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Three Years After, Have the Syrians Accomplished What They Set out to Do?

Washington D.C. - As the Syrian uprising passes its third year with no resolution in sight, there is no doubt that everything has changed rapidly and radically since the first year of the uprising that erupted in Daraa on March 18, 2011.   I recorded this conversation with two activists from Daraa to see how they view the results after three years of continuous struggle against the most dynastic dictatorshi ...

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A musical concert in Fez to help Syrian Refugees

Fez- The Student Ambassadors for Peace club in Fez will organize a musical concert on Saturday, March 15, at 15h.30 in Alif Riad, Batha in Fez, to gather support for Syrian refugees residing in the city. The main objective of the event is to cooperate with Syrian refugees to aid them in affording their basic needs in Fez and coping with the difficult circumstances and trauma of their situation. Tickets are ...

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Morocco orders the monitoring of Syrians in mosques

Rabat - Syrians in Morocco use mosques in many cities to raise topics that disturb the holiness of the place, according to Moroccan daily Sahifat Annas. Syrians who fled the Levant looking for peace and stability chose Morocco as a safe destination where they could live away from the war. However, the psychological impact of the crisis seems to make them want to vent to everybody and talk about their suffer ...

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Expulsion of Syrian refugees: Morocco summons Algerian Ambassador

Rabat – Algeria’s Ambassador to Rabat was summoned Tuesday to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, which conveyed to him Morocco’s “strong disapproval,” following the alleged expulsion by the Algerian authorities to Moroccan territory of more than 70 Syrian nationals, said a ministry statement. Ms. Mbarka Bouaida, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, summoned the ...

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No hint of compromise as Syria peace talks enter day two

Montreux (Switzerland) - Syria's peace conference moved into a second day Thursday with the warring sides showing no willingness to compromise as global powers seek to engineer head-to-head talks on ending the bloodshed. The biggest push yet to end the conflict was marked by fiery exchanges on day one Wednesday as the regime and the opposition clashed over President Bashar al-Assad's fate at the UN meeting ...

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Syrian regime, opposition cast blame at one another at peace conference

MONTREUX, Switzerland - Syria peace conference opens under cloud of tens of thousands of photos that appear to show systematic torture by regime. Representatives of the Syrian regime and opposition cast blame at one another at an international peace conference on Syria convened Wednesday in Switzerland under the cloud of tens of thousands of photos that appear to reveal systematic torture by the regime of B ...

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Children’s rights group calls for urgent action to protect Syria’s children

MADRID-  'Save the Children' urges for focus on the plight of children in Syria in a conflict leaving more than 11,000 children dead. Children's rights group 'Save the Children' Tuesday called on the parties in Geneva-II to prioritize the plight of children in Syria. "With the parties in Syria’s conflict meeting in Geneva tomorrow, we believe the time has come to urgently focus on the plight of children," t ...

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Syrian opposition suspends Geneva 2 attendance

ISTANBUL - Opposition coalition suspends its decision to attend peace talks on January 22 as UN's Ban invites Iran to the conference. Syrian opposition suspends its decision to attend Geneva 2 due to UN Ban's invitation to Iran, Assad's backer, to attend the conference beginning Wednesday. Spokesperson for the opposition, Luey as-Safi told Anadolu Agency that their participation in the peace talks will be s ...

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Assad says departure ‘not under discussion’: Interfax

Moscow- A defiant Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday he had no plans to stand down, stressing that only the Syrian people had the right to determine the country's future. "If we wanted to surrender we would have surrendered from the start," Assad told Russian parliament members during a meeting in Damascus. "This issue is not under discussion," he said when asked to comment on Western and oppositi ...

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US hails ‘courageous’ decision by Syrian opposition to attend ‘Geneva-II’

WASHINGTON- "By voting to go to Geneva II with a mission to negotiate an end to the war, the opposition has chosen a path that will ultimately lead to a better future for all Syrians," says top US diplomat. US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed the decision by an umbrella Syrian opposition group to participate in next week's peace conference in the Swiss city, Geneva. "This is a courageous vot ...

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UN chemical weapons chief to detail plan for Syria arsenal

Rome — Italy named the port which will receive Syrian chemical agents slated for destruction despite local opposition, as the world's chemical weapons watchdog aimed to speed up the transit of the material through war-torn Syria. "The government has chosen the port of Gioia Tauro as particularly appropriate," Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi told lawmakers at a parliamentary hearing in Rome on the transload ...

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Yarmouk bombing kills 9, dozens wounded

DAMASCUS- A Syrian government helicopter dropped barrel bombs on the Yarmouk refugee camp outside the capital Damascus, killing nine and wounding dozens of others, activists said. The Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) reported that a regime helicopter carried out an air strike on the camp. The report also said hundreds of civilians seeking refuge in the camp fled towards government check points. T ...

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