Daily Archives: June 20, 2012

Angelina Jolie donates $100,000 to Syrian refugees

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has donated $100,000 to aid Syrian refugees, the United Nations refugee agency says. The Oscar-winning actress is a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and made the donation on World Refugee Day. … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels launch offensive to retake key Homs neighborhood

By: David Enders TALBISEH, Syria — Rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad have launched an offensive to recapture the Baba Amr neighborhood in the city of Homs, an area they lost to government forces in February after … Continue reading

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Syria Expels Jesuit Priest Who Spoke for Change

By: Neil MacFarquhar Thick wooden beams barred the doors of St. Cyril’s Church in Damascus when friends of Bassel Shahade, a young opposition filmmaker killed in Homs in late May, arrived for a memorial prayer service. Government thugs dragged some … Continue reading

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Aid teams on standby as Syria fighting rages

Aid teams are standing ready to enter the contested Syrian city of Homs to evacuate people trapped and wounded by 10 days of fighting between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Both sides had agreed to a temporary … Continue reading

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Former U.S. soldier aids Syria’s wounded

Tattooed and pale, with an Arabic vocabulary of a few dozen words at best, 24-year-old American Peter Kassig is not who you would expect to see striding up and down the corridors of a hospital in Tripoli, Lebanon, clutching a … Continue reading

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Activist Fears Syria Will Become ‘New Somalia’

Syrian rights activists say violence across the country Wednesday has killed at least 53 people, after the head of a United Nations monitoring mission says his team is committed to staying in the war-torn country. Rami Abdelrahman, the head of … Continue reading

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Video: Activist Hadi Alabdullah reports on an unidentified tortured body found in Al-Qusayr

Activist Hadi Alabdullah reports a new crime committed by Assad’s thugs. He addresses a message to all of those who are against sending Bashar Al Assad to the International Criminal Court . Isn’t it time for the world to say … Continue reading

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German minister urges peaceful solution to Syria crisis

Germany’s defense minister Wednesday called for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria where escalating hostilities forced the United Nations observer mission to suspend its activities. The Syrian unrest needs to be solved “peacefully”, Thomas de Maiziere said in … Continue reading

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Clinton to visit Russia, Syria one likely focus

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning to travel to Russia next week, a visit that follows recent talks between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Mexico. The State Department said Wednesday that Clinton will … Continue reading

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Video: Providing first aid to one of the severely wounded in a makeshift hospital in Daraa

Wounded people due to the shelling of Assad’s thugs are provided with first aid in makeshift hospitals. Doctors, nurses, and volunteers continue to help the wounded despite the severe shortage of medical aids, instrument, and medicine. The humanitarian situation in … Continue reading

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