Monthly Archives: June 2012

Syrian Video Activists Plan News Broadcasts to Offer an Alternative to State Media

By: Robert Mackey CAIRO — In an interview this week at his home here in the Egyptian capital, the British-Syrian activist Rami Jarrah described ambitious plans to create an Internet news network, with radio broadcasts and live video streams of … Continue reading

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‘Will back Palestinians, Syrians in their fights’

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi announced on Saturday his support for the Palestinians until they “regain all their rights” and called for an end to bloodshed in Syria, in his first presidential address. “I announce from here that Egypt stands with … Continue reading

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Leaders agree to watered down version of Annan Syria peace plan

GENEVA –  Major powers meeting in Geneva have adopted a watered down version of special envoy Kofi Annan’s Syria plan that leaves open whether President Bashar Assad can be part of the transition government. Annan said Saturday “it is for … Continue reading

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U.N. publishes report on Iran arms trade with Syria

By: Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS – A U.N. Security Council committee has published a report on Iranian sanctions violations, including shipments of weapons to Syria in breach of a U.N. ban on weapons exports by the Islamic Republic. The Security Council has … Continue reading

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U.S.-Russia Rift Threatens Syria Talks

A conference called by special envoy Kofi Annan to end the Syria crisis appeared on the brink of failure as it opened Saturday, with the U.S. and Russia still divided over a role for President Bashar al-Assad in a transition … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian Revolution Update.

A video describing recent atrocities that are taking place in Syria.

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U.S., Russia discuss Syria ahead of Geneva conference

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats failed Friday to bridge their differences over Syria on the eve of a landmark multinational conference that had been designed to sign off on a plan to ease Syrian President Bashar Assad … Continue reading

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Detainee reports being tortured in Latakia

A Human Rights Watch report issued on June 15, 2012, documents cases of sexualized violence in detention and home raids that occurred primarily between March 2011 and March 2012. “Salim,” who told HRW that he was detained at the Political … Continue reading

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At Syria’s border, after months of waiting, the weapons arrive

By: Martin Chulov The guerillas of northern Syria are waiting for another special delivery. When it comes, any day now, it will make the same journey as the two previous shipments that have made their way here, across crop fields … Continue reading

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Clinton and Lavrov set for showdown over Syria transition plan

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were heading for a face-to-face showdown over Syria on Friday as major powers prepared for a weekend conference to hash out a political transition plan for the … Continue reading

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