Caracas – At least 17 Venezuelan inmates who had been on hunger strike over prison conditions, died on Wednesday of prescription drug poisoning, police sources told AFP. The prisoners at David Viloria Correction Centre, known as Uribana prison, in Venezuela’s Lara state, had been protesting since Tuesday over what they said was inhumane treatment and […]
It was a snowy January day in Damascus and 10-year-old Mada al-Zoabi was running downstairs to play in the snow – but then the sight of her father coming home shocked her. “Dad? Is that you?” exclaimed a startled Mada, who did not recognize her father after not seeing him for nearly a month. “His […]
Beirut, Lebanon- The recent release of a Lebanese man detained in Syria for 27 years has highlighted the issue of what the Lebanese call “The Missing” — hundreds of Lebanese who disappeared during their country’s 15-year civil war. Now, with Syria torn by civil unrest, Lebanese families are hoping
Al-BAB, Syria — An elementary school hallway in this north Syrian city is now a prison. Behind a padlocked gate sit 10 men, accused by the rebels who have taken over the city of theft, thuggery and spying for the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Michael Young, opinion editor of The Daily Star newspaper wrote in special article for CNN that the U.S. sanctions that have just been imposed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are useful, but not enough and the time has come to ask him to leave office
Beirut, Lebanon- Syria’s president says the country’s security forces have made mistakes during the uprising against his regime and that thousands of police officers are receiving new training. Assad’s comments were carried by the private Al-Watan daily on Wednesday. They came as a human rights activist said Syrian troops have used heavy machine-guns to bomb […]
Tanks bombarded a Syrian border town for the fourth day on Wednesday in a military campaign to crush protests against President Bashar al-Assad, under mounting Western pressure to stop his violent repression of demonstrators.
Syrian security forces have killed at least 19 people in two separate attacks in Homs and near Daraa, according to human rights campaigners. At least 13 people were killed after tanks fired on Harra near the southern city of Daraa. A further six people have reportedly been killed in a military operation in the Syrian […]
Syrian security forces began shelling the western city of Homs, extending a crackdown on unrest that has engulfed the country for almost two months.
Russia on Wednesday rejected calls for a special UN Security Council meeting on Syria to condemn its crackdown on protesters, noting that the opposition was resorting to violence as well.