Daily Archives: March 22, 2012

Response to Human Rights Watch “Open Letter To The Leaders of The Syrian Opposition”

We are a group of Syrian bloggers, writers, activists, and independent citizens. We would like to commend your efforts to bring to light violations of human rights whatever their nature or source may be. We have read your letter to the … Continue reading

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Video: Injury of Abdul Basset Saroot While Trying to Aid Citizens

While trying to aid civilians in Khalidiya in the city of Homs, Syria, Abdul Basset Saroot is injured.

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Syria hammers Homs; Security Council backs Annan mission

Syrian security forces pounded a densely populated Homs neighborhood Wednesday as the U.N. Security Council called on the government to work with its envoy to end the bloodshed. At least 79 people were killed across Syria Wednesday, including 42 in … Continue reading

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John McCain: “Shameful” That U.S. Hasn’t Intervened in Syria

By: Joe Wolverton, II Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) says it is “shameful” that NATO hasn’t acted to suppress the unrest in Syria. At an event sponsored by the Atlantic Council, McCain continued beating the war drum for American military intervention in … Continue reading

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New Republic: Syria Is The Balkans All Over Again

By: Radwan Ziadeh Radwan Ziadeh is a spokesperson for the Syrian National Council and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington. As the international community continues to debate high-minded principles of national sovereignty, Syria … Continue reading

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US policy on Syria: A bad joke told at the Syrian people’s expense

By: Michael Weiss One of my favourite anecdotes from the Syrian revolution is this. On June 15 of last year, the Assad regime staged one of its many expensive loyalist rallies in Damascus. Demonstrators unfurled a three-mile-long Syrian flag on … Continue reading

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Kurd militants threaten Turkey if it enters Syria

By: Jon Hemming Turkish Kurd militants threatened on Thursday to turn all Kurdish populated areas into a “war zone” if Turkish troops entered Syria, a sign the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has allies in Syria may be taking sides … Continue reading

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Video: The Women of Freedom

Since the revolution began, the women have played an instrumental role in protesting and demanding for their freedom.

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Syria’s opposition says UN statement allowing Bashar al-Assad to ‘push ahead with repression’

By: Richard Spencer After subduing the centres of rebellious major cities like Homs and Idlib in recent weeks, the regime has turned its attention to outlying suburbs and nearby towns. Residents and activists say there has been regular shelling in … Continue reading

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#MothersinSyria honoured in Twitter tribute

Syrian activists started a Twitter campaign on Wednesday to mark Mother’s Day which is celebrated on March 21 in most Arab countries. Twitter users around the world trended the hashtag #MothersInSyria to draw attention to the bloody conflict between President Bashar al-Assad’s … Continue reading

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