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Video: Demonstration in Aleppo, Syria

A peaceful demonstration in a neighborhood of Aleppo calling for the removal of the current regime and denouncing its violence against its own people.

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Syria rebels ‘attack intelligence base, kill 8′

NICOSIA — Mutinous soldiers have attacked a Syrian air force intelligence base in the northwestern province of Idlib, killing eight people, a rights group said on Friday. “A group of deserters attacked an air force intelligence centre… killing eight people … Continue reading

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Authorities protecting Syrian opposition in France

(Reuters) – France is taking measures to protect opponents of the Syrian government after recent threats against the main Syrian National Council, whose leader is based in Paris, French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said on Friday. France has previously said … Continue reading

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Lebanese Wounded by Gunfire From Syria

Lebanese security officials say at least two Lebanese citizens — including an 11-year-old girl — have been wounded by gunfire from across the Syrian border. There have been growing concerns that violence related to the eight months of protests and … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: UN human rights chief calls for ‘urgent’ action

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay: “All acts of, torture and other violence must be stopped immediately” The UN’s human rights chief has called for “urgent” action to protect civilians in Syria, as the Human Rights Council begins emergency talks. … Continue reading

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Biden Praises Turkey on Syria Stance

ANKARA, Turkey—U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on Turkey to impose new sanctions against Iran, while praising Ankara for its role in pressuring Syria to stop its bloody crackdown on protesters. A top U.N. human right official warned Thursday … Continue reading

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Lebanese banks tighten control on Syrian account holders

BEIRUT — Lebanese banks have adopted strict measures to ensure compliance with international sanctions against neighbouring Syria and are closely scrutinising transactions by Syrian clients, banking officials said Thursday. “Banks are taking extremely strong precautions to avoid bad surprises regarding … Continue reading

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US slaps sanctions on Assad uncle, Syrian general

WASHINGTON — Washington on Thursday placed economic sanctions on a senior Syrian general and a financier uncle of President Bashar al-Assad, adding new pressure on the regime over its bloody political crackdown. The Treasury Department added Muhammad Makhluf, Assad’s maternal … Continue reading

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Video: Syria Vigil at the University of Michigan

Students at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor gathered to commemorate and stand in solidarity with the protestors in Syria. The vigil was organized by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE)  

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Syria firms, VIPs sanctioned in “civil war”

By Douglas Hamilton BEIRUT – The United States, European Union and Arab League blacklisted Syrian VIPs and companies on Thursday to force an end to the military crackdown on protesters challenging the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Bloodshed continued in … Continue reading

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