Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Russia says Assad wants dialogue; Syria keeps shelling as nations recall envoys

By: Alice Fordham DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is “completely committed” to stopping fighting in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday after discussions on the mounting violence. Lavrov’s meeting with Assad came as the Syrian … Continue reading

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U.S., allies weigh options in Syria

By: Patrick J. McDonnell and Paul Richter Reporting from Beirut and Washington— With President Bashar Assad refusing to cede power, U.S. options include arming Syrian rebels or looking the other way if others do. Some foresee a proxy war. Washington … Continue reading

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Attacks in Syria’s Homs resume after Russian peace foray

Armoured forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad thrust deeper into the central city of Homs on Wednesday, firing rockets and mortar rounds to subdue opposition districts, activists said, a day after Russia said Assad wants peace. Tanks entered the Inshaat neighborhood and … Continue reading

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Russian Envoy Calls Syria Visit ‘Very Productive’

By: Nada Bakri BEIRUT, Lebanon — Russia’s foreign minister visited Syria’s top leaders in Damascus on Tuesday, at a moment when Western and Arab nations are withdrawing ambassadors and trying to isolate Syria diplomatically over its increasingly violent response to … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian activist gives first-hand account of regime’s brutality

The Syrian regime says life in Homs is normal, but the pictures and reports tell a much different story. In an emotional interview, a Syrian activist gives voice to a reality of death and destruction. Innocent men, women, and children … Continue reading

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Video: Let me tell you a Story

This video shows a young boy who tells a story about the 3 year old baby boy named Omar. Omar is from Syria and , unfortunately, suffers from a rare liver disease. His dear mother was murdered right before his … Continue reading

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We Believe That The Time Has Come For Syrian Intervention

By: Harry Langford We the undersigned believe that it is time for the international community to take action in Syria to prevent crimes against humanity. More than 2,000 people have died since Russia and China vetoed the first UN Security … Continue reading

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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 flutters … Continue reading

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No One Spared in Syrian Violence

By: Nick Thompson The ancient city of Homs is now a warzone as President Bashar al-Assad’s army strikes fiercely at the heart of Syria’s 11-month-old anti-government uprising. Hundreds in Homs have been killed by rockets, mortar rounds and snipers’ bullets … Continue reading

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Syria’s Long Winter

By: Bama Athreya In early 2011 — almost exactly a year ago — Syria’s citizens began protests against the repression of the Assad regime. While countries throughout the Middle East enjoyed a wave of political reforms — the “Arab Spring” … Continue reading

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