Daily Archives: May 26, 2012

Syria Violence: Canada Calls Latest Syrian Bloodshed ‘Disconcerting Because Of Its Depravity’

OTTAWA – Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister is condemning the latest bloodshed in Syria, calling the violence “very disconcerting because of its depravity.” John Baird says the international community needs to redouble its efforts to get Syria to agree to an … Continue reading

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A Malaysian’s view on Syria

By: Shahanaaz Habib Activist Mustapa Mansor who studied in Syria 20 years ago went back recently to have a look and shares his views on the situation there. When Mustapa Mansor was in Jordan for an NGO event for Palestine last … Continue reading

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Save the Children CEO: Syria deaths are ‘horrifying’

Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth said: “The deaths in Houla of so many innocent children is horrifying and totally unacceptable. “This indiscriminate killing must stop now. The world cannot sit back and allow this to happen. Children are … Continue reading

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UN observers warn of Syria civil war after massacre

DAMASCUS — The head of a UN mission warned on Saturday of “civil war” in Syria after his observers counted more than 92 bodies, 32 of them children, in the central town of Houla following reports of a massacre there. … Continue reading

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UNICEF outraged by child massacre in Syria

NEW YORK  - UNICEF is outraged at the latest killing of 32 children – under the age of 10 confirmed by United Nations observers, and the wounding of hundreds more in the village of Houla, near Homs. They were among … Continue reading

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Alan George: The world waits for Damascus to go a step too far

By: Alan George Nearly nine weeks after Bashar al-Assad’s regime formally agreed the UN six-point peace plan, and six weeks after the ceasefire was supposed to come into effect, the killing continues unabated. No one should be surprised. For this regime, … Continue reading

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U.S. Hopes Assad Can Be Eased Out With Russia’s Aid

By: Helene Cooper and Mark Landler WASHINGTON — In a new effort to halt more than a year of bloodshed in Syria, President Obama will push for the departure of President Bashar al-Assad under a proposal modeled on the transition in another strife-torn … Continue reading

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U.N. says over 92 killed in Syria, 32 of them children

By: Joseph Logan BEIRUT, Lebanon – The United Nations said on Saturday that more than 92 people were killed in what activists described as an artillery barrage by government forces in the worst violence since the start of a U.N. … Continue reading

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Video: Outrage over carnage in Syria

The Syrian National Council calls for military action after Houla carnage and chief UN monitor says violence must stop. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Source: Reuters

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I fear this terrible massacre will be the beginning of a long civil war in Syria

By: Patrick Cockburn Parts of Syria are convulsed by civil war, while in other areas life continues almost as normal. At the same moment as more than 30 children had their throats cut and dozens of civilians were killed by … Continue reading

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