Daily Archives: May 29, 2012

Editorial: Can we Expel Assad Along with his Ambassadors?

By: Ahed Al Hendi This past November, 18 people, including two children, were killed in Syria by regime forces for participating in a nationwide protest under the banner, “The Day of Expelling Syrian Ambassadors.” The pleas mixed with blood of … Continue reading

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Supporters and Critics of Annan See Crisis in Syria as a Threat to His Legacy

Kofi Annan, the soft-spoken former United Nations diplomat and secretary general, has successfully navigated through multiple wars in the Middle East, the Balkans breakup, African genocides, a corruption scandal that touched his family and a raft of other crises over … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria: The blood of future massacres is on Russia’s hands

The answer to the Syrian tragedy isn’t complicated: It’s a political transition, starting now, from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to a government of national unity that includes the opposition but also retains the basic structure of the Syrian … Continue reading

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Romney Calls for Action, but His Party Is Divided

The massacre of more than 100 civilians, many of them children, in Syria over the weekend has presented Mitt Romney with a new opportunity to sound a familiar theme: that President Obama’s foreign policy is feckless and lacking in courage. … Continue reading

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Syria ‘at a tipping point,’ Annan declares

As the civil war veers toward what the UN’s peace envoy called a decisive moment, grisly details from the scene of a massacre have prompted Canada and several other countries to expel Syrian diplomats. “We are at a tipping point,” … Continue reading

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PM urges Washington to do more for people of Syria

The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani, yesterday took the opportunity at a key US-Islamic forum that began here yesterday to urge Washington to do more to help the people of … Continue reading

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Syracuse University mourns death of grad student killed in Syria

The 14 graduate students in Syracuse University’s master of fine arts in film program come from all over the world: the Gaza Strip, Greece, Mexico, the U.S., China, Taiwan and South Korea. Despite their wide range of backgrounds, the students … Continue reading

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‘Syria “mocking” world, sees limit to world patience’

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday condemned the killing of more than 100 civilians in the Syrian town of Houla, saying the world’s patience in waiting for an end to the bloodshed is limited. “To carry out this kind … Continue reading

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Editorial: If There Is No Plan B for Syria, How About a Plan C?

By: Marc Ginsberg The White House is ever so reluctantly realizing that subcontracting out its Syria policy when the looming crisis demands mature, steady, imaginative, and alibi-avoiding strategies is doing more harm than good to everyone involved, except Mr. Assad. … Continue reading

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Britain, France and Germany expel Syrian diplomats as the international community increases pressure on Assad regime

Britain has ordered the expulsion of three Syrian diplomats today as countries around the world demonstrated a united front against the brutal Assad regime following the massacre at Houla. The Syrian chargé d’affaires Ghassan Dhalla was summoned to the Foreign … Continue reading

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