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Assad military conducts large-scale exercises as fighting spills into Lebanon

DAMASCUS, Syria – Assad’s military began large-scale exercises simulating defense against outside “aggression,” the state-run news agency said Sunday — an apparent warning to other countries not to intervene in the Syrian crisis. On Saturday, the Syrian conflict spilled further … Continue reading

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Turkey appeals to UN Security Council following jet crisis with Syria

İSTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey has urged the UN to show decisiveness in the ongoing crisis in Syria, condemning an attack on a Turkish jet as a “hostile act by the Syrian authorities against Turkey’s national security.” In a letter delivered … Continue reading

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Obama Hits Syria With Brutal Blast of Adverbs

By: Jeffrey Goldberg The crackdown by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad against his own citizens counts as one of the most blood-soaked acts of political repression in the Middle East since his father and predecessor, Hafez al-Assad, waged his own onslaught … Continue reading

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Al-Dabi’s Report Ignored Documented Violations in Syria – Arab Official

CAIRO (KUNA) – Head of the Arab human rights committee Abdul-Rahim Al-Awadhi admitted Monday that the Arab observers mission in Syria’s final report, presented by the mission’s head Sudanese Major General Mustafa Al-Dabi, did not include many violations documented by … Continue reading

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U.S. funds accountability project for Syria rights abuses

WASHINGTON – The United States will join with international partners to establish an “accountability clearinghouse” for Syria to track evidence of human rights violations during the government’s bloody crackdown on protests, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. The clearinghouse … Continue reading

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Syria refugee recalls family’s harrowing escape to Jordan

A woman who fled with her four children this month is among a growing number of Syrians who brave snipers to reach Jordan. About 80,000 Syrians have fled there. Reporting from Amman, Jordan— Um Eddine shudders as she describes the … Continue reading

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Syria offers new response to Annan’s proposals

* Special envoy seeks release of people detained during uprising * Says only Syrians can determine Assad’s fate * Syrian parliament urges Assad to adjourn May 7 elections GENEVA/DAMASCUS – Syria has responded afresh to UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan … Continue reading

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Syria forces on offensive as Annan pursues peace

Syrian forces pressed their assault on various regions across the country yesterday as international peace envoy Kofi Annan stressed there can be no deadline to ending the year-long crisis. Clashes were reported in the central flashpoint city of Homs, in … Continue reading

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Russian Leader Meets Annan on Syria

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met here Sunday visiting UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to discuss the Syrian crisis. During the meeting, the Russian leader vowed to provide all types of help to Annan in his mission, but he described Annan’s … Continue reading

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