Daily Archives: April 15, 2012

Syria clashes warm up

Syrian forces reportedly killed five civilians in shelling of rebel areas and clashes with gunmen on Sunday, testing a shaky UN-backed ceasefire as international monitors prepared to fly in. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he was “very much concerned” at … Continue reading

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First UN Syria monitors arrive in Damascus

The first UN monitors have arrived in Syria, as part of a peace deal aimed at ending over a year of violence. UN peacekeeping spokesman Kieran Dwyer said the six observers had landed in the capital, Damascus, and would begin … Continue reading

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Syria ceasefire wavers, even as first team of UN truce monitors arrives

Syria’s four-day-old ceasefire appeared to be quickly eroding Sunday, with regime forces firing dozens of tank shells and mortar rounds at neighbourhoods in the opposition stronghold of Homs, hours before the arrival of a first team of UN truce monitors. … Continue reading

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An Account on the Syrian Refugees of Jordan

By: Kamal Haykal When setting on a humanitarian trip of any kind one expects to go and help as many people as possible by whatever means possible, including uplifting their morale. Little did I know that I was going to … Continue reading

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Syrian forces pound Homs as first UN monitors set to arrive

By: Peter Beautmont Syria’s four-day-old ceasefire was sorely tested on Sunday as the army repeatedly shelled the central city of Homs and rebels attacked a police station near Aleppo, compounding the job of a group of six UN observers en … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian Revolution Song – Tomorrow Will Be A Better Day

A tribute to all of the brave Syrian protesters, and their struggle for freedom from oppression, tyranny, and corruption. In my heart and prayers always. *Ya Rab protect Syria and allow the bloodshed to end, comfort the people of Syria, … Continue reading

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The poster that illustrates Syria’s anger

How can a London-based writer of Middle Eastern origin protest against the violence in Syria? Here’s one way: enlisting the help of a graphic artist, Shahrazad (a pseudonym) designed this poster expressing her disgust at Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad’s … Continue reading

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Video: Flash Mob for Syria in Strasbourg, France

 

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Count Down to Zero Hour

By: Bayan Khatib As Syria’s revolutionaries struggle to tread water in an ocean of nightmares, a flicker of hope lights the potential fall of the Assad regime. While some may sit and complain about the lack of protestors and defectors, … Continue reading

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German ship reported carrying arms to Syria diverted

A German ship that is suspected of transporting Iranian arms to Syria is being diverted to an unspecified port for inspection, a German government spokeswoman said on Sunday. “The economy ministry has been in contact with the owner of the … Continue reading

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