Daily Archives: March 9, 2012

U.N. Relief Chief Tells of Horrific Destruction in Syria and Official Resistance to Aid Plan

By: Kareem Fahim and Alan Cowell BEIRUT, Lebanon — The top United Nations relief official offered a somber view on Friday of the aid crisis caused by the uprising in Syria, saying she had witnessed horrific destruction during her two-day … Continue reading

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Video: Refugees seek refuge in Turkey camps

With no sign of an end to the ongoing violence in Syria, thousands of refugees continue to flee over the Turkish-Syrian border in search of safety. UN aid chief Valerie Amos visited some of those living in emergency camps on … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Assad’s Syria and Obama’s Calculated Inaction

By: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin Michelle Obama’s family is from Chicago, the third-largest city in the United States. The family of Asma Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is from Homs, Syria’s third largest city. One of their husbands has been … Continue reading

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Makkah imam: Qur’an gives hope to Syria’s oppressed

The Imam and Khatib at the Grand Mosque Sheikh Osama Khayyat comforted the Syrian people, wilting under the oppression of the tyrannical regime of President Bashar Assad, by reciting verses of the Holy Qur’an saying Almighty Allah sends solace soon … Continue reading

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Lebanon vows to prevent attacks on Syria from its territory

By: Hussein Dakroub Lebanon pledged Friday to prevent any attacks from its territory against Syria, while the Lebanese Army vowed to strike with an “iron fist” against anyone who tries to damage the country’s security or split military ranks. The toughening … Continue reading

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Sen. Hugh Segal calls for Libya-like operation in Syria

A high-profile Conservative senator says Canada must be prepared to be part of a military operation with a “coalition of the willing” to end the bloodshed in Syria. Sen. Hugh Segal told the Senate this week Canada should work with … Continue reading

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Annan to meet Assad, seeking end to Syria violence

By: Dominic Evans U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan meets President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday to press for a political solution to Syria’s year-long uprising and bloody crackdown in which thousands of people have been killed. Annan’s talks in Damascus come … Continue reading

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Deaths mount in Syria on eve of Annan talks

  By:Lauren Williams Syrian security forces opened fire on anti-government demonstrations in five cities Friday and killed up to 70 people, activists said, on the eve of a landmark meeting between U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan and Syrian President Bashar … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan accused of ‘living on Mars’

Mr Annan has said his mission was to start a “political process” to resolve the conflict in the country. He is due this weekend in Syria where he will meet with Assad. In comments made in Cairo on Thursday after … Continue reading

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U.S. glum on prospects for new U.N. Syria resolution

By: Andrew Quinn The United States said on Friday that, amid ongoing opposition from Russia, it was not optimistic the U.N. Security Council could agree on a new resolution urging an end to the Syrian government’s brutal crackdown on its … Continue reading

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