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Syria: Obama joins calls for Bashar al-Assad to step down
August 18, 2011 10:35
Updated August 18, 2011 11:03
“For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside,” Obama says in the statement issued by the White House.
Syria: Tanks, warships kill 24 people in military assault on Latakia port city
August 14, 2011 14:20
The death toll in Syria has reportedly escalated in the first half of the holy month of Ramadan.
Syrian leader sacks governor following mass protests
July 2, 2011 09:41
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights described protests in Hama, where tens of thousands of people took to the streets, as “the biggest demonstration since the Syrian Revolution broke out”.
A Syrian soldier speaks
July 5, 2011 06:12
DAMASCUS — An army conscript based at a military airport in northern Syria confirmed for GlobalPost that military commanders are working to prevent large-scale defections.
Three killed in fresh Syrian rallies
July 1, 2011 11:25
The protests came as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a democracy conference in Lithuania that the clock was ticking for Assad, who would continue to see “increasingly organised resistance” to his crackdown.
Syria's "thug-in chief"
Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand
June 27, 2011 06:47
BEIRUT — Known as “thug-in-chief,” Maher al-Assad has become the de facto power in Syria, leading his troops around the country to kill protesters threatening his family’s 41-year-old dictatorship.
Thousands of refugees from Syria, including soldiers, flee to Turkey
June 24, 2011 14:04
HATAY, Turkey — More than a dozen Syrian soldiers fled to Turkey on Friday. A local trafficker said that of the 14 soldiers who defected, two were colonels in the Syrian army.
More refugees from Syria flee to Turkey
June 24, 2011 13:42
HATAY, Turkey — Syrian troops surrounded a makeshift refugee camp on Thursday just across the Turkish border
Syria: What motivates an Assad supporter?
June 24, 2011 18:39
DAMASCUS — A sense of denial permeates much of the capital city, where shopkeepers hotel clerks insist that all is well.
Syria: Protests erupt after Assad speech
June 20, 2011 17:58
DAMASCUS — Responses to the speech, which was dominated by vague and noncommittal language, varied between disappointment and outright anger.
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