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Clinton seeks alternatives to turn screws on Assad

SOFIA, Bulgaria — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday to bolster existing sanctions against the Syrian regime and seek further ones to block funding and arms shipments to Damascus. Seeking other ways to turn the screws on Assad a day after Russia and China vetoed a resolution on…

UN chief tells Assad: ‘Stop killing your people’

BEIRUT — UN chief Ban Ki-moon issued a call to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to stop killing his people, warning the embattled president he was heading for a dead end. “Today, I say again to President Assad of Syria: Stop the violence. Stop killing your people. The path of repression is…

Syria’s Assad denies orders to kill

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied ordering the killing of thousands of protesters and said “only a crazy person” would target his own people, in a rare US interview released Wednesday. Speaking to ABC News, Assad brushed off widening international sanctions and questioned the UN death toll of more than 4,000 since the eruption of…

Syrian street hails new anti-regime front: activists

The Syrian National Council, a newly launched anti-regime front, has gained mass support in Syria with many people demanding it be recognised as the country’s sole authority, activists said on Monday. The popular support on Syria’s streets for the SNC, forged Sunday in Turkey, comes as US Defence Secretary Leon…

Fall of Syrian regime a ‘matter of time’: US

It is “a matter of time” before the Syrian regime headed by President Bashar al-Assad is ousted from power by a popular uprising, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday. Speaking in Tel Aviv after meeting his Israeli counterpart, Panetta said Washington and other foreign capitals had “made clear…

Syria faces more pressure as killing goes on

Syria faced mounting international pressure, a day after at least 28 civilians were killed, including 16 in the capital Damascus and a child, as security forces opened fire to quell the largest anti-regime rallies in four months. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Syria cannot now return to the…

20 killed in biggest Syrian protests so far: witnesses

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian security forces shot dead at least 20 protesters on Friday as hundreds of thousands of people staged the biggest protests so far against President Bashar al-Assad, witnesses and rights groups said. Assad, facing the greatest challenge to 40 years of Baath Party rule, has sought to…

Clinton says Syria’s Assad has lost legitimacy

WASHINGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost legitimacy and is “not indispensable,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday as tension soared over an assault by Assad loyalists on the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus. Clinton condemned the Syrian attacks and said Washington did not believe…

Mobs storm U.S., French embassies in Syria

Angry mobs stormed the American and French embassies in Syria on Monday, after the two Western envoys visited the city of Hama, a flashpoint for protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The foreign ministry in Paris said three French staff were wounded in the embassy attack, while a US official…

Syrian opposition shuns ‘national dialogue’ with government

DAMASCUS — Syria opened a “national dialogue” on Sunday that it hailed as a step towards multi-party democracy after five decades of Baath party rule but its credibility was undermined by an opposition boycott. Some 200 delegates, who included independent MPs as well as members of the Baath party, in…

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