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Where the children of Syria learn to forget

By: Portia Walker Mustafa Shakir looks like a good headmaster. He’s friendly, conscientious and cares deeply about the children he teaches. But, back in Syria, once he’d crammed and coached his Year 9 history pupils through their end of year … Continue reading

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Syria using malware to spy on activists

Syria is spying on activists by using malware to infect computers using the Skype Internet communication software, a Finnish security solutions company says. The company, F-Secure, said it received a hard drive from a Syrian woman who suspected her computer … Continue reading

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UN mission chief expects 100 more observers in Syria soon

Head of the UN observer mission in Syria said Wednesday he is expecting more than 100 international observers to arrive in Syria in the next days to monitor the crumbling ceasefire, Xinhua reported. Major General Robert Mood said that currently … Continue reading

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U.S. Treasury official visits Mideast over sanctions on Syria, Iran

Senior U.S. Treasury official is leaving for the Middle East on Thursday over sanctions against Syria and Iran and anti-money laundering efforts, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday, Xinhua reported. In his current 12-day trip, Assistant Secretary of Treasury for … Continue reading

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Chess Leader Visits Syria Under Cloud of Ambiguity

The president of the World Chess Federation, an eccentric Russian millionaire who last year tried to negotiate a settlement in Libya’s civil war, has again shown up for talks with a faltering dictator. The federation president, Kirsan N. Ilyumzhinov, a … Continue reading

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William Hague targets Syria in human rights address

There is a limit to the patience of the international community with the Assad regime in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned. However, the attitude of the Russians and Chinese remains a “constraint” on what can be done, he … Continue reading

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New Sanctions For Syria And Iran

President Barack Obama has announced new sanctions against individuals and entities that use information and communications technologies to facilitate the Syrian and Iranian regimes’ commission of grave human rights abuses against their people: “These technologies should be in place to … Continue reading

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Video: An artistic painting from the city of Bennish

On friday 28th, the people of Bennish gather together to show the world the difference between the old Assad Regime and the New Democratic regime that will be taking over.

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Image: Fiddling while Syria burns

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UN head says Syria violence has reached an “intolerable stage”

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the Syrian government must stop its crackdown on its own people and make good on its promise for a cease fire. He said President Bashar al-Assad’s assault on protesters had reached an “intolerable stage,” … Continue reading

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