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Syrian groups come to blows while seeking peace

By: Charlene Gubash Syrian government forces are killing demonstrators at the rate of 50 to as many as a 150 a day, but Syrian opposition leaders in exile and in Syria still cannot unite around the common goal of how … Continue reading

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Syria opposition rifts give world excuse not to act

By: Edmund Blair and Yasmine Saleh A brawl at a meeting of the Syrian opposition this week in Cairo put on display the divisions among those struggling to oust President Bashar al-Assad and provides an excuse for world powers who … Continue reading

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New attempt to end Syrian bloodshed brings optimism, doubt

Syrian opposition groups met Monday in Cairo, Egypt, trying to find common ground as the violence continued in Syria and spilled over into neighboring Lebanon. Syrian government forces shelled several villages with artillery and mortar fire Monday, while troops stormed … Continue reading

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Syria rebels to boycott Cairo opposition talks

Syria-based rebel fighters and activists said they would boycott an opposition meeting in Cairo on Monday, denouncing it as a “conspiracy” that served the policy goals of Damascus allies Moscow and Tehran. The two-day meeting, to be attended by the … Continue reading

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Syrian Video Activists Plan News Broadcasts to Offer an Alternative to State Media

By: Robert Mackey CAIRO — In an interview this week at his home here in the Egyptian capital, the British-Syrian activist Rami Jarrah described ambitious plans to create an Internet news network, with radio broadcasts and live video streams of … Continue reading

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Voice from inside Syria: World powers are the only hope for resolution

By: Patrick Martin With civil conflict raging in Syria, and the Syrian government making it almost impossible for most international journalists to enter the country and see things for themselves, I’ve had to rely on other sources for information. Local … Continue reading

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Syrians storm embassy in Cairo, rally in UK, US

By: Ahmed el-Shimy (Reuters) – A crowd of Syrians stormed the Syrian embassy in Cairo smashing furniture and equipment and setting fire to parts of the building in protest over the latest bloodshed in the country, an embassy official and … Continue reading

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Syria showdown at UN as West presses Russia

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Nations on the UN Security Council braced for a showdown over Syria, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading a Western charge to press Russia to back action to stop the violence. Amid dozens of … Continue reading

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Syria rejects Arab League call for power change

Syria on Monday rejected an Arab League plan for President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power to his deputy, calling the initiative a “flagrant interference,” state TV quoted an official as saying. “Syria rejects the decisions taken which are outside an … Continue reading

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US says won’t prejudge Arab League mission in Syria

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Tuesday that it would not prejudge the Arab League mission in Syria and will stay in close touch with the league officials in Cairo. “The Arab League has about a 100 monitors in … Continue reading

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