Daily Archives: March 24, 2012

Kofi Annan woos Russia in hope of Syria deal

Syrian forces resumed their bombardment of the western city of Homs with tank and mortar fire yesterday as troops advanced on a northern rebel stronghold, leaving ten civilians and four soldiers dead. With the year-long bloodshed showing no signs of … Continue reading

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Socialist International urges urgent action on Syria in İstanbul meeting

Delegates from 21 European and Middle Eastern socialist parties attended a meeting of the Socialist International in İstanbul on Friday, discussing democratization efforts in Arab Spring states and the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria. “We are alarmed by events in … Continue reading

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Syria rebel fighters unite as violence rages

Syria’s rebel fighters yesterday set up a military council to unify their ranks and political opposition leaders called a meeting of all the dissident groups to forge common objectives as deadly violence swept the country.   Despite international envoy Kofi … Continue reading

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Brutal oppression continues in Syria

Syrian forces pounded the already battered city of Homs with tank and mortar fire and troops raided a rebellious northern town yesterday, leaving 10 civilians and four soldiers dead, opposition activists said. With the yearlong bloodshed showing no signs of … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Deadly Stalemate in Syria Part 2

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Photo Gallery: Deadly Stalemate in Syria Part 1

A year after the start of Syria’s uprising, the weary nation is at an impasse, with a broad insurgency still active despite months of brutal attacks by the Syrian army and other forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Diplomacy has … Continue reading

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Video: Child Martyr Akram Farzat Murdered by Assad forces in Rastan, Homs

Young child, Akram Farzat, was murdered by Assad forces from heavy shelling in Rastan, a district of Homs.

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Iran helping Assad to put down protests

By: Mark Hosenball Iran is providing a broad array of assistance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to help him suppress anti-government protests, from high-tech surveillance technology to guns and ammunition, U.S. and European security officials say. Tehran’s technical assistance to … Continue reading

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Brutal oppression continues in Syria

BEIRUT – Syrian forces pounded the already battered city of Homs with tank and mortar fire and troops raided a rebellious northern town yesterday, leaving 10 civilians and four soldiers dead, opposition activists said. With the yearlong bloodshed showing no … Continue reading

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Syrian army pounds Homs; Annan in Moscow

By: Erika Solomon and Crispian Balmer Syrian forces pounded the battered city of Homs with tank and mortar fire and troops pummeled several other rebel strongholds on Saturday, leaving at least 24 dead, opposition activists said. With the bloodshed showing … Continue reading

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