Uprisings

Internet and Mobile Communication Cut off in Syria

The internet and mobile phone systems have been cut off in Syria, a monitoring firm has said. Internet monitoring firm Renesys said the country’s connection protocols were unreachable

  • November 29, 2012
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  • The BBC
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Sexual Assault Used as a Weapon in Syria

Nearly 40,000 people have died already in Syria’s civil war, and close to 100 are still being killed each day. Homes, hospitals, water infrastructure, and sanitation systems have been destroyed. But one element of this ongoing brutality has been largely overlooked in the media: the appalling sexual violence being visited on the Syrian people by government and militia forces

  • November 25, 2012
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  • Peter Westmacott and Melanne Verveer
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Syrian Death Toll Reaches 40,000 +

More than 40,000 people have been killed in 20 months of conflict between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and those fighting for his overthrow, a violence monitoring group said on Friday

  • November 23, 2012
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  • Reuters
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Al-Jazeera’s Cairo Office Firebombed

Egyptian protesters firebombed one of the offices of satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera on Wednesday and attacked a police chief who tried to negotiate an end to three days of violent protests in central Cairo

  • November 21, 2012
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  • The Associated Press
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Minor Uprising Erupts at Newark City Hall

A behind-the-scenes political maneuver by Newark Mayor Cory Booker to fill a vacant council seat with his choice led to a near-riot in city hall tonight, with dozens of residents rushing the council stage and police responding with pepper-spray

  • November 21, 2012
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  • David Giambusso and James Queally/The Star-Ledger
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Journalists Descend on Gaza

It’s hard to pin down exactly how many journalists have recently entered Gaza, given that some members of the media could have been there before Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense or have entered through the Egyptian border

  • November 20, 2012
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  • Michael Calderone
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U.S. Citizen Fighting on Behalf of Syrian Rebels Labled ‘Terrorist’ by Assad Regime

American Citizen and self professed freedom fighter Matthew VanDyke was shocked when TV broadcasts in Syria labeled him a terrorist but he wasn’t surprised

  • November 15, 2012
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  • Geoffrey Ingersoll
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Captives Inside Their Own Country

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent estimates 2.5 million people have been displaced within Syria, doubling the previous figure used by aid agencies, and this still a conservative number

  • November 13, 2012
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  • The BBC
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Thousands Flee Syria in 24 Hours

The United Nations has said that if the conflict in Syria continues at its current pace the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance within the country would rise by 1.5 million by early next year

  • November 9, 2012
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  • Al Jazeera and agencies
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Interview with the Dictator

In an exclusive interview with RT, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he will not leave Syria. Assad also spoke on the calls for armed foreign intervention in Syria, and the possible fallout on the country’s internal conflict and across the region

  • November 8, 2012
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  • RT News
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Red Cross Can Barely Handle Syrian Atrocities

The humanitarian situation is getting worse despite the scope of the operation increasing said Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross

  • November 8, 2012
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  • The BBC
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Syrian Artists Flee Their Country

He noticed that some of his fellow artists began to incorporate the conflict into their work, capturing the chaos and bloodshed that became routine. Shaabi, 26, tried to paint the opposite, using bright colors and abstract shapes to convey a sense of hope

  • November 6, 2012
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  • Babak Dehghanpisheh
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Car Bomb Kills Assad’s Troops

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the attack in the village of Ziyara in the central province of Hama was carried out by Jabhat al-Nusra, an al-Qaida-inspired Islamic militant group

  • November 5, 2012
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  • BASSEM MROUE
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Syrian Christians Face Persecution and Death

The red Mitsubishi Lancer GT with go faster stripes was a source of great pride to Hamlig Bedrosian. It was the only one of its kind in the city, pointed out on the streets as he roared along, an object of admiration and envy among his friends in Aleppo

  • November 2, 2012
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  • Kim Sengupta
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Syrian Child Thought Dead Reunites with Family

A two-year-old Syrian boy who was believed dead after his family inadvertently left him behind as they fled shelling in Damascus last summer has been reunited with his parents in Cyprus, a lawyer said Friday

  • October 26, 2012
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  • The Associated Press
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Horror Inside Syrian Hospitals

Dr. Qusayr points at a young girl lying on a stretcher in his field hospital. Her intestines hang out of her tiny belly. The sound of gunfire and explosions resonate through the small room

  • October 24, 2012
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  • Eline Gordts
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Protesters Attempt to Storm Government Headquarters in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces unleashed a barrage of gunfire and tear gas in central Beirut on Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to storm the government headquarters after the funeral of a top Lebanese intelligence official killed by a car bomb

  • October 21, 2012
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  • BASSEM MROUE AND BEN HUBBARD
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Mali Islamists Bulldoze Tombs in Timbuktu

Heavily armed Islamists bulldozed the tombs of three local Sufi saints near Mali’s desert city of Timbuktu on Thursday, residents said, the latest in a series of attacks in the rebel-held north that critics say threaten its cultural heritage.

  • October 19, 2012
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  • Reuters Staff
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