Daily Archives: January 22, 2012

Syria rejects Arab League call for power change

Syria on Monday rejected an Arab League plan for President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power to his deputy, calling the initiative a “flagrant interference,” state TV quoted an official as saying. “Syria rejects the decisions taken which are outside an … Continue reading

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Assad’s fall could solve Iraqi weapons mystery

By: Rowan Scarborough If Syria’s regime falls, the U.S. will be in a better position to answer one of the lingering questions from the long Iraq War: Did Baghdad ship weapons of mass destruction components to Syria before the 2003 … Continue reading

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Arab League Floats Ambitious New Peace Plan for Syria

By: Kareem Fahim DAMASCUS, Syria — Faced with the failure of its observer mission to curb the violence here as the stark features of a civil war emerge, the Arab League on Sunday unexpectedly floated an ambitious peace proposal that … Continue reading

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NY senators push sanctions against Syria

The United States would hit Syria with trade sanctions as long as it continues a violent crackdown on protesters under sanctions proposed by New York’s two U.S. senators. The bill from Democrats Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand would require President … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian activist Housin Abbas arrested in Jordan

Housin Abbas is a Syrian activist who was a refugee in Jordan since 6/14/2011. Housin Abbas has been registered in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Housin is wanted in Syria dead or alive. He was arrested by the Jordanian security forces in … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees arrive for overdue medical care

By: Rakan al-Fakih TRIPOLI – When 10-year-old Khaled awoke at Tripoli Public Hospital over the weekend, he had been unconscious for two days and he was missing a leg. A missile hit his home near Homs 17 days go, but … Continue reading

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Arab League turns to UN for support on Syria

The Arab League has asked the UN to support a new plan for resolving the crisis in Syria that sees President Bashar al-Assad transferring power to his deputy and a government of national unity within two months. Assad should “delegate … Continue reading

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Syria: Bashar al-Assad given ultimatum to oversee transition to democracy

By: Richard Spencer and Ruth Sherlock After a day of intense argument, League leaders made an unprecedented decision to decide how an Arab nation should constitute its government. And for the second time in a year after its intervention over … Continue reading

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League urges Yemen scenario in Syria

CAIRO – Arab league foreign ministers voting to extend their widely criticized Syria observer mission agreed Sunday on a new political road map that calls on President Bashar Assad to delegate power to his deputy and set up a unity … Continue reading

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The Arab League to Syria’s President: It’s Time for You to Go

By: Rania Abouzeid BEIRUT – The epithet that seemed to be perpetually attached to the Arab League was “toothless.” On Sunday, however, the organization was baring fangs at Syria. In the absence of a detailed political roadmap from the Syrian … Continue reading

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