Daily Archives: September 24, 2012

Syrian War’s Spillover Threatens a Fragile Iraq

The civil war in Syria is testing Iraq’s fragile society and fledgling democracy, worsening sectarian tensions, pushing Iraq closer to Iran and highlighting security shortcomings just nine months after American forces ended their long and costly occupation here. Fearing that … Continue reading

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Image: Syria Today, Take a moment and Define Humanity.

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Caricature: They are not just numbers … but human beings.

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U.N. envoy sounds regional alarm over Syria war

Syria’s civil war is worsening and there is no prospect of a quick end to the violence, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Monday in a gloomy assessment to the U.N. Security Council. The new envoy leavened his message, however, saying … Continue reading

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Children of Syria badly traumatized

Children from war-torn Syria are being badly traumatised from witnessing killings, torture and other atrocities in the country’s conflict, a charity has warned. Harrowing testimony collected from refugees in Save the Children projects reveals that youngsters have been the target … Continue reading

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Opposition meets in Syria amid fresh violence

Syrian opposition figures who reject foreign intervention in the country’s 18-month conflict have called for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad at a rare meeting in the nation’s capital. Sunday’s opposition conference was attended by diplomats from Iran, Russia and … Continue reading

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Assad wants to return to ‘the old Syria,’ says U.N. envoy Brahimi

U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Monday he sees no immediate prospect for an end to the Syrian conflict, adding that President Bashar al-Assad wants to return to “the old Syria.” “There is no prospect for today or tomorrow to … Continue reading

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Winter Onset Latest Challenge for Syrian Civilians

By: Paul Schemm TEL RIFAAT, Syria (AP) — The days are still warm across the fertile plains of northern Syria around Aleppo, but night brings a chill – an ominous harbinger of winter’s approach and the deepening of the already … Continue reading

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Among Assad’s opponents, moderation reigns

By: David Pullock Reporting about violence in the Middle East often focuses on Islamic extremists, and this is increasingly true for much of the coverage of Syria’s uprising. But in the Syrian political opposition, Islamic extremism is truly the exception … Continue reading

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UN’s failure to resolve Syrian crisis set to cloud assembly debate

By: Joe Lauria UNITED NATION – The United Nations’ failure to resolve the Syrian crisis will likely cloud the annual General Assembly debate that opens today in New York, as world leaders focus on issues that have not been rendered … Continue reading

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