Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

Editorial: The Only True Revolution in Syria Is Nonviolent

By: Iara Lee The present conflict in Syria is a rather ugly mutation of the Arab uprisings that erupted across the Middle East and North Africa over a year ago. As in other countries, the uprising in Syria began with … Continue reading

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Syria’s sectarian splits creep into Lebanon

A small but increasingly vocal number of Lebanon’s Sunni Muslims are backing Islamist leaders’ calls for regime change in neighboring Syria and voicing their fierce discontent with their own government, a sign that the sectarianism splitting Syria may be deepening … Continue reading

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Video: Roadside bomb hits UN observers in Syria

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Presidential envoy praises Saudi Arabia’s Syria policy

By:  Nazif Erisik A senior aide to President Abdullah Gül visited Saudi Arabia this week for talks that focused on bilateral ties and developments in Syria. Erşat Hürmüzlü, the chief advisor for Gül on Middle East policy, met with Saudi Arabian … Continue reading

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Syria says 51 pct turned out for parliamentary election

Syria said on Tuesday over half of eligible voters turned out for a parliamentary election central to reforms that it says show President Bashar al-Assad’s aim to peacefully resolve an uprising against him, but which opponents dismissed as a farce. … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s Little Syria

 By: Emile Hokayem Most Lebanese certainly wished otherwise, but it was only a matter of time before the bloodshed that has overwhelmed Syria for the past 15 months arrived at their doorstep. The conflict has now come to the northern … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Syrian refugees: ‘We just want freedom’

Anderson Cooper reports from a refugee camp on the Syria-Turkey border where residents want their stories told. The Syrians refuse to return to their homes unless Bashar al-Assad is no longer in power.

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Syria to send 10 athletes to London Olympics

DAMASCUS, Syria  — The president of the Syrian Olympic Committee says the war-torn country will send 20 sports officials and 10 athletes to the London Games. Gen. Mowaffak Joumaa says 10 Syrian athletes have either qualified or received wild-card invitations … Continue reading

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Syria attack kills 21; rebels say protect U.N. monitors

By: Mariam Karouny At least 21 people were killed on Tuesday in an attack in northern Syria, activists said, and members of a team of U.N. monitors caught in the incident said they were in rebel hands “for their own … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Syrian Refugees: Lives in Limbo

Anderson Cooper’s visa request to report from within Syria was refused, so he’s at the border meeting with refugees. A full month after the so-called cease-fire brokered by the United Nations took effect in Syria, the killing continues. Anderson is … Continue reading

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