Uprisings

Secret Cable Reveals Syrian Regime Used Chemical Weapons Against its Own People

A secret State Department cable has concluded that the Syrian military likely used chemical weapons against its own people in a deadly attack last month

  • January 16, 2013
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  • Josh Rogin
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Evil Syrian Dictator Suffering Personality Disorder

Despite having lost major parts of the country to opposition fighters, and although his regime continues to disintegrate with more defections taking place, embattled President Bashar al-Assad insists he is in control and will come out of the crisis victorious

  • January 14, 2013
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  • AL ARABIYA
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Syrian Rebels Seize Dictator’s Airbase

Rebels fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad scored a significant victory on Friday when they took control of one of Syria’s most important northern airbases, seizing tanks, helicopters and large amounts of ammunition

  • January 11, 2013
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  • Martin Chulov, Luke Harding and Matthew Weaver
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One Million Syrians Are Starving

One million Syrians are going hungry and helpless due to the 22-month civil conflict in the country, the UN says

  • January 8, 2013
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  • The BBC
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Syrian Death Toll Now Stands at Over 60,000

The United Nations estimated Wednesday that more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria’s civil war, a toll one-third higher than what anti-regime activists had counted in the 21-month-old conflict

  • January 2, 2013
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  • BASSEM MROUE and FRANK JORDANS
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100+ Charred Corpses Found in Syrian Town

At least 150 charred corpses were found Saturday in Deir Baalba in Homs, the Shaam Network reported as violence flared in other parts of Syria

  • December 29, 2012
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  • AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES
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Syrians Hold Fresh Nationwide Rallies Against Assad

Syrian military planes have launched air raids in Damascus province after overnight bombardments and clashes across the country

  • December 28, 2012
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  • Agencies
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Syrian Tanks Kill Children

At least 20 people, including eight children, have been killed after Syrian army tanks shelled a village in the northern province of al-Raqqa, an activist group has said

  • December 26, 2012
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  • Agencies
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Syrian Regime Forces Abandon the Dictator

At least 200 members of a Syrian regime force deployed to protect Damascus’s international Airport have defected as clashes broke out Friday night near the presidential palace in the capital

  • December 22, 2012
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  • AL ARABIYA WITH AGENCIES
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Alexandria Uprising (VIDEO)

Egyptian police have fired teargas to disperse clashes in the port city of Alexandria. Thousands of Islamists were met with furious opposition as the first gathered to support Egypt’s new constitution, which enshrines Islamic law in the legal code

  • December 21, 2012
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  • RT News
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Syria: No End in Sight

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that there is no prospect of an end to the 21-month conflict in Syria

  • December 20, 2012
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  • Agencies
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Syrians Go Hungry

Desperation for food is growing in parts of Syria, where fist fights or dashes across the civil war front lines have become part of the daily struggle to secure a loaf of bread

  • December 15, 2012
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  • Erika Solomon
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Egyptians Vote on New Constitution

Egyptians were voting on Saturday on a proposed constitution that has divided the country, with the president, Mohamed Morsi, and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters in favour, while liberals, secular Muslims and Christians oppose it

  • December 15, 2012
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  • Associated Press
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Egypt’s Rival Rallies

Thousands of pro-government and opposition protesters are holding rival rallies in Cairo for and against a controversial constitutional referendum proposed by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

  • December 11, 2012
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  • Al Jazeera and agencies
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Half a Million Refugees, 40,000 Dead

More than half a million Syrian refugees are now registered or are waiting to in other Middle Eastern countries, with about 3,000 new people seeking refugee status and assistance daily

  • December 11, 2012
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  • Stephanie Nebehay
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Syrian Government Prepares Chemical Attack…

The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar al-Assad, according to U.S. officials

  • December 5, 2012
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  • Jim Miklaszewski and M. Alex Johnson
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Protesters Surround Egyptian Presidential Palace…

Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said

  • December 4, 2012
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  • Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad
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Anonymous Declares War on the Government of Syria

Expect us. That was the message from online hacktivist group Anonymous on Thursday, as it declared war on the Syrian government and vowed to shut down all government websites hosted outside the country

  • December 1, 2012
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  • Meredith Bennett-Smith
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