Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

Syria observer chief says violence ‘unprecedented’

The violence in Syria has reached unprecedented levels, the head of the country’s UN observer mission said Thursday, insisting there must be a cease-fire in order for his teams to resume their work. About 300 UN monitors were sent to … Continue reading

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Polls reveal Turks against military intervention in Syria

Two opinion polls carried out separately by research companies suggest that Turks are strongly opposed to a possible military intervention in Syria by Turkey or the international community. The results of the polls were published in the Star daily on … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks sharing Syria emails with paper accused of Assad bias

As WikiLeaks unveiled plans to release millions of Syrian government emails that could prove embarrassing to both Syrian officials and their foes, it named several partner news outlets that would soon be doing articles based on the vast trove of … Continue reading

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Davutoğlu in Paris to attend Friends of Syria meeting

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu arrived in Paris on Thursday for talks with his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, ahead of an international meeting concerning the Syrian crisis on Friday. The meeting in the French capital is the third gathering of the … Continue reading

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Male detainee says officers threatened to rape his family

A Human Rights Watch report issued on July 3, 2012, documents cases of torture used in Syrian detention centers since March 2011. The cases were ascertained through face-to-face interviews with the former detainees. According to the report, a man named … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Shocking Footage: Two Syrian Boys Killed

Video out of Syria shows the bodies of two boys killed in a bombing purported to be the work of Assad forces.

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Anti-Syrian politician said targeted in Beirut

BEIRUT — Colleagues of an anti-Syrian politician in Beirut said he was the target of a failed assassination attempt Thursday, after police found detonators in a Beirut building where he has an office. Tensions in Lebanon linked to the conflict … Continue reading

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Bodies of Turkish pilots recovered from seabed

By: Selcan Hacaoglu ANKARA, Turkey — The bodies of two Turkish pilots were recovered from the seabed on Thursday after U.S. ocean explorer Robert Ballard, best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic, helped locate them nearly two weeks … Continue reading

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Italian firm sold Syria secure radios as crackdown raged

By: Sean Gallagher As the US and Europe leveled increasingly severe sanctions on Syria, Western tech companies were still working eagerly with the Assad regime and Syrian government-owned entities. This is according to e-mails obtained by Wikileaks, dating from 2006 … Continue reading

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Video: BBC – The View from Inside Syria’s Propaganda Machine

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