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Video: UN says ‘crimes against humanity’ committed in Syria

UN-appointed investigators have filed a report in which they say a number of human rights violations have taken place in Syria since the country’s uprising began in March. Yakin Erturk, a member of the UN committee, spoke to Al Jazeera … Continue reading

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UN: Kids killed, sexually tortured in Syria

GENEVA – A U.N. probe has found that Syrian troops killed hundreds of children and committed other “crimes against humanity” since the government crackdown began in March. A panel of independent experts says at least 256 children were killed by … Continue reading

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Video: Prayer & Funeral in Deir Ezzor for Martyr Ghiath Al-Rawi

In this video, residents of Deir Ezzor pray and mourn over martyr, Ghiath Al-Rawi. The funeral turns into a spontaneous protest as people chant anti-regime slogans.

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Syria hit with new sanctions: Will this weaken Assad?

By: Yasmine Saleh The Arab League hit Syria with sanctions Sunday. The new sanctions include a travel ban on Syrian officials and a freeze on Syria government assets. The Arab League approved economic sanctions on Syria on Sunday to try … Continue reading

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‘Gunfire erupts on border with Syria’

By: Taylor Luck AMMAN – Shots rang out at the Jordanian-Syrian border late Sunday as Syrian forces attempted to prevent civilians from entering the Kingdom, hours after an Arab League decision to impose sanctions on Damascus. Syrian soldiers opened fire … Continue reading

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Syria death toll rises despite Arab League sanctions

NICOSIA – Syrian forces killed at least 15 civilians on Sunday, six of them in the flashpoint region of Homs that has been under siege for several weeks in an operation to crush dissent, a rights group said. The latest … Continue reading

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Video: Anti-regime protest in Taftanaz in front of tanks and snipers

Civilians in Taftanaz, Syria stage an anti-regime demonstration in front of tanks and snipers. Some slogans they shout are “We don’t kneel to anyone but God”, “Time to go, Bashar”, and “We salute the defected soldiers”.

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Arab League approves sanctions against Syria

By Alice Fordham BEIRUT— The Arab League on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a series of economic sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including freezing the assets of senior figures, banning high-level Syrian officials from visiting Arab nations and … Continue reading

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Libya’s new rulers offer weapons to Syrian rebels

By: Ruth Sherlock Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya’s new authorities on Friday, aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, The Daily Telegraph has learned. At the meeting, which was held in Istanbul … Continue reading

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Video: Inside Story – Can the Arab League end bloodshed in Syria?

As the Arab League warns to suspend Syria, the Assad government is under mounting pressure to end the violence. Al Jazeera’s Inside Story discusses with guests: Ghias al-Jundi, Ian Black, and Thabet Salem.

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