Daily Archives: February 12, 2012

Syria rejects new Arab League peace mission proposal

Syria has “categorically rejected” an Arab League resolution calling for a joint Arab-UN peacekeeping mission to end the country’s 11-month conflict. The resolution, seen by the BBC but not yet officially released, also said the League was ending all diplomatic … Continue reading

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Syria’s First Family

By: Andy Warner An illustrated guide to the Assad clan. How long can it cling to power?

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How to set Syria free

IN HOMS they are burying their dead under cover of darkness, for fear that the mourners themselves will become the next victims. Syrian government forces are setting out to strike the city’s makeshift clinics, where the floor is already slick … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Assad’s Bloodbath

Source: The Guardian

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Tunisia leader sees Yemen-style exit for Syria’s Assad

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said Sunday he hoped the bloodshed in Syria could be stopped under a similar scenario to the one which saw Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh relinquish power. “I hope we will find a political solution akin … Continue reading

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Syria eases bombardment of Homs

Syrian security forces have eased their week-long bombardment of the central city of Homs and let a few families leave opposition districts while thousands of protesters crowded the streets overnight, activists say. Heavy shelling in Homs has killed hundreds in … Continue reading

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Arab League backs Syria opposition, calls for peacekeepers

By: Yasmine Saleh The Arab League threw its support on Sunday firmly behind the opposition mounting an uprising against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, and called for the U.N. Security Council to send peacekeepers to halt bloodshed. A resolution approved by … Continue reading

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Video: Hama 1982, We will never forget

A reporter who was in Hama in 1982 speaks about his experience there.

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Video: Piers Morgan Interview with Joan Juliet Buck on Syria

Piers Morgan interviews the vogue writer who discusses her experiences with Asma Al-Assad.

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Arabs redouble bid to end Syria conflict

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Angus MacSwan CAIRO /AMMAN – Arab ministers stepped up diplomatic efforts to end the bloodshed in Syria on Sunday and Saudi Arabia advocated giving all forms of support to opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. At … Continue reading

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