Daily Archives: September 21, 2012

Iraq: North Korean Flight Barred Over Suspicions About Syria Aid

Iraq prevented a North Korean plane from entering its airspace because it suspected that it was carrying weapons for Syria, prompting praise from the United States on Friday but also demands for a ban on Iranian aircraft with similar suspicious … Continue reading

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Syria’s Irish fighters: ‘I saw what was happening and had to do something’

Dozens of young men have left Ireland to join the Syrian and Libyan uprisings. Though most have never held a gun before, these are causes they are willing to fight and die for Not so long ago “Adel” was a … Continue reading

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Bashar al-Assad defiant that nothing will oust him from power in Syria

The Syrian President said in remarks published yesterday that he is adamant his regime will not fall, and he lashed out at Gulf countries he accused of using their oil wealth to try to drive him from power. In an … Continue reading

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Editorial: Are Syria’s rebels guilty of war crimes?

A leading international human rights champion charges that Bashar al-Assad’s regime isn’t the only organized Syrian group committing crimes against humanity Human Rights Watch this week released a stinging report accusing the Free Syrian Army of war crimes, from torture … Continue reading

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What Is Iran Doing in Syria?

By: Ali Al-Foneh Until recently, the Islamic Republic’s military involvement in Syria was shrouded in mystery. When The Free Syrian Army paraded alleged members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on al-Arabiya this summer, Iranian officials insisted that the … Continue reading

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Syria seizes opposition members after China trip

By: Oliver Holmes Security forces seized three members of Syria’s government-sanctioned opposition shortly after they returned from an official trip to China, a spokesman for the group said on Friday. Five other members of the National Coordination Body (NCB) were … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Syrian Refugees Find Conditions Grim

Syrian families finding a new set of desperate conditions in refugee camps in Jordan. CNN’s Barbara Starr reports.

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Syrian air strike on petrol station kills dozens, say rebels

By: Martin Chulov An air strike on a petrol station in northern Syria has killed more than 50 people, activists have claimed. The attack took place in Raqqa province, around 100 miles (160km) east of war-torn Aleppo. A video posted … Continue reading

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5 people in Turkey accused of spying for Syria

Five people, two of them Syrians, are on trial on charges of military espionage and of attempting to kidnap a Syrian army defector. Turkish prosecutors are demanding the maximum 54 years in prison for each of the defendants accused of … Continue reading

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Assad blames everyone but himself for Syria’s ‘chaos’

By: David Blair The Arab Spring has achieved nothing but “chaos”, according to none other than President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. In one of his increasingly rare interviews, the beleaguered dictator of Damascus has chosen to opine that the successful revolutions … Continue reading

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