Daily Archives: June 28, 2012

69 killed in Syria; Turkey moves forces to border

Damascus - Twin bombs exploded outside the Palace of Justice in Damascus on Thursday as deadly violence raged across the country and Turkey deployed missile batteries along its border with Syria. Three people were wounded when the bombs exploded outside the court … Continue reading

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Annan draft calls for “rapid steps” to end conflict in Syria

International envoy Kofi Annan will propose a Syrian-led transition and “rapid steps” leading to a political settlement in the war-torn country, according to a draft document obtained bydpa. The Annan proposal will be discussed by the Action Group meeting Saturday … Continue reading

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Turkey has no war plans for Syria

Turkey is not going to war with neighboring Syria over the shooting down of a Turkish warplane, its prime minister said Wednesday but analysts expect a higher risk of clashes on the border. Days after the Phantom F-4 jet was … Continue reading

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Turkey fortifies its border with Syria

BEIRUT – Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns, rocket launchers and other weapons along its border with Syria on Thursday, a military buildup that came as world powers showed new urgency to resolve the crisis before it ignites the region. A bomb … Continue reading

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Video: Assad rules out external solution to Syria crisis

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OIC may suspend Syria’s membership

The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has said that if Syria does not fulfill its tasks by November, its membership of the OIC will be suspended. Attending a conference in Beijing, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu said the situation in … Continue reading

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Strong explosion rocks Syria’s capital

A strong explosion rocked the Syrian capital Thursday near a busy market and the country’s highest court, wounding at least three people and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky. The blast came as tensions threatened to spread across … Continue reading

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Former SNC chief Ghalioun says his visit to Syria proves Assad ‘lost control’

Former chief of the Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun, spoke about his one-day trip to Syria last Tuesday, his first in two years, in an exclusive televised interview to Al Arabiya, aired on Thursday. Ghalioun resigned from his position in … Continue reading

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Video: S.O.S Siege On Syria

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Turkish military convoys head for Syrian border

ISKENDERUN, Turkey – A convoy of about 30 military vehicles, including trucks loaded with missile batteries, arrived in Turkey’s coastal town of Iskenderun and deployed near the Syrian border 50 km (30 miles) away, Turkish agencies said. Turkish Prime Minister … Continue reading

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