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U.S. says Syria cynically stonewalls U.N. nuclear probe

VIENNA – The United States accused Syria on Wednesday of cynically using its crackdown on an uprising at home to justify its stonewalling of a United Nations watchdog investigation into the Arab state’s nuclear activities. The U.N. nuclear chief said earlier this … Continue reading

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Germany, Russia agree on ‘political solution’ for Syria; Assad forces fire on protesters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she and Russian President Vladimir Putin both favored a political solution in Syria, as death toll from the violent crackdown on Syrian protesters continued to rise. “The latest massacre in Houla showed … Continue reading

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Dispatch from Aleppo: Victims of Syria’s Brutal Crackdown

By: Donnatella Rovera Every protest I observed during three days in Aleppo ended the same way: with the army, security forces and shabiha – the infamous militias who do some of the government’s dirty work – opening fire on non-violent demonstrators who posed … Continue reading

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Deadly Crackdown Reported on Syria University

By: NEIL MacFARQUHAR BEIRUT, Lebanon — A violent clampdown by Syrian security forces against a student demonstration at Aleppo University ended with at least four students killed, including one heaved out a fifth-floor window, and scores arrested, activists and opposition organizations … Continue reading

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110,000 Syrians have fled to Jordan, visiting PM says in Ankara

ANKARA, Turkey – Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh said on Thursday that 110,000 Syrians have entered Jordan since the crackdown in Syria. Al-Khasawneh said that they were not sure yet whether or not to classify these Syrians as refugees … Continue reading

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U.N. plans aid for one million Syrians struggling amid conflict

By: Stephanie Nebehay Syria’s infrastructure has been significantly damaged in more than a year of conflict, water and electricity supplies have been disrupted and many families cannot meet their basic daily needs, a United Nations mission has found. A confidential … Continue reading

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Vogue’s flattering article on Syria’s first lady is scrubbed from Web

By: Paul Farhi It may have been the worst-timed, and most tin-eared, magazine article in decades. “Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic — the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,” writer Joan Juliet Buck began her profile … Continue reading

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Syria ceasefire imperiled as government vows crackdown

By: Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syria’s ceasefire increasingly was under threat on Sunday as the government vowed a crackdown on a wave of “terrorist attacks” and its forces shelled Homs on the day the first U.N. peace monitors were … Continue reading

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Assad threatens peace in Middle East, says David Cameron

By: Daniel Bentley David Cameron today accused Syrian president Bashar Assad of endangering peace in the Middle East with his increasingly bloody crackdown on opponents. The Prime Minister warned that the Assad regime’s actions threatened to plunge Syria into full-scale … Continue reading

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Video: Leaked – Tens of tanks heading to Daraa to crack down the demonstrators

A solider took this video while other soldiers were warning him that the video might be leaked!! (English Subtitles)

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