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Syria unrest

Syria's Assad grants general amnesty 'for uprising crimes'
President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree granting general amnesty for crimes committed during the Syrian uprising which started in March 2011, the official government news agency SANA reported on Sunday.

15.01.2012 10:00

‘Qatar is aligned with US in destabilizing Syria’
The emir of Qatar has become the first Arab leader to voice support for military intervention in Syria should the bloodshed continue there. Does that mean Doha is aligned with the West’s agenda in the region?

15.01.2012 01:08

Syrian social media crossfire kills users
Syria is vowing to investigate the death of a French TV reporter. He was killed along with eight Syrians when a mortar shell hit a crowd gathered for a pro-government rally. But it is not only the media being caught between the conflicting sides.

13.01.2012 05:12

'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

‘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

‘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

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