Video: Arab League Calls for Arming Syrian Opposition

16 February, 2012The Real News Network

Christian Henderson: Great hypocrisy of Saudis, crushing opposition in Bahrain and and supporting it in Syria

Christian Henderson has 15 years of experience of working and living in the Middle East and North Africa. He worked as a journalist for 6 years at the Daily Star in Lebanon and Al Jazeera in Qatar. During his time as a journalist he wrote stories that appeared in the Independent, Daily Express, Scotsman and the South China Morning Post. Since 2006 he has specialised in research and political analysis in the Middle East and North Africa and has worked on projects across the region including in the UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Oman and Lebanon. He has a MA in Middle East Studies from Edinburgh University and a BA from Middlesex University in Development Studies. He speaks Arabic. He is the director of the Middle East political risk consultancy Dunlin Consultants.

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Russia And Syria: Laboratory For Testing Advent Of Multipolar World

8 February 2012 — Stop NATOMoscow Times

Russia Gets Bad Rap Over Syria By Sreeram Chaulia*

Those who berate Russia for being an openly acknowledged supplier of weapons to the Assad regime ignore the fact that the rebel Free Syrian Army is being clandestinely armed and financed by the authoritarian Arab League members.

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Breaking News. SYRIA: Arab League Head of Mission Refutes Western Media Propaganda By Michel Chossudovsky

28 December 2011 — Global Research

The head of the Arab League monitoring group in Syria, Sudan’s General Mustafa Dabi, has made “contradictory statements” on the human rights situation in Syria, which no doubt will eventually be erased from the record as not in keeping with the official propaganda line. 

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Syria Newslinks 27-28 November 2011

28 November 2011 —

28 November 2011
Closed-door politics: ‘Economic war’ against Syria seals crisis Today at 18:17
The Arab League’s sanctions against Damascus are in fact ‘a declaration of economic war’ against the Syrian people, which ‘closed windows’ for resolving the country’s crisis, the country’s senior diplomat says.

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Libya Newslinks 14-15 November 2011

15 November 2011 —

15 November 2011
Syria uprising falls victim to power plays
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
The Arab League’s machinations on Syria underline how greater powers – after seeing the protests had failed – have hijacked the bloody uprising to further their geopolitical objectives. As the West takes a harder line and as the Russian camp solidifies opposition to a Libyan scenario, neither the Syrian opposition nor its government has the country’s fate in their hands. – Ramzy Baroud (Nov 15, ’11)

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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 …

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Libya mostly mainstream news links for 20 March 2011

20 March 2011 —

Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya
Washington Post
(March 19) By Edward Cody, Sunday, March 20, 1:01 PM CAIRO—The Arab
League secretary general, Amr Moussa, deplored the broad scope of the
US-European bombing campaign in Libya on Sunday and said he would call a
new league meeting to reconsider Arab …

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 29 January – 4 February, 2011

5 February, 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

A Thaw in Kashmir or Shimmering Volcano?

04.02.2011 | 08:39 | MAHAPATRA Aurobinda (India)
Last year till the end of August, the Kashmir valley witnessed some of worst incidents in a decade with loss of more than hundred lives… The developments this year has further raised the issue whether peace in Kashmir will remain as fragile as it is, or there will be something spectacular as in the fashion of some north African Arab countries… Reportedly, the users of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter in Kashmir have widely circulated the recent protests in Tunisia and Egypt…

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