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.
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.