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U.S. preparing for Syria peace plan failure

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. is preparing for the potential failure of former U.N. chief Kofi Annan’s plan to end the violence in Syria and will take additional steps against the Syrian government if it does. … Continue reading

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Annan in Syria call

UNITED NATIONS: Envoy Kofi Annan last night called for the “rapid deployment” of a UN observer mission to quell the violence, as he warned of an “unacceptable” security situation in Syria despite a ceasefire. There are now 11 UN observers … Continue reading

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Syria running out of cash as sanctions take toll, but Assad avoids economic pain

Syria’s remaining cash reserves are quickly dwindling as the country’s anti-government uprising marks its 13th month, according to intelligence officials and financial analysts who describe a steady hollowing-out of the country’s economy in the face of sanctions. The financial hemorrhaging … Continue reading

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White House against militarization of Syria

The White House hoped on Monday the US vote in favor of the United Nations Security Council sending monitors to Syria would decrease violence in the country, KUNA reported. “We voted in favor of the UN supervision mission in Syria … Continue reading

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The luxury we don’t have in Syria

About a month ago the European Union, showing it will not be trifled with, barred Bashar al-Assad’s wife, Asma, and other women in his immediate family from shopping for luxury goods in Europe. For some reason, going cold turkey on … Continue reading

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Syrian Student activist, first interview after detention

Yaman Al Qadery, a former detainee at the Air Force Intelligence Directorate, tells the story of her detention for the first time on the Al Hiwar Channel.  She mentions important details describing the gruesome unethical behavior of State Security forces … Continue reading

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Annan is last chance for Syria: Russia

Moscow Russian President Dmitry Medvedev voiced strong support yesterday for U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s mission to end a year of violence in Syria, saying it could be the last chance to avert an even bloodier civil war. “This may … Continue reading

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Syria crisis: Unicef steps up response

Unicef New Zealand, Fuseworks As the impact of the ongoing crisis in Syria ripples across the region, UNICEF has unveiled plans to address the urgent health, educational and other needs of tens of thousands of Syrian children being sheltered in … Continue reading

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The Gruesome And The Gathering

By: Thaer Almani Many terms created by the whole spectrum from grassroots activists to self-claimed political experts are surrounding around the situation in Syria. From ‘crimes against humanity’ over ‘orchestrated genocide’ to ‘civil war’ a shower of explanations is flooding the … Continue reading

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Ali Ferzat: Revolution redefines art in Syria

By: Sebastian Usher Ali Ferzat’s hands sweep and glide and conjure shapes as he sits in a small art gallery behind Sloane Square in London where his sly deconstructions of authoritarianism are on show. These are the hands that pricked and … Continue reading

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