Daily Archives: May 31, 2012

Clinton accuses Russia over Syria

The US Secretary of State says Russia’s policy toward Syria will contribute to a potential civil war. Hillary Clinton’s comments came after Russia and China renewed opposition to tougher UN Security Council action, reports the BBC. UN Secretary General Ban … Continue reading

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US warns of action on Syria outside UN authority

A U.S. official has warned that U.N. Security Council members may have to act alone to end the violence in Syria if the crisis worsens and the Council remains divided, while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said international support, including … Continue reading

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In Syrian town of Houla, a “vigil of despair”

In Syria, the Assad government insisted Thursday it had nothing to do with last weekend’s slaughter of more than 100 people in Houla. It blamed terrorists, but the U.N. says armed militias working for the regime executed more than a … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Syria: diehard militias who kill in the name of Assad

By: Peter Kellier “Women, children and old men were shot dead,” Syria’s foreign ministry spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, told reporters this week. “This is not the response of the heroic Syrian army.” Then who did kill 108 people in Houla, including … Continue reading

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Why the Syrian regime is killing babies

By: Frida Ghitis When a slow-motion massacre has unfolded over the course of 15 months, it’s easy to lose the world’s attention. But even the most jaded gasped in horror as news emerged of the latest carnage inflicted on the … Continue reading

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Image: Death Toll by Province

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John McCain: It’s time to arm Syria’s opposition

“It’s time to act. It’s time to give the Syrian opposition the weapons in order to defend themselves. It’s not a fair fight,” Sen McCain told reporters in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Sen McCain attacked Russia and China for … Continue reading

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Syria: rebel army issues ultimatum on UN ceasefire

In a statement, the main rebel group said they would abandon the truce unless the ultimatum was met. “If the Syrian regime does not meet the deadline by Friday midday, the command of the Free Syrian Army announces that it … Continue reading

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Russia to Block Syria Military Intervention

By: Jessica Golloher MOSCOW – Russia said the United Nations Security Council should not consider new measures to resolve the crisis in Syria and signaled it would block any effort to authorize military intervention in its Middle Eastern ally. A … Continue reading

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US is heaping new pressure on Russia over Syria

By: Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee COPENHAGEN, Denmark– The U.S. is heaping new pressure on Russia to change course and support international action in Syria, warning that intransigence by Moscow may lead to open civil war that could spill across … Continue reading

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