Daily Archives: June 3, 2012

Syria massacre: Hospitals struggle to treat injured people

By: Ivan Watson In the city of Quasayr, makeshift field hospitals are treating wounded people under extremely difficult conditions. Source: CNN

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Syria violence claims talented young filmmaker

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT, Lebanon — He was an adventurer and artist, with an easy smile and a passion for travel and filmmaking. He was a gifted computer webmaster, but couldn’t be chained to a desk. He took a … Continue reading

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Assad compares Syria crackdown to surgeons saving patients’ lives

By: Julian Borger Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, defended his government’s bloody crackdown on dissent, comparing his security forces – who have been repeatedly accused of torture and mass killing – to surgeons working to save the life of their patients. … Continue reading

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Clinton: Russia Needs to Back Syrian Transition to Remove Assad

By: Scott Stearns STOCKHOLM – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Russia to help start a political transition in Syria, the outcome of which she says will be President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster. When Secretary Clinton spoke Friday with … Continue reading

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Syrian air force officer defects, tells horrors of Houla massacre

A senior Syrian military officer decided to defect and join opposition forces after witnessing hundreds of pro-regime militiamen massacring more than 100 civilians in the town of Houla one week ago, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The Houla massacre, which … Continue reading

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Syria President Bashar Assad denies role in massacres

A defiant Syrian President Bashar Assad offered no new initiatives Sunday to revive a faltering United Nations peace plan but instead assailed a “foreign conspiracy” stoking violence and denied his government had a role in “monstrous massacres” across the nation. … Continue reading

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Isolate Syria’s Arms Suppliers

Governments and companies around the world should stop signing new contracts with arms suppliers such as the Russian firm Rosoboronexport that are providing weapons to the Syrian government. In light of compelling evidence that the Syrian army is responsible for … Continue reading

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Clinton, Lavrov agree they need to work together on Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday agreed that they needed to work together on Syria, a US official said. “They both agreed that we’ve got to work together,” the official said, following … Continue reading

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Syrian air force officer defects, tells horrors of Houla massacre

A senior Syrian military officer decided to defect and join opposition forces after witnessing hundreds of pro-regime militiamen massacring more than 100 civilians in the town of Houla one week ago, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The Houla massacre, which … Continue reading

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In Lebanon, a worrying sectarian spillover from Syria

TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Rival Sunni and Alawite factions fought on Saturday some of the heaviest gunbattles seen inLebanon’s second largest city since the dark days of the the civil war which ended more than two decades ago. The latest bout of … Continue reading

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