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Syria

'Syria being punished for Iran ties'
Syria is to go the Libyan way, with NATO members planning “direct military intervention,” says Nikolay Patrushev, Russia’s Security Council secretary. Russia opposes the Western drive to dismiss Assad and urges political dialogue in the country.

12.01.2012 19:12

Syria’s trouble: Civilian death toll continues to climb
A French journalist has been killed and several others wounded in the city of Homs, while covering an anti-government rally. The violence comes hours after President Bashar al-Assad addressed the nation for the second time in less than 24 hours.

11.01.2012 18:53

Turkey’s ‘Syrian intervention’ scenario
Turkey has been keenly watching events unfold in Syria, fearing its near-neighbor’s violence could spill over the border. However, there are fears that Turkish government may not be getting an accurate picture of what is really happening in Syria.

11.01.2012 06:22

‘Syria needs to find a neutral third party’
The UN says some 400 people have been killed in Syria over the past 10 days despite Arab League observers’ efforts to quell the continuing violence and assess the implementation of a peace plan.

10.01.2012 23:11

Assad to nation: ‘The victory is near’
President Assad accuses "foreign conspirators" of efforts to destabilize the situation in Syria. Addressing the nation, he claimed that the international community’s aim to cause “psychological collapse” has failed and the victory is near.

10.01.2012 11:09

Syria’s pathway: From one dictatorship to another?
Despite an Arab League observer mission in Syria, there has been no let up in the bloodshed. Author and scholar Gene Sharp told RT in exclusive interview that non-violence is the only way for people to bring about democratic change.

10.01.2012 08:11

‘Syrian people in for very rough time’
Violence continues to mount in Syria along with the international pressure on the regime of Bashar Assad, while the opposition claims the Arab League's observer mission is only giving the regime more time to crush the dissent.

09.01.2012 23:36

Syria: Deadly price of pursuing change
Amid heavy criticism for failing to stop violence in Syria, the Arab League has renewed calls for the regime to end bloodshed and open its borders to more observers. As the carnage continues, many say they are paying too high a price for change.

09.01.2012 06:04

Arab League Syria mission to linger despite barrage of criticism
Arab League observers have delivered their initial report on the ongoing crisis in Syria. And despite the monitors’ failure to put an end to the bloodshed, the mission has been green-lighted to continue.

08.01.2012 19:21

Syria: Heart of a global struggle?
Thousands attended the funerals of 26 people killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in Damascus. But while the world focuses on violence within the country, Syria is just a pawn in a big geopolitical game, political analyst Jamal Wakim told RT.

07.01.2012 17:08

Arab League calls on Hamas to bring Syria to reason
The Arab League has urged the Damascus-based leader of Hamas to ask Syria to end its bloody crackdown on opposition protests. Meanwhile, a deadly blast in Damascus provoked harsh rhetoric from Syria’s Interior Ministry.

06.01.2012 18:57

Suicide attack kills and wounds dozens in Damascus (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A suicide bomb attack has hit the central Damascus neighborhood of al-Midan, killing at least 25 and wounding dozens, Syrian state TV reports. Casualties are reported among both civilians and law-enforcement officers.

06.01.2012 10:29

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