Daily Archives: January 26, 2012

U.N. Arab-European draft resolution on Syria to stress need to solve crisis peacefully

By: Talal Alhaj The latest Arab-European draft resolution on Syria will be distributed by Morocco among the members of the U.N. Security Council on Friday, sources close to Al Arabiya said. The new draft, obtained by Al Arabiya, expresses “grave … Continue reading

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Syrian troops fight rebels near Damascus

By: Mariam Karouny A 10-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad edged closer to the Syrian capital on Thursday as troops battled rebels in a town just north of Damascus and a provincial governor spoke of negotiating local ceasefires. A Syrian … Continue reading

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Crisis takes toll on Syria economy

By: Alexandra Zavis and Alexandra Sandels Months of unrest, increasing sanctions and questionable fiscal policies are all playing a role. Yet the effect on President Bashar Assad’s grip on power remains unclear. Reporting from Damascus, Syria, and Beirut— In the maze … Continue reading

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Sectarian attack kills 14 of same family in Syria

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis Militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed 14 members of a Sunni family in the city of Homs on Thursday in one of the grizzliest sectarian attacks in the ten-month uprising raging in the Alawite-dominated country, … Continue reading

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Video: They killed his friend..

A friend of the martyr Mohammad Nour Agha speaking about his death. Bab-Draib area in the city of Homs 01/26/2012.  

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French UN Mission: Security council to meet on Syria Friday

The U.N. Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting on Friday to discuss next steps regarding Syria, France’s U.N. mission announced. “The UN Security Council will meet in closed consultations this Friday (at) 3:00 p.m. (2000 GMT) in New York … Continue reading

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Video: Child martyrs from Karam Al-Zeitoun massacre in Homs

This recently released video reportedly shows the child martyrs that were killed by Bashar Al-assad’s security forces and thugs in the Karam Al-Zeitoun massacre. Karam Al-Zeitoun is a town in Homs, which has been under siege for several months since … Continue reading

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62 killed as Arab League heads to UN with Syria plan

Cairo/Beirut – Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said he would brief the United Nations Security Council on a plan to end 11 months of bloodshed in Syria, which claimed another 62 lives on Thursday. Al-Arabi and Qatari Prime Minister Hamad … Continue reading

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The State Of Syria: Civil War Or Vicious Stalemate?

By: Kelly McEvers One thing that’s certain about the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad is that there is nothing romantic about it. Unlike Egypt, there’s no Tahrir Square filled with hundreds of thousands of people calling for democracy. Unlike … Continue reading

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Arab League to Present Syria Plan to UN Security Council

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby says he and Qatar’s prime minister will jointly present an Arab plan for resolving Syria’s months-long unrest to the U.N. Security Council on Monday. Speaking Thursday in Cairo, Elaraby said he and the Qatari leader … Continue reading

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