Daily Archives: March 28, 2012

Turkey Braces for Flood of Syrian Refugees

By: Henry Ridgwell Turkey has seen a spike in the number of refugees coming from Syria as the government assault in neighboring Idlib province intensifies. Turkish authorities are building two new camps and say they are preparing for many more … Continue reading

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Video: BBC – Interview with UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay

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Government Forces Capture Rebel Stronghold In North

By: Zeina Karam BEIRUT — Syrian activists said Wednesday a government offensive in northern Syria during which troops overran a major opposition stronghold has left behind scenes of destruction, with corpses in the streets, homes burned to the ground and … Continue reading

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McCain, Graham, Lieberman Unveil Resolution Calling For U.S. Help In Arming Syria Rebels

By: Ali Gharib In their latest push for U.S. military involvement in the Syrian conflict, three of the most hawkish Senators today introduced a resolution calling on the U.S. help arm the Syrian rebels through Arab allies. Suggesting support for … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop And The Arab Revolts: From ‘#JAN25′ To ‘#Syria’

By: Eline Gordts “The People Want The Downfall Of The Regime. The People Want The Downfall Of The Regime.” Syrian-American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum’s new song “#Syria” opens with one of the most powerful political slogans of the year. The … Continue reading

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Syrian forces targeting children, says UN’s human rights chief

By: Barney Henderson She told the BBC that hundreds of children were being held in detention, without medical care. “They’ve gone for the children – for whatever purposes – in large numbers. Hundreds detained and tortured … it’s just horrendous. … Continue reading

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New tool helps U.S. group track sex crimes in Syria

By: Susan Heavey A U.S. women’s group is using new crowd-sourcing techniques to track rape and other sexual violence across Syria in one of the first efforts to monitor assaults against women during military conflict in real-time. The effort by … Continue reading

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Nations watching Syria after it accepts peace plan

Key diplomats, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said Tuesday that the Syrian government’s acceptance of a plan to forge peace and end violence must be more than lip service. “Given (President Bashar) al-Assad’s history of overpromising and underdelivering, … Continue reading

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Two British journalists killed in Syria

By: Roy Greensdale Syrian security forces have shot and killed two freelance British journalists of Algerian descent and wounded a third, according to a Spanish newspaper report and a witness interviewed by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The Spanish … Continue reading

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Syrian Expatriates Organization Reports that Syria’s Ancient Sites and Antiquities in Danger, Deliberately Targeted

Syria’s Ancient Sites and Antiquities in Danger, Deliberately Targeted. Syrian Expatriates Organization (SEO) is disturbed by the Assad regime’s blatant disregard for the preservation of Syria’s great archaeological sites and ancient antiquities. A “crossroad of civilization” Syria has a strategic … Continue reading

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