Daily Archives: May 22, 2012

Iran propping up Syria’s dwindling cash reserves

Syria’s president is quickly spending through his cash reserves as sanctions choke off many sources of funding, but the regime is getting help from Iran in bolstering finances, CNN has learned. In Jordan, the government is accepting the reality that … Continue reading

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Iraqi refugees in Syria pin hopes on video conferencing

The federal government will try to use video conferencing technology to process the visa applications of hundreds of Iraqi refugees destined for Canada who are now stranded in Syria. The refugees, about 700 of whom are destined to come to … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria: An Alternative Choice

By: Joseph Puder In the midst of the current revolutionary chaos in Syria, there is a clear voice of reason that seeks to create a free Syria that is democratic, Western-oriented and federal in structure. That voice belongs to Sherkoh … Continue reading

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Syria’s rebels: Underarmed, under siege

By: Portia Walker and Oren Dorell IDLIB, Syria – In a cave hewed into the craggy rock of the north Syrian countryside, a dozen men sit planning the future of the Syrian insurgency. A mix of army deserters and volunteers, … Continue reading

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No plan B for Syria?

By: Amanda Paul While the death toll in Syria continues to rise and with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continuing to sit reasonably comfortably in his presidential palace, the international community has continued to say there is no option other than … Continue reading

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Violence in Syria spills over into Lebanon

BIREH, Lebanon – Syria’s war has barreled over the border with an angry, raucous funeral for an anti-Syrian cleric whose killing set off a night of deadly street battles in Beirut and raised fears that Lebanon is getting drawn into … Continue reading

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Video: 12,000 troops train on Syria’s border

In the Middle East thousands of U.S. and allied forces are training for a nightmare scenario– the region exploding in a full-fledged war. CNN’s Barbara Starr got exclusive access to their mission in Jordan.

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Ex-detainee: Syrian prisons are ‘slaughterhouses’

A prominent Palestinian writer who was jailed in Syria for nearly three weeks described the facilities as “human slaughterhouses,” saying security agents beat detainees with batons, crammed them into stinking cells and tied them to beds at night. Salameh Kaileh, … Continue reading

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World not doing enough for Syria: Turkey’s Gul

The international community is not doing enough to help resolve the Syrian crisis, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday as he urged an orderly transition to democracy. “The international community as whole has so far performed poorly in providing an … Continue reading

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Covert US operations could halt Syria bloodshed

Covert US operations are among the measures that could help to halt the bloodshed in Syria, according to the former US peace envoy to the Middle East. George Mitchell, who stepped down from the role a year ago, said there … Continue reading

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