Daily Archives: March 4, 2012

Some aid reaches Homs as Syrians flee to border

By: Oliver Holmes and Mohammed Abbas The Red Cross delivered emergency aid to areas around the battered Baba Amro district of the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday, but was blocked for a third day from entering the former rebel bastion … Continue reading

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‘HORRIFIED’ BY SON-IN-LAW BASHAR AL ASSAD

By: Adam Helliker and Hilary Douglas THE LONDON-based father-in-law of Syrian President Bashar al Assad last night begged him to make democratic changes to his strife-torn country “before it’s too late”. Harley Street cardiologist Dr Fawaz Akhras, says he is … Continue reading

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UN: 2,000 refugees flee Syria for Lebanon amid shelling

By: Ayman Mohyeldin Up to 2,000 refugees fleeing violence in Syria are crossing the border into northern Lebanon, a spokesman for the United Nations refugee agency told Reuters on Sunday. “Between one and two thousand (Syrians) are in the process … Continue reading

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Paul Conroy: Wife says he was ‘lucky every day’

A British photographer who was injured in Syria and was smuggled into Lebanon is extremely fortunate to be alive, his wife says. Paul Conroy, 47, originally from Liverpool but who now lives in Devon, was injured in an attack in … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness in Syria: A Correspondent’s Last Days

By: Tyler Hicks It was damp and cold as Anthony Shadid and I crossed in darkness over the barbed-wire fence that separated Turkey from Syria last month. We were also crossing from peace into war, into the bloodiest conflict of … Continue reading

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Red Cross hopes to enter Baba Amro as Syria boils

By: Oliver Holmes and Mohammed Abbas The Red Cross delivered aid to areas around the battered Baba Amro district of the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday, but was blocked from entering the former rebel stronghold itself, three days after … Continue reading

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Blocking aid to Homs another crime: Turkey

BEIRUT: Syrian forces bombarded parts of the shattered city of Homs anew yesterday and blocked the first Red Cross aid meant for civilians stranded for weeks without food and fuel in the former rebel stronghold, activists and aid workers said. … Continue reading

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US believes Iran increasing secret aid to Syria: report

WASHINGTON – Iran is stepping up its military and intelligence support for Syrian government troops in their crackdown against opposition strongholds, The Washington Post reported late Saturday. Citing three unnamed US officials with access to intelligence reports from the region, … Continue reading

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Syria pummeling Homs anew

BEIRUT – Syrian forces launched a fresh assault on Homs on Saturday as the Red Cross pressed forward with efforts to deliver badly needed aid to thousands of people stranded in a besieged neighborhood despite warnings from regime troops of … Continue reading

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China offers plan on Syria but refuses to endorse outside intervention

BEIJING – China offered a proposal Sunday to end the violence in Syria, calling for an immediate cease-fire and talks by all parties but standing firm against any intervention by outside forces. The proposal, released by China’s Foreign Ministry, comes … Continue reading

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