Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

SYRIA WITNESS: Anti-Assad Activist Tells What Motivates Him

By Mousab Alhamadee. I can only spend a few hours with my wife and my daughter, who is three years old now. Then, when it is nighttime, I get back on my motorcycle, ride out of Hama and return to … Continue reading

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Syria uprising: Cultural treasures latest victim

On its towering hilltop perch, the Krak des Chevaliers, one of the world’s best preserved Crusader castles, held off a siege by the Muslim warrior Saladin nearly 900 years ago. It was lauded by Lawrence of Arabia for its beauty … Continue reading

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All 300 U.N. observers to be in Syria by end of May

The United Nations is accelerating deployment of unarmed observers to Syria to ensure all 300 are on the ground by the end of May to monitor a shaky U.N.-backed ceasefire, U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday. “We have … Continue reading

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You Can’t Look Away!

This is a picture of a little boy who died in the hands of Bashar al-Assad. That son of a bitch takes anyone who goes against him down, even innocent children and newborns. Yesterday, I posted this picture on my … Continue reading

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Inside Syria’s broken city of Homs

By: Richard Spencer The neat blast hole in the ceiling of one family’s dining room was sufficient explanation for the broken furniture and rubble with which it was filled. Wires dangled loosely. Against one wall stood a chest, its glass … Continue reading

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UN observers in Syria report cease-fire violations by government and opposition

The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday that U.N. military observers in Syria are reporting cease-fire violations from the government and opposition and he demanded an immediate halt to all violence. Herve Ladsous refused to say which side was responsible for … Continue reading

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Syria: nine members of same family killed by Assad regime troops

By: David Blair Syria’s conflict claimed another 23 lives on Tuesday, including nine members of a single family who were killed by the regime’s army. The family died in the northern province of Idlib, near the frontier with Turkey, which … Continue reading

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Video: Man from Homs is detained for only 4 hours and is returned with extreme signs of torture [Graphic]

Video shows brutal torture on a civilian from Bab Tadmour, Homs. He was taken away and detained for just four hours but came back with signs of extreme torture. This video shows how he emerged after a mere four hours … Continue reading

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White House expands reach of sanctions on Syria, Iran

By: Kevin G. Hall WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday granted the Treasury Department authority to blacklist foreign nationals and companies that help Iran and Syria evade U.S. and international sanctions. President Barack Obama signed an executive order and … Continue reading

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Violence Heavy in Syria Despite Monitors, U.N. Says

By: Rick Gladstone and Neil MacFarquhar The top United Nations peacekeeping official said Tuesday that Syria remains troubled by appalling violence more than two weeks into the first deployment of cease-fire monitors there and that his organization had recruited only … Continue reading

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