Daily Archives: June 10, 2012

Top 10 Reasons Why Bashar al- Assad Is a Notorious Dictator

By: Razan Hamad After a long search over the Internet for the characteristics of a dictatorship to help me determine in which category Bashar al-Assad fits perfectly, I was introduced to the worst kind of dictatorship known as (Totalitarianism Dictatorship). … Continue reading

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From grief We rise: To a Country for all Syrians

By: Dr Mohja Kahf On the first day of mass protest in the Syrian uprising, March 18, 2011, demonstrators in Banyas sang, “Sunni and Alawite, we all want freedom” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW7y1uSzxBE). Protesters held up a cross and a crescent sign in Damascus. … Continue reading

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Syria opposition leader seeks to revamp SNC

The new leader of Syria’s exiled opposition has called on all members of the Damascus government to defect amid raging violence that has claimed thousands of lives. “We call upon all officials in the regime and in the institutions to … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels take battle to heart of Damascus

By: Adrian Blomfield and Ruth Sherlock Government tanks opened fire in central Damascus for the first time in the 15-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad this weekend, as William Hague compared the situation in Syria with “Bosnia in the 1990s”. … Continue reading

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William Hague compares Syria to Bosnia in 1990s

Mr Hague said it was now up to Russia to use its leverage with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to bring an end to the brutal violence in Syria. He told Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News the continued political and trade isolation … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Is Syria’s regime losing Damascus?

Fierce & widespread clashes break out in Damascus, causing speculation Assad’s grip may be slipping. Arwa Damon reports.

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Syrian forces bombard rebels near Latakia

Syrian forces have unleashed a new round of heavy shelling and sent reinforcements to a mountainous area near the coastal city of Latakia, where hundreds of rebels have set up base and which has been the scene of fierce fighting … Continue reading

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Assad on ‘last legs,’ says new exile opposition chief

BEIRUT — The best-known Syrian exile opposition group, the Syrian National Council, named a Kurdish exile Sunday as its new chief in the latest bid to help unify the fractious opposition fighting to oust President Bashar Assad. The new leader, … Continue reading

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Syria renews shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Syrian government forces pounded parts of central Homs province Sunday in a renewed push to regain control of rebel-held territories, and activists said at least 38 people were killed by shelling there over the past 24 hours. The main opposition … Continue reading

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Editorial: Alawites Don’t Have Horns, and Other Notes from the Syrian Diaspora in Revolution

By: Mohja Kahf At a meeting of the Syrian Youth Activism Network (SYAN) in Chicago on October 23, 2011, one participant, a bright, US-raised adult child of immigrants from Homs revealed, toward the end of the weekend, “I don’t even … Continue reading

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