Monthly Archives: April 2012

Syria derides UN chief as peace plan in crisis

By: Karin Laub BEIRUT — Syria derided U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon as biased and called his comments “outrageous” Saturday after he blamed the regime for widespread cease-fire violations — the latest sign of trouble for an international peace plan many … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Syrian troops defect near Damascus, Latakia, as clashes flare

Hundreds of soldiers defected from the Syrian armed forces on Sunday in the outskirts of Damascus and in the port city of Latakia, where large explosions were heard near the presidential palace, the Syrian Media Center reported. Sima Malaki, spokesperson … Continue reading

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Syria: Clashes around presidential palace in Lattakia

Fighting reported at Saturday dawn between Syrian soldiers and dissident soldiers near a presidential palace in the coastal region of Lattakia, reported the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) and activists. The NGO said that the clashes took place in … Continue reading

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Lebanon intercepts arms ship headed for Syria

The Lebanese navy intercepted a ship originating from Libya carrying weapons possibly destined for Syrian rebel forces, security official said Saturday. The cargo contained heavy machineguns, artillery shells, rocket launchers and other explosives. Lebanese authorities have found weapons on board … Continue reading

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Gunmen attack Syrian army unit from sea, several dead

By: Ed Cropley BEIRUT, Lebanon – Gunmen in inflatable dinghies attacked a military unit on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, state media said on Saturday, the first seaborne assault in a 13-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. The nocturnal raid, along with … Continue reading

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Syrian President Assad could be tried for war crimes, says ex-peace envoy

By: Henry McDonald DUBLIN, Ireland – The former US Middle East peace envoy, George Mitchell, has said that the Syrian president, Bashir al-Assad, could be tried as an alleged war criminal over the brutal crackdown on opponents of his rule. … Continue reading

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Syria accuses U.N. head of encouraging “terrorists”

BEIRUT, Lebanon – A Syrian state-run newspaper accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday of encouraging “terrorist” rebel attacks by focusing his criticism on the government, while other government media reported that the navy foiled an infiltration attempt by gunmen … Continue reading

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Protests, bombs rock Syria

DAMASCUS  – Tens of thousands protested across Syria on Friday as a deadly suicide bombing rocked the capital, killing 11 people and fuelling growing scepticism over the prospects of a UN-backed peace plan. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said … Continue reading

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Video: An artistic painting from the city of Bennish

On friday 28th, the people of Bennish gather together to show the world the difference between the old Assad Regime and the New Democratic regime that will be taking over.

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Stop the killing !

By: Mustafa S On April 21st, a group of Syrians gathered in front of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA to deliver a clear and sound message to people in the United States – “Stop the Killing”. A flash mob, sponsored … Continue reading

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