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Western, Arab nations vow to ramp up Syria economic sanctions

By: Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON – The United States, Saudi Arabia and dozens of other countries agreed on Wednesday that further economic sanctions were needed to stop President Bashar al-Assad from repressing Syrian people and urged nations to adopt an arms … Continue reading

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Syria rebels told to fight back after new massacre

Syria’s opposition has urged rebels to step up their attacks on regime forces amid reports of a grisly new massacre in Hama province. The AFP news agency, quoting the opposition Syrian National Council, said 100 people, including 20 women and … Continue reading

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Activists report new Syria killings

Syrian activists have reported a surge of bloodshed in the central Hama province, with at least 23 people killed – and possibly many more. The exact circumstances of the violence were impossible to confirm independently. Rami Abdul-Rahman, the head of … Continue reading

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Syria massacre: Hospitals struggle to treat injured people

By: Ivan Watson In the city of Quasayr, makeshift field hospitals are treating wounded people under extremely difficult conditions. Source: CNN

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Syria violence claims talented young filmmaker

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT, Lebanon — He was an adventurer and artist, with an easy smile and a passion for travel and filmmaking. He was a gifted computer webmaster, but couldn’t be chained to a desk. He took a … Continue reading

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Assad compares Syria crackdown to surgeons saving patients’ lives

By: Julian Borger Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, defended his government’s bloody crackdown on dissent, comparing his security forces – who have been repeatedly accused of torture and mass killing – to surgeons working to save the life of their patients. … Continue reading

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Clinton: Russia Needs to Back Syrian Transition to Remove Assad

By: Scott Stearns STOCKHOLM – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Russia to help start a political transition in Syria, the outcome of which she says will be President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster. When Secretary Clinton spoke Friday with … Continue reading

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Arab League requests U.N. action against Syria

By: Marwa Awad The head of the Arab League has asked the U.N. Security Council to boost the size of a U.N. mission in Syria and give it expanded powers to protect people following a surge in violence there, according to … Continue reading

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U.N. rights body condemns Syria over Houla massacre

BEIRUT, Lebanon – The U.N.’s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Friday to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, but Damascus appeared impervious to the crescendo of global condemnation following a string of horrific … Continue reading

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Syria conflict: Russia’s Vladimir Putin stands firm

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has resisted diplomatic pressure from Western nations to support tougher action against Syria’s government. Mr Putin, an ally of Syria, called for more time to be given to the peace plan of envoy Kofi Annan. The … Continue reading

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