Syria Newslinks 16 September 2011

16 September 2011 —

Syria criticizes Arab League for meeting anti-Assad opposition figures
In official protest letter, Syrian envoy to Arab League says meeting, recent statements show AL chief Nabil al-Arabi backed down on his pledge to allow Syria to resolve conflict internally. By Haaretz Tags: Arab Spring Syria Bashar Assad The Arab …

Angry activists say Turkey handed deserted officer to Syria
CNN International
News of his detention by Syria comes amid persistent international consternation with that country’s regime for its fierce crackdown on anti-government protesters, a six-month outpouring that has resulted in more than 2600 deaths. …

Syria to air confession of ‘Israeli spy’ in Mughniyeh hit
Jerusalem Post
Syria will broadcast a taped confession of a Syrian officer it says aided Israel in assassinating the top Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in 2008, Damascus’ official SANA news agency said Thursday. Mughniyeh was killed in 2008 in Damascus in a …

Libya, Syria and Middle East unrest – live updates
During his TV “confession” Harmoush said he returned to Syria because of disillusionment with the opposition. Leading dissident Ammar Abdulhamid said Harmoush’s confirmed the non-violent nature of the protest movement. “The only people who would think …

Syria braced for Friday protests as unrest enters 7th month
Trend News Agency
Syria deployed tanks and army units across the country ahead of expected demonstrations on Friday, as the pro-democracy protests against the regime of Preisdent Bashar al-Assad entered their seventh month, DPA reported. …

Syria ‘wisely’ dealing with sanction: central bank official
DOHA — Syria is dealing “wisely” with international sanctions imposed on it over the regime’s deadly crackdown on dissent, its central bank’s deputy governor said on Thursday. “Syria is dealing with the international sanctions wisely and with good …

SYRIA: Momentum builds as uprising reaches six-month mark [VIDEO]
Los Angeles Times
Protests have remained widely attended throughout Syria despite the high casualty count. “Taking to the streets is like suicide. Things have been getting crazier and more violent. Security forces see you on the street once and you are finished. …

Sleiman backs in Diman Rai’s remarks
The Daily Star
By Antoine Amrieh DIMAN, Lebanon: President Michel Sleiman fully backed Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Thursday against March 14 Christian critics who lashed out at Rai over his controversial statements on Syria and Hezbollah’s arms. …

“Humanitarian” Wars: Libya, Syria… Algeria? | Global Research TV
The Centre for Research on Globalization is a fully independent research and media group of writers, scholars, journalists, filmmakers and activists. It publishes videos, news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad …

Ancient city of Mari in Syria under threat |
By Sean McLachlan Last month we reported that the Biblical city of Nineveh is falling apart due to the ongoing war in Iraq. Now it turns out another.

US urges citizens to leave Syria | Otago Daily Times Online News …
The United States has US citizens to leave Syria immediately, saying the government’s violent crackdown on peaceful protests had led to an uncertain and volatile situation.

UN chief accuses Syria of breaking promises | The Associated Press …
By The Associated Press
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for international action against Syria on Thursday, saying President Bashar Assad has repeatedly broken promises to reform. Using unusually strong language, Ban accused Assad of “escalating …

Lebanon news – NOW Lebanon -US urges Americans to leave Syria …
The United States on Thursday urged Americans to make immediate plans to leave Syria, which has been wracked by anti-regime protests for months, warning anti-foreigner sentiment is mounting. “The US Department of State urges US …

The U.S. Department of State urges U.S. citizens in Syria to depart
immediately while commercial transportation is available. Given the ongoing uncertainty and …

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