Daily Archives: April 1, 2012

Sprawling, Digital Roots Behind a Syrian Uprising

By: Chris Palmer and Daniel A. Medina Karam Nachar wants to topple President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Every day, he wakes before dawn and begins working with other activists – planning opposition strategies, honing their message to the world media, … Continue reading

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At Meeting, Nations Move to Expand Aid for Syrian Rebels

By: Steven Lee Myers ISTANBUL, Turkey — The United States and dozens of other countries moved closer on Sunday to direct intervention in the fighting in Syria, with Arab nations pledging $100 million to pay opposition fighters and the Obama administration … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad must obey peace plan or other countries will arm opposition

By: David Blair William Hague delivered a stark warning to Syria’s regime, saying that President Bashar al-Assad must obey a new peace plan or else other countries would arm the rebel movement. The Foreign Secretary said the “reality” was that … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels in Turkey keep spirits and hopes up as they wait for tide to turn

By: Constanze Letsch Opponents of regime of Bashar al-Assad treat their wounded and launch supply expeditions from neighbouring country Routed by a brutal conflict and driven from their country, Syrians in Turkey might be expected to be a desperate bunch. But … Continue reading

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Secretary Clinton Says Syrian President Assad ‘Must Go’

By: Reena Ninan and Marisa Taylor Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that, despite a newly-brokered cease fire agreement with Syrian President Bashar al Assad, his days as president are numbered as his forces continue the bloody clash with Syrian opposition … Continue reading

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Britain warns Assad peace plan delay may boost funding for his foes

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Britain said on Sunday that foot dragging by President Bashar Assad over a United Nations-Arab League peace plan for Syria will trigger fresh pressure on him at the UN Security Council and possibly increase foreign governments’ financing … Continue reading

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Syria’s SNC gets world’s backing

Rebel fighters to get salaries; Damascus rejects recommendations “Friends of Syria” member countries recognised the opposition Syrian National Council yesterday as the “legitimate representative” of all Syrians, the Anatolia news agency said. In the final statement of the second “Friends … Continue reading

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‘Friends of Syria’ call for deadline to start peace plan

Istanbul – Western and Arab countries are putting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad verbally under pressure. They call for a “deadline” to implement the peace plan, in order to put an end to one year of violence, although they are not … Continue reading

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Syria conference: Coalition moves to fund rebels

A coalition of at least 70 countries pledged several million dollars a month Sunday and communications equipment for Syrian rebels and opposition activists, signaling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that diplomacy and sanctions alone can’t end … Continue reading

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“Friends of Syria” conference’s final statement

1. The Second Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People (“the Friends’ Group”) was held in Istanbul on 1 April 2012. 2. The Friends’ Group welcomed the growing interest and participation of the countries which totaled 82 … Continue reading

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