Daily Archives: May 6, 2012

Fighting in eastern Syria ahead of election

Fighting between the opposition and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces erupted in an oil producing province in eastern Syria on the eve of parliamentary elections, residents and activists have said. Fighters with rocket-propelled grenades attacked tank positions in the east of the provincial … Continue reading

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Turkey vows to continue supporting Syrian people against Assad

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey will keep supporting those who struggle against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime until the will of the Syrian people is represented in the government, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday. “We will support our brothers … Continue reading

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Fighting breaks out in Syrian city Deir al-Zor ahead of parliamentary elections

Fighting between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces erupted in an oil producing province in eastern Syria on the eve of a parliamentary election the authorities say shows reforms are under way. Rebels armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked tank positions … Continue reading

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Two Turkish journalists detained two months ago in Syria to be freed

ANKARA, Turkey – Two Turkish journalists who were detained while covering the Syrian uprising two months ago are expected to be released in a few days, one of their colleagues said Saturday. Turgut Alp Boyraz, foreign editor at Milat, says … Continue reading

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Turkish borders to remain open to fleeing Syrians: PM

KILIS, Turkey – Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday to keep his country’s borders open to refugees fleeing a bloody crackdown on dissent in neighbouring Syria. “God willing, a new process will begin in Syria … sooner or … Continue reading

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Opposition leaders urge Syria election boycott

By: Karin Laub Exiled Syrian opposition figures today urged voters to boycott an upcoming parliamentary election, dismissing it as a cynical attempt by President Bashar Assad to hold on to power. The regime has portrayed the vote set for tomorrow … Continue reading

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Syria cease-fire gives nonviolent activists a new beginning

BEIRUT — More than a year after the uprising began, only 50 people were still around to protest in a Syrian town of burned buildings and pockmarked storefronts. But for the residents of Anadan who came together to call for … Continue reading

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Heavy fighting rocks eastern Syria – residents

AMMAN – Heavy fighting between rebels and government troops erupted overnight in the capital of an oil producing province in eastern Syria, residents and activists said on Sunday, the latest escalation of violence in a tribal area bordering Iraq. Rebels … Continue reading

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Fiji to send peacekeepers to Syria

Fiji will send eight senior military officers to support the United Nations supervision mission in Syria, the interim government has announced. The officers will serve among about 100 international observers in hotspots such as Damascus, Idlib, Homs, Hama, and Daraa. … Continue reading

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Deadly blasts rock Syria’s main cities, opposition group says

An explosion at a car wash near Syria’s largest city of Aleppo killed at least five people Saturday, opposition activists said. The blast occurred as security forces drove by in a bus, but it was unclear whether the fatalities were … Continue reading

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