Daily Archives: June 17, 2012

Ahmed Bahaddou, Associated Press Journalist, Wounded In Syria

LONDON — A video journalist covering the Syrian uprising for The Associated Press was wounded while filming clashes between rebels and the Syrian army. Ahmed Bahaddou, a Belgian citizen, was struck in the shoulder by a bullet during a firefight … Continue reading

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Turkey asks UN to take tougher measures in Syria

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has pleaded for the UN Security Council to come up with a new strategy “to prevent further the aggravation of the Syrian humanitarian tragedy” after the recent dissolution of a UN mission sent to observe international … Continue reading

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Syria civilians need to be evacuated, U.N. observer chief says

BEIRUT — The head of the United Nations observer mission in Syria on Sunday urged both sides in the conflict to take “immediate action” to facilitate the evacuation of civilians trapped amid escalating violence. “The parties must reconsider their position and allow … Continue reading

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Russia clings to a crucial power base in Syria uprising

Russia would lose a source of revenue and a Middle East power base if Syrian President Bashar Assad falls – two reasons why Moscow has armed the regime and blocked votes to let the United Nations punish Damascus. The 50-year alliance between the … Continue reading

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One Night Only: Syria in Revolt, on a Beirut Stage

By: NEIL MacFARQUHAR BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian playwright Mohammad al-Attar considers the common wisdom about the uprising in his country — “the fear is gone” — somewhat overstated. The fear endures, but the type that kept Syrians cowed into … Continue reading

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Syria: troops pound flashpoint city of Homs

A civilian was killed in the rebel stronghold of Khalidiyeh, which, like other parts of the central city, was “being shelled since this morning and shot at by regime forces who have been trying to take control of these districts,” … Continue reading

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Opposition: Syria Intensifies Attacks After UN Mission Suspension

Syrian opposition activists say government forces have intensified their shelling of rebel-held neighborhoods in Homs, killing a least 11 people – one day after U.N. observers suspended their work. Activists released new amateur video Sunday of what appeared to be … Continue reading

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Video: Assad thugs insulting and arresting women – Homs

Take a moment and Imagine that this women was your daughter, your mother, your sister or your wife. How does it feel to see your daughter being tortured ? Or your sister being arrested ? Or your mother being insulted … Continue reading

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Putin, Obama to Talk Missile Defense, Syria Settlement in Mexico

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama will on June 18 discuss projected deployment of missile shield in Europe, prospects of peace settlement in Syria and bilateral ties at the sidelines of G20 summit in Los Cabos, … Continue reading

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To this Day …

By: Shaden Abusaleh To this day, it amazes me, Just how powerful our youth can be, A few schoolboys went out to play, On a warm, bright spring day, A few schoolboys, the youngest of them being ten, Decided to … Continue reading

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