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Syria conflict: Al-Nusra Front ‘captures’ Yemen troops

The al-Nusra Front, an Islamist group fighting government forces in Syria, has reportedly posted a video saying it has captured five Yemeni soldiers sent to help quell the uprising. The video shows five men asking Yemen to stop supporting Bashar … Continue reading

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Russia: Yemen plan OK for Syria if backed by people

By: Steve Gutterman Russia would accept a Yemen-style power transition in Syria if it were decided by the people, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Thursday, the latest statement seemingly aimed at distancing the Kremlin from President Bashar al-Assad. The … Continue reading

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Editorial: What’s Going On In Syria?

By: Eline Gordts Fifteen months after the start of protests against the regime of President Bashar Assad, Syria is in a dire situation. Trapped in a bloody stalemate, it remains unclear where the country is headed. More than 12,000 people … Continue reading

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Yemeni Nobel Laureate tells Syrians: Assad’s time is up

By: Jonathon Burch BOYNUYGUN, Turkey – Yemeni Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakul Karman, a key figure in the revolt that brought down President Ali Abdullah Saleh, urged Syrian refugees in Turkey on Sunday not to lose hope, saying their president’s reign … Continue reading

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Syria could descend into civil war: Clinton

LONDON – There is “every possibility” that Syria could descend into a civil war which could be worsened by foreign intervention, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the BBC on Sunday. “I think that there’s every possibility of a … Continue reading

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Syria criticizes Saudis; new president in Yemen

By: Andria Cheng NEW YORK — Syria criticized Saudi Arabia on Saturday after the kingdom’s foreign minister supported arming the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Yemen swore in a new president to replace Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had … Continue reading

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Exclusive: U.S. and allies exploring prospects for Assad exile

The United States, European governments and Arab states have begun discussing the possibility of exile for Bashar al-Assad despite skepticism the defiant Syrian president is ready to consider such an offer, Western officials said on Wednesday. While talks have not … Continue reading

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Syria’s stubborn strongman

Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected an Arab League plan that would have eased him out of power and laid the groundwork for elections, calling it “flagrant interference” in Syria’s internal affairs. That’s not surprising, but it’s too bad. The … Continue reading

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League urges Yemen scenario in Syria

CAIRO – Arab league foreign ministers voting to extend their widely criticized Syria observer mission agreed Sunday on a new political road map that calls on President Bashar Assad to delegate power to his deputy and set up a unity … Continue reading

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The Syrian conundrum and the Yemeni predicament

By: Osman Mirghani It is no wonder that the official Yemeni authorities have objected to the Arab League’s resolution regarding Syria. The situation in the two countries may be different in numerous aspects, yet there are also marked similarities, especially … Continue reading

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