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Syrians Take to Streets in Test of Annan Cease-Fire Plan

By: Nayla Razzouk and Emre Peker Syrians took to the streets to demonstrate against President Bashar al-Assad, emboldened by a cease-fire negotiated by United Nations’ envoy Kofi Annan that took effect today after a year of deadly violence. The 6 a.m. cease-fire was … Continue reading

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Syria pounds protest hubs but peace envoy hopeful

Syria pounded protest hubs Wednesday, despite mounting pressure from world powers, as peace envoy Kofi Annan said there is still a chance to salvage his plan to halt hostilities within hours. Annan rejected calls to arm rebels, saying such a move would … Continue reading

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Syria’s failed cease-fire and the limits of social media

By: Elizabeth Flock There was no sign of the planned withdrawal from cities and towns by Syrian forces Tuesday. Activists reported an intensified onslaught by troops, including the use of heavy weaponry, despite claims by the government’s foreign minister that a pullout … Continue reading

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Video: Zero Hour is Coming

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Syrian Reportedly Detained for Bold Protest

By: Robert Mackey A 33-year-old Syrian woman was reportedly arrested in Damascus on Sunday as she staged a bold protest outside the Syrian Parliament building, standing in traffic with a banner that read, “Stop the killing, so we can build … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian refugees protest in Turkey

Syrians protest against Assad saying they are skeptical of their government’s compliance with Kofi Annan’s peace plan. Lily Grimes reports.

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Syria opposition vents; new assaults thwart peace

Beirut — Clashes and protests broke out across many parts of Syria on Friday, further complicating a peace mission by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan who urged the government to lay down its weapons first to immediately end the country’s yearlong … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian Protesters Vow to Fight Regime, Sectarianism

This footage depicts a funeral protest purportedly held in Douma, in the suburbs of Damascus, on March 26, 2012. The protesters vow they will “never retreat until this regime is overthrown” and that “we will never become sectarian”.

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Video: Opposition calls on Damascus to rise up

“Damascus, here we come” was the latest rallying cry of Syria’s anti-government protests on Friday. The slogan seems to indicate that opposition fighters have their sights on the capital, as government forces continue to pound opposition-strongholds across the country. Damascus … Continue reading

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Iran helping Assad to put down protests

By: Mark Hosenball Iran is providing a broad array of assistance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to help him suppress anti-government protests, from high-tech surveillance technology to guns and ammunition, U.S. and European security officials say. Tehran’s technical assistance to … Continue reading

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