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Obama Sets Sanctions Against 'Digital Guns For Hire'
2012-04-23 14:11:20

President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Iran, Syria and "digital guns for hire" who use technology to carry out human rights abuses. He announced the new sanctions during a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, asking U.S. intelligence groups to include assessments of the likelihood of mass killings in its coordinated reports. "National sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people," he said during his speech. "These technologies should be in place to empower...

2011-08-18 10:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Union condemns in the strongest terms the brutal campaign Bashar al-Assad and his regime are waging against their own people. In recent weeks the Syrian leadership has stepped up its violent crackdown against peaceful protesters and resorted to large-scale use of military force in the cities of Hama, Deir al-Zour and Lattakia. This has led to the killing or injury of many Syrian citizens. Further casualties and new refugees...

2008-10-15 09:15:00

Syria's move to establish formal diplomatic ties with Lebanon marks a new era in the countries' long-troubled relationship, observers say. Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday decreed the establishment of a diplomatic mission in Beirut, sparking hopes the move will lead to normalization and transparency in the frequently murky relations between the Middle Eastern neighbors, the Los Angeles Times reported. "This draws a historical line," Sami Moubayed, a Damascus analyst and journalist...

2008-10-14 06:00:13

Text of report by state-run Syrian news agency SANA website ["President Al-Asad issues decree establishing diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon" - SANA headline] Damascus, 14 October: President Bashar al-Asad today issued Decree No 358 for the year 2008 establishing diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon. Following is the text of the decree: Article 1: Diplomatic relations shall be established between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Lebanon. Article 2: A...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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