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Six Syrians killed as 500,000 protest against Assad

Syrian security forces killed at least six demonstrators as more than half a million people took to the streets across the country on Friday to demand the departure of Bashar al-Assad, activists said. The protests came as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said time was running out for the Syrian president,…

Seven protesters killed in Syria during rallies

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian security forces shot dead seven people on Tuesday during clashes in two cities between President Bashar al-Assad’s loyalists and protesters demanding his removal, a leading activist said. The violence followed rallies organised by authorities in several cities in support of Assad, whose 11-year rule has been…

U.S. considers charging Syria with war crimes

By Jim Mannion WASHINGTON — The United States is studying whether war crimes charges can be brought against Syria to pressure its regime to end a bloody crackdown on dissent, a senior administration official said Friday. The official said other measures, including sanctions targeting the country’s oil and gas sector,…

Lebanon gets Hezbollah-led cabinet after 5-month lag

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced Monday a long-delayed government dominated by Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its allies, which is likely to cause alarm among Western powers at a time of regional turmoil. Formed after five months of political stalemate, the new Lebanese leadership was welcomed by President…

Syrian forces round up hundreds near northern town

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian troops rounded up hundreds of people in a sweep through villages near Jisr al-Shughour on Monday, fleeing residents said, after President Bashar al-Assad’s army retook the rebellious town. Nearly 7,000 Syrians have already fled the region around Jisr al-Shughour, seeking sanctuary in neighboring Turkey, while thousands…

Syria slammed as crackdown accounts mount, at least 25 dead

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Harrowing eyewitness accounts mounted on Saturday after Syrian forces backed by helicopter gunships killed at least 25 protesters, prompting the US to toughen its stance on President Bashar al-Assad. As the turmoil neared the three-month mark, the international outcry grew over Assad’s use of deadly force against…

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel accused Syria on Monday of orchestrating lethal confrontations on the once-quiet ceasefire line between the two countries as a distraction from Damascus’s bloody crackdown on an 11-week-old revolt. Syria said 23 people, including a woman and a child, were killed and 350 wounded on Sunday when Israeli troops fired on…

100,000 throng to Syrian protesters’ funerals

DAMASCUS (AFP) – More than 100,000 mourners turned out on Saturday for the funerals of protesters killed by Syrian security forces in Hama, a rights group said, warning that the country is nearing an “abyss”. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman said more than 100,000 people took…

Syria cracks down on protesters, killing 34

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian security forces intensified their assault on protesters calling for President Bashar al-Assad to quit, killing at least 34 demonstrators in the latest crackdown in the city of Hama, activists said. Thousands of protesters took to the streets after noon prayers on Friday in defiance of security…

Obama administration slaps sanctions on Syria

WASHNGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) – Washington imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for human rights abuses on Wednesday in a dramatic escalation of pressure on Syria to cease its brutal crackdown on protesters. Assad had been partly rehabilitated in the West over the last three years but Western powers have condemned…

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