Daily Archives: June 5, 2012

China and Russia refuse to step up pressure on Syria’s Bashar al-Assad

China and Russia refused yesterday to harden their stance against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, even as the Syrian government threw out a handful of Western diplomats in another sign that the UN-brokered plan to end 14 months of bloodshed … Continue reading

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Syria expels diplomats but allows more humanitarian aid

Syria retaliated Tuesday for last week’s expulsion of its diplomats from Washington and other capitals, barring or expelling foreign envoys from 11 nations, including the United States. But the government of President Bashar Assad also consented to longtime international demands … Continue reading

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Barbara Walters apologises over links to Syrian aide of Bashar al-Assad

Emails seen by The Daily Telegraph show that Walters tried to help Sheherazad Jaafari, the daughter of Syria’s UN ambassador, secure a place at an Ivy League university and an internship with Piers Morgan’s CNN programme. When confronted with the … Continue reading

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Assad’s thugs are raping and impregnating women in Syria

One of the least explored aspects of the Syrian regime’s repression is the raping of women. Various human rights monitors have documented cases of sexual violence perpetrated by Bashar al-Assad’s security forces against men, many of them young boys as … Continue reading

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Rare inside view of four days of Syria fighting

For four days, Syrian army units and armed rebels of the Free Syrian Army fought for control of this town in a battle that demonstrated the strengths and weaknesses of both sides. In the end, the rebels abandoned their positions, … Continue reading

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Syria OKs limited humanitarian aid

By: John Helprin GENEVA — Syria has agreed to allow humanitarian workers and supplies into four of its provinces hit hardest by violence, a promise of some relief in a nation where 1 million people need aid urgently as a … Continue reading

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U.S. Allocates $12.8 Mln of Humanitarian Aid for Syria

The United States has allocated $12.8 million of humanitarian aid to Syria bringing the total sum of the assistance provided to over $52 million, said Mark Toner, a deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State. Toner told a daily … Continue reading

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The religion game in Syria

By: Nazila Isgandarova Syrians are struggling to establish stability and peace. However, it seems it is taking longer than expected. The problem is not only that the Syrian government is waging war against its own citizens and resisting the establishment … Continue reading

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Stay Out of Syria

By: Joshua Landis Let’s be clear: Washington is pursuing regime change by civil war in Syria. The United States, Europe, and the Gulf states want regime change, so they are starving the regime in Damascus and feeding the opposition. They … Continue reading

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A road map for Syria

By: David Ignatius ISTANBUL – Kofi Annan is tinkering with a radical idea for reviving his moribund peace plan for Syria – a road map for political transition there that would be negotiated through a “contact group” that could include, … Continue reading

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