Daily Archives: October 23, 2012

20 killed in shelling of bakery in Aleppo, Syria

At least 20 people were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday when a bakery was hit by a shell, turning the bread shop into a bloodbath, activists said. More than 50 people were injured in the attack … Continue reading

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Life And Death And Puppets In Syria

Meet Beeshu, an avatar of the embattled president of Syria, Bashar Assad, rendered in paper mache and mounted on someone’s finger. He’s the star of the show Top Goon and the inspiration for its title. The show — a darkly … Continue reading

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Fighting flares in Lebanese city over Syria loyalties

By: Oliver Holmes TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Four people were killed and 15 wounded in overnight gun battles in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in a second night of fighting between Sunni and Alawite gunmen loyal to different sides in the … Continue reading

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Returning to an unsafe Syria

It may be hard to understand why some Syrians are choosing to return home when their country is still at war. After all, they fled seeking safety from the violence. But for Abu Omar, it is a choice he had … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees face tough winter in Jordan camp

UNICEF Ireland is warning that more than 30,000 Syrian refugees are facing a “hostile and unforgiving” winter living in tents in the Jordanian desert. The aid agency is expanding its operations at the Zaatari camp, which is 15km from the … Continue reading

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UN mulls Syria peacekeeping plan

The United Nations is planning for a peacekeeping force in Syria should a ceasefire in that country take hold and pending a Security Council mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said. “I would confirm that, of course, we are giving … Continue reading

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