Daily Archives: October 21, 2012

France says Syria probably behind Ashrafieh bombing

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday that Syria was probably involved in a Beirut car bombing Friday that killed Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan, a top anti-Damascus security official.“It is likely … Everything indicates that this is an extension of … Continue reading

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Killing of general blamed on Syria

Lebanese security forces unleashed a barrage of gunfire and tear gas in central Beirut on Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to storm the government headquarters after the funeral of a top Lebanese intelligence official killed by a car … Continue reading

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Annan: Ryan ‘Dead Wrong’ on Syria

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General and envoy to Syria, said vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is “dead wrong” on his position on the peace process in the war-torn country. During the vice presidential debate, Ryan blamed the … Continue reading

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Lebanon police tear-gas protesters – Call for anti-Syria demo at police chief’s funeral

Lebanese police fired in the air and used tear gas yesterday to repel protesters trying to storm the premier’s office, amid calls for him to quit after a top security official was killed by a car bomb blamed on Syria. … Continue reading

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Syria denounced at Beirut funeral rally for slain official

Thousands of people mourned an assassinated senior intelligence officer at his funeral on Sunday, accusing Syria of involvement in the killing and calling for Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to quit. Heavily armed troops and police stood guard as people … Continue reading

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Renewed clashes around Syrian army base

MAARET AL-NUMAN, Syria – Syrian regime forces and rebels clashed around a besieged army base near the strategic northern town of Maaret Al Numan yesterrday, an AFP correspondent said. Machinegun fire and explosions rang out from Wadi Deif base on … Continue reading

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Syria activists adapt to new roles as relief volunteers

When Hytham was released from a Syrian prison in the spring after his third incarceration for being an opposition member, he expected to return to the streets with thousands of other activists to call for the fall of the government. … Continue reading

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