Daily Archives: June 27, 2012

Syria Crisis: Violence Worse Than Before Ceasefire, U.N. Says

By: John Heilprin GENEVA – The violence in Syria has matched or exceeded levels from before the April ceasefire agreement, the United Nations said Wednesday, as it suggested that government troops could be behind the killing of more than 100 … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Leave a comment

NATO condemns Syria’s shooting down of Turkish jet as U.S. says to hold Syria ‘accountable’

NATO member states condemned Syria on Tuesday for its shooting down of a Turkish military jet, calling it “unacceptable” and demanding that Damascus take steps to prevent further incidents. Ambassadors of NATO’s 28 member states met in Brussels on Tuesday … Continue reading

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

World powers still split over Iran’s participation in Syria talks in Geneva

International mediator Kofi Annan intends to convene a high-level meeting on Syria in Geneva on Saturday, June 30 and is seeking a “common position on the proposed outcomes,” his deputy Jean-Marie Guehenno said on Wednesday, as world powers differed over … Continue reading

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

UN says rights abuses spreading in Syria

Human rights violations by Syrian government forces and rebels are on the rise as fighting spreads across the country, the chief UN rights investigator for Syria has said. “Gross violations of human rights are occurring regularly, in the context of … Continue reading

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

Is Turkey moving toward ‘hard power’ over Syria?

By: Mustafa Akyol Istanbul, Turkey – The downing of a Turkish jet over the Mediterranean last Friday by a Syrian missile took Turkish-Syrian tensions to a new level. Though the Turkish government did not declare war as some expected, and … Continue reading

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

United Nations to hold emergency session on Syria

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT, Lebanon — With a new warning that strife-torn Syria confronts a “catastrophic” fate, the United Nations said Wednesday that it would convene an emergency session this weekend in a bid to salvage a U.N.-brokered peace … Continue reading

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

Ex-pats describe sexual enslavement and torture of 15-year-old girl

A note uploaded to a personal Facebook page written by an engineer describes multiple instances of rape as gathered by a Syrian expatriate and her husband who traveled to Jordan to meet with rape survivors. The couple said they met … Continue reading

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

Video: Turkey sends rocket launchers to Syrian border

A military convoy left from a base at the port city of Iskenderun and arrived at military compounds near Syrian border, the Dogan news agency reported. Tensions have escalated between Turkey and Syria following the shooting down of a Turkish … Continue reading

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

Medics found tortured and killed in Syria

All three men were students at Aleppo University – Basel Aslan and Musab Barad were fourth-year medical students and Hazem Batikh was a second-year English literature student and a first-aid medic, said the London-based rights group. “The discovery of the … Continue reading

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

Annan to Convene Meeting on Syria — Minus Iran and Saudi Arabia

By: Nick Cumming-Bruce and Rick Gladstone GENEVA — Kofi Annan, the special Syria representative from the United Nations and the Arab League whose paralyzed peace plan is in danger of collapse, announced in a statement on Wednesday that he was … Continue reading

Posted in Article & News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment
Page 1 of 3123