Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

Why Are Syrian Women Protesters ‘Invisible’ in Mainstream News?

Since the March 2011 uprising in Syria which saw its citizens openly revolting against their leader Bashar al-Assad, more than 5,000 have lost their lives. Among the dead are women who have been protesting against a regime which has been … Continue reading

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Russia urged not to veto U.N. resolution calling for Assad’s exit

In a bid to allay Russian concerns, Nabil al-Araby, secretary-general of the Arab League, said the resolution has no intention of seeking military intervention in Syria. Mrs. Clinton described Syria as a unique situation and said comparing it with Libya … Continue reading

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UN Talks on Syria Stall Again

Ambassadors to the United Nations Security Council have failed to reach agreement on a draft European-Arab resolution to end the bloodshed in Syria, after a third straight session of talks. U.N. envoys said Thursday the latest revisions are now being … Continue reading

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Hamas office to remain in Syria: Haniyah

Deposed Palestinian Prime Minister and prominent leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyah has ruled out the possibility of shifting Hamas’ political office from Syria, following the turmoil in the country. Participating in Al Jazeera’s weekly show “Without borders” (Bila Hudood) on … Continue reading

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Video: Residents describe Homs as a ‘war zone’

After nearly ten months of escalating tensions between Syrians protesting Bashar al-Assad’s government and the forces of the Syrian president himself, some in Syria have begun to refer to their country as a ‘war zone’. In the western city of … Continue reading

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Russia threatens to veto Syria resolution at U.N.

Russia shot down suggestions from some U.N. Security Council members of an imminent deal on a draft resolution aimed at stopping Syria’s bloody upheaval, warning it would veto the current text if it were put to a vote on Friday. … Continue reading

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Syria: It’s not just about freedom

By: Charles Krauthammer Imperial regimes can crack when they are driven out of their major foreign outposts. The fall of the Berlin Wall did not only signal the liberation of Eastern Europe from Moscow. It prefigured the collapse of the … Continue reading

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Video: Will Never Forget You (Flash mob in Turkey in Memory of Hama Massacre)

A flash mob was held in Turkey in memory of the Hama Massacre that occurred in February of 1982. The former president, Hafez al-Assad, killed 30,000-40,000 people in the city of Hama in two weeks because they began to defy … Continue reading

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Syria violence worsening, civil war looms: Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned the UN Security Council on Tuesday that the violence in Syria was getting worse, bringing the country closer to the brink of civil war. “The evidence is clear that (Syrian President Bashar al-) … Continue reading

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West softens demands ahead of UN vote on Syria

By: Ian Black Russia and western countries are locked in diplomatic arm-wrestling over demands that Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, hands over power to his deputy as part of a UN-backed Arab plan for a peaceful solution to the country’s bloody … Continue reading

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