Daily Archives: January 19, 2012

Syria’s Rising Toll

The death toll from the brutal 10-month war by President Bashar al-Assad against his own people is now more than 5,400, according to the United Nations and others. Yet the international community still has not mustered the tough pressure that … Continue reading

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Obama backs regime change in Syria amid calls for intervention

By: Bill Van Auken President Obama voiced his support for regime change in Syria on Tuesday as calls for intervention in the Middle Eastern country continued to mount. Following White House talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah, Obama declared the actions … Continue reading

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SRCC: Daily News Round-up Jan 18

SRCC: Daily News Round-up Jan 18

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As Arab League mandate expires in Syria, activists look to U.N.

By: Liz Sly DAMASCUS — The mandate of a much-criticized Arab League monitoring mission in Syria expired Thursday amid calls from opposition activists to abandon the effort as a failure. Arab ministers are due to meet Sunday to decide whether … Continue reading

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Video: Al-Qusayr | Homs | Martyr Uqba Receives Honorable Procession, First of FSA

A funeral procession for the martyr Uqba in Al-Qusayr, located in the city of Homs. He was one of the first soldiers who defected over seven months ago to join the Free Syrian Army.

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Out of jail, lifelong dissident joins Syria revolt

By: Dale Gavlak One of Syria’s most prominent dissidents, who worked for years against the Assad family regime, stepped out of prison two months ago to discover that his country was aflame with the revolution he long hoped for. Jailed … Continue reading

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Protester Speaks “Not everything that meets the eye is a reality in Syria”

The revolution in Syria is growing bigger by the day and so is the crackdown by President Bashar Al Assad’s regimen. The country has become a fortress where it’s difficult for foreign media to enter barring the exception of some. … Continue reading

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Caricature: The Process of Change in Syria

Source: @AnonymousSyria

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Jordan’s King: Syria not changing soon

By: Suzanne Kelly He was the first Arab leader to call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, yet after months of violence and a less than successful effort by the Arab League to stop the killing of protesters, … Continue reading

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