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Annan tells Syria of horror after massacre

UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan expressed “horror” at the Houla massacre of more than 100 people as he began a visit on Monday to the Syrian capital aimed at salvaging his battered peace plan. Annan said the “tragic” massacre in the … Continue reading

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UN Security Council strongly condemns Syria’s Houla massacre

The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the Syrian government for unleashing artillery and tank shelling on the town of Houla, killing at least 108 people and injuring 300 others. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called it a “flagrant … Continue reading

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Amnesty Human Rights Report Says UN Security Council “Tired, Unfit For Purpose”

The courage shown by protesters in the past 12 months has been matched by a failure of leadership that makes the UN Security Council seem tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose, Amnesty International said in its 50th … Continue reading

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US poised to vet possible arms for Syrian rebels

By: Matthew Lee WASHINGTON — As one diplomatic effort after another fails to end more than a year of brutal violence in Syria, the Obama administration is preparing a plan that would essentially give U.S. nods of approval to arms … Continue reading

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U.S. Human Rights Review Praises Myanmar, Deplores Syria

By: Indira A.R. Lakshmanan Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lauded signs of political opening in Myanmar, highlighted the first free elections in Egypt and deplored worsening abuses in Syria in presenting the State Department’s 2011 review of human rights conditions … Continue reading

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Syrian crisis turns ugly

By: Patrick Seale The Syrian crisis in recent weeks has moved one dangerous step closer to civil war. The ceasefire which Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy, proudly engineered on April 12 is now barely alive. The presence … Continue reading

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Image: Mother and 5 Children Slaughtered by Assad forces in Hama

Today there was a massacre in Hama. A mother and her five children were kidnapped by Assad militia and then slaughtered with knives. The images above are of three of the five siblings who were killed. The names of the … Continue reading

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Video: Mother pleads for the release of her young son

A group of young students are arrested by Assad forces in Harasta and placed in a bus. The mother of one of the students is seen running around the bus pleading for the release of her son, who she knows … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Syrian Revolution

By: Justin Vela When Farah said goodnight to her boyfriend one evening in January 2007, she had every reason to expect to see him the next day. Though she’d only been dating Omar for a month, the two students at … Continue reading

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Syria violence shakes Lebanon’s fragile stability

BEIRUT – Gunmen clash in deadly street battles, protesters block roads with burning tires and opposition politicians demand the prime minister’s downfall, denouncing the army as an agent of a foreign power. Fragile Lebanon’s sectarian tensions, which festered for two … Continue reading

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