Daily Archives: January 14, 2012

Qatar Emir favours Arab force in Syria

Qatar has proposed sending Arab troops to halt the bloodshed in Syria, where violence has raged on despite the presence of Arab League monitors sent to check if an Arab peace plan is working. Asked by the U.S. broadcaster CBS … Continue reading

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Syria protests grow, Arabs fear civil war

Protests against President Bashar al-Assad erupted in several Syrian cities on Friday, activists said, and the Arab League chief said he feared the bloody unrest could degenerate into a civil war with ill effects for the wider region. Security forces … Continue reading

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Video: Peaceful protesters in Idlib chant for freedom

On Friday, tens of thousands of peaceful protesters poured onto the streets of Idlib showing their support to the Free Syrian Army and chanting for freedom. They are dancing and singing songs of the revolution while Arab League monitors watch … Continue reading

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Video: Qatar’s emir suggests sending Arab troops to Syria

Sheikh Hamad says “some troops should go to stop killing” amid reports by activists of more deaths across the country.

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Darkness Brings Fear to Syrian Town

By: Elizabeth Arrott Despite a 10-month crackdown on anti-government protests, Syrians in the town of Douma have kept up their defiance of a government many want overthrown. By day, people in the town on the outskirts of Damascus try to … Continue reading

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‘I was threatened with death for doing my job’, says Arab League observer to Syria

ARAB League observers in Syria have been “threatened with death” if they criticise the country’s murderous regime, according to a member of the team who quit last week. Anwar Malek, who decided to leave the country week after complaining of … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: diary of a press trip that ended in death

Jens Franssen, a radio reporter for Belgian broadcaster VRT, was among a group of 15 foreign journalists on an officially sanctioned visit to the Syrian city of Homs last week when a French reporter was killed. This is his day-by-day … Continue reading

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Why won’t the U.N. Security Council intervene in Syria?

United Nations (CNN) — Last year, the U.N. Security Council authorized “all necessary measures” to stop the violence when the nation in question was Libya. It has come nowhere close to that on Syria, where the United Nations estimates more … Continue reading

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Video: Syrians turn to Lebanon for medical treatment

  Many opposition activists who have been injured during violence in Syria are too scared to go to hospitals where they live. As a result, they are turning to medical facilities in neighbouring Lebanon where private hospitals are taking them in. … Continue reading

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Russian ship suspected of carrying munitions to Syria appears near Turkish port

By: Susan Fraser Authorities say a Russian ship suspected of delivering weapons to Syria has anchored off Turkey’s coast. A Foreign Ministry official said Turkish coast guard and customs officials would board the Chariot on Saturday before allowing it to … Continue reading

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