Daily Archives: February 13, 2012

Video: CNN Arwa damon Reports from inside Syria

CNN Anderson Cooper interviews reporter Arwa Damon on AC360. Damon has made it into Syria and is describing what she’s seen so far.

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Attack on rebel-held town in Syria fails

By: Bassem Mroue BEIRUT — Syrian rebels repelled a push Monday by government tanks into a central town held by forces fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime in an 11-month conflict that looks increasingly like a civil war. The military pressed … Continue reading

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U.N. says Syria encouraged by Russia, China veto

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Louis Charbonneau The U.N. human rights chief accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching an “indiscriminate attack” on civilians to end pro-democracy protests and said he had been emboldened by the failure of the Security … Continue reading

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Nir Rosen on Syria’s armed opposition

Journalist Nir Rosen recently spent two months in Syria with unique access. As well as meeting members of various communities across the country – supporters of the country’s rulers and of the opposition alike – he spent time with armed … Continue reading

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Challenge to Arab League’s Syria proposal

By: Elise Labott The Obama administration is studying whether the Arab League’s call this weekend for a joint Arab-U.N. peacekeeping force could work in Syria, but is stuck on one key point: there needs to be peace first. Secetary of … Continue reading

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U.N. rights chief slams Syria at general assembly

By: Rick Gladstone and Neil MacFarquhar The top U.N. human rights official castigated Syria’s leaders Monday, accusing them of intensifying their deadly repression of the political opposition with indiscriminate brutality and “overwhelming force” after the Security Council’s effort to reach … Continue reading

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Syrian troops are raping and torturing, UN watchdog claims

By: Rosa Prince Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that there had been a “sharp escalation” of gross abuses in recent weeks, with civilians bearing the brunt of the bloody crackdown. She added that the failure of … Continue reading

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Living with Syria’s rebels, dodging tanks

By: Clarissa Ward It’s a massacre in Syria. Entire neighborhoods and apartment blocks are being blasted by artillery fire. The United Nations on Monday described it as an indiscriminate attack on civilians, a crime against humanity by the Assad regime. … Continue reading

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US sees ‘challenges’ for peacekeepers in Syria

The Obama administration said Monday it backs Arab League plans to end ongoing violence in Syria but noted several obstacles to deploying a proposed international peacekeeping force to the country and stopped short of a full endorsement of the idea. … Continue reading

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Rastan Attack Repelled, Activists Say

By: Bassem Mroue BEIRUT — Syrian rebels repelled a push Monday by government tanks into a central town held by forces fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime in an 11-month conflict that looks increasingly like a civil war. The military pressed … Continue reading

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