Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

Arm Syria’s Rebels

By: Roger Cohen LONDON, England — Here are some home truths about Syria. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. Nobody can put this genie back in a bottle. This is the mother of all proxy fights. The … Continue reading

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Freelance cameraman provides a rare glimpse into Homs

HOMS, Syria – A freelance cameraman who visited Homs recently put together a video that provides a rare glimpse of life in the embattled city and an even rarer close-up of the opposition movement in Syria. At the headquarters of … Continue reading

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Syria constitution vote called ‘window dressing’

HOMS, Syria – The embattled Syrian president announced a constitutional referendum Wednesday as his forces pummeled Homs and other towns where people cried out for his regime to end. President Bashar al-Assad set February 26 for the vote on a … Continue reading

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Opposition: 144 dead in Syrian violence

At least 144 people were killed Monday across Syria,including 64 who died in a “horrifying massacre” at a checkpoint in Homs province, opposition activists said. Those killed at a checkpoint in the Abel area were attempting to flee shelling in … Continue reading

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Massacre in Homs as rescue bid fails

By: Lauren Williams BEIRUT, Lebanon – Activist groups claimed at least 64 people had been killed in a “massacre” at a checkpoint in the Syria’s central warzone Homs as they tried to flee the besieged neighborhood of Baba Amr late … Continue reading

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Tunisia reiterates opposition to military intervention in Syria

A Tunisian presidential spokesman has reiterated Tunisia’s opposition to “any form of military intervention as advocated by the Arab League” in the Syrian crisis, the state-run TAP press agency reported on Monday. Tunisia calls for a political solution in Syria … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian refugees flee to Jordan

Thousands are leaving Syria and fleeing to Jordan to seek refuge as the Assad regime continues to crack down on rebellious towns and villages. The country has accepted millions of refugees from Palestine and Iraq in the past and the … Continue reading

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Saudi alert over Syria

Saudi Arabia yesterday accused some countries of being complacent regarding Syria and blocking a solution to the deadly violence there.     “The kingdom holds all parties that delay international action on Syria morally responsible for developments there, especially if … Continue reading

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Syria approves constitution amid bloodshed

Syrian artillery pounded rebel-held areas of Homs on Monday as President Bashar al-Assad’s government announced that voters had overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a referendum derided as a sham by his critics at home and abroad. While foreign powers … Continue reading

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Syria – Hypocrisy Heightens

SUPPOSE Syria was Libya, would the United States have waited for the death of more than 10,000 people since January 2011, before feeble attempts to apply pressure on the Bashar al Assad regime that is slaughtering Syrians, most of them … Continue reading

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