Daily Archives: September 11, 2012

Assad facing rebellion from his own sect: report

Although the Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, are currently in power in Syria; for centuries, they were marginalized, deemed heretics by the larger Islamic Sunni community, a report by the online edition of the Time revealed on Monday. Tracing … Continue reading

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Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising

Revolt in Syria takes us right to the heart of the revolution in Syria where the author has lived since 2007. A freelance Irish journalist, Steven Starr has covered the Syrian uprising for some of the world’s leading newspapers and … Continue reading

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Chavez says will consider Venezuela joining in multi-nation effort to bring peace to Syria

Venezuela will evaluate a proposal to join in a team of non-aligned nations to solve the crisis in Syria, President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday. Chavez has remained a vocal supporter of Syrian leader Bashar Assad, who has been widely criticized … Continue reading

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Editorial: Possible stalemate in Syria lesser of two evils

By: William Pfaff The major threat in the Middle East to international peace is Syria’s civil war, not the rhetorical battles between Iran and an Israel that claims to be straining against its American leash. The Syrian war is the … Continue reading

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Syria’s Manaf Tlas says French intelligence aided his defection

Syrian Brigadier General Manaf Tlas, previously one of President Bashar al-Assad’s closest aides and currently Syria’s most famous defector, said French intelligence helped his escape after deciding to leave his position in the Republican Guard. “The French intelligence helped me … Continue reading

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UN: More than 250,000 Have Fled Syria

The United Nations says the number of refugees who have fled Syria has reached more than 250,000, calling the humanitarian problems sparked by the conflict “our biggest crisis.”   The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday there are more than 85,000 … Continue reading

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