Daily Archives: February 24, 2012

Turkish journalists protest killings of reporters in Syria

Journalists from various associations gathered in Ankara on Friday to protest the killing of journalists in neighboring Syria. A group of journalists from the Turkey’s Photojournalists Association (TFMD), Turkey’s News Cameramen Association (THKD) and the Diplomacy Reporters Association (DMD) convened … Continue reading

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Syria Crisis: Government Forces Destroy ‘Inch By Inch’

By: Brian Murphy and Zeina Karam BEIRUT — Medics stitch wounds with thread used for clothing. Hungry residents risk Syrian government sniper fire or shelling to hunt for dwindling supplies of bread and canned food on the streets of the … Continue reading

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Saudi delegation pulls out of ‘Friends of Syrian People’ in Tunis citing ‘inactivity’

The Saudi delegation withdrew from the “Friends of the Syrian People” meeting in Tunis over what it saw as the gathering’s “inactivity”, Al Arabiya reported. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal left the meeting after saying in a speech that … Continue reading

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Obama on Assad: ‘It is time for that regime to move on’

By: Olivier Knox President Barack Obama vowed Friday to “look for every tool available” to stop Syria’s deadly crackdown on opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. “It is important that we not be bystanders during these extraordinary events,” he said … Continue reading

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Evacuations in Syria as diplomatic pressure mounts

By: Lin Noueihed and John Irish The first wounded and sick women trapped in the most embattled district of the Syrian city of Homs have been evacuated, and talks were held to evacuate more on Saturday, while pressure mounted on President … Continue reading

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Red Cross begins Homs evacuations

By: David Blair and Adrian Blomfield Syrian forces had sealed off the Baba Amr area, which has been under intense bombardment for 21 consecutive days. By agreement with the authorities, three ambulances from the Red Crescent were able to enter … Continue reading

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‘I think I will die,’ man in Syria’s besieged city of Homs says — then the line goes dead

A resident of the besieged Syrian city of Homs said on Friday that Syria needs safe corridors for the transport of food, water and medical supplies. “I’m so hungry,” Abu Bakr told NBC News. The Syrian resident said he feared … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia backs arming Syrian opposition

By: Martin Chulov and Matthew Weaver Saudi Arabia has backed the arming of Syria’s opposition guerrilla army in remarks that could signal an intervention by the Sunni Muslim superpower in the Assad regime’s crackdown against the uprising. The Saudi foreign … Continue reading

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Clinton says Syria has blood on its hands

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Syrian regime will have “more blood on its hands” if it doesn’t immediately comply with ceasefire demands being issued by a group of 70 Western and Arab nations. In opening remarks … Continue reading

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Syria and the risks of covering conflicts

Lyse Doucet BBC Most journalists don’t go to war planning to die. But with each year that passes there seems to be more to think about, at moments even to worry. Every death of a close colleague gives pause for … Continue reading

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