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Kofi Annan: Continued violence in Syria could lead to civil war

Kofi Annan, the international envoy for Syria, said Tuesday that the current “unacceptable” levels of violence in Syria could lead the country into a civil war, the “consequences of which would be quite frightening”, DPA reported Annan said the deployment … Continue reading

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Obama Hits Syria With Brutal Blast of Adverbs

By: Jeffrey Goldberg The crackdown by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad against his own citizens counts as one of the most blood-soaked acts of political repression in the Middle East since his father and predecessor, Hafez al-Assad, waged his own onslaught against anti-regime … Continue reading

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Syria goes to polls as deadly unrest rages

Syria goes to the polls on Monday to elect a multi-party parliament that critics say will fail to bring change to the country, riven by a deadly revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. The vote, initially scheduled for September 2011, was … Continue reading

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Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood rise from the ashes

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis ISTANBUL, Turkey – At a meeting of Syria’s opposition, Muslim Brotherhood officials gather round Marxists colleagues, nudging them to produce policy statements for the Syrian National Council, the main political group challenging President Bashar al-Assad. With … Continue reading

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Turkey vows to continue supporting Syrian people against Assad

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey will keep supporting those who struggle against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime until the will of the Syrian people is represented in the government, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday. “We will support our brothers … Continue reading

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Kurds divided by Syrian uprising

While some in Syria and Turkey support opposition, others feel best interests served by supporting Assad. For centuries, the towns of Turkish Nusaybin and Syrian Qamishli were one, until politics put a border between them. The governments of both countries have been hard … Continue reading

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Syria peace ‘on track despite the violence’

A peace plan for Syria brokered by international mediator Kofi Annan is on track despite reports of violations of the ceasefire, Mr Annan’s spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said yesterday. Mr Annan will brief the United Nations Security Council on the Syria … Continue reading

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Annan’s deal is al-Assad’s last chance

Once again, Syria is at a crossroads. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan deserves applause for brokering a ceasefire in a conflict where others have failed, and where some have been only too ready to press military buttons. Despite the seeming … Continue reading

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Dying for Democracy in Syria

By: Haitham Al-Maleh Syria yearns for freedom from the brutality of the Assad regime. For four decades, thousands upon thousands paid the price for their opposition to Bashar Assad and his father, Hafez Assad. We have been intimidated, arrested, tortured … Continue reading

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Video: Massive protest in Idlib, Syria

There has been a huge protest in Idlib, where demonstrators created a picture depicting the United Nations watering a President Assad tree.

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