Monthly Archives: January 2012

Video: Syrian military keeps up attacks across country

The US has demanded UN action to stop the ongoing violence in Syria ahead of a Security Council meeting. On the ground the Syrian army and opposition fighters remain locked in urban warfare. Activists say at least 100 people died … Continue reading

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The big players inside the U.N.’s Syria action

By: Colum Lynch On Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 31, Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby and Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, who heads the league’s Syria committee, will brief U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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How can we save Syria?

By: AbdulRahman Al-Rasheed In a previous article, I wrote about how the Arab League plan would soon turn into an airbag to protect the Syrian regime, at a time when the League alleges that it is smoothly strangling the regime. … Continue reading

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Syria showdown at UN as West presses Russia

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Nations on the UN Security Council braced for a showdown over Syria, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading a Western charge to press Russia to back action to stop the violence. Amid dozens of … Continue reading

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Video: Deadly cat and mouse game in Syria

CNN’s Arwa Damon gets caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse in the streets of Damascus, Syria.

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After Assad: The Syrian short list

By: Amir Taheri Has the time come for the fat lady to sing in Syria? As carnage continues across that nation, the question is making the rounds in Arab capitals and at the United Nations in New York. The lady … Continue reading

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Video: Syria: Assad troops fight back against rebels

Soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have reportedly beaten back some rebels advancing on the capital. But fierce street fighting continues on the doorstep of Damascus. Clashes near the airport are also being talked about. But with journalists’ access … Continue reading

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Latest violence could signal new phase in Syria conflict

By: Ayman Mohyeldin With fighting now encroaching the suburbs of the Syrian capital, the conflict is entering into a new dimension for the first time in nearly 10 months. The Syrian military has regained control of the Damascus suburbs after … Continue reading

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New information about Kataeb official missing in Syria: Gemayel

Kataeb (Phalange) Party leader Amin Gemayel said Monday that he has received new information on the fate of party official Boutros Khawand, who has been missing for almost 20 years, through ongoing contact with Syrian National Council President Burhan Ghalioun. … Continue reading

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UN deadlock threatens key Syria vote as Assad fights back rebels

Syrian forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad were mounting a desperate counter-offensive last night as they battled army defectors who had gained control of suburbs around Damascus, just five miles from the presidential palace. With Syria’s 10-month uprising inching closer to … Continue reading

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