Daily Archives: January 14, 2012

Iran supplying weapons to Syria crackdown: US officials

By: Stephen Collinson The United States believes Iran is supplying munitions to aid Syria’s bloody protest crackdown in an initiative spearheaded by Tehran’s revolutionary guard supremo, according to senior US officials. Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Filmmaker spotlights defiance in Homs

Anti-government protesters in Syrian city of Homs say they prefer death to humiliation, says one filmmaker.

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Arab League to reassess Syria mission

The Arab League is to reassess the work of its heavily criticised observer mission in Syria at a meeting later this month, the organisation’s chief Nabil al-Arabi has said. “There is an overall reassessment of the work of the observer … Continue reading

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Video: Teen martyred in Hama

The martyr Ahmad Jamal Na’asan, 16-years-old, was killed in the Bab Al Jisr neighborhood of Hama when government forces began to randomly fire on houses.

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Syria defector to form military council

A top Syrian army defector was set to take charge of the rebel army’s operations on Saturday, as the United States accused Iran of supplying munitions to aid Damascus’ bloody crackdown on protests. Washington has reason to believe Iran is … Continue reading

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Lebanese teen dies of Syrian Army gunfire: sources

A Lebanese teen died of his wounds from Syrian Army gunfire in north Lebanon over the weekend, security sources said. Hassan Obeid, 17, was shot in the stomach in the village of Bqayha on the Lebanese-Syrian border facing Wadi Khlaled, … Continue reading

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Nasrallah urges Iran, Turkey, Arab League to help end Syria crisis

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah launched a scathing attack on United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon Saturday, saying the United States was behind the leading diplomat, and said his group would cling to its weapons and the choice of resistance. The … Continue reading

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Support builds for military opposition in Syria

Support for military opposition to the Syrian regime appears to be gaining momentum, with thousands rallying in support of armed rebels across the country Friday, while the Arab league chief voiced fears that the unrest could degenerate into a civil … Continue reading

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French criminal probe launched into journalist’s Syria death

A criminal investigation has been launched in France into the death in Syria of a French journalist, television station France 2 said. France 2 TV journalist Gilles Jacquier was killed Wednesday after a mortar shell struck the pro-government rally he … Continue reading

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Syria’s First Lady falling from grace

By: Rana Moussaoui Not so long ago, she was the darling of the international press, described as a “rose in the desert” and “a ray of light in a country full of shadow zones.” But today, Syria’s First Lady is … Continue reading

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