Daily Archives: February 23, 2012

After a Year, Deep Divisions Hobble Syria’s Opposition

By: Neil MacFarquhar BEIRUT — Syria’s downward spiral into more hellish conflict in cities like Homs has provoked a new surge of outrage around the world, with Arab and many Western countries searching for new ways to support protesters and … Continue reading

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Syria: What’s next

Talks today: Foreign ministers and other top officials from more than 70 nations will meet Friday in Tunis, Tunisia, for what is being called a “Friends of Syria” gathering. Former U.N. Secretary-General and Macalester alum Kofi Annan was appointed the … Continue reading

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New pressure expected for Syria cease-fire and humanitarian aid

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT — The United States and allied governments seeking the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad were expected to exert new pressure Friday on Syrian authorities to agree to a cease-fire and allow humanitarian aid into … Continue reading

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Syria is not Libya, but is it Bosnia in the making?

I’ve been watching a lot of television news bulletins from Syria of late, each one more disturbing than the last. Some have detailed the killing of Marie Colvin, a fine and fearless war correspondent alongside whom I have worked on … Continue reading

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“Friends of Syria” to demand ceasefire, aid access

It is a dangerous issue and if it drags Syria into civil war this will suck in the neighbours. Source: Reuters

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U.N. Report Accuses Syria of Crimes Against Humanity

The Syrian state has committed “gross human right violations” amounting to crimes against humanity concluded a panel of independent U.N. investigators in a 72-page report [PDF] released today. Drawn from 369 interviews with victims, witnesses, defectors and individuals with “inside … Continue reading

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OFFICIAL: United Nations Report on Syria

UN Human Rights Council Syria Report

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U.N. Panel Accuses Syrian Government of Crimes Against Humanity

LONDON — A United Nations panel concluded Thursday that “gross human rights violations” had been ordered by the Syrian authorities as a matter of state policy, amounting to crimes against humanity. The panel of three investigators, led by Paulo Pinheiro, … Continue reading

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Video: Keeping Them Honest: Syria’s latest lies

Two journalists are killed in the besieged city of Homs. The Assad regime blames the victims, and maintains the fiction that they’re only targeting terrorists, not systematically murdering civilians. We’re Keeping Them Honest.

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Syria Summit Told To ‘Stop The Massacre’

The Tunisian President has told Sky News that the world can no longer stand by and “watch the massacre” in Syria. President Moncef Marzouki was speaking as Western and Arab leaders gathered for the “Friends of Syria” summit in the … Continue reading

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