Situation in Syria detoriates further, at least 90 killed in massacre in province of Homs (VIDEO)

A report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon paints an alarming picture of a situation in Syria that is further detoriating day by day. Groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad now control “significant” parts of some cities and there is “considerable physical destruction” across the country, it says. “There is a continuing crisis on the ground, [...]

Human Rights Watch: Syrian regime committed war crimes just before cease fire

Syrian government forces carried out war crimes during a two-week offensive in the northern province of Idlib shortly before an April 12 cease-fire came into effect, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. According to HRW Syrian troops killed at least 95 civilians and burned or destroyed hundreds of houses as U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan was [...]

Syria rejects new plan Arab League

Syria’s state-run news agency says Damascus rejects a new Arab League plan aiming to end the country’s 10-month crisis. The agency quotes an unnamed official as saying Syria considers the plan “a violation of its sovereignty and flagrant interference in its internal affairs.” Monday’s announcement came a day after Qatari Foreign Minister Sheik Hamad Bin [...]

41 Syrians killed & clashes between Houthis an Salafists in Yemen

At least 41 Syrians killed on Friday Thousands of Syrians took to the streets across the country on Friday in response to calls by pro-democracy activists who urged citizens to turn out in support of a “dignity strike… which will lead to the sudden death of this tyrant regime.” The British based Syrian Observatory for [...]

Sanctions against Syria and other stories

SYRIA – Sanctions – Arab foreign ministers on Sunday agreed sweeping sanctions against Damascus to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for failing to halt a deadly crackdown on protests, as the death toll in Syria kept on climbing, AFP reported from Cairo. As another 23 civilians were reported dead in Syria, the 22-member Arab League [...]

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