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Syrian air force officer defects, tells horrors of Houla massacre

A senior Syrian military officer decided to defect and join opposition forces after witnessing hundreds of pro-regime militiamen massacring more than 100 civilians in the town of Houla one week ago, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The Houla massacre, which … Continue reading

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Survival of Syria regime ‘almost impossible’: Turkey

(VIENNA) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blew his chances of survival by failing to implement democratic reforms at the early stages of the Arab Spring, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday. “I don’t think that this regime, with these characteristics, can … Continue reading

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Religion and politics in Syria

By¬†Wadah Khanfar Many politicians and journalists are fearful of the future which can be facing the religious minorities in Syria following the revolution. Very often, these fears are expressed in the context of justifying the hesitancy of the US and … Continue reading

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The Women of the Syrian Spring

BY: Shady Hamadi Since the start of the Syrian revolution, approximately eleven months ago, women have played a role that is equal to that of men. Young Syrian women have been leading the protest, they are at the head of … Continue reading

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