Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

Rubio says U.S. should do more to protect Syrians

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Wednesday the United States should create a “safe haven” for the Syrian opposition but stopped short of urging Washington to arm the rebels, suggesting they were not yet organized enough. The potential … Continue reading

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Vogue’s flattering article on Syria’s first lady is scrubbed from Web

By: Paul Farhi It may have been the worst-timed, and most tin-eared, magazine article in decades. “Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic — the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,” writer Joan Juliet Buck began her profile … Continue reading

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Syrian Revolution General Commission – Daily Report 25 April 2012 – Hama

|| Martyrs || 1- Abdelhadi Jarjoumi / 19 / Hama / Mashaa’ Wadi al-Jouz / He was kidnapped two days ago, today the National Hospital called his family to come pick up his body 2- Basel Jarjoumi / 16 / … Continue reading

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More deaths in Syria as France calls for action

Violence in Syria has claimed the lives of at least another 30 people as France says the UN Security Council may need to consider approving military action with the current peace plan looking increasingly likely to fail. French foreign minister … Continue reading

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Norwegian General to lead UN Syria mission

The United Nations on Friday will name Major General Robert Mood to head a ceasefire observer mission in Syria struggling to get monitors into the country, diplomats said. UN member states have so far offered only 100 military officers for … Continue reading

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Activists: Syrian Troops Kill 27 Civilians

Syrian activists say security forces have killed at least 27 civilians in attacks across Syria, as France called for a small U.N. truce-monitoring team in the country to be expanded rapidly. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says government … Continue reading

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Syria violence rages, France tells U.N. to hurry

By: Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian forces shot dead four civilians on a bus on Wednesday and fighting raged near Damascus, dissidents said, as international pressure built on President Bashar al-Assad to honor U.N.-backed ceasefire pledges to order his … Continue reading

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Syria running out of cash as sanctions take toll, but Assad avoids economic pain

By: Joby Warrick and Alice Fordham Syria’s remaining cash reserves are quickly dwindling as the country’s anti-government uprising marks its 13th month, according to intelligence officials and financial analysts who describe a steady hollowing-out of the country’s economy in the face of … Continue reading

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Syrian women risk lives to smuggle aid to dissidents

By: Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – When the aspirin and alcohol swabs fell from under her clothes at a Syrian army checkpoint, Rania stood petrified, looking first down at her fallen contraband and then up at the soldier who stared … Continue reading

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Syrian troops ‘attack Damascus suburbs’

Syrian security forces have been firing mortar shells and machine-guns at two suburbs of the capital Damascus visited recently by UN monitors, activists say. At least three people were killed by sniper fire in Harasta and Douma on Wednesday morning, … Continue reading

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