Jumblatt slams NAM summit for supporting Assad regime

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt slammed Monday the Non-Aligned Movement’s summit in Iran for its support for the Syrian regime’s “tyranny” against its people. “It is ironic for the Non-Aligned Movement which was formed in Belgrade in 1961 by prominent leaders such as former Egyptian president Jamal Abdel-Nasser, former Yugoslavia’s president

Syria condemns US sanctions on Assad

The Syrian government has condemned the U.S. sanctions targeted President Bashar Assad. The U.S. announced on Wednesday it was slapping the sanctions on Assad and six senior aides for the country’s brutal crackdown that has killed more than 850 people since a popular uprising began in March.

US tells Assad, leave if you can’t lead

The US on Wednesday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to lead a political transition or step down from power as it imposed sanctions on him. “It is up to Assad to lead a political transition or to leave,” according to US government talking points distributed by the State Department.

Syrian Revolution 2011 calls for nationwide Strike on May 18

The Facebook group, The Syrian Revolution 2011, which boasts more than 178,000 followers and which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations that have been demanding “freedom” in Syria has called for nationwide strike this Wednesday May 18 .