Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

How, when and whether to end the war in Syria

“The beginning of wisdom,” a Chinese saying goes, “is to call things by their right names.” And the right name for what is happening in Syria — and has been for more than a year — is an all-out civil … Continue reading

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US fears Hezbollah may strike in Europe

The United States fears the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah may be planning imminent attacks in Europe and around the world, a senior security official in Washington said Friday. “Our assessment is that Hezbollah and Iran will both continue to … Continue reading

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Expected Annan replacement urges powers to unite on Syria

By: Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS – The man expected to replace Kofi Annan as the U.N.-Arab League mediator on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi of Algeria, on Friday urged world leaders to overcome their differences on a 17-month-old conflict that is descending … Continue reading

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Canadian foreign affairs minister ‘tremendously concerned’ about Syria crisis

By: Mark Kennedy OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, on the eve of a trip to the Middle East, says Canada is concerned the Syrian uprising could destabilize the region and cause further political instability. Baird made the comments … Continue reading

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US to Impose New Sanctions on Syria

The United States on Friday said it plans new sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah militants. “We will be tightening even further with additional sanctions that drive at both Syrian entities and those who are … Continue reading

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Image: Cat is hit by a sniper bullet in Homs

A cat rummages through trash after it was hit by an Assad sniper bullet in Homs. Not even animals are immune to the horrors committed by the Assad regime.

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Ex-Lebanese Minister Says Syria Gave Him Bombs, Daily Star Says

By: Donna Abu-Nasr Former Lebanese Information Minister Michel Samaha, an ally of Syria, has admitted to a role in a plot to carry out attacks in Lebanon and was caught on a video saying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “wants” this, … Continue reading

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U.S. readies new Syria sanctions – U.S. official

The United States is preparing to announce new sanctions targeting Syria and other entities supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s government, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. “We will be tightening even further with additional sanctions that drive at both Syrian … Continue reading

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