Daily Archives: January 21, 2012

State Department Considers Closing U.S. Embassy In Syria

By: David Dietz Closing an embassy is an exceptionally rare and politically loaded diplomatic undertaking. If, however, the host country can no longer guarantee the safety of the Ambassador and the staff, it is a necessary one. The announcement by … Continue reading

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Video: Syria, Displaced Zabadani and Madaya residents, following Assad’s continued bombing

Syria, Displaced Zabadani and Madaya residents ,following Assad’s continued bombing.

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In Syrian City, a Calm That Few Expect to Last

By: Kareem Fahim ZABADANI, Syria — This small city, jutting from the side of a rocky mountain and known for fruit trees and summer tourists, has recently become famous as something else: a surprise stronghold for President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents, … Continue reading

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Security forces, dissidents clash in Damascus suburb

Damascus, Syria (CNN) — Syrian security forces and members of a resistance movement comprised of military defectors clashed in the Damascus suburb of Douma, activists groups said Saturday. But activists disagreed on whether dissidents, including the Free Syrian Army, were … Continue reading

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Arab states set to keep monitors in Syria

By: Tom Pfeiffer and Ayman Samir CAIRO (Reuters) – Arab states, divided over how to handle the crisis in Syria, are likely to extend a peace mission to the country that critics say is handing President Bashar al-Assad more time … Continue reading

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Security forces, dissidents clash in Damascus suburb

DAMASCUS – Syrian security forces and members of a resistance movement comprised of military defectors clashed in the Damascus suburb of Douma, activists groups said Saturday. But activists disagreed on whether dissidents, including the Free Syrian Army, were in firm … Continue reading

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Syria opposition lobbies for intervention by UN

Opposition Syrian National Council leaders yesterday pressed the Arab League to turn the Syria crisis over to the UN, but the League looked set to extend its own observer mission, criticised for its failure to stem 10 months of killing. … Continue reading

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Fatal Blasts Strike Police Truck in Syria

BEIRUT — A string of explosions killed at least 14 prisoners on a police truck in a tense area of northwestern Syria on Saturday, the country’s state-run news agency and an opposition group said. Syrian troops fought intense battles against … Continue reading

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Syria: At least 24 killed in fresh violence

A string of explosions struck a police truck transporting prisoners in a tense area of northwestern Syria on Saturday, killing at least 14 people, state media and an opposition group said. Government troops also battled defectors in the north in … Continue reading

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Syria seizes Lebanese boat, family says man killed

(Reuters) – Syrian forces killed a Lebanese fisherman and wounded another when they seized a boat suspected of smuggling off the Lebanese-Syrian coast on Saturday, a relative said. Syria’s state news agency SANA said the sailors were smugglers and that … Continue reading

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