Daily Archives: June 25, 2012

Video: Syrian army defector talks to Al Jazeera

One of the defectors, Colonel Abdal Fareed Zakaria, spoke excusively to Al Jazeera.

Posted in Audio & Video | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Syria general deserts senior command in Damascus

By: Ruth Sherlock and Adrian Blomfield HATAY, Turkey – Syria’s regime suffered its highest-ranking military defection when a general escaped into Turkey after deserting a senior command in Damascus. The officer, who has promised to disclose his identity in the … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

U.S. pledges to work with Turkey to hold Syria accountable after jet shot down

The United States said on Monday it would work with NATO ally Turkey to hold Syria accountable for what U.S. officials believe was a deliberate act of shooting down a Turkish fighter jet. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Syria fires at second Turkish plane, deputy prime minister says

A second Turkish plane has been shot at by Syria, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said, as it was searching for the wreckage of a fighter jet downed by Syria last week. Bulent Arinc told a televised news conference Monday that … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ICRC seeks access to besieged Homs, needs guarantees

GENEVA -The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) renewed efforts on Monday to enter the Syrian town of Homs to evacuate civilians and wounded trapped by fighting but said it needed “unambiguous” agreement from both sides to make that … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Syria warns NATO against action over Turkish plane

By: Jonathon Burch and Oliver Holmes Syria described its shooting down of a Turkish warplane as an act of self-defense and warned Turkey and its NATO allies against any retaliatory measures. In shell-shattered districts of Homs, heart of a 16-month-old revolt against President … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Why is Turkey afraid to intervene in Syria?

By: Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed Turkey is the largest neighbor of Syria and it has a huge influence, especially in its northern regions. The Turks obtained some legal reasons for intervention in Syria to defend their interests and sovereignty, which was … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Russian helicopter shipment heading back to Syria

By: Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Russia – A ship carrying Russian helicopters to Syria, which turned back after its insurance was cut, is expected to resume its journey accompanied by at least one other vessel, Interfax reported on Sunday, citing a … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Syrian troops capture army base

ANKARA, Turkey — Activists say rebels have captured a military base in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo and confiscated large amounts of ammunition. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 16 government troops were killed in the attacks … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Syria opposition say Mursi win only a morale boost

By: Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian opposition activists and rebels celebrated the electoral victory of Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi as another triumph over dictatorial rule but said they were not expecting help from the Islamist leader for their own 16-month-old … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment
Page 1 of 212