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At least 10 dead in Syria amid sweeping arrests

DAMASCUS — Security forces on Wednesday killed at least 10 people and made sweeping arrests, activists said, as Western and Arab countries sought a special UN session on Syria’s crackdown on dissent. President Bashar al-Assad, meanwhile, met with the central committee of the ruling Baath party, in power since 1963,…

Syria ‘will be better off’ without Assad: White House

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost his legitimacy and his people “will be better off without him,” the White House said Monday after deadly weekend violence. US President Barack Obama “has no doubt the Syrian people will be better off without him,” spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, reiterating that the…

Third day of assault in Syria

Syrian tanks attack Latakia, third day of assault Khaled Yacoub Oweis Reuters US Online Report World News Aug 15, 2011 06:30 EDT AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian forces shelled residential districts in Latakia on Monday, residents said, the third day of an assault on Sunni neighborhoods of the port city which…

23 dead as Syria ships, tanks blast city

DAMASCUS — Syrian ships and security forces killed more than 20 people in an assault Sunday on the port city of Latakia, activists said, as world leaders demanded an immediate end to the ruthless crushing of dissent. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement that at least…

Clinton presses trade ban on Syria

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday urged countries to stop trading with Syria as she sought to step up the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to end a brutal crackdown on protesters. “We urge those countries still buying Syrian oil and gas, those countries still sending…

Syrian forces kill 19, U.S. threatens more sanctions

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian forces killed at least 19 people in raids near the Lebanon border and in the country’s Sunni tribal heartland, activists said, pursuing a military campaign to crush street protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Assad’s forces have intensified assaults on towns and cities across the country since…

Hackers deface Syrian defense ministry website

The website of Syria’s Ministry of Defense was offline on Monday after being defaced by the “hacktivist” group Anonymous to protest a bloody crackdown on anti-government protestors. Repeated attempts to connect to the site, www.mod.gov.sy, were met with an error message on Monday. On Sunday, the Internet vigilante group Anonymous…

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador from Syria: king

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador from Damascus for consultations, King Abdullah said Sunday, in a statement calling on Syria’s leaders to “stop the killing machine”. “Saudi Arabia announces the recall of its ambassador for consultations,” the king said in the statement released in Riyadh in which he urged Syria…

Dozens killed as Assad defends Syria crackdown

DAMASCUS — Syrian forces backed by tanks killed at least 27 people on Sunday, activists said, as President Bashar al-Assad defended what he termed the state’s duty to crack down on “outlaws” despite mounting condemnation. Security forces killed at least 20 civilians in the city of Deir Ezzor, activists said,…

Syria vows ‘free elections’ as pressure grows

Syria vowed to hold “free and transparent” polls later this year but re-arrested a leading dissident, as foreign pressure mounted over its deadly suppression of anti-regime protests. Security forces arrested prominent opposition figure and former political prisoner Walid al-Bunni and his two sons, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami…

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