Daily Archives: May 27, 2012

Syria massacre: UK ‘no right’ to ban Syrian athletes say officials

A Syrian official has said the UK “has no right” to deny their athletes access to the London 2012 Olympic games. Mowaffak Joma, chairman of the Syrian Olympic committee, said the Olympic charter forbade host countries from banning athletes. Deputy … Continue reading

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U.N. says estimates at least 108 dead in Syria massacre

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations believes that at least 108 people were killed in a massacre in the Syrian town of Houla that the world body has blamed on the Syrian army, the U.N.peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Sunday. Earlier, a diplomat said that General Robert Mood, … Continue reading

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Syria faces world condemnation for Houla massacre

LONDON – Syria’s fragile peace process is in shreds after what was claimed to be a regime-backed massacre left 32 children among more than 90 dead and triggered a wave of international revulsion. As UN observers in the central town … Continue reading

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Syria joins roll call of civilian slaughter

At noon on Friday, they gathered for their familiar and increasingly futile weekly ritual – an act of peaceable defiance against the regime they loathe. The chants resounded far and wide, audible to the army troops menacingly nearby and to … Continue reading

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Hezbollah “deplores” Houla massacre in Syria

By: Laila Bassam BEIRUT – The Shi’ite guerrilla group Hezbollah, President Bashar al-Assad’s main Lebanese ally, said on Sunday it deplored the Houla massacre in neighboring Syria. Without assigning a blame for the killings of at least 109 civilians in Houla … Continue reading

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Syria: Houla massacre condemned by international community

The killing of more than 90 people including 32 children in the Syrian town of Houla has sparked international outrage. Accusing the Syrian government of violating international law, a joint statement by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and the UN-Arab … Continue reading

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UN meets on Syria massacre

The UN Security Council is to meet shortly to discuss the killing of at least 90 people, including many children, in the Syrian town of Houla. Images of the bodies of many children, killed by either shelling or shooting, have … Continue reading

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The Prayer

By: Kamal Haykal This is a fictional narrative written in loving memory of the detained citizen Journalist Mohammad Al Hariri who has been condemned to death by the Assad regime. He risked his life to document the atrocities committed by Assad against the … Continue reading

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Video: Human Rights activists documents Syria war crimes

Human Rights Activists Ole Solvang documents several war crimes and violations in the city of Taftanaz in Idlib during Kofi Annan’s peace plan. Source: The Syrian Sun

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Protests erupt in Syria after massacre, 2 killed

AMMAN, Jordan – Syrian forces shot dead at least two men on Sunday as protests broke out to condemn a massacre that killed at least 109 civilians, many of them children, in the town of Houla, opposition activists said. The … Continue reading

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