Daily Archives: June 26, 2012

Caricature: Syria’s Children.

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Video: Assad says Syria in “state of war”

June 26 – Delivering a speech directed at his new government on state television, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country was in ”a real state of war.” Sarah Irwin reports. Source: Reuters

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Syria’s Escalating Violence Targets Women

By: Mehrunisa Qayyum I want to understand why the senior White House official could not explain how dealing with Syria through a variety of coordinated measures would help stabilize the Middle East region at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) convention … Continue reading

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Syria: Why Gulf States Want Regime Change

By: Prasanta Kumar Pradhan The Gulf Cooperation Council countries have their own reasons to believe that a regime change in Damascus is necessary. They do not enjoy a warm relationship with Syria; instead, they see it as a strategic ally … Continue reading

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Syria at the fore as Clinton opens European tour

By: Matthew Lee HELSINKI – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Finland, opening a three-country European tour that could be extended if a proposed international conference on Syria goes ahead this weekend. Clinton arrived in Helsinki early … Continue reading

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Secret war in Syria

By: Osama Al Sharif Sooner or later, it was bound to come out in the open. Last week The New York Times reported that CIA agents have been in Turkey for several weeks, helping screen potential arms recipients while also … Continue reading

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Assad: Syria is at war

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian President Bashar Assad presided over the first session of his new Cabinet Tuesday, telling ministers the country was at war. Assad called on ministers to reach out to civilians in an effort to maintain transparency. The … Continue reading

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Syria slipping from Assad’s grasp, White House says

By: Olivier Knox The White House highlighted news reports of high-level Syrian defections and fighting drawing closer to Damascus on Tuesday as signs that President Bashar Assad is “losing his grip” on his country some 15 months into a bloody … Continue reading

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Turkey warns Syria away from its border

By: Elizabeth Kennedy BEIRUT — Turkey warned Syria on Tuesday to keep its forces away from the countries’ troubled border or risk an armed response — a furious reply to the downing of a Turkish military plane last week by … Continue reading

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Turkey appeals to UN Security Council following jet crisis with Syria

Turkey has urged the UN to show decisiveness in the ongoing crisis in Syria, condemning an attack on a Turkish jet as a “hostile act by the Syrian authorities against Turkey’s national security.” In a letter delivered on Monday to … Continue reading

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