Daily Archives: May 9, 2012

Though Disparate, Syria Rebels Tenacious Against Crackdown

More than a year into the Syrian uprising, protesters and fighters say, disparate opposition cells inside the country still scramble on their own for money and weapons, creating a risk that different factions will form conflicting loyalties to whoever ends … Continue reading

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Homs shelled as UN Syria monitors seek ceasefire

There has been intense shelling by the Syrian army overnight in the city of Homs – described by opposition activists as the worst in weeks. Eleven United Nations monitors are now stationed in Homs to try to implement a ceasefire … Continue reading

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Video: Protest in Homs led by Abdul-Baset Saroot

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Iran hails Syria vote as step towards reform

Tehran — Iran said on Tuesday parliamentary elections in Syria held by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad was a step towards reform, but expressed regret the vote was shunned by opposition groups. Foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters … Continue reading

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Blast near U.N. vehicle shows fragility of Syria truce

By: Bassem Mroue and Ben Hubbard DARAA, Syria – A roadside bomb hit a Syrian military truck Wednesday just seconds after the head of the U.N. observer team drove by in a convoy, demonstrating the fragility of the international plan … Continue reading

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Qabbani launches campaign to help Syrian refugees

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani, launched Wednesday a campaign to provide relief to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, calling on people to support the displaced. Qabbani made the announcement during his meeting with members of the board … Continue reading

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Elderly Lebanese killed by Syrian gunfire from across border

By: Rakan Al-Fakih BAALBEK, Lebanon – A 70-year-old Lebanese woman was killed in the village of Joura in east Lebanon Wednesday by Syrian army gunfire from across the border, the latest in a string of cross-border incidents that have wounded … Continue reading

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Video: Ambassador Rice Comments on Syria

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U.N. Envoy Says Syria Continues to Violate Cease-Fire

By: Neil MacFarquhar BEIRUT, Lebanon — Offering a gloomy assessment of the nearly month-old cease-fire in Syria, Kofi Annan, its main architect, said Tuesday that despite some decrease in military assaults, continuing “serious violations” could undermine the full peace plan. … Continue reading

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Syria ‘could be heading for civil war’

By: Louis Charbonneau NEW YORK, United States – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned the world body on Wednesday of a worrying increase in bomb attacks in Syria, where people continue to be killed every day and a 14-month … Continue reading

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