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More than 1,000 families besieged in Syria BEIRUT: More than 1,000 families were trapped in several neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs and under bombardment by regime forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. "More than 1,000 families, including women and children," were trapped in the Khalidiyeh, Jourat al-Shiah, Qarabees, old Homs and Qusour areas. "They have no food and no medical equipment," the watchdog's Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012 ...

US says doesn WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday as President Barack Obama geared up to meet President Vladimir Putin, that it did not seek to prevent Russian influence in a Syria no longer ruled by Bashar al-Assad. Russia has balked at US efforts to push President Assad from power as civil and sectarian strife rages Syria, apparently partly motivated to retain a crucial Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ally dating from the Soviet era. "We have certainly made clear ...
Two demonstrators among 15 killed in Syria: NGO  BEIRUT: At least 15 people were killed in violence across Syria on Friday, including two demonstrators shot dead by regime forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. And with the uprising against the Syrian regime entering its 16th month, thousands of people took to the streets across the country calling on President Bashar al-Assad to quit power, the watchdog and activists said. "Two demonstrators were killed in the neighborhood of Salah al-Din in Aleppo," Syria's second ...
Talks under way with Russia on post-Assad Syria: France PARIS: France's foreign minister said on Friday that talks were under way with Russia on Syria's future if President Bashar al-Assad is ousted, and that Paris may supply communication equipment to Syrian rebels. "The Russians are not today attached to the person of Bashar al-Assad. They clearly see he is a tyrant and a murderer. But they are sensitive about who might take his place, if Assad is ousted. The discussion is about that," Laurent Fabius ...
Bahrain cuts jail terms of medics in protest trial  DUBAI: Bahrain's appeals court acquitted nine medics and cut the jail terms of nine others on Thursday for their role in anti-regime protests last year, in a case widely criticised by rights groups. Two others arrested in the crackdown, who remain at large, did not appeal. The 20 doctors and nurses worked at Manama's Salmaniya Medical complex, stormed by security forces after a crackdown on a protest encampment at the capital's nearby Pearl Square in March 2011. The ...
Syria violence kills 22, two car bombs reported: NGO  BEIRUT: At least 22 people were killed on Thursday in violence across Syria, including 10 in the central province of Homs, and as car bombs exploded in Damascus and the northwest city of Idlib, monitors reported. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle in a suburb of the capital, wounding 14 people and damaging one of Islam's holiest shrines, state media and witnesses reported. State news agency SANA said the vehicle exploded in a garage 50 metres ...
Syria violence kills 11, two car bombs reported: NGO  BEIRUT: Nine civilians and two rebels were killed early Thursday in violence across Syria, while car bombs exploded in the northwest city of Idlib and the capital Damascus, monitors reported. The car bomb in Idlib city targeted a military checkpoint, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that a number of soldiers were killed or wounded in the blast. No further details were immediately available. In Damascus, a car bomb exploded early morning in a suburb ...


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