Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Syrian security forces open fire on protesters

Beirut – Violence across Syria killed at least 10 civilians on Friday, a rights watchdog said, as anti-regime demonstrators prepared to take to the streets after weekly prayers. Three people died when troops opened fire on their vehicle near an … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition groups still awaiting non-lethal aid

By: Oren Dorell Washington – More than a month after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised to provide non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition movement, leaders battling a brutal government crackdown say almost none of that aid has arrived. Clinton … Continue reading

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Aleppo Clash Poses Risk of Widening Syrian Revolt

By: Rick Gladstone Syria’s government risked stoking a new source of rebellion on Friday when its forces fired on a mass demonstration in Aleppo, the country’s largest city, where activist groups said thousands of people had massed to demonstrate against … Continue reading

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Inside Syria’s crackdown: ‘I found my boys burning in the street’

By: Donatella Rovera Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s senior crisis adviser, was in Syria for 10 days during the second half of April. Rovera has worked at Amnesty International for 20 years and has extensive experience of working in conflict zones, … Continue reading

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Syria peace ‘on track despite the violence’

A peace plan for Syria brokered by international mediator Kofi Annan is on track despite reports of violations of the ceasefire, Mr Annan’s spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said yesterday. Mr Annan will brief the United Nations Security Council on the Syria … Continue reading

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Image: Cartoon on Assad and Netanyahu

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Annan’s deal is al-Assad’s last chance

Once again, Syria is at a crossroads. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan deserves applause for brokering a ceasefire in a conflict where others have failed, and where some have been only too ready to press military buttons. Despite the seeming … Continue reading

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Dying for Democracy in Syria

By: Haitham Al-Maleh Syria yearns for freedom from the brutality of the Assad regime. For four decades, thousands upon thousands paid the price for their opposition to Bashar Assad and his father, Hafez Assad. We have been intimidated, arrested, tortured … Continue reading

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Where the children of Syria learn to forget

By: Portia Walker Mustafa Shakir looks like a good headmaster. He’s friendly, conscientious and cares deeply about the children he teaches. But, back in Syria, once he’d crammed and coached his Year 9 history pupils through their end of year … Continue reading

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Syria using malware to spy on activists

Syria is spying on activists by using malware to infect computers using the Skype Internet communication software, a Finnish security solutions company says. The company, F-Secure, said it received a hard drive from a Syrian woman who suspected her computer … Continue reading

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