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  • Security forces kill seven as protests continue across Syria

    July 8, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Syrian forces shot dead seven people as protesters demonstrated against President Bashar Assad across the country on Friday, a prominent rights campaigner said.

    Ammar Qurabi, Cairo-based head of the Syrian National Human Rights Organization, said three people were killed in the town...

  • Syria forces kill seven protesters as world pressure on Assad grows

    May 27, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    Syrian security forces shot dead seven people on Friday, rights campaigners said, as protesters defied a nationwide crackdown by President Bashar Assad which world leaders condemned.

    Three protesters were killed in the central city of Homs, another three in the Damascus suburb of...

  • Clinton: Syria’s brutal crackdown on protests is a sign of weakness

    May 12, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    In some of her strongest remarks yet on Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham said Thursday the brutal crackdown against protesters demonstrated the government’s weakness, though she stopped short of saying President Bashar Assad must quit.

    Syrian soldiers and tanks...

  • Unrest in Syria presents Israel with potential dangers and opportunities

    March 29, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    With the turmoil rocking the Middle East now threatening the regime in Syria, Israel faces potentially grave dangers and huge opportunities.

    The dangers are clear: The emergence of a more radical regime in Syria could mean a stronger Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis. Iran could get direct...

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  • Israel Distrusts Syria Peace Talks Proposal

    By Leslie Susser

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Under strong pressure from Washington to pull Syrian forces out of Lebanon and prevent cross-border terror against U.S. troops in neighboring Iraq, Syria's President Bashar Assad has again been talking about a readiness for peace with Israel.

    The Israeli establishment, however, is...

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