Daily Archives: May 12, 2012

Turkish envoy says Syrians being ‘fed with fears’

TALLINN – Turkey’s ambassador to Syria said on Saturday the people of that country were being “fed with fears” about their fate should Bashar al-Assad’s regime fall. Speaking at the Lennart Meri Conference in the Estonian capital Tallinn, ambassador Omer … Continue reading

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Editorial: Passivity in the Face of Slaughter

By: Dr. Mahmoud Khattab In response to Fouad Ajami’s April 25 op-ed “America’s Syria Abdication”: In the mid-1990s, the world passively watched the slaughter in Bosnia without taking action. Now, in 2012, we stand back and watch history repeat itself … Continue reading

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Syrian dedicated to clearing landmines injured in blast

By: Ivan Watson, Gul Tuysuz and Omar al Muqdad Hatay, Turkey — A Syrian activist devoted to de-mining the border between Syria and Turkey was among six injured Saturday by a landmine placed on a trail that criss-crosses the two … Continue reading

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Syria violence kills 15 even as UN mission grows

Violence in Syria cost at least 15 lives on Saturday as a UN force to oversee a truce neared half its planned strength, monitors said. In Idlib province, a stronghold near the Turkish border of rebels fighting President Bahar al-Assad’s … Continue reading

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Video: Flash Mob for Syrian in Manchester

A flashmob for Syria during the Syria Crisis Week. This week was carried out by students from the 3 universities in Manchester, who combined their efforts to produce this masterpiece

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Over 100 UN monitors in Syria; 300 expected by end of May

After two straight days of bombings in Syria there is relative calm according to Major-General Robert Mood, head of the UN Supervision Mission in the country, UNSMIS. On Wednesday, a bomb exploded near an UNMIS caravan injuring Syrian soldiers. A … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian doctors smuggle in aid through Turkey

The continuing violence inside Syria has made it difficult for those needing to reach proper medical care and treatment. Medical supplies in many clinics are running on empty, posing a challenge for medics hoping to treat the wounded. Now a … Continue reading

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Syria says U.S. allied to “terrorists” in country

Syria accused the United States and Western countries on Saturday of colluding with al Qaeda-linked militants to target the country, in the wake of a string of explosions in Damascus and Aleppo the government has blamed on foreign-backed fighters. “Western … Continue reading

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Clashes rage in Syria, opposition meets abroad

By: Eriki Solomon Rebels fought the army in northern Syria on Saturday, activists said, and Syrian dissidents abroad gathered to try to unify and project themselves as a credible alternative to President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights … Continue reading

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‘Large explosion’ hits Syrian city of Aleppo

A large blast has hit the north Syrian city of Aleppo, opposition sources say, hours after officials said they had foiled a car bomb attack there. The blast was said to have happened near the local headquarters of the ruling … Continue reading

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