Daily Archives: March 17, 2012

Video: British Journalist Paul Conroy [injured in Baba Amr] speaks at a march for Syria in London

Paul Conroy is a hero to many. “I think we left behind another unfolding tragedy that in 10-15 years the world will say, how did we sit back and let this happen? “There’s mass destruction – children, women, men huddled … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia sends military equipment to Syria rebels

 Saudi Arabia is delivering military equipment to Syrian rebels in an effort to stop bloodshed by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, a top Arab diplomat said on Saturday. “Saudi military equipment is on its way to Jordan to arm the Free Syrian Army,” … Continue reading

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Syria tells UN envoy that armed opposition groups must give up weapons first

UNITED NATIONS – Syria has told international envoy Kofi Annan in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that it is “keen to end violence” but insists that armed opposition groups give up their weapons first. The Syrian response falls … Continue reading

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Twin bombings in Damascus kill at least 27, almost 100 hurt

By: Dominic Evans and Crispian Balmer Two explosions struck the heart of Damascus on Saturday, killing at least 27 people in an attack on security installations that state television blamed on “terrorists” seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Cars packed with … Continue reading

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Framing Syria

By: Amal Hanano Over the last forty years, the Assad regime has mastered the method of burying our stories almost as well as burying our people. Our cities, like their residents, carry the scars of brutality, hiding decades of bloody … Continue reading

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Sexy photo in hacked Assad e-mails causes comment

By: Alastair Macdonald A provocative photograph of a near-naked young woman appears among e-mails apparently sent to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and hacked by opposition activists who shared them with Western media. On Saturday, London’s Daily Telegraph published an edited version of … Continue reading

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SAC Press Release: UCI student gov. demands removal of Assad regime rep. from UCI board

SAC Press Release: UCI student government demands removal of Assad regime representative from UCI Foundatio…

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Assad father-in-law compares Homs to London riots

The father-in-law of the Syrian president has compared the Syrian army’s crackdown in Homs, to the UK police’s reponse to the London riots. Speaking to the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, Fawaz Akhras, who lives in London, said the government had a responsibility … Continue reading

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Leaked emails expose a Gulf dignitary attempt to mediate a safe exist for Assad family

The daughter of a prominent Gulf Arab personality told Syria’s First Lady, Asmaa al-Assad, to leave the unrest-torn country with her husband, President Bashar al-Assad, and their children before it was too late, emails leaked from Asmaa’s inbox and obtained … Continue reading

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Video: The price for holding on to power in Syria

As President Bashar al-Assad clings to power, Syria has gone from a place of small demonstrations one year ago to a country collapsing from within. The UN estimates that almost 9,000 people have been killed, mostly in the central province … Continue reading

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