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Israel readies for fall of Syria’s Assad

By: Douglas Hamilton Israel is making preparations for the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a flood of refugees from his minority Alawite sect into the Golan Heights, Israel’s military chief told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. “Assad cannot … Continue reading

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A Sense Of Déjà Vu: Portugal And The Regime Change In Syria – Analysis

By: Pedro Seabra and Paulo Gorjao The international community is fast approaching the margins of the Rubicon. Sooner rather than later, it will have to decide if it is willing to cross it. With the ongoing uprising in Syria showing … Continue reading

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With Western support, Syrian rebels will bring down Assad’s regime in weeks

By: Michael Weiss There’s really one reason that Bashar al-Assad gave another speech today. It’s the same reason that in the last fortnight his regime has staged bombings meant to resemble terrorist attacks and blamed on them on everyone from … Continue reading

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Syria’s Bashar al-Assad blames ‘foreign conspiracy’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed a foreign conspiracy for trying to destabilise Syria, as a mass uprising against his rule continues.   The “external conspiracy is clear to everybody”, he said in his first public remarks in months. His … Continue reading

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Israel making preparations to house refugees should the Syrian government fall

Israel is making preparations to house refugees from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s minority Alawite sect should his government fall, Israel’s military chief told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. “On the day that the regime falls, it is expected to result … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: Bashar al-Assad to give rare speech

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to deliver a rare public address amid ongoing protests and bloodshed. State media said the speech would address “internal issues and international and regional developments”, without giving details. Violence is continuing despite the presence of … Continue reading

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Activists Accuse Syria of ‘Torture Chambers’

An activist group accused the Syrian regime on Thursday of torturing hundreds of people to death in overcrowded prisons, jails and illegal detention centers across the country since an uprising began in March. Avaaz, an online global activist group, issued … Continue reading

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Observing the Observers

By: Amal Hanano Syria sits at the historical, geographical, and political strategic crossroads of civilization. That definition is etched into every Syrian child’s mind from grade school through university. We are taught to believe we occupy the center of the … Continue reading

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Syria crisis amplifies black market arms demand

By: Nicholas Blanford BEIRUT: As Abu Rida reels off a list of the latest prices for weapons and ammunition on Lebanon’s black market, his small audience lets out low whistles of surprise.“$2,000 for an RPG?” said one man, referring to … Continue reading

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Embattled Assad to make speech on “internal issue”

By: Alistair Lyon Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, locked in a violent struggle against a wave of unrest, is to make a speech on Tuesday on “the internal issue and international and regional developments,” state media said. The SANA news agency … Continue reading

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