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Top Syrian Media Host Abandons Assad for the Truth

By: Bastian Berbner At about 7:30 p.m. on July 11, Ola Abbas sat down at her laptop in her apartment in southeast Damascus and summoned her courage. She then compressed her rage, which had been building up for months, into … Continue reading

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UN says rights abuses spreading in Syria

Human rights violations by Syrian government forces and rebels are on the rise as fighting spreads across the country, the chief UN rights investigator for Syria has said. “Gross violations of human rights are occurring regularly, in the context of … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition boycotts ‘theater show’ election

Beirut/Damascus – Syria’s government said voters turned out in large numbers Monday for a parliamentary election it sees as central to its reform program. However, opposition supporters denounced the exercise as a sham and reported more fighting between rebels and … Continue reading

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Blame game over Syria blasts

By: Duraid Al Baik Twin suicide car bombings ripped through an upscale Damascus district yesterday, targeting heavily-guarded intelligence buildings and killing more than 44 people, Syrian authorities said. The blasts came a day after an advance team of Arab League … Continue reading

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Syria carries out navy, air force war games

The Syrian navy and air forces carried out Tuesday two separate maneuvers with live ammunition under war-like circumstances to test their fighting capabilities, state-run SANA news agency reported. SANA said the air force’s maneuver included military airdrops, use of all … Continue reading

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Syrian law issued to sentence ‘terrorists’ to death

Syrian President Bashar Assad has issued a new law under which anyone found guilty of distributing weapons for “terrorist acts” would be sentenced to death, Syria’s state-run news agency says. The Syrian government claims armed gangs and terrorists are behind … Continue reading

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