Daily Archives: May 28, 2012

Editorial: Peter Goodspeed: Syria is walking all over the UN

By: Peter Goodspeed The massacre of the children of Houla and their families has deepened the sense of crisis in Syria, but the United Nations is unlikely to do anything about it. Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus … Continue reading

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Russia condemns ally Syria over massacre of 108

A weekend massacre of more than 100 people emerged as a potential turning point in the Syrian crisis Monday, galvanizing even staunch ally Russia to take an unusually hard line against President Bashar Assad’s government. Analysts said Russia may be … Continue reading

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Horrified peace envoy condemns Syria deaths

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan has condemned the killing of 108 people in a Syrian town as “an appalling crime”. Mr Annan, who was appointed as a peace envoy to Syria by the UN and Arab League, said … Continue reading

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Video: Should the U.S. take action against Syria?

The violence in Syria has become an issue in the presidential campaign. Romney says the U.S. ought to take steps to arm the Syrian opposition, while President Obama has refused to do that so far. Bob Orr looks into what … Continue reading

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Annan arrives in Syria, urging cease-fire after massacre

International efforts to pressure Syria intensified Monday, May 28, as U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan began negotiations in Damascus and the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff warned that continued atrocities could make military intervention more likely. Annan … Continue reading

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25 dead as clashes rage across Syria

Damascus Violence raged on Monday across Syria where 25 people, most of them regime forces, were killed as clashes broke out in several provinces. Activists said Syrian forces bombarded Hama from Sunday into early Monday, hours before UNArab League envoy Kofi … Continue reading

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Slovenian ambassador likens Syria to former Yugoslavia, hopes Annan plan will work

When he told a journalist friend while drinking coffee at a cafe in Ljubljana that he had been appointed to Ankara as ambassador, the friend said, “It’s a dream job.” He agreed. It was August 2010. In the first week … Continue reading

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The NATO is out of the window !

By: Heba Fesal A couple of days ago,secretary general  Anders Rasmussen announced from Chicago that the NATO would not intervene militarily in Syria*.  In one sentence, this man killed the hopes of many Syrians for a similar solution to their … Continue reading

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Caricature: I am completely innocent, the children started it.

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Aleppo University

By: Iman Al-Hourani Two or three years ago they entered college with the aspirations of being doctors, engineers, pharmacists, or business managers. They made it through twelve years of intense Syrian schooling system. The stress they suffered and the tears … Continue reading

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