Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

Russia, Red Cross call for daily temporary ceasefire in Syria

By: Jennifer Mattson Russia has joined the International Committee of the Red Cross in calling for a daily two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. The Associated Press reported Moscow said Syria’s government and opposition rebels should stop fighting once a day … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Syria’s Maimed Children Cry Out

CNN’s Arwa Damon reports on the children who have been seriously wounded in Syria. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Year of revolt in Syria fails to loosen Assad’s grip

By: Louise Osborne BERLIN — Middle East analysts acknowledge that they underestimated Syrian President Bashar Assad, who remains in power and on the offensive a year after protests against his regime erupted. They say that with continued backing from Russia … Continue reading

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Clashes hit Syrian capital; West wants united front

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis Rebels fought gun battles with government forces in Damascus, in the most violent clashes Syria’s capital has seen since the start of the year-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. In a fresh effort to form a … Continue reading

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Asma al-Assad: a “desert rose” crushed by Syria’s strife

By: Marie Golovnia She was supposed to be the gentler face of a would-be reformist regime. Now Asma al-Assad has become a hate figure for many. Syria’s London-born first lady, once breathlessly described as a “rose in the desert”, is … Continue reading

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Russia Troops In Syria? Report Claims Military Unit Arrives At Syrian Port

According to ABC News, Russian news reports claim that an Iman tanker carrying an “anti-terror squad” from the Russian Marines has arrived in Syria. Al Arabiya writes that DEBKAfile, an open-source military intelligence website based in Israel, has reported that … Continue reading

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Global March for Syria | Ottawa

Syrians peacefully march for freedom in Syria, in downtown Ottawa, for the one-year anniversary of the Syrian Revolution.

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Journalist Nir Rosen rejects allegations of collaborating with Assad regime

By: Raf Sanchez Correspondence between Nir Rosen and Bashar al-Assad’s advisers emerged after the Syrian president’s personal email account was broken into by opposition groups and his messages handed to media organisations including the Daily Telegraph. In the emails Mr … Continue reading

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A Syrian woman’s year of love and fear

By: Yasmin Amer and Joe Sterling When Firas Fayyad failed to arrive at the Dubai airport from Damascus in November, Ellesar Hasan shivered with fear and sensed the worst: The regime of Bashar al-Assad had either jailed or killed her … Continue reading

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Syria: leaked documents reveal Bashar al-Assad’s role in crushing protests

By: Ian Black Leaks of what appear to be official Syrian documents reveal how its president, Bashar al-Assad, personally signs off plans drawn up by his government’s crisis management centre, prioritising a security crackdown to prevent protests against his regime … Continue reading

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