Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

The world must tighten economic sanctions against Syria

It didn’t take long for Syrian President Bashar Assad to take advantage of Russian and Chinese vetoes of a United Nations measure demanding that his regime stop the killing of anti-dictatorship protesters. Within a day of Saturday’s vote, he answered … Continue reading

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Video: Anderson Cooper KTH: Deadly Lies in Syria

Anderson Cooper talks to a Syrian activist and Syrian Ambassador to U.N. about the ongoing violence in Homs, Syria.

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In Syria, a once-quiet village tips into revolution

ANADAN, Syria — — Off the main highway leading from the city of Aleppo, a handful of Kalashnikov-toting young men, some with their faces covered in scarves, stand at a checkpoint near the entrance to this small village. Close by … Continue reading

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Homs army assault enters fourth day

An assault by the Syrian army on the restive city of Homs has entered its fourth day. Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed since government troops began pounding known strongholds of opposition groups. The BBC’s Paul Wood, … Continue reading

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Editorial: Killing in Syria

Two days after Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a peaceful transfer of power in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad continued his killing spree.     On Monday, government forces using tanks and machine guns … Continue reading

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Assad’s wife ‘defends’ Brutal Syrian Regime

The British-born wife of Syria’s president has spoken in support of her husband for the first time since the 11-month uprising against his regime began, a British newspaper reported Tuesday. “The President is the President of Syria, not a faction … Continue reading

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Canadian diplomats stay in Syria

The Americans are hitting the road out of Damascus, but Canada’s diplomats are staying on the job in the Syrian capital. “We have reduced staff at our embassy in Damascus to core personnel only. The safety of Canadian staff in … Continue reading

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US and Britain increase pressure on Syria

By: Bassem Mroue The US closed its Syrian embassy and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a dramatic escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Assad to give up power, just days after diplomatic efforts at the United Nations … Continue reading

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Syria: ‘You cannot imagine how brutal it has been here’

By: Martin Chulov Omar Shakir has chronicled the uprising in Homs since March, as it steadily zeroed in on his neighbourhood, Bab al-Amr. The Syrian army has not dared enter the area for several months, as the battle for the … Continue reading

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Syria’s rebels: Ordinary men fight and die

By: Clarissa Ward The situation in Syria is getting more dangerous by the hour. On Monday, the U.S. State Department closed its embassy in Damascus, saying it was vulnerable to attack. Ambassador Robert Ford and his staff are now on … Continue reading

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