Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Killing in Syria persists despite presence of U.N. monitors

Syrian security forces killed at least 10 people nationwide on Friday despite the existence of a U.N. peace monitoring team and U.S. warnings that additional measures against the regime in Damascus would be considered if a ceasefire deal is not … Continue reading

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White House acknowledges cease-fire in Syria not working, says time to try another tactic

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 … Continue reading

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Father to go after journalist son lost in Syria

The father of a Turkish journalist who has been missing in Syria for 55 days has said he will go to Syria himself to bring the two currently missing journalists back to Turkey, according to daily Yenişafak. Turkish journalists Hamit Coşkun … 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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Norwegian General Leads UN Observer Mission in Syria

Norwegian Major General Robert Mood is five days into one of the toughest jobs of his career. He is commanding a small, unarmed group of U.N. soldiers in Syria on a mission to rescue a truce deal that has failed … Continue reading

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UN head in Syria hopes ‘to break cycle’

The head of the United Nations monitoring mission in Syria saw the bombed-out wreckage of the city of Homs for the first time yesterday, but declared that he had the chance to “break the cycle of violence” in the country. As he toured Khalidiya, one of the … Continue reading

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4 students dead in Syria Varsity attack

Beirut—Syrian security forces stormed dorms at a northwestern university to break up anti-government protests there, killing at least four students and wounding several others with tear gas and live ammunition, activists and opposition groups said Thursday. Around 1,500 students had been protesting in student quarters next to … Continue reading

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