Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

Joseph Kony vs. Bashar al-Assad

Here’s a puzzle. A video calling for international action to capture Joseph Kony, a Ugandan guerilla who commands a couple hundred men and has killed 151 civilians during the past year, has been viewed by a whopping 76 million people … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera To Air Syria Documentary Filmed On iPhone

Al Jazeera will broadcast a documentary about Syria filmed almost entirely on an iPhone from an undercover correspondent. The documentary, titled “Syria: Songs of Defiance,” shows the journalist on the ground in Syria. He brings viewers into the lives of … Continue reading

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Assad responds to U.N. proposals; Bodies dumped in mosque as army pounds Idlib

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad responded on Tuesday to proposals made by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to halt the deadly assault on protest cities, a spokesman for Annan said. “They did respond. Their responses are being considered,” spokesman Ahmad Fawzi … Continue reading

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Editorial: The screws tighten on Syria’s Assad

By: Joel Brinkley Sitting in his sumptuous palace, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can almost certainly hear the drip, drip, drip, like a leaky faucet, of his life dribbling away. The world is finally closing in on him, and he realizes … Continue reading

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French war surgeon speaks of “hell” in Syria

By: John Heilprin GENEVA — French surgeon Jacques Beres has operated in war zones for 40 years, but he says the carnage in Syria is among the most horrific he has ever witnessed. Beres smuggled himself into the battered Syrian … Continue reading

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AP Journalist, Rodrigo Abd, recounts fleeing Syrian city under fire

By: Rodrigo Abd ANTAKYA, Turkey — Explosions illuminated the night as we ran, hoping to escape Syria after nearly three weeks of covering a conflict that the government seems determined to keep the world from seeing. Tank shells slammed into … Continue reading

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Under siege in Syrian city, where the regime tries to keep journalists out

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Explosions illuminated the night as we ran, hoping to escape Syria after nearly three weeks of covering a conflict that the government seems determined to keep the world from seeing. Tank shells slammed into the city streets … Continue reading

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Syria laying mines on routes used by civilians fleeing violence, group says

Syrian forces have laid mines near the borders of Lebanon and Turkey along routes used by those trying to escape the conflict in Syria, advocacy group Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Opposition activists who have waged a year-long revolt … Continue reading

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U.S. continuing USD 900 million contract with Russian firm linked to Syria

Despite outcries from U.S. lawmakers, the State Department said Tuesday it will pursue a USD 900 million contract with Russian arms exporter currently arming the Syrian regime. Responding to concerns by a bipartisan group 17 senators who have asked the … Continue reading

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Syria: Idlib is “New Baba Amr”

As Syrian government forces continue to crush opposition in the northwest province of Idlib, IWPR Arab Spring editor Daniella Peled asked the spokesman for the Local Coordinating Committee in Jabal al-Zawiya to describe what was happening. What is the situation … Continue reading

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