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2 more deaths reported in Homs siege

On the eve of the planned arrival of Arab League observers, at least two people died in volatile Syria on Sunday as government forces continued to besiege parts of the activist hotbed of Homs, according to the opposition movement. The … Continue reading

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Iraq and Syria are unraveling

By: Ömer Taspinar Last week almost all of the headlines in Turkish newspapers were about France and the bill proposing to make it a crime to deny the Armenian genocide. The French bill requires a fine of 45,000 euros and … Continue reading

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Syrians: We won’t give up, would appreciate Turkey’s intervention

By: Mehmet Solmaz Syrian revolutionaries who fled to Turkey to escape Syrian intelligence agents told Sunday’s Zaman that the killings by the Bashar al-Assad regime would not make them give up the freedom fight and said any armed intervention by … Continue reading

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The Cafe – Syria’s deep divide

A group of Syrians gather in The Cafe to debate their country’s future. Against all odds, the Syrian people rose up to demand change in their country nine months ago. Inspired by the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and … Continue reading

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Syria Funerals Held As Army Attacks Homs

As thousands mourned the deaths of 44 people killed in the Damascus bomb blasts, the Syrian Army launched a renewed attack on the city of Homs. The funerals were held with government backing, and were mostly attended by pro-regime groups … Continue reading

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Syria’s Claims Over ‘Unusual’ Bombings in Damascus Draw Much Skepticism

Two bombs erupted in Syria’s capital Friday, killing at least 47 people and wounding more than 150, but many activists and regional analysts are skeptical of the Assad government’s claims that al-Qaida is behind them. Ray Suarez gets an update … Continue reading

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Syria: Twin Bombings Leave Country In Shock

Thousands of mourners carrying Syrian flags and pictures of the dead took part in a mass funeral Saturday for 44 people killed in twin suicide bombings that targeted intelligence agency compounds in Damascus. The government of President Bashar Assad said … Continue reading

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Moscow’s Position: A Message to the Regime and Opposition in Syria

By: Raghida Dergham Fear of Internationalization is a Syrian complex par excellence that led the regime in Damascus to sign the Arab League’s Protocol allowing Arab monitors into Syria to protect civilians. This move was made by the regime to … Continue reading

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Syria: bloodshed in Damascus

It is an unseasonably gloomy thought, but nevertheless a true one: all the aspirations, the sacrifice and the triumphs of a momentous year of revolution and upheaval in the Arab world hinge ultimately on events taking place in Syria. The Arab … Continue reading

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Satire flourishes in Syria as violence intensifies

The violent repression of dissent in Syria has sparked an explosion of satire produced by anonymous artists who are flooding the Internet with film, music and art that mock the Damascus regime. “The revolt has broken the barriers of silence … Continue reading

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