Daily Archives: September 28, 2012

Kurds to Pursue More Autonomy in a Fallen Syria

Just off a main highway that stretches east of this city and slices through a moonscape of craggy hills, a few hundred Syrian Kurdish men have been training for battle, marching through scrub brush and practicing rifle drills. The men, … Continue reading

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Human rights and failure to unite over Syria addressed by European ministers at UN debate

Croatia’s Prime Minister, Austria’s Vice-Chancellor and Sweden’s Foreign Affairs Minister lamented the lack of unity in the United Nations Security Council over the conflict in Syria as they addressed the UN General Assembly today, while Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister joined … Continue reading

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High-level talks at U.N. fail to find solution to Syrian crisis

Several days of high-level talks at the United Nations failed to significantly advance diplomatic efforts to stem the spreading violence in Syria, where more than 300 people were killed in a single day this week, according to opposition activists. The … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Syrian Refugees Wait with Sick Children

Listen to Syrian refugees who are living without bathrooms, limited water and sick children on the border with Turkey.

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UN bid to educate thousands of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

BEIRUT – Schools in Lebanon are opening their gates to thousands of Syrian refugee children as the academic year starts this week, creating a logistical headache for the education authorities and aid agencies. An estimated 15,000 school-age Syrians in Lebanon … Continue reading

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Putting Syria Back Together Again

By: Nathaniel Rosenblatt The uprising in Syria is only getting bloodier. Prominent human rights organizations have estimated that the death toll from the conflict now exceeds 30,000 people. And it is only getting worse: More than 300 people were reportedly … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Assad’s Lifelong Friend: ‘The Crisis has Changed Him’

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US Aims to Rally Syrian Opposition with New Aid

By: Matthew Lee NEW YORK — The Obama administration moved Friday to rally Syria’s opposition with pledges of $45 million in new non-lethal and humanitarian assistance as the administration and other world leaders lamented the failure of diplomatic efforts to … Continue reading

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U.N. says Syria refugee numbers could see huge spike

The United Nations predicted a jump in the number of Syrian refugees and appealed for nearly half a billion dollars to help meet their needs as a major rebel offensive in the country’s largest city, Aleppo, got under way Thursday. … Continue reading

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Exit Ahmadinejad: Iranian President Leaves World Stage with a Whimper

Wednesday’s two attention-grabbing speeches at the U.N. General Assembly — one by Egypt’s Mohamed Morsy and the other by Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — were those of two Presidents whose political stars are moving in opposite directions. Morsy, who this year … Continue reading

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