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Violence Against Protestors Continues in Syria

According to activists for human rights in Syria, at least eight people have been killed by Syrian troops in an action to subdue protestors south of the capital of Damascus. Rocks Thrown The activists reported that the raid occurred in the town of Kanaker on Wednesday when the residents began to hurl rocks at the… Continue Reading

Syria Sends Mixed Signals to Demonstrators in Homs

Protestors in Syria were subjected to a strong mixture of concessions with repression as government forces clamped down on demonstrators in Homs, Syria’s third largest city, leaving at least two dead on Tuesday. The demonstrators had rallied together to create one of Syria’s largest gatherings, an Egyptian-inspired sit-in at the city’s largest public square only… Continue Reading

Assad Appoints Safar to Assemble New Government in Syria

President Assad Appoints Adel Safar In order to help calm the violent atmosphere among protestors against the rule of President Bashar Assad of Syria, the president appointed Adel Safar, a former minister of agriculture, to put together a new government. This move is part of several attempts at reform on the part of Assad which… Continue Reading

Syria’s Slaughter

Bad news for Syria this weekend, following the slaughter of 40 people by the country’s security forces in an effort to “clamp down on the protests against [President Bashar Assad’s] regime.” The country’s demonstrators are now fighting for the abdication of Assad along with his regime’s demise, quite a step-up from the “constitutional changes” they… Continue Reading

Assad Appoints Safar to Assemble New Government in Syria

President Assad Appoints Adel Safar In order to help calm the violent atmosphere among protesters against the rule of President Bashar Assad of Syria, the president appointed Adel Safar, a former minister of agriculture, to put together a new government. This move is part of several attempts at reform on the part of Assad which… Continue Reading