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Syrian Violence Doesn’t End After Al-Assad’s Referendum Passes

Syrian Violence Doesn’t End After Al-Assad’s Referendum Passes

KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — A day after voters in Syria reportedly approved a referendum by an overwhelming margin, a human rights group claimed that at least 138 people had been killed in the continued crackdown on pro-reform diss…

Syrians Vote on Referendum That Could Keep Al-Assad in Power for Years

Syrians Vote on Referendum That Could Keep Al-Assad in Power for Years

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syrians went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a referendum for a new constitution that potentially keeps President Bashar al-Assad in power for another 16 years after 11 months of brutality against his …

Hillary Clinton Says Bashar Al-Assad’s Days in Power Are Ending

Hillary Clinton Says Bashar Al-Assad’s Days in Power Are Ending

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested Thursday that Bashar al-Assad’s days are numbered as leader of Syria.With representatives from 70 nations meeting in Tunisia on Friday to discuss the Syrian crisi…

Two Western Journalists Killed in Syria

Two Western Journalists Killed in Syria

Dave M. Benett/Getty Images(PARIS) — A U.S. and a French journalist were killed in the central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, the 19th day of intense shelling by the forces of President Bashar al-Assad bent on quashing a growing opposition.The deat…

Is White House Ready to Arm Syrian Rebels?

Is White House Ready to Arm Syrian Rebels?

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Over the past 11 months, the Obama administration hasn’t done much more than deliver harsh statements about the situation in Syria where thousands have died as President Bashar al-Assad attempts to hold onto h…

Red Cross Wants Ceasefire in Syria to Deliver Aid

Red Cross Wants Ceasefire in Syria to Deliver Aid

KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has stepped into the crossfire between the Syrian government and opposition forces to demand that the two sides institute an immediate ceasefire.The plea came…

Syria: UN Warns of Civil War as Heavy Shelling Resumes in Homs

Syria: UN Warns of Civil War as Heavy Shelling Resumes in Homs

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(HOMS, Syria) — After a relatively quiet weekend that saw nearly 50 people killed, heavy shelling resumed Tuesday morning in the neighborhood of Bab Amr in the Syrian city of Homs.Tuesday marks the 10th day of the Syrian Arm…

Al Qaeda Leader Calls to End Syrian Regime

Al Qaeda Leader Calls to End Syrian Regime

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The U.S. and al Qaeda are finally on the same side of an issue: They both agree Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down.While the Obama administration would hardly say that this development mak…

White House Says Assad Regime ‘Will Come to an End’

White House Says Assad Regime ‘Will Come to an End’

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew says the days are numbered for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.The senior adviser to President Obama told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday morning t…

At Least a Dozen Injured in Violent Tripoli Attacks

At Least a Dozen Injured in Violent Tripoli Attacks

ABC NEWS/Rob Wallace(TRIPOLI, Libya) — At least a dozen people were injured and one person reported killed Friday night as violence broke out in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, the BBC reports.Security officials say opponents and supporters of Syria’s p…

US Ambassador to Syria: Assad ‘Should Step Aside’

US Ambassador to Syria: Assad ‘Should Step Aside’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In one of his first interviews since leaving Syria after operations at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus were suspended because of the escalating violence, U.S. Ambassador to Syria  Robert Ford said the Syria…

Twin Suicide Attacks Rattle Syrian City of Aleppo

Twin Suicide Attacks Rattle Syrian City of Aleppo

KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Two “terrorist” explosions struck the northern Syrian city of Aleppo early Friday morning, according to State TV. At least 25 people were killed and 175 others injured after two suicide bombers drove the…

Onslaught Against Syrian Government’s Enemies Grows

Onslaught Against Syrian Government’s Enemies Grows

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — There seems to be no end to the brutality the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has unleashed on his own people.The 11-month crackdown on pro-reform dissidents has been underscored by a week …

Pentagon Reviewing Options in Syria

Pentagon Reviewing Options in Syria

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Aside from talking tough, the Obama administration hasn’t done much in the way of stopping the government crackdown in Syria that has cost over 6,000 lives during the past 11 months.The rest of the internat…

Russia Claims Syria Receptive to Plan to End Crackdown

Russia Claims Syria Receptive to Plan to End Crackdown

KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Russia sent two of its top government officials to Syria Tuesday to suggest a plan that would end the 11-month crackdown on pro-reform dissidents that has cost thousands of lives and further threatens the stabili…

Situation Growing Worse in Syria as UN Readies to Deal with Al-Assad

Situation Growing Worse in Syria as UN Readies to Deal with Al-Assad

KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Damascus has become the latest battleground in the 10-month-long war between pro-democracy dissidents and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces.By nightfall Monday, al-Assad’s soldiers had…

Arab League Quits Mission in Syria

Arab League Quits Mission in Syria

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The Arab League understood it was involved in a losing cause when it announced over the weekend that its mission in Syria would be discontinued.Observers were sent in earlier this month to determine if Pr…

UN Security Council to Receive Arab League Plan for Syria

UN Security Council to Receive Arab League Plan for Syria

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — After nearly a year of unrest, the United Nations Security Council should receive a plan from Arab nations early next week that seeks to resolve the bloody government crackdown that has left at least 5…

In New Blow to Arab League, Gulf Nations Pull Observers Out of Syria

In New Blow to Arab League, Gulf Nations Pull Observers Out of Syria

KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The Arab League mission to monitor the ongoing government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Syria lost more credibility on Tuesday when six nations announced they were pulling their observers beca…

Syria Rejects Arab League Call for Al-Assad to Cede Power

Syria Rejects Arab League Call for Al-Assad to Cede Power

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Already on the hot seat from critics who complained that its presence in Syria did nothing to stem the government crackdown on pro-democracy dissidents, the Arab League caught fire from the other directi…

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