Daily Archives: June 6, 2012

Syrian activists: new massacre in Hama

Activists say pro-government militia and security forces have killed at least 78 people, including children, in Syria’s central province of Hama. Some of those killed in the village of Mazraat al-Qabeer were stabbed to death, the activists said, and at … Continue reading

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Geithner warns Syria world will take action

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday warned Syria that more than 55 countries would seek to impose “maximum financial pressure” on President Bashar al-Assad’s government in an effort to stop his regime’s violence against Syrian people. Addressing officials from … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Clinton sketches out path for Syria

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Western and Arab nations at a meeting in Istanbul on Wednesday that a transition strategy in Syria must include President Bashar al-Assad’s full transfer of power, a senior U.S. State Department … Continue reading

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Reports of many deaths in Syrian village

Opposition activists in Syria say that pro-government armed groups backed by security forces have killed scores of people in a village in Hama province. Manhal Abu-Bakar, an activist in Hama, told Al Jazeera that Syrian tanks and pro-government armed gangs … Continue reading

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Western, Arab nations vow to ramp up Syria economic sanctions

By: Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON – The United States, Saudi Arabia and dozens of other countries agreed on Wednesday that further economic sanctions were needed to stop President Bashar al-Assad from repressing Syrian people and urged nations to adopt an arms … Continue reading

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Syria rebels told to fight back after new massacre

Syria’s opposition has urged rebels to step up their attacks on regime forces amid reports of a grisly new massacre in Hama province. The AFP news agency, quoting the opposition Syrian National Council, said 100 people, including 20 women and … Continue reading

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Activists report new Syria killings

Syrian activists have reported a surge of bloodshed in the central Hama province, with at least 23 people killed – and possibly many more. The exact circumstances of the violence were impossible to confirm independently. Rami Abdul-Rahman, the head of … Continue reading

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Mystery shrouds whereabouts of three female detainees in Syria

Reports of torture of three female Syrian activists arrested for protesting raised concerns across the country. Noran al-Ghamian, 20, her mother Lina Mahayni, 52, and Nagat Murshid, 57, were arrested on May 27 while taking part in a protest to … Continue reading

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Syria businessmen abroad set up fund for rebels

Syrian businessmen living abroad have created a $300 million fund to support rebels fighting forces of President Bashar al-Assad, opposition activists said on Wednesday. “This fund has been established to support all components of the revolution in Syria, and to … Continue reading

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Video captures mounting frustration of U.N. monitors in Syria

U.N. Commandant Mark Hearns calmly takes notes on a small pad as the scene around him grows increasingly chaotic. Men talk over each other in Arabic as translators scramble to keep up. At the heart of their questions: When will … Continue reading

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