Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

US says Turkey been enormous help in humanitarian efforts for Syrians

US State Department has said Turkey has been an enormous help in humanitarian efforts for Syrian refugees by taking in nearly 12,000 Syrians fleeing a year-long violence as a result of military crackdown by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. State Department … Continue reading

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Video: Activist – Amid Executions and Torture, Syrians OK With Risks of No-Fly Zone

Syria’s deputy oil minister appeared to defect from President Assad’s regime in an online video Thursday, calling the opposition “the voice of righteousness.” Ray Suarez, Syrian activist Danny Abdul Dayem and the International Crisis Group’s Robert Malley discuss the hurdles … Continue reading

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Syrian refugee recounts torture

By: Sarah Lynch MAFRAQ, Jordan – Dark scars on Mohammad Al-Fawari’s face stand out even in the shadows of his cold, dimly lit home in a poor part of town where he and his family sought refuge near the Syrian-Jordan … Continue reading

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Staging a coup in Syria?!

By: Hassan Barari The fact that the Syrian people are being killed on a daily basis by a brutal regime is an understatement. The hurtful truth is that the whole world has been watching this crime while doing nothing to … Continue reading

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Syria Uprising: Mossad, Blackwater And CIA ‘Led Operations In Homs’

By: Sara C Nelson CIA, Mossad and Blackwater agents are involved in military violence in the Homs district, an Arab news agency exclusively reports. According to Al-Manar, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based militant group and political party, a coordination … Continue reading

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Struggling to make sense of intelligence reports

Washington Searching for any sign of splintering in Syria’s ruling class, the United States has tracked what it suspects is the transfer of millions of dollars in foreign accounts by elites with ties to President Bashar Al Assad. But the … Continue reading

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What Abdo Hussameddin has risked by standing up to Assad

SYRIA’S deputy oil minister, Abdo Hussameddin, has become the highest ranking civilian to quit President Bashar al-Assad’s regime since the Syrian pro-democracy uprising erupted a year ago. On a day when 39 more people were killed by Assad’s forces across … Continue reading

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Embassy closure hampers CIA mission in Syria

The challenge for the CIA increased when the United States shut its embassy in Damascus last month. The facility had provided diplomatic cover for agency officers and a base for intelligence-gathering operations inside Syria’s capital. US President Barack Obama has … Continue reading

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Women of the revolution: Syria, a battlefield for freedom

By: Rana Khoury For years, 49 to be exact, women in Syria have seen International Women’s Day overshadowed by the celebration of the Baath party. But this year, things have changed. This March 8, the Syrian woman was at the … Continue reading

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Turkey, Tunisia oppose non-Arab intervention in Syria

By: Lin Noueihed Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Thursday his country was opposed to any force from outside the region intervening in Syria, but warned that no government could survive by using violence against its people. Gul’s comments came during … Continue reading

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