Daily Archives: August 9, 2012

Rebels pull back in Syria’s Aleppo, U.N. says no one will win

By: Hadeel Al Shalchi and Suleiman Al-Khalidi Syrian forces have pushed rebels back from a strategic district of Aleppo, but skirmishes continued in the city and the United Nations said the conflict engulfing Syria would have no winner. Diplomats told … Continue reading

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Rebels regroup as regime forces renew assault on Syria’s largest city

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime shelled Syria’s largest city Thursday, as rebels said they had pulled back for tactical reasons from portions of a hotspot neighborhood there. Two members of the Free Syrian Army said that its fighters … Continue reading

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Syria Conflict: Anadan Turned Into Ghost Town After Shelling

By: Suleiman Al-Khalidi ANADAN, Syria – In this town near Aleppo, “Freedom Square” has been renamed “Destruction Square” by a young Syrian activist who once sang to protesters gathered for peaceful pro-democracy rallies. The square in Anadan, along with the … Continue reading

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Iran urges dialogue to end Syria war

Iran has appealed to Syria’s government and the rebels fighting it to open peace talks as it hosted a hastily arranged international conference on the conflict in its key Arab ally. Ali Akbar Salehi, the foreign minister, told diplomats from … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Algerian Brahimi seen replacing Annan as Syria envoy

By: Arshad Mohammed Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to replace Kofi Annan as the U.N.-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria barring a last-minute change, diplomats said on Thursday. The former Algerian foreign minister, who has a long … Continue reading

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Syria’s Palestinians flee to Lebanon, but for how long?

By: Stephen Starr BEIRUT, Lebanon – At the edge of a sprawling Palestinian camp in south Beirut, Syrian volunteers unload two dozen boxes from the trunk of a taxi. Young boys help carry them into the dark, narrow alleyways where … Continue reading

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Davutoğlu says Turkey not against Kurdish autonomy in post-Assad Syria

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey would not be opposed to a possible autonomous Kurdish region in Syria following the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, if all groups in the country can agree on it. Davutoğlu’s comments came … Continue reading

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Image: even animals are struggling to live because of Assad.

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Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi set to become new special envoy to Syria

Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is expected to replace Kofi Annan as the UN-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria barring a last-minute change, diplomats said on Thursday. An announcement could come as early as next week but the diplomats warned that … Continue reading

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Rebels pull back in Syria’s Aleppo, U.N. says no one will win

ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian forces have pushed rebels back from a strategic district of Aleppo, but skirmishes continued in the city and the United Nations said the conflict engulfing Syria would have no winner. Diplomats told Reuters that veteran Algerian … Continue reading

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