Daily Archives: February 20, 2012

Violence rises in Syria

Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral, killing several anti-government protesters, witnesses said. Worse could be coming in Homs, Syria’s third-largest city. NBC’s Richard Engel reports. Source: msnbc

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Lebanon urged to attend Friends of Syria meet

By: Hussein Dakroub BEIRUT – Ahmad Hariri, secretary-general of the Future Movement, urged the government Monday to attend this week’s “Friends of Syria” conference in Tunisia aimed basically at calling for a political change in Syria. Meanwhile, Progressive Socialist Party leader … Continue reading

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Red Cross Seeks Ceasefire to Deliver Medical Supplies in Syria

As Syrian government forces continued to fight anti-government forces in Homs, the International Committee of the Red Cross said it is seeking a two-hour ceasefire to deliver medical supplies and aid to civilians. Margaret Warner discusses the difficulties of delivering … Continue reading

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Video: McCain: U.S. should “provide support” to Syrian rebels

Ranking member of the Armed Services Committee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) spoke with Scott Pelley on if the United States should provide support the rebels in Syria.

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‘Friends’ of Syria Expected to Spar Over Arming Rebels

By: Nour Malas BEIRUT—International pressure mounted to provide military aid to opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, ahead of a meeting of a new international contact group on Syria that is expected to be divided over whether and how much to … Continue reading

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Homs, city of torture

By: Jonathan Littell In Bashar al-Assad’s Syria, it is not just forbidden to speak, demonstrate and protest: it is also forbidden both to give medical treatment, and to receive treatment yourself. Since the beginning of the uprising, the regime has … Continue reading

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Video: Two young boys named Bashar and Maher change their names

Two young boys named Bashar and Maher change their names to Adnan and Omar, respectively. Bashar is the name of the Syrian president who is currently putting forth a brutal crackdown on the people of Syria. Maher is the name … Continue reading

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EU likely to adopt further sanctions against Syria

By: Dave Graham The European Union will likely adopt fresh sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the coming week, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Monday. Germany and other Western powers have repeatedly called on … Continue reading

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One family’s dramatic escape from Syria

By: Maha Abu Shama On 8 February 2012, the Syrian army launched a security operation against the southern village of Tasil, shattering what had been three months of relative safety for Mohammed and Salma and their fellow villagers. Around nine … Continue reading

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Defected Syria general vows return, fight

Turkmen-origin Syrian Air Force Gen Fayez Amro has defected to Turkey while another Syrian defector, Lt Abdulselam Abdulrezzak, claims chemical weapons were used in the Bab Amr neighborhood of Homs. Members of the Free Syrian Army patrol an area in … Continue reading

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