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Syria Crackdown

UN Secretary General To Syrian President: 'Stop Killing Your People'

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.16.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The U.N. chief demanded Sunday that Syria's president stop killing his own people and said the "old order" of one-man rule and family d...

Growing Calls For Independent Investigation In Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The death of a French journalist in Syria brought new calls Thursday for an independent investigation of the violence in the country a...

Syria's Assad Joins Thousands Of Supporters In Rare Public Appearance

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY -- The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad joined thousands of his supporters Wednesday ...

Assad Speaks, Nobody Listens

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

According to some reports, the Russian ships which visited the port of Tartus left Syrian waters. Many Syrians hoped that they would take Bashar with them. They did not. Did the dictator miss these boats as well as all of the others ones of late?

Israel Prepares To Take In Syrian Refugees

AP | By DANIELLA CHESLOW | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's military chief says the country is readying to take in Syrian refugees should Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime fall. Lt. ...

Assad Blames Foreign Conspiracy For Unrest In Syria

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

BY ZEINA KARAM -- The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Tuesday to respond to threats against him with an "iron h...

Syrian Troops Open Fire On Protesters

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.10.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops fired on protesters Monday in the restive city of Homs as Arab League observers toured the area to see whether President ...

Observer Mission In Syria Faces Growing Criticism

AP | BASSEM MROUE and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT — French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a new call Tuesday for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down because of massacres by his r...

24-Year-Old Journalist Reportedly Gives His Life Covering Uprising

Posted 12.30.2011 | World

A 24-year-old journalist reportedly has been killed in Syria. The video below purportedly shows Basil al-Sayed's mother and relatives grieving befo...

Deadly Violence Kills At Least 22 In Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — In the largest protests Syria has seen in months, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Friday in a display of defiance t...

Protesters Shot By Security Forces In Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

HOMS, Syria — The presence of Arab League monitors in Syria has re-energized the anti-government protest movement, with tens of thousands turnin...

31 Killed As Syria Tanks Unleash Fire On Protesters

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Newly-arrived Arab League peace monitors will try on Tuesday to see for themselves the situation in the...

Twin Bombings Leave Syria In Shock

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.23.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Thousands of mourners carrying Syrian flags and pictures of the dead took part in a mass funeral Saturday for 44 people killed...

Assad On A Collision Course?

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Bashar Assad's regime would appear to be setting itself on a collision course: It let in outside observers for the first time Thursday ...

The Arab League and Syria -- It Won't Work

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 02.21.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

5,000 casualties and counting did the trick, and an agreement was signed between the Arab League and Syria to allow Arab observers to come to Syria in an attempt to stop the bloodshed. This is too little, too late.

Arab League Observers Head To Syria Day After Bloodbath

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

By ZEINA KARAM -- The Associated Press...

Arab League Team To Visit Syria On Thursday

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Security forces pursuing anti-government activists and army defectors shot dead at least 47 people in Syria on Tuesday, pushing the tol...

Is Russia's UN Initiative on Syria a Compromise or a Delay to Action?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

No one so far is calling for military intervention in Syria. Instead it is expected that arms will be smuggled to the opposition, possibly through neighboring Turkey -- unless the Arab League manages to institute a genuine peace.

At Least 20 Killed In Syria's Armed Clashes

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Armed clashes erupted in Syria Sunday, killing at least 15 civilians and six government troops, activists said. Isolated and faced with a po...

Is The Arab League Considering Action Against Syria?

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The Arab League has given Syria until Wednesday to allow observers into the country or else it will likely turn to the U.N. Security Co...

France: Russia's Resolution On Syria 'Unacceptable'

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

(Adds details, quotes) PARIS, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Russia's draft U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria is unacceptable to France in...

Activists: 200,000 Rally In Syria's Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrians, some of them calling for their president's execution, protested against the authoritarian regime on Frida...

Deadly Attack By Rebel Troops

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Army defectors killed 27 government forces Thursday in apparently coordinated attacks that were among the deadliest by rebel troops sin...

Deadly Spiral Of Violence Envelops Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Violence across Syria killed at least 25 people Wednesday, including eight soldiers who were gunned down by army defectors in a retalia...

Syria Arrests Prominent U.S. Born-Blogger

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian authorities have charged a U.S.-born Syrian blogger with trying to incite sectarian strife, activists said Tuesday, while regime...