Daily Archives: June 24, 2012

Search under way for missing Turkish pilots

As the search continues for two pilots of a Turkish military jet shot down over the Mediterranean Sea, Syria says the shooting was not an act of aggression and that the aircraft violated its airspace. While the Turkish foreign ministry … Continue reading

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Syria Crisis: Opposition Meeting In Brussels Hopes To Forge Unity Against Assad

By: Don Melvin BRUSSELS, Belgium – Members of disparate Syrian groups opposed to the rule of President Bashar Assad tried Sunday in Brussels to hash out their differences and plan for a democratic transition. The different opposition groups are riven … Continue reading

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Syria conference planned as violence rages

 By: Abigail Fielding-Smith Dozens of people were killed in fresh violence in Syria over the weekend as international powers were considering whether to meet later this week to address the failure of the international envoy Kofi Annan’s plan to halt … Continue reading

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Australia increases pressure on Syria’s Assad regime

By: Alison McMeekin Australia has imposed tougher sanctions on Syria to increase pressure on the Assad regime to end the bloodshed. Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr announced this morning the new sanctions covered trade in oil, petroleum, financial services, telecommunications … Continue reading

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Turkish-Syrian Tensions Rise

By: Joe Parkinson and Nour Malas ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey raised the stakes in a confrontation over a military jet shot down by Syria on Friday, saying the plane was over international waters when the incident took place—contrary to accounts … Continue reading

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Video: Seven Mutilated & Burned Bodies found in Aleppo [VERY GRAPHIC]

Seven bodies were found in the city of Aleppo today. Their bodies held signs of sever torture and mutilation, some were even set on fire. These men were killed by Syrian security forces and shabiha.

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Dozens reported dead in Syria violence

Syrian activists have reported violence in different parts of the country, saying nearly 40 people were killed. The deadliest incident was in the northern town of Ariha where a shell hit a home killing seven members of the same family, … Continue reading

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Former detainee reports seeing boys tortured and raped

A Human Rights Watch report issued on June 15, 2012, documents cases of sexualized violence in detention and home raids that occurred primarily between March 2011 and March 2012. “Samih” told HRW that he was detained at the Political Security … Continue reading

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Video: Jordan’s Syrians punished for dissent

Syrian nationals who’ve lived in Jordan for decades say they’re being punished for protesting against President Assad’s government. Many say the Syrian embassy is refusing to process their passport applications and other official documents.

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Syrian opposition meets to try to forge unity

By: Don Melvin BRUSSELS — Members of disparate Syrian groups opposed to the rule of President Bashar Assad tried Sunday in Brussels to hash out their differences and plan for a democratic transition. The different opposition groups are riven by … Continue reading

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