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Obama friendly but firm with China heir apparent

U.S. President Barack Obama told Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping on Tuesday that Beijing must play by the same trade rules as other major world powers and vowed to keep pressing China to clean up its human rights record. In White … Continue reading

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Russia says will veto “unacceptable” Syria resolution

Russia said on Wednesday it would veto any U.N. resolution on Syria that it finds unacceptable, after demanding any measure rule out military intervention to halt the bloodshed touched off by protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. The political violence … Continue reading

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Syria seizes Lebanese boat, family says man killed

(Reuters) – Syrian forces killed a Lebanese fisherman and wounded another when they seized a boat suspected of smuggling off the Lebanese-Syrian coast on Saturday, a relative said. Syria’s state news agency SANA said the sailors were smugglers and that … Continue reading

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More violence in Syria amid Arab League diplomacy

Damascus, Syria (CNN) — Deaths mounted and violence raged across Syria on Saturday as Arab League diplomats prepared to discuss extending its monitoring mission. The number of people found dead in Syria has risen to at least 54 on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Video: Al-Qusayr, Homs Protest “My Country Syria, Heaven”

Protesters chant ”My Country Syria, Heaven”

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Syria bomb kills 14; bodies reported found in hospital

REPORTING FROM BEIRUT– In the latest violence in Syria, more than a dozen people were killed Saturday when a bus carrying prisoners in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib exploded, activist reports and government-controlled media said. Syria’s official SANA news agency … Continue reading

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U.S. envoy to Syria appalled by violence

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 3 (UPI) — The killing of hundreds of people at the hands of Syrian security forces is a tragedy condemned by much of the world, the U.S. envoy to Damascus said. A statement posted on the Facebook … Continue reading

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Syria activists say Arab mission ‘unprofessional’

DAMASCUS — Democracy activists on Tuesday denounced as “unprofessional” an Arab League observer mission in Syria, after the bloc’s chief admitted snipers were still active in the country despite their presence. The mission has been mired in controversy since the … Continue reading

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Mass murder in Syria, inaction by Obama

By Jennifer Rubin Nick Cohen reports in the Guardian: The Syrian revolution is a motherless child. The “international community”, so vigorous in its declarations of support for human rights, does nothing to protect it. Assad’s state terrorists have unrestrained freedom … Continue reading

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Video: Demonstration in Zahira neighborhood of Damascus, Syria

Demonstrators in Zahira neighborhood of Damascus, Syria; They are chanting for the execution of Bashar Al Assad, the damnation of his fathers soul, and letting him know that the Syrian people will have freedom from the Assad family’s tyranny whether they … Continue reading

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