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Canada laments cracks in Iran, Syria sanctions

OTTAWA — Canada’s top diplomat on Tuesday lamented cracks in the West’s imposing of sanctions on Syria and Iran while also urging Russia and China to get onboard. “We’d like to see others follow suit with the tough sanctions that … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Damascus: Evening Demonstration in the center of the capital

An evening demonstration went out chanting for the fall of the regime in the center of Damascus, the capital of Syria, in the Hijaz bus stop area.

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Analysis – Arab League breaks habit, turns on Syria

CAIRO (Reuters) – After months of silence, Arabs are showing old formulas in the region no longer apply. The Arab League, which for six decades barely lifted a finger in anger at a member state, is now threatening Syria with … Continue reading

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Syrian activists say 2-day death toll is 34, US Embassy urges citizens to leave

BEIRUT — Syrian security carried out raids in rebellious areas in the center and the south of the country Wednesday, and at least six people died, raising the death toll in the past two days to 34, activists said, as … Continue reading

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VIDEO: UNHRC denounces Syria authorities for violent crackdown

One hundred and twenty-two countries on the UN Human Rights Committee have voted in favour of a resolution condemning Syria’s crackdown on protesters.

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Video: WARNING GRAPHIC: Homs: Body of the martyr Nimer Adham Rajjoub, killed and tortured

Martyr Nimer Adham Rajjoub, killed and tortured by Assad security forces and armed gangs (Shabeeha) in Homs, Bab Dreib. Evidence of his torture is apparent on his face and body.

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Saudi embassy in Syria requests facts about killing of citizen

Beirut – The embassy of Saudi Arabia in Syria has requested information from Damascus about the killing of one of its citizens in the restive province of Homs, an Arab diplomat told dpa Tuesday. According to the diplomat, who is … Continue reading

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Baird defends Suncor operations in Syria despite sanctions against Assad regime

OTTAWA – Canada defended the right of Alberta oil giant Suncor to continue operations in Syria even though Ottawa has imposed economic sanctions on a regime that has killed 3,000 protesters in their Arab Spring uprising. For the first time … Continue reading

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Cyberwar explodes in Syria

Istanbul (CNN) — A familiar digital chime rang on the computer. Someone was calling via Skype from Syria. It was a law student and opposition activist from the city of Homs who uses the pseudonym Musaab al Hussaini to protect … Continue reading

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Assad’s Demise, Iranian Shadows

Unlike any other Arab country, Syria holds the key to several conflicts in the Middle East. The future of the Iran-led “resistance block” (along with Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas), stabilization in Iraq, the conflict with Israel, as well as Turkey’s … Continue reading

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