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Syria: Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Abducted

The prominent human rights lawyer Khalil Maatouk was abducted while driving to his office on the morning of October 2, 2012, and has not been seen since. Maatouk’s family and his lawyer suspect that government forces are holding him incommunicado. … Continue reading

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Gov’ts setup in rebel-held parts of Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrians in rebel-held areas along the northern border with Turkey said they’ve elected their own councilors to govern their area. World leaders sounded the alarm over the Syrian civil war during the U.N. General Assembly this week. The … Continue reading

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Support for Syria’s government falls away

Beirut – As fighting rages in Damascus, and the Assad family that has ruled Syria for four decades struggles for its life against a growing rebellion, a picture is emerging of a tight inner group determined to fight its way … Continue reading

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Syria’s Freedom

    By: Anas El-Khatib They told them don’t ever say a word about the Syrian government They say I don’t have the right to talk because I don’t know anything about Syria politically They may be right, but they … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks sharing Syria emails with paper accused of Assad bias

As WikiLeaks unveiled plans to release millions of Syrian government emails that could prove embarrassing to both Syrian officials and their foes, it named several partner news outlets that would soon be doing articles based on the vast trove of … Continue reading

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An Islamic (religious) government for Syria: A good or bad idea ?

By: Omar Ayloush I wrote this article in response to the many comments and remarks, I have been hearing from those sympathizing or supporting the Syrian Revolution but calling for a religious state in a post Assad Syria, particularly from the … Continue reading

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Syria forms new government; key posts unchanged

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree forming a new government Saturday, but it will be headed by a key loyalist and the foreign, defense and interior ministers kept their jobs. The move comes as fears mounted that … Continue reading

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Government accuses rebels of killings in Syria

BEIRUT – An online video showed more than a dozen bloodied corpses, some of them piled atop each other and in military uniforms, dumped beside a road in northern Syria in what the government Friday called a mass killing by … Continue reading

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Filipinos ‘being tricked into working in Syria’

Scores of “gullible” Filipinos are being tricked into going to work in Syria each month despite an official ban on travel to the violence-wracked country, the Philippine government said yesterday. The Filipinos, mostly women who go and work as maids, … Continue reading

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Turkish consulate in Aleppo still functions as Syria expels diplomats

Syria’s Foreign Ministry has announced that Damascus is expelling Western diplomats in response to a mass expulsion of Syrian envoys by Western capitals last week; however, Turkish Foreign Ministry officials say the Turkish Consulate General in Aleppo is still functioning. … Continue reading

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