Daily Archives: March 3, 2012

No successor still in sight for Syria

The Obama administration along with its Arab and European allies are trying to push Syria’s leader from power, but US officials acknowledge they see no good candidates to replace him, either inside the government or from the nation’s fractured opposition. … Continue reading

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China offers plan on Syria but nixes intervention

China is offering a proposal to end the violence in Syria, calling for an immediate end to all violence and talks by all the parties, but standing fast against any intervention by outside forces. The proposal, released by China’s Foreign … Continue reading

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Bodies of 2 reporters have left Syria for Paris

The Polish Foreign Ministry says the bodies of two foreign journalists recently killed in shelling while trapped in the besieged central Syrian city of Homs have left Syria on board a French plane to Paris. The Foreign Ministry in Warsaw … Continue reading

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U.S. officials: Iran is stepping up lethal aid to Syria

By: Joby Warrick and Liz Sly U.S. officials say they see Iran’s hand in the increasingly brutal crackdown on opposition strongholds in Syria, including evidence of Iranian military and intelligence support for government troops accused of mass executions and other … Continue reading

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Video: Should U.S. cut ties to Russian companies selling arms to Syria?

CNN’s Barbara Starr investigates why a Russian company that sells arms to Syria also receives hundreds of millions of dollars from a U.S. military contract? Should the U.S. be continuing to pay Russian defense companies that are party to supplying … Continue reading

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Syrian Television’s Underwhelming Evidence of Foreign Backing for Rebels

By: Robert Mackey As my colleagues Kareem Fahim and Hwaida Saad report, the Syrian government blocked an aid convoy from entering a devastated neighborhood in the city of Homs on Saturday, citing safety concerns, a day after granting access to … Continue reading

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China calls for immediate, unconditional end to violence in Syria

China urged the Syrian government and other “parties concerned” to immediately and unconditionally end all acts of violence, especially against civilians. The state news agency said the ministry had released a statement, attributed to an unnamed official, calling for dialogue … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Paul Conroy interview on AC360, “It’s a slaughterhouse.”

Paul Conroy, a British photojournalist who was recently smuggled out of Syria, spoke with Anderson by phone earlier tonight. He was injured in the same shelling that killed his friends and colleagues Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik. “This was murder” … Continue reading

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Syria’s desperate rebels flee new northern offensive by Assad’s army

By: Nick Meo The last defenders of the free Syrian village of Ain al-Beida were huddling from a biting wind in a Turkish border town. They were still covered with mud from their desperate escape over the mountains. The previous … Continue reading

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Homs shelled again as Syrian troops keep Red Cross out

By: Peter Beaumont and Mona Mahmood Syrian activists say troops are shelling several districts in the rebellious central city of Homs where the government is stopping a Red Cross convoy from reaching thousands stranded in the area. Abu Hassan al-Homsi, … Continue reading

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