Daily Archives: October 22, 2012

‘Slim’ hope of truce as fighting rages in Syria

Hopes of a truce being implemented in war-torn Syria during this week’s Eid holidays are “slim,” the Arab League said Monday, as heavy fighting erupted in Damascus and on northern battlefields. UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had on Sunday … Continue reading

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Gunmen, soldiers fight in Lebanon in spillover from Syria

At least seven people were killed and dozens wounded in gunbattles in the Lebanese capital Beirut and coastal Tripoli on Monday in further unrest linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria, security and hospital sources said. The clashes have heightened … Continue reading

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Syria rebels pessimistic on mediator’s ceasefire plan

Syrian rebels cast doubt on Monday on prospects for a temporary truce aimed at stemming bloodshed in the 19-month-old conflict, saying it was not clear how an informal ceasefire this week could be implemented. International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, who held … Continue reading

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Broadcasters say Syria, Iran jamming news info

GENEVA, Switzerland – European broadcast officials say Syria and Iran appear to be behind the deliberate signal-jamming that has interrupted news delivered by satellite into parts of the Middle East. The Geneva-based European Broadcasting Union alliance says the jamming that … Continue reading

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Lebanon launches major security operation to contain new outburst of Syria-linked violence

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanese troops launched a major security operation on Monday to open all roads and force gunmen off the streets, trying to contain an outburst of violence set off by the assassination of a top intelligence official who … Continue reading

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World-Herald editorial: Proper warning on Syria

The U.S. government has sent the right signal to Syria’s government about its chemical weapons. The Obama administration warned the Syrian regime that if it uses or tries to relocate its chemical weapons, our country will take action that will … Continue reading

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