Daily Archives: August 21, 2012

Last footage shot by slain Japanese journalist in Syria

Japanese news organization releases the last video journalist Mika Yamamoto shot in Syria before was killed in a gunfight. Source: Reuters

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Video: CNN – Syria First Lady Silent on Violence

Syrian first lady Asma al Assad defended human rights in 2009 in Gaza. Now she’s silent about violence in her country.

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Syria makes veiled hint of Bashar al-Assad resignation

By: Richard Spener Qadri Jamil, the country’s deputy prime minister, who was visiting Russia, said that the country would not allow negotiations predicated on Mr Assad standing down. “As for his resignation, making his resignation a condition for dialogue effectively … Continue reading

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Medecins Sans Frontieres’s Secret Hospital

By: Ruth Sherlock The state-of-the-art medical centre, which is equipped with an emergency room, operating theatre, and resuscitation area, was built in a rebel-held area in the country’s north. It opened its doors in late June after many months of … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels fight on for Aleppo despite local wariness

By: Martin Chulov More than a month into the battle for Aleppo, the rebels who seized control of much of the city sense that its residents do not yet fully support them. Opposition fighters – around 3,000 of them – … Continue reading

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Editorial: A Long War Lies Ahead

Some wars do not end. Russian forces – Tsarist, Bolshevik, and post-Soviet – have been fighting in the North Caucasus for the best part of three centuries, and the conflict stubbornly refuses any attempt by the Kremlin to declare its … Continue reading

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Editorial: Walking to Syria

Abu Amer sits among strangers in the courtyard of a farmhouse at the foot of a mountain spanning the Lebanese-Syrian border. It’s just after sunset. Young children scamper around a mother and grandmother as they clear plates of food off … Continue reading

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Chinese telecoms company keeps Syria connected to the Internet, research firm says

A firm that tracks the pathways of the Internet says a Chinese company is keeping war-torn Syria connected to the Internet as other telecommunications companies withdraw. The Syrian government ultimately controls Internet connection to the outside world but it’s a … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria makes veiled hint of Bashar al-Assad resignation

Qadri Jamil, the country’s deputy prime minister, who was visiting Russia, said that the country would not allow negotiations predicated on Mr Assad standing down. “As for his resignation, making his resignation a condition for dialogue effectively makes holding such … Continue reading

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Syria moves fighter-bomber jets closer to cities-opposition

AMMAN, Jordan – Syria’s air force has redeployed 30 Sukhoi fighter-bomber jets closer to cities where the army is battling to crush rebels in the north and east of the country, an opposition group said on Tuesday. The Soviet-era Sukhoi … Continue reading

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