Daily Archives: July 19, 2012

Caricature: Assad Attacked

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PM Ramadan messsage remembers Syria

David Cameron used the start of Ramadan to highlight the suffering of Syrians today as the civil war continued to rage. The holy month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting begins today and the Prime Minister seized the chance to remind the country … Continue reading

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Philippine team to bring home workers from Syria

MANILA – The Philippines is dispatching a team to Syria to bring home as many as 9,000 Filipinos still in that country amidst the worsening security situation there, the foreign department said yesterday. The team from the departments of foreign … Continue reading

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Syria rebels seize 40 prisoners in assault they say was ordered from Turkey

AL TAL, Syria — One day after a bomb killed three top members of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, rebel forces in this town four miles north of the capital Damascus abruptly ended a de facto truce that had … Continue reading

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Chief UN observer to Syria leaves as mission ends

Major General Robert Mood left his hotel in Damascus on Thursday to fly to Geneva after a 90-day UN peace monitoring mission to Syria ended, even as battles between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels raged in parts … Continue reading

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Syria: Damascus burns as UN again fails to agree on Assad’s fate

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad yesterday made his first appearance since a bomb attack killed three members of his inner circle, while his troops launched a wide-ranging assault to snuff out rebels throughout the capital Damascus. Anti-government activists said regime troops … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels control border crossings with Iraq, Turkey

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Raheem Salman Syrian rebels took control of two major crossings on the border with Turkey and the main Abu Kamal post on the border with Iraq on Thursday, the first time opponents of President Bashar al-Assad … Continue reading

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EU to board suspected Syria arms ships in EU waters

The European Union is set to tighten its arms embargo on Syria by ordering the boarding of ships and planes in EU waters and airports suspected of carrying weapons for use against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, an EU diplomat … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad has amassed fortune of up to £950m, analysts estimate

By: Phillip Inman The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has amassed up to $1.5bn (£950m) for his family and his close associates, according to analysts, despite moves in London, Switzerland and the US to freeze the assets of his regime. Many … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Assad’s Fears

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