Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

SYRIA WITNESS: Living the Dark Ages in Assad’s Damascus

By: David Arnold As far back as a year ago, Syrians were already suffering from bread shortages. Hope, a Syrian women writing under an assumed name, describes how international economic sanctions against Syria and dwindling government funds have exacerbated the … Continue reading

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Video: Al Jazeera Right group accuses Syria of war crimes

AL Jazeera Interviews Human Rights group who accuses Syria of war crimes.

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White House: Time to try another tactic in Syria

WASHINGTON—It may be time for the world to acknowledge that a cease-fire is not holding in Syria, and that it is time to try another approach to stop the violence, the White House said Thursday. “If the regime’s intransigence continues, … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian forces raid Aleppo University

The Syrian National Council has called for a nationwide student protest – after four students were killed by security forces in a raid on a University. The attack on a dormitory at Aleppo in northern Syria followed anti-government protests on … Continue reading

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Obama spokesman on Syria ceasefire: We may have to ‘admit defeat’

By: Olivier Knox The White House on Thursday angrily denounced a bloody overnight raid on Aleppo University by Syrian troops, and warned that it may soon be time for the world to “admit defeat” in its current strategy of driving … Continue reading

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Annan briefs Turkey on Syria peace plan

U.N.-Arab League joint envoy on Syria Kofi Annan called Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu late May 2 to brief him on recent developments in the peace plan. Davutoğlu conveyed Turkey’s concerns on increasing violence against civilians in Syria, despite the monitoring mission for … Continue reading

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Syria’s old cultural treasures in danger

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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Deadly Crackdown Reported on Syria University

By: NEIL MacFARQUHAR BEIRUT, Lebanon — A violent clampdown by Syrian security forces against a student demonstration at Aleppo University ended with at least four students killed, including one heaved out a fifth-floor window, and scores arrested, activists and opposition organizations … Continue reading

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Ceasefire in Syria not holding, UN admits

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The UN admitted a shaky three-week-old truce in Syria is not holding, but said the number of observers would be doubled within days, as violence erupted yesterday near Damascus and the northern city of Aleppo. … Continue reading

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Video: EVERYONE deserves to go home

 

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