Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

An Arab War-Crimes Court for Syria

THE United States and other governments don’t want to intervene militarily in Syria. That’s understandable; hardly anyone wants another Middle East war. In seeking other ways to ensure that the Syrian government and its henchmen pay a price for slaughtering … Continue reading

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Ceasefire moves fail to stop Syria violence

At least 70 people were killed in intense fighting in Syria over the past 24 hours, activists said yesterday, despite the imminent arrival of a United Nations team to discuss a possible mission to monitor a ceasefire set for next … Continue reading

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Ankara summons Iranian ambassador over Syria conference remarks

Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador yesterday over remarks by a top official in Tehran denouncing an international conference on the Syria crisis held in Istanbul.   The move came as Iran said it no longer wanted Turkey to … Continue reading

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Fierce attacks across Syria leave 101 dead; Annan sets to address U.N. on crisis

Fierce clashes erupted after Syria’s regime sent reinforcements into rebel areas on Wednesday despite a truce pledge, while the U.N. said it was rushing a team to Damascus to pave the way for peace monitors. At least 101 people were … Continue reading

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Syria Death Toll: Opposition Estimates Double The Government’s Figure

BEIRUT, April 4 – Thousands of people have been killed in Syria during a year-long popular revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule, but accurate figures are hard to come by. The government has restricted access to journalists and aid workers … Continue reading

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Editorial: Rwanda, Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

By: Simon Adams At the recent “Friends of Syria” meeting in Turkey, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, declared that despite the distance between Damascus and Kigali, “Rwanda and Syria share the same experiences.” She denounced the killing of … Continue reading

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Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy

Clashes, shelling and raids erupted across Syria on Wednesday as high-level diplomats worked to foster peace in the restive country. Syrian activist groups report government-instigated violence in the provinces of Homs, Idlib, the Damascus countryside and Deir Ezzor. At least … Continue reading

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Video: Homs – Assad Army Firing on Civilians with High-quality Weaponry

This video shows the Assad army firing on peaceful civilians in Homs using high-quality weaponry, including tanks. The city of Homs has been under a severe siege for the past several months and is suffering under a brutal crackdown by … Continue reading

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Syria forces assault rebellious towns before truce

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT — Syrian artillery pounded the rebellious city of Homs and tanks and troops stormed towns in the north and south on Wednesday, deepening doubts that President Bashar Assad will follow through on his commitment to a … Continue reading

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Wallingford company donating $800,000 in supplies to Syria relief efforts

By: Russell Blair WALLINGFORD — A local medical company is donating more than $800,000 in supplies to aid relief efforts in Syria. Syrian government officials have vowed to withdraw troops from cities by April 10, but the U.N. estimates more … Continue reading

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