Daily Archives: April 3, 2012

Syria unrest: Turkey says UN ‘supports’ repression

Mr Erdogan said the UNSC was standing by with its “hands and arms tied” while the Syrian people were dying every day. Russia says Syria has promised to pull its forces from cities by 10 April. America’s UN ambassador says … Continue reading

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In Syria’s shadow, Bosnia’s ghosts

We are coming up on a melancholy anniversary. On April 5, 1992, Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sucic were shot and killed. They were attending a peace rally in Sarajevo when Serbian snipers opened fire. The two women were the first … Continue reading

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Assad’s Forces Record Brutal Crackdown as They Carry It Out

By: Robert Mackey Syrian activists working to show what the government crackdown on dissent looks like in graphic detail have found a rich, if unexpected, source of material: video clips apparently shot as souvenirs by members of President Bashar al-Assad’s … Continue reading

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Editorial: The Many Promises of Bashar al-Assad

By: Peter Gelling Reporting on the promises of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has become farcical. His latest assurance came this week through UN diplomats who told reporters that the president pledged to evacuate his security forces from population centers by … Continue reading

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Senior UN official condemns murder of three journalists in Syria

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting and defending the freedom of the press today condemned the murder of two reporters and one photographer in Syria, and called on authorities to ensure that journalists covering the conflict … Continue reading

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U.S. calls for ‘urgent’ U.N. action if killing in Syria continues after April 10 deadline

The U.N. Security Council will have to take “very urgent and serious” action if Syria fails to meet an April 10 deadline to halt its military operations in protest cities, U.S. ambassador Susan Rice said Tuesday. U.N. Security Council members … Continue reading

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Syria forces launch fresh offensive in defiance of UN peace plan

By: Adrian Blomfield Opposition districts in the city of Homs and nearby towns came under a sustained artillery barrage less than 24 hours after Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League special envoy to Syria, announced that President Bashar al-Assad … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Activists Face Danger in Syria

CNN’s Becky Anderson talks to Wissam Tarif, Arab World Campaigner, about the danger activists face in Syria.

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US: UN must act if Syria violence doesn’t stop

By: Edith M. Lederer The United States said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must respond urgently and seriously if Syria fails to keep its pledge to halt offensive military operations by April 10. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice told reporters that … Continue reading

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Killings, arrests said to continue after Syria agreed to peace plan

Killings and arrests have continued despite a pledge by Syrian authorities to back a peace plan brokered by United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan, Amnesty International said Tuesday. In one incident, 13 students in the region of Daraya were reportedly … Continue reading

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