Daily Archives: September 7, 2012

Canada severs ties with Iran over Syria, Israel

Canada closed its Tehran embassy on Friday and ordered Iranian diplomats be expelled as it accused the Islamic Republic of being the biggest threat to world peace. Canada did not cite a specific incident that caused the breakdown, but issued … Continue reading

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Turkey facing questions on Syria policy

Turkey, a rising heavyweight in the Muslim world, has led the international campaign to oust the regime in next-door Syria. But as the fighting drags on, Turkey is complaining that the United States and others have left it abandoned on … Continue reading

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Syria’s revolution is being branded

By: Seamus Mirodan The revolution is being branded. A young Turkish graphic designer from the small border town of Kilis in Turkey has been commissioned by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to design their logo. More accustomed to creating posters … Continue reading

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U.N. doubles number needing aid in Syria

By: Robert Evans About 2.5 million people caught up in Syria’s fighting need aid, the United Nations said on Friday, double the number it estimated in June. The sharp rise was caused by an upsurge in violence over the summer, … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Heart-rending choices in Syrian warzone hospital

Treating children at an Aleppo hospital. Nick Paton Walsh profiles the wounded children and the doctors treating them at a make-shift hospital in Aleppo, Syria.

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The Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight

By: Malik Al-Abdeh Last week, the Syrian opposition columnist Ghassan Muflih, writing in the online newspaper Elaph, informed his readers who was to blame for the failure to dislodge Bashar al-Assad. “The West is supportive of the demands of the … Continue reading

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Film stars urge Syria to free detained festival director Orwa Nyrabia

By: Haroon Siddique Prominent figures from the film world, including Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Danny Boyle and Kevin Spacey, have urged the Syrian government to release a film-maker detained in Damascus two weeks ago. Orwa Nyrabia, director of the Damascus-based … Continue reading

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Daraya massacre leaves a ghost town still counting its dead

By: Janine de Giovanni The young mechanic had lost the sight in his right eye during the battle of Daraya. Still, he searched for his missing father for three days, combing destroyed buildings and piles of rubble. He finally found … Continue reading

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Syria rebel-captured town Azaz lies mostly in ruins

AZAZ, Syria — This battered agricultural hub near the Turkish border is one place where the Free Syrian Army has triumphed, scattering the forces of Syrian President Bahar Assad. It has proved to be something of a Pyrrhic victory. Shot-up buildings, burned … Continue reading

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Video: A Bombing In Syria Wipes Out A Family, But A Baby Survives

The northern Syrian city of Aleppo has been the site of the bloodiest recent fighting in that country’s brutal war, and we’re still getting only glimpses of the violence. But GlobalPost has a striking video of a devastating bombing that killed an entire family … Continue reading

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