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Six Reasons Why Senator McCain is Right in Pushing for Military Action in Syria

By: Niman Shukairy On Monday, March 5, Senator John McCain became the first high ranking Congressman to call for military force against Syria’s Assad to help the Syrian people’s aspiration for freedom and democracy. He stated from the Senate floor, “The time … Continue reading

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Sarkozy: Assad is a killer

PARIS, France – French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday that Syria’s leader is acting like a murderer and should be sent to the International Criminal Court. Diplomatic efforts to end the bloodshed in Syria are faltering. Russia said Wednesday it … Continue reading

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Kurdish group slams PKK over its collaboration with Damascus

Amid growing pressure from Damascus not to join the opposition in the one-year-old unfolding Syrian crisis, a Syrian-Kurdish group has openly stood against Bashar al-Assad for the first time, vociferously lashing out at the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over its … Continue reading

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Syria: Bashar al-Assad calls parliamentary election on May 7

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday announced a May 7 parliamentary election, as rights groups claimed the regime is laying landmines on the border. The announcement came as UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan said he was expecting a response … Continue reading

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Army defectors vow to fight Bashar al-Assad regime to the end

Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) who defected from Bashar al-Assad’s army as they refused to shoot civilians have reaffirmed their commitment to the fight to bring an end to the four-decades of Baath Party rule in Syria amid … Continue reading

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Civilians slaughtered as Assad unleashes gunships

By:Nick Meo Fighting moves to new front as Annan tries to broker deal with Syria The smuggler’s radio crackled into life as shadowy figures emerged from a thicket on the Syrian side of the river, faintly illuminated by a full moon whose light … Continue reading

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Syria begins pulling envoys out of EU: diplomats

Syria has begun pre-emptively withdrawing ambassadors from Europe because it fears EU members will expel them in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s ruthless crackdown on an uprising, Arab diplomats said. They said Syrian envoys in a number of European Union countries … Continue reading

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Staging a coup in Syria?!

By: Hassan Barari The fact that the Syrian people are being killed on a daily basis by a brutal regime is an understatement. The hurtful truth is that the whole world has been watching this crime while doing nothing to … Continue reading

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Struggling to make sense of intelligence reports

Washington Searching for any sign of splintering in Syria’s ruling class, the United States has tracked what it suspects is the transfer of millions of dollars in foreign accounts by elites with ties to President Bashar Al Assad. But the … Continue reading

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What Abdo Hussameddin has risked by standing up to Assad

SYRIA’S deputy oil minister, Abdo Hussameddin, has become the highest ranking civilian to quit President Bashar al-Assad’s regime since the Syrian pro-democracy uprising erupted a year ago. On a day when 39 more people were killed by Assad’s forces across … Continue reading

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