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.
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 .
Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines Chairman Mohammed al-Hout threatened on Thursday to sue MEA’s pilots who are on a 24-hr strike, describing their act as “illegal and arbitrary.” At a press conference, Hout revealed that the strike costs MEA $800,000 a day. He accused the pilots of failing to respect an agreement signed in 2008 in […]
Pilots at Lebanon’s national carrier are striking at Beirut International Airport to press for demands for improved working conditions. Some 170 Middle East Airlines pilots began their 24-hour strike at 3 a.m. (0000GMT) Thursday. The strike by the pilots’ union forced the cancellation of 23 international flights to Mideast, European and African destinations and affects […]
Lebanon’s taxi and public bus drivers went on strike Thursday and blocked roads across Lebanon to protest rising petrol prices and condemn the cabinet’s neglect of the transportation sector. The strike was called by the Lebanese unions and syndicates for land transportation. They issued a statement calling on all public vehicle drivers in Lebanon to […]
The contract teachers of the Lebanese public elementary schools declared a strike next Wednesday in front of the Grand Serail . The strike to continue until their demands are met.