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Syria: America Steps onto the Slippery Slope

Today’s award for the most euphemistic lead paragraph goes to the New York Times. Paraphrasing Hillary Clinton, the Times says the U.S. has agreed to “send communications equipment to help rebels organize and evade Syria’s military.” It might be nice … Continue reading

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Clinton starts diplomatic drive in Riyadh; Syria says ‘terrorists’ get arms from Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set later this week to launch a new diplomatic drive aimed at ending the bloodshed in Syria, making visits to Saudi Arabia and Turkey as Damascus complained to the United Nations that armed … Continue reading

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Massacre of Syrian women and children claimed

Opposition activists in Syria say at least 45 women and children in the city of Homs have been massacred by government forces. The BBC is reporting that one activist in Homs, Hadi Abdallah, told the news agency AFP the bodies … Continue reading

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Clinton slams Syria, wraps up North African tour

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed the Syrian regime and those that support it as she wrapped up on Sunday a three-day, pro-democracy tour of a politically transformed North Africa. Speaking in the Moroccan capital Rabat, Clinton denounced the … Continue reading

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Nearly 70 nations at Tunisia summit to call for civilian peacekeeping in Syria

The nations that make up the Friends of Syria group will call Friday for the United Nations to start planning a civilian peacekeeping mission in Syria that would begin after the regime agrees to a cease-fire and a political transition, … Continue reading

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Syria to have ‘more blood on hands’ if blocks aid: Clinton

TUNIS – The administration of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will have even more blood on its hands if it does not agree to an international demand to allow in urgent humanitarian relief, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday. “If the Assad regime refuses … Continue reading

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Turkey to discuss steps on Syria in Washington

By: Desmond Butler Turkey’s foreign minister said Friday he will propose new ways to pressure Syria when he meets with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday. Meeting Friday with reporters, foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu did not elaborate on … Continue reading

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Clinton says time to act decisively on Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday it was time for the UN Security Council to ‘act decisively’ on Syria before admitting she had failed to bridge differences with Russia. Clinton’s remarks came as Russia and China Saturday vetoed … Continue reading

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Syria violence worsening, civil war looms: Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned the UN Security Council on Tuesday that the violence in Syria was getting worse, bringing the country closer to the brink of civil war. “The evidence is clear that (Syrian President Bashar al-) … Continue reading

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Russia urged not to veto U.N. resolution calling for Assad’s exit

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Tuesday that Syria risks becoming engulfed in a civil war as its people take up arms to oppose a violent crackdown on a 10-month-old uprising. Mrs. Clinton spoke at the U.N. Security Council, … Continue reading

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