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Senators urge probe into US companies aiding Syria

US senators called in a letter released Monday for an investigation into whether US companies have provided Internet monitoring and censorship technology to Syria, aiding its crackdown on dissent. Democratic Senators Bob Casey and Chris Coons as well asRepublican Senator Mark Kirk made the appeal in a letter, which was dated Friday, to US Secretary…

‘Anonymous’ exposes visitors to child porn sites

WASHINGTON — The online “hacktivist” group Anonymous claimed on Wednesday to have published the Internet Protocol addresses of nearly 200 visitors to child pornography forums. In a statement posted to pastebin.com, Anonymous said it was exposing the IP addresses as part of a campaign dubbed “Operation Darknet.” An IP address…

U.S. senators: Charge Assad before ICC

WASHINGTON — The UN Security Council should refer credible charges of crimes against humanity by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the International Criminal Court (ICC), US senators urged Tuesday. In a letter to Washington’s UN envoy, Susan Rice, the lawmakers said it was time for the ICC to look into…

Syria prison deaths show sharp rise in 2011: Amnesty International

GENEVA — The number of deaths in Syrian prisons rose sharply in 2011, Amnesty International said Tuesday, describing it as one of the “most shocking features” of the regime’s crackdown on demonstrations. “No less than 88 such deaths have been reported to Amnesty International as occurring during the period from…

Syria’s Assad decrees multi-party system

President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday issued a decree authorising a multi-party political system in Syria, the official SANA news agency reported. “Assad on Thursday proclaimed a presidential decree on the law of the parties,” SANA reported. The decree allows political parties to be established and to function alongside the Baath party, in power since 1963…

Yemenis mass against Saleh in flashpoint city

SANAA – Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis swarmed the flashpoint city of Taez on Wednesday in a fresh call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign, as world anger mounted over a bloody crackdown on protests. “Leave Ali, leave” and “The people want to overthrow the regime,” the protesters chanted…

UN warns of ‘shocking’ abuses in Bahrain

MANAMA – The United Nations warned on Thursday of “shocking and illegal” abuses in Bahrain where the US-backed Sunni Muslim rulers are waging a bloody crackdown on Shiite-led protesters. The violence in the strategic Gulf kingdom has alarmed Washington and sparked furious condemnation from Iran, Shiite leaders in Iraq and…

Bahrain forces block access to hospitals, prompt UN rebuke

MANAMA (AFP) – The United Nations warned on Thursday of “shocking and illegal” abuses in Bahrain after a bloody crackdown on Shiite-led protesters which has alarmed the United States and infuriated the Shiite world. Political dissidents were rounded up at gunpoint in midnight raids and police armed with shot-guns stood…

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