Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

China ‘supports humanitarian aid for Syria’

China backs international efforts to send humanitarian aid to Syria, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has said. He was speaking to the head of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, over the phone. Mr Yang said China was willing to work with … Continue reading

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Syria Shells Opposition Centers in North

Syrian forces bombarded towns where opposition is concentrated as President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree enacting a constitution that he said will introduce political pluralism after almost a year of violence. Assad, facing international pressure to end his crackdown on … Continue reading

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Video: Free Syrian Army claim French and US assistance

Speaking to reporters in the city of Al-Qusair, a Free Syrian Army general claims that the militia group has received arms from French and American sources.

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Syria’s Assad fits war criminal category: US

US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad fits the definition of a war criminal for the violence he has unleashed on his people. Testifying before two Senate committees, Clinton was pressed about … Continue reading

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Plenary 3: Spring forward, fall back: Revolutions & their remains

This discussion focused on the new and historic wave of democratization in the Middle East and North Africa this year, and what the Arab Spring could mean for the world.

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Syria: Regime crumbles from within as even the secret police defect

IN THE face of armed militia raids and swelling anti-government protests, Syria’s commercial capital of Aleppo is living in fear of encroaching rebellion. As the Free Syrian Army (FSA) wins effective control of villages in the countryside surrounding Aleppo and … Continue reading

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China expects UNHRC’s move to ease tensions in Syria

China said Tuesday that the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) move to hold a debate on Syria should help ease tensions in the violence-wracked country. “China always holds that human rights disputes should be appropriately addressed through constructive dialogue … Continue reading

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Syria’s nonviolent activists face uphill battle for democracy

In Syria, even beasts of burden have become casualties of the antigovernment uprising: Unwittingly pulled into the protests, 15 donkeys reportedly were shot by soldiers after they walked through the city streets with the words “Bashar al Assad” spray-painted on … Continue reading

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World urged to shoulder responsibility towards Syria

Qatar called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards the systematic violation of human rights in Syria, and ending them, and to provide full protection to the Syrian people. This came in a speech delivered by HE the … Continue reading

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Venezuela sends fuel to Syria

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government says it has been shipping fuel to Syria and doesn’t intend to stop. Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez says the possibility of facing international sanctions won’t deter Venezuela’s shipments of diesel fuel to Syria. Ramirez says … Continue reading

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