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Syria Resumes Shelling, Rejecting U.N. Rebuke

By: Neil MacFarquhar BEIRUT, Lebanon — Life has become increasingly unbearable in Homs, a city under fierce bombardment by the Syrian government, with residents recounting days of deprivation, rockets and tank shells exploding around them and efforts to bribe government … Continue reading

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Kerry Dishes on Syria

Sen. John Kerry, dining with his wife, Teresa Heinz, at Café Boulud Saturday, obliged a nearby table by joining their conversation dissecting the Syrian crisis. Art dealer Edward Tyler Nahem, his UN diplomat son Joachim, “Schott’s Miscellany” author Ben Schott … Continue reading

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Who really calls the shots in Damascus?

As violence worsens, we ask if the regime views the failure of the UN resolution as an excuse to step up its crackdown. In the past week, since the Russian and Chinese veto in the UN Security Council, we have … Continue reading

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Video: CNN Arwa damon Reports from inside Syria

CNN Anderson Cooper interviews reporter Arwa Damon on AC360. Damon has made it into Syria and is describing what she’s seen so far.

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Attack on rebel-held town in Syria fails

By: Bassem Mroue BEIRUT — Syrian rebels repelled a push Monday by government tanks into a central town held by forces fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime in an 11-month conflict that looks increasingly like a civil war. The military pressed … Continue reading

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U.N. says Syria encouraged by Russia, China veto

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Louis Charbonneau The U.N. human rights chief accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching an “indiscriminate attack” on civilians to end pro-democracy protests and said he had been emboldened by the failure of the Security … Continue reading

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Nir Rosen on Syria’s armed opposition

Journalist Nir Rosen recently spent two months in Syria with unique access. As well as meeting members of various communities across the country – supporters of the country’s rulers and of the opposition alike – he spent time with armed … Continue reading

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Arabs pledge support for Syria opposition

By: Yasmine Saleh and Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian forces resumed their bombardment of the city of Homs on Monday after Arab countries called for U.N. peacekeepers and pledged their firm support for the opposition battling President Bashar al-Assad. Opposition campaigners … Continue reading

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Three military options in Syria

By: Michael O’Hanlon As the violence worsens in Syria, the United States and international community are in a dilemma. Even more serious than the recent veto by Russia and China of a U.N. Security Council resolution criticizing the regime of … Continue reading

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Syria rejects new Arab League peace mission proposal

Syria has “categorically rejected” an Arab League resolution calling for a joint Arab-UN peacekeeping mission to end the country’s 11-month conflict. The resolution, seen by the BBC but not yet officially released, also said the League was ending all diplomatic … Continue reading

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