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
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.
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.
The United States imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six other top aides for human rights abuses on Wednesday in a dramatic escalation of pressure on Syria to cease its brutal crackdown on protesters.
Phalange party bloc MP Nadim Gemayel said on Wednesday that the existence of non-state weapons in Lebanon was behind the the postponement of a conference that was meant to support the Syrian people at the Beirut Bristol Hotel.
The Facebook group, The Syrian Revolution 2011, which boasts about 180,000 followers and which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations that have been demanding “freedom” in Syria called for nationwide strike for this Wednesday May 18 .
MTV reported on Tuesday that the Syrian army erected barbed wire fences at the Qubayah crossing on the northern border with Lebanon to prevent refugees from the town of Tall Kalakh and the surrounding area from reaching Lebanon’s Wadi Khaled area
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 .
The White House is blaming Syria for inciting deadly protests across its border and into the Israeli-held Golan Heights. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday such behavior on the part of Syria is unacceptable.
MTV reported that the the Lebanese army did not prevent the fleeing Syrians from entering Lebanese territory.