Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

Syria’s deputy oil minister ‘defects’

Abdo Hussameldin, Syria’s deputy oil minister, has announced his defection in a video posted by activists on YouTube, the authenticity of which could not be immediately confirmed. If confirmed, Hussameldin would become one of the highest ranking civilian official to abandon President Bashar … Continue reading

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Reassurances for Syria’s minorities

By: Tariq Alhomayed The talk these days revolves around the necessity of providing reassurances to Syria’s minorities in order for them to abandon the Bashar Assad regime. In fact, we cannot say that all Syria’s minorities are with Assad so … Continue reading

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Libya says world should help Syrians gain freedom

UNITED NATIONS: Libya’s prime minister says the world should help the Syrian people obtain their freedom. Abdurrahim el-Keib said the situation in Syria “is definitely analogous” to last year’s uprising in Libya, which received help from NATO to help protect … Continue reading

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Russia accuses Libya of training Syrian rebels

By: Michelle Nichols Russia accused Libya during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Wednesday of running a training center for Syrian rebels and arming the fighters in their battle to overthrow the country’s President Bashar al-Assad. “We have received information that … Continue reading

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Effects of Instability Spill Over to Syria’s Neighbors

By: Josh Wood BEIRUT, Lebanon — As the bloody conflict in Syria enters its second year, it is inflicting economic stresses and uncertainties on the country’s neighbors. In Lebanon and Jordan, which have absorbed thousands of Syrian refugees and where the extent of the spillover … Continue reading

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Syrian district Baba Amr “pretty devastated” – UN aid chief

U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, who is currently visiting Syria, described the Baba Amr district of the battered city of Homs as devastated by the recent shelling and almost devoid of people, a spokeswoman for Amos’ office said on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Syria’s grip on Aleppo weakening

The Syrian regime’s grip on the country’s second city and main commercial centre is weakening. For almost a year Aleppo has managed to stave off major manifestations of the Syrian uprising from its streets, but as rebel fighters battle for … Continue reading

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How to Find and Protect Yourself Against the Pro-Syrian-Government Malware on Your Computer

By: Eva Galperin and Morgan Marquis-Boire A few weeks ago, we started seeing reports of a Trojan called Darkcomet RAT on computers belonging to Syrian activists which would capture webcam activity, disable the notification setting for certain antivirus programs, record key strokes, … Continue reading

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Video: Situation in Syria

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the violence in Syria.

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Economic squeeze tightens on Syria

By: Phil Sands DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria’s economic crisis is deepening with petrol shortages, a plunging currency and complaints from government employees over unpaid salaries. Long queues have been common at filling stations in and around Damascus for months but … Continue reading

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