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Assad betrayed Gaddafi to save his Syrian regime

By: Adrian Blomfield DAMASCUS, Syria – The Assad regime in Syria brought aboutMuammar Gaddafi’s death by providing France with the key intelligence which led to the operation that killed him, sources in Libyaclaimed yesterday. French spies operating in Sirte, Gaddafi’s last refuge, were … Continue reading

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Syrian regime ‘will deploy chemical weapons as last resort’

Major-General Adnan Sillu said he defected from the Syrian army three months ago after being party to top-levels talks about the use of chemical weapons on both rebel fighters and civilians. “We were in a serious discussion about the use … Continue reading

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U.S. backs Arab League proposal to invoke tough U.N. sanctions against Syria

The United States showed its support for the Arab League proposal calling on the United Nations to invoke tougher sanctions against the Syrian regime. “We hope that all responsible countries will soon join in taking appropriate actions against the Syrian … Continue reading

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Reporters Without Borders slams Syria over citizen journalist killings

International media freedoms watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday condemned the killing in Syria by regime forces of citizen journalists. Syrian regime forces have killed six citizen journalists this year, RSF said in a statement, naming the latest as … Continue reading

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Syrian regime can’t last ‘very long’: Turkish PM

Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that Syria’s regime cannot continue in power for long and urged the international community to halt a humanitarian crisis. “I don’t believe that any regime can stand and work under these … Continue reading

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For those escaping Syria’s bloodshed, the horror remains

Umm Mounir has not uttered a word for more than a month, ever since she witnessed the killing of her five children during shelling by Syrian regime forces of the flashpoint central city of Homs. One of her children was … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition rejects new demands

The Syrian opposition has rejected the government’s latest demand. Damascus wants “written guarantees” the opposition fighters will stop fighting. The opposition fighters say they will not do that, but they will give the guarantees to the international community. This all … Continue reading

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Syria Eyewitness: Beaten and burnt… a family’s tale of torture

Ahmed blinks away the tears as he recounts his family’s ordeal. His hands, frail and trembling, roll up his trousers to show the bruises on his knees where they first beat him with sticks. Then he lifts his shirt to … Continue reading

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Fighting persists in Syria Bashar Assad ignores UN plea

BEIRUT — Spasms of fierce new fighting, some just miles from Syria’s capital, were reported on Thursday, and the leader of the United Nations said the conflict was getting worse — contradicting assurances by the Syrian government to a special … Continue reading

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Syria first lady targeted by European Union sanctions

Syrian First Lady Asma Assad, a glamorous, British-born ex-banker once thought to be at the vanguard of change in her adopted land, was hit by European sanctions Friday after embarrassing reports about shopping sprees as her husband’s forces were accused … Continue reading

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