Syrian Army have agreed to reorganize the loosely-structured units fighting under the FSA umbrella against President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces, a council statement said Friday. As part … Continue reading

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David Cameron talks Iran and Syria on visit to Saudi Crown Prince

On his first visit to Saudi Arabia as Prime Minister, Mr Cameron said the world would unite to stop the closure of the Strait of Hormuz oil shipment route and warned that Russia should take a tougher stance against Syria. … Continue reading

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CBS rides with Arab League observers in Syria

By: Elizabeth Palmer Five thousand people have died since government forces began attacking protesters last march. The dictator Bashar al-Assad promised to end the violence. And the Arab League sent in monitors to hold him to his word. But so … Continue reading

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Intel general defects from Syria to Turkey

By: Ipek Yezdani A brigadier general in charge of intelligence defected to Turkey from the Syrian military two weeks ago and held a secret meeting with the leaders of the Syrian National Council in Hatay on Jan. 11, the Hürriyet … Continue reading

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Video: David Cameron talks Iran and Syria on visit to Saudi Crown Prince

On his first visit to Saudi Arabia as Prime Minister, Mr Cameron says that the world would unite to stop the closure of Strait of Hormuz oil shipment route and warned that Russia should take a tougher stance against Syria. … Continue reading

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Last day to get out of Syria, Ottawa warns Canadians

By: Campbell Clark The Canadian government is winding down the clock on an extraordinary campaign to convince citizens to leave Syria, dropping any assurance the embassy in Damascus will stay open after Saturday. In an unprecedented month-long campaign that was … Continue reading

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