Daily Archives: April 5, 2012

UN Council steps up pressure on Syria

UN Security Council called on Syria to ‘urgently and visibly’ fulfill its pledge to halt the use of weapons by April 10. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that Syria’s conflict is deepening and attacks on civilian areas show … Continue reading

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Feckless fiddling while Syria bleeds

By: Benny Avni Former UN chief Kofi Annan yesterday gave a first public account of his US-backed mission to Syria. Guess what: It’s a mess. But Annan’s futile activity as special Syria envoy of the United Nations and the Arab … Continue reading

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Annan spokesman announces date of his visit to Iran for Syria talks

United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan will travel to Tehran on April 11 for talks with senior Iranian officials on Syria, his spokesman said on Thursday, Mehr news agency reported. “Mr. Annan will be visiting Tehran on the 11th,” Ahmad Fawzi told … Continue reading

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The weight of Syria’s violence will inevitably topple Assad

By: Hassan Hassan President Bashar Al Assad has succeeded in crushing the popular revolt against his rule. That, at least, is the new consensus in the media. One writer will say that activists are losing hope in their campaign to … Continue reading

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Syrian Kurdish groups reunite with opposition

By: İpek Yezdani ISTANBUL, Turkey – The Kurdish groups who previously split from the most prominent Syrian opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), have reunited with it after the council accepted the addition of a paragraph to the “National … Continue reading

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Syrian abuses captured in satellite photos

By: R. Jeffrey Smith In 1995, U.S. spy satellites photographed telling moments in the massacre over four days of an estimated 7,800 Bosnians by Bosnian Serb forces near the town of Srebrenica. But these photographs were not publicized by U.S. … Continue reading

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Turkey says 2,300 flee Syria in 24 hours

By: Can Sezer Some 2,350 Syrians fled across the border to Turkey from the region of Idlib within 24 hours, a Turkish official said on Thursday, more that double the highest previous one-day total. The refugees all crossed the border … Continue reading

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With A Dose Of Caution, Kurds Oppose Syrian Regime

By: Kelly McEvers When protesters took to the streets of Syria last year, one of those who joined in was Abu Azad — a pseudonym he uses to protect his safety. A member of the Kurdish ethnic group, Abu Azad … Continue reading

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Annan tells Syria conflict must end 6 a.m. April 12

By: Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has told the Syrian government and opposition that the year-long conflict must end at 6:00 a.m. local time on April 12 if the government meets an April 10 deadline … Continue reading

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Photos: LCC – Taftanaz Massacre

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