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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...

2008-09-27 12:00:10

Text of report by Saudi-owned leading pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al- Awsat website on 26 September [Articlde by Ilyas Hanna from Beirut: "Damascus between the strategy of the shield and the strategy of the sword."] To understand the reasons for the Syrian deployment on Lebanon's northern borders, we should first determine the features of the Syrian political trends, particularly during the period of the rule of the late President Hafiz al-Asad. The late president knew his place well in the...

2008-08-03 12:00:02

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he didn't bring any new offers from the west when he called on Iran's president this weekend. Assad Sunday wrapped up a weekend visit to Tehran that came in the wake of a trip to France where Assad was reportedly asked by Paris to mediate the ongoing dispute over Iran's nuclear program. The Jerusalem Post said while he discussed the Iran standoff with President Nicolas Sarkozy, he did not go to Tehran with any new offers. I did not come on this...

2008-07-13 09:00:13

:: FRANCE France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose country holds the EU presidency, met his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, ahead of an EU-Mediterranean summit in Paris today. Western nations have largely shunned Syria over accusations of destabilising Lebanon and Iraq, but Mr Assad was invited after a recent deal that averted civil war in Lebanon. His visit has been criticised by human rights activists. (c) 2008 Independent on Sunday, The. Provided by ProQuest Information and...

2008-03-27 09:15:00

As Syrian officials take pride in a new press center with fast Internet access and wireless technology for journalists, the government is maintaining stricter regulation of public Internet use.These regulations, conveyed orally by security agents, extend the arm of the Syrian government by requiring Internet cafes to maintain detailed logs of their customers Web usage. This involves recording the customer's name, ID or passport number, and the length of time spent on the computer."It's a new...

2006-08-31 11:55:42

By Maher Samaan QUNAITERA, Syria (Reuters) - Hundreds of Syrians living under Israeli occupation in the Golan Heights crossed no man's land on Thursday in a rare visit to their homeland. Wearing an all-black dress denoting their Druze religion, the male contingent walked through a U.N. checkpoint accompanied by Red Cross officials. Their relatives were waiting for them on the Syrian side in the city of Qunaitera. "Thank God our relatives are well. We will remain firmly rooted in...

2006-08-27 11:49:17

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria backs efforts to free captured Israeli soldiers and Arab prisoners held by the Jewish state, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said after meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday. "President Assad supports the finding of their status and release. He uses influence and appeal to find out what their status is and ultimately their release," Jackson told a news conference held at the foreign ministry. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad said:...

2006-08-15 09:54:32

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday Hizbollah's "victory" in the recent war with Israel had destroyed U.S. plans to reshape the Middle East. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier described Assad's speech as a "negative contribution" and canceled a trip to Syria planned for later in the day. Assad also aimed sharp criticism at Israel and said peace in the Middle East would remain elusive for the foreseeable future....

2006-07-31 17:15:45

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the Syrian military on Monday to raise its readiness, pledging not to abandon support for Lebanese resistance against Israel. In an annual address on the anniversary of the foundation of the Syria Arab Army, Assad called on the military to "work on more preparedness and raise readiness of all units. "We are facing international circumstances and regional challenges that require caution, alertness,...

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