Daily Archives: September 10, 2012

Reports from Syria paint grim picture of rape, killings

The new normal in Syria’s civil war involves mass killings, torture and sexual violence, the United Nations said Monday. Scores of people were reported dead in the latest reports of fighting between rebels and government forces in several cities, including … Continue reading

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UN chief blames human rights abuses on both sides in Syria war

Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Navi Pillay reiterated that the Syrian government’s actions might amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. “The use of heavy weapons by the government and the shelling of populated areas have … Continue reading

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Editorial: Watching and waiting as Syria’s violence spreads

For months, some Obama administration officials have argued that it would be unwise to supply arms to Syrian rebels because doing so could fuel a sectarian war that could lead to the empowerment of extremists and spread beyond Syria’s borders. … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-moon calls for justice for Syria ‘war crimes’ as U.N. rights council convenes

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for all war criminals in Syria to be brought to justice. “We must ensure that anyone, on any side, who commits war crimes, crimes against humanity or other violations of international human … Continue reading

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Flash Mob “Die In” for Syria in Chicago

The People of Syria have been begging us to spread the word and tell people whats going on in Syria! We all know whats going on in Syria and we would like to let the people of Syria know that … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees forced away from Turkish border area

By: Thomas Seibert ISTANBUL – The Turkish government has started moving Syrian refugees out of the border region in response to growing sectarian tensions there. Up to 120,000 Syrians have fled to Turkey since anti-government protests began in March last … Continue reading

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Scores reported dead in new Syria clashes

The new normal in Syria’s civil war involves mass killings, torture and sexual violence, the United Nations said Monday. Scores of people were reported dead in the latest reports of fighting between rebels and government forces in several cities, including … Continue reading

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Fresh from the inside, Syrian Army defectors say rebels have an edge

By: Tom Peter In the months before Mohammad Qadri defected from the Syrian Army to the rebels, he got news from his family that a government jet had bombed his house. None of his family members were injured, but he … Continue reading

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Egypt to host regional meeting over Syria crisis

By: Marwa Awad Officials from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Cairo on Monday to discuss the Syrian crisis, but analysts said the regional powers were unlikely to agree on any tangible steps. Iran is a staunch … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria needs a feasible solution

There is no secret that the situation in Syria has reached a level that will require an immediate solution. In lieu of the lack of an international consensus on the steps needed to end the fighting in the country, not … Continue reading

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