Daily Archives: June 23, 2012

An Islamic (religious) government for Syria: A good or bad idea ?

By: Omar Ayloush I wrote this article in response to the many comments and remarks, I have been hearing from those sympathizing or supporting the Syrian Revolution but calling for a religious state in a post Assad Syria, particularly from the … Continue reading

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The Syrian Struggle for existence: Freedom

By: Heba Fesal I was indecisive about the topic for this article. I did not know what to cover as the massacres and the sacrifices of the Syrian people continue to dazzle the world. Given that I believe words will … Continue reading

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1,500 women raped in prison, details one woman’s sexual torture

Um Zaher, an activist coordinating care for Syrian rape victims in Jordan, told Al-Jazeera that she is aiding girls and women of all ages who have been sexually violated. She said that an unspecified international organization interviewed many of the … Continue reading

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2 months later, massacre haunts Syrian town

By: Ben Hubbard TAFTANAZ, Syria — The main street of this once-bustling Syrian farm town now stands eerily quiet, its shops charred black from arson, its shoppers replaced by cats roaming the rubble of homes destroyed by tank fire. At … Continue reading

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Image: Putin & Assad on the Titanic

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Saudi Arabia and Qatar funding Syrian rebels

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are paying salaries to rebel forces fighting in the Syrian revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, an Arab diplomat said on Saturday. “The payment has been going on for months and the agreement was made on April … Continue reading

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Editorial: Life in Homs

By: @BigAlBrand In here you’ll read exactly what I’ve experienced on Thursday, June 14th, 2012. I woke up at 5 AM after three hours of “sleep”, checked if there’s nearby shooting or shelling, got dressed then went out to the … Continue reading

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British businessman accused of insuring oil tankers “involved in undermining sanctions against Syria”

By: Colin Freeman David Skinner, 47, who runs an insurance firm from the tax haven of Liechtenstein, apparently provided cover for two Iranian-owned tankers involved in transporting crude oil from Syria, according to insurance certificates seen by The Sunday Telegraph. The … Continue reading

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LCC: Death Toll Rises to 131

The number of martyrs in Syria risen to 131 thus far. 31 martyrs were reported in Deir Ezzor, 26 in Damascus Suburbs including 13 defected soldiers who were martyred in a massacre committed by the regime’s forces last night in … Continue reading

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Fourth Syrian red crescent worker shot dead

A Red Crescent volunteer was shot dead on first aid duty in Syria, his organization said on Saturday, the fourth local aid worker to be killed as unrest grows increasingly bloody. Bashar al-Youssef, 23, was shot in the head on … Continue reading

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