Daily Archives: March 25, 2012

Syria crisis: Unicef steps up response

As the impact of the ongoing crisis in Syria ripples across the region, UNICEF has unveiled plans to address the urgent health, educational and other needs of tens of thousands of Syrian children being sheltered in surrounding countries. The plans … Continue reading

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SNC could become Syria’s representative: dissident

There are “strong signals” that the Friends of Syria group could recognize the opposition Syrian National Congress as the sole “legitimate representative of the Syrian people” when it meets April 1 in Istanbul, according to a council member. “There are … Continue reading

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Ali Ferzat: Revolution redefines art in Syria

By: Sebastian Usher Ali Ferzat’s hands sweep and glide and conjure shapes as he sits in a small art gallery behind Sloane Square in London where his sly deconstructions of authoritarianism are on show. These are the hands that pricked and … Continue reading

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HRW: Syria government using civilians as human shields

Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported on Sunday that Syrian government officials are rounding up civilians [press release] and forcing them to walk in front of the army during arrests, troop movements and attacks on villages in order to … Continue reading

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Syrian Army Uses Human Shields in Combat, Rights Group Says

By: Glen Carey The Syrian army has used civilians as human shields during arrest and combat operations in rebel- held towns and villages, Human Rights Watch said. Witnesses from al-Janoudyah, Kafr Nabl, Kafr Rouma and Ayn Larouz in Idlib governorate … Continue reading

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Prominent Kuwaiti Muslim scholar says ‘freedom comes before Shariah’

By: Dina al-Shibeeb A prominent Kuwaiti scholar and popular TV talk show host reiterated his belief that freedom must come before Sharia. Tariq al-Suwaidan, who is head of the Kuwait-based Al-Risala TV station, and has his own TV program, was speaking … Continue reading

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The Real Me and The Hypothetical Syrian Revolution (Part 2)

 By: Amal Hanano Nine months ago my daughter, Tal Malouhi, a student in high school, was arrested by one of the branches of the security for reasons we do not know until this moment and I do not know anything … Continue reading

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Video: Syria-Idlib – Demolished building by a rocket

Idlib Sarmin Syria-Idlib – A rocket hits the city of Idlib, Syria by the means of war helicopters leaving broken infrastructure and rubble behind.

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Syria Uprising: Russia Warns Of ‘Last Chance’ As Battles Rage On

By: Elizabeth A. Kennedy BEIRUT – Syrian forces attacked flashpoint areas Sunday, carrying out raids and clashing with rebels as President Bashar Assad’s allies in Russia said the country may be facing its last chance for peace. Syrian activists reported … Continue reading

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Syria intervention talk as diplomacy withers

By: Christopher Torchia ISTANBUL  — A year of sanctions, diplomacy and harsh rhetoric failed to stop Syria’s bloody crackdown and oust President Bashar Assad. With frustration running high, Turkey and other countries that have staked moral credibility on ending the … Continue reading

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