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2012-03-02 18:00:00

A recent raid on a Syrian rights NGO demonstrates the increased role of, and dangers for, the growing number of female activists in the Syrian Revolution, according to IJMA3-The Arab ICT Organization. Beirut, Lebanon (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 According to staff and visitors at the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, they were sitting in their office on Thursday, February 16, carrying out their daily work of investigating and reporting on violations of citizens´ rights for...

2008-08-15 00:00:14

By Albert Aji Syria and Lebanon agreed Wednesday to establish full diplomatic relations for the first time, taking a step toward healing tensions that have fueled decades of turmoil in Lebanon. Many Lebanese had long seen Damascus' refusal of ties as proof it had not given up claims that its smaller neighbor is part of Syrian territory and still aimed to dominate Lebanon. The deal is a significant symbolic victory for them, acknowledging Lebanon as an independent state. Syria, however,...

2006-09-05 03:46:53

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Lebanese intelligence officer was seriously wounded and two companions were killed by a bomb that exploded in their car near the southern city of Sidon on Tuesday, security sources said. The officer, identified as Colonel Samir Shehadeh, works for the Interior Ministry's intelligence branch. Police said one of the two men killed was in uniform, the other in plainclothes. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack in the coastal village of...

2006-09-01 05:14:00

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was committed to implementing a U.N. resolution on Lebanon that includes an embargo on illegal arms shipments. "The president informed me that Syria supports Security Council Resolution 1701 and will help in its implementation. We also discussed the issue of the arms embargo," Annan told reporters after talks with Assad in Damascus. "While stating Syrian objections to the presence...

2006-08-17 12:34:16

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Anti-Syrian Lebanese leaders accused Syria on Thursday of trying to exploit the war between Hizbollah and Israel for its own gain after Damascus partly blamed them for the conflict. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday likened anti-Syrian Lebanese politicians who make up the majority in parliament to former leaders who concluded a 1983 peace deal with Israel that was never ratified. He blamed them for the 34-day war ended this week by a truce. "Israel is...

2006-07-04 01:16:39

BEIRUT (Reuters) - One person was killed and five were wounded in a firefight between followers of rival Lebanese Druze leaders on Tuesday, security sources said. They said the overnight clash began when supporters of pro-Syrian former minister Wiam Wahhab were plastering posters in the village of Jahiliyah, southeast of Beirut, sparking a dispute with followers of Druze chieftain Walid Jumblatt, a fiery critic of Damascus. Lebanese army units moved in and ended the clash, the...

2006-06-15 15:49:28

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday extended for another year the mandate of the international commission investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. A resolution adopted unanimously by the 15-nation council also authorized the commission to delve more deeply into a related investigation of 14 other bomb attacks in Lebanon that investigators suspect are linked to Hariri's assassination. The council acted after chief...

2006-04-26 12:35:23

(Please read in first paragraph ...the February 14, 2005, assassination ... instead of ... the February 14 assassination.) A corrected story follows WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday issued an order blocking the assets of anyone connected with the February 14, 2005, assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Bush in a statement said the new order blocks the property and interest of anyone determined to have been involved in Hariri's...

2006-04-26 13:12:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday issued an order blocking the assets of anyone connected with the February 14, 2005, assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Bush in a statement said the new order blocks the property and interests of anyone determined to have been involved in Hariri's assassination and that additional steps were being taken "concerning certain actions of the government of Syria." A U.N. report last year implicated...

2006-03-29 20:23:16

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Security Council on Wednesday authorized U.N. negotiations with Beirut on the establishment of a special court to try suspects in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Hariri and 22 others were killed in a February 14, 2005, truck bombing in Beirut. A U.N. commission was set up to investigate the crime after the council concluded a Lebanese inquiry would not be credible due to Syrian domination of its neighbor....