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Syria’s Alawites call on Bashar al-Assad to be tougher

By: Adrian Blomfield Over the course of Syria’s 15-month uprising President Bashar al-Assad has been accused of many things. Being too soft on his opponents was not one of them. But as the corpse of a fighter was buried in … Continue reading

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Is Russia abandoning Syria’s Assad?

Moscow says it would accept Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s resignation, if that’s what Syrians want, but Russia might just be thinking of its own interests Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country will continue to block any effort at the United Nations to force Syrian President … Continue reading

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Syria’s Alawites call on Bashar al-Assad to be tougher

By: Adrian Blomfield Over the course of Syria’s 15-month uprising President Bashar al-Assad has been accused of many things. Being too soft on his opponents was not one of them. But as the corpse of a fighter was buried in … Continue reading

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Assad’s Response to Syria Unrest Leaves His Own Sect Divided

By: Neil MacFarquhar BEIRUT, Lebanon — After Jaber Abboud, a baker from Baniyas, Syria, first lashed out publicly at President Bashar al-Assad for failing to promote real change, his neighbors ignored it. But Mr. Abboud and most of his community … Continue reading

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Syria Crisis: Women And Children ‘Among Fatalities In Deadly Deraa Shelling’

By: Sara C Nelson Syrian army troops have killed at least 17 people in the southern town of Deraa, among them women and children, activists say. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Government tanks began bombarding the … Continue reading

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Smell of “burnt flesh” in Syria town as 17 dead in Deraa

The UN observers have felt a “strong odor of burnt flesh” and saw blood on Friday at the scene of the massacre in Al-Koubeir in Syria, where escalating violence has prompted the West to work on new United Nations sanctions … Continue reading

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Shelling in Syria’s Deraa kills 17, say activists

Seventeen people, including 10 women, were killed overnight by shelling in the southern Syrian town of Deraa, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted 15 months ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.  The group, which monitors violence … Continue reading

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Assad regime has lost humanity

By: Martin Chulov The Syrian regime has “lost its fundamental humanity” and no longer has any legitimacy, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said on Thursday as he described a massacre of around 90 villagers as “shocking and sickening” and … Continue reading

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Barbara Walters apologises over links to Syrian aide of Bashar al-Assad

Emails seen by The Daily Telegraph show that Walters tried to help Sheherazad Jaafari, the daughter of Syria’s UN ambassador, secure a place at an Ivy League university and an internship with Piers Morgan’s CNN programme. When confronted with the … Continue reading

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