Uprisings

Mobile and Internet Cut in Syrian City

Mobile phone and Internet services have been cut in Aleppo, Syria’s second city, where a crucial battle is taking place between rebels and the army, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

  • August 2, 2012
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  • AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES
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Fresh Massacres in Damascus

The humanitarian situation here is very difficult, there is an acute shortage of food and fuel. One litre of petrol used to cost 40 Syrian pounds, now it costs 200 Syrian pounds

  • August 2, 2012
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  • Matthew Weaver and Brian Whitaker
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Regime and Rebels Battle Street-by-Street

Ambushes and air strikes, sieges and executions were the bloody order of the day in Aleppo today as rebel and regime forces fought street by street to gain possession of Syria’s largest city.

  • August 1, 2012
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  • Kim Sengupta
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Is a New Syrian Government Being Formed in Exile?

More than 20,000 people have been killed in Syria since a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule began in March 2011, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. There is no way to independently verify the figure, while the UN has stopped keeping count.

  • July 31, 2012
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  • The Telegraph
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Uprising in Darfur

Protesters in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region stoned government offices Tuesday during a major protest over rising prices, a witness said, in the country’s latest Arab Spring-style demonstration.

  • July 31, 2012
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  • AFP
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Christians Flee Violence in Syria

“An exodus of Christians is taking place in Western Syria,” Janssen said. “The Christian population has fled the city of Qusayr, near Homs, following an ultimatum issued by the military chief of the armed opposition, Abdel Salam Harba.

  • July 30, 2012
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  • Michael Carl
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Anaheim Erupts

At least nine people have been arrested by Orange County Police as they pushed protesters back during a street rally in outrage over the recent officer-involved shootings that left two locals dead.

  • July 30, 2012
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  • RT News
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Syrian State Media Ditches The Dictator

A Syrian TV presenter has quit her post in the state TV refusing to serve the regime of President Bashar al-Assad which she described as trying to awaken the monster of sectarianism.

  • July 28, 2012
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  • AL ARABIYA
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Weekend Massacre in Syria

About 180, including 21 children, were killed by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday, the Revolution Council reported, amid a brutal army offensive to retake the country’s commercial capital Aleppo.

  • July 28, 2012
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  • AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES
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Inevitable

The former head of the United Nations observer mission in Syria has said that President Bashar al-Assad’s fall is only a matter of time but that his exit may not end the conflict.

  • July 27, 2012
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  • Agencies
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Sudan’s Arab Spring Struggles

Mohamad, popular under his Twitter handle “simsimt,” was arrested the same day his video was aired. For the next month, his family had no idea where he was. Finally they learned he was in Khartoum’s high security prison and were allowed to visit him last week.

  • July 27, 2012
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  • Associated Press
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Saudi Riot Police Open Fire on Protesters

Several demonstrators have been wounded in Saudi Arabia’s eastern district of Qatif after security forces opened fire on protesters.Officers fired live rounds at demonstrators, who carried posters of detained protesters who were injured and arrested earlier this month.

  • July 27, 2012
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  • RT News
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VIDEO: Syrian Government Attacks Rebels

Most fighters believe the bombardments will be followed by a ground campaign to pacify the city, although by Thursday morning reports of massive regime reinforcements had yet to materialise.

  • July 26, 2012
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  • Agencies
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Anaheim Uprising

Protesters broke windows of least a half-dozen storefronts in Anaheim on Tuesday and five people were arrested in the second major clash between police anddemonstrators since an officer shot dead an apparently unarmed man.

  • July 25, 2012
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  • Alex Gallardo and Alex Dobuzinskis
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Syrian Government Bombs its own Civilians

In one of the deadliest incidents of the day, opposition activists reported that at least 20 worshippers were killed as they went into a mosque in a village close to the city of Hama.

  • July 24, 2012
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  • The BBC
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Damascus Disaster

It’s a gruesome turn for the distinguished Middle Eastern city of Damascus, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and a sign that Syria’s civil war appears doomed to escalate.

  • July 23, 2012
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  • BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM
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Syrian Mom’s Forced to Choose Which of Their Kids Should be Executed

Syrian troops asked mothers to nominate which of their children should be executed during an attack on a village in the south of the country, it was claimed today.

  • July 23, 2012
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  • ANTHONY BOND and GRAHAM SMITH
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Protests In Spain Over Unemployment and Austerity

Several hundred demonstrators have traveled to Madrid from many parts of Spain to protest the country’s near 25 percent unemployment rate as well as the stinging austerity measures introduced by the government in a bid to avoid an international financial bailout.

  • July 23, 2012
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  • Huffington Post
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