Damascus residents and state-run TV say a huge explosion has shaken the city.
The blast followed by heavy gunfire caused panic in the capital, where a massive car bombing on Thursday near the ruling Baath party headquarters killed at least 53 people.
It was not immediately clear what the target of Monday’s explosion was and whether there were casualties.
State-run TV reported a “terrorist” explosion at the entrance to the northeastern neighborhood of [...]
July 7, 2012
WikiLeaks has releaseddamning emails embarrassing Syria and exposing “Syria’s opponents”, says Julian Assange. There were more than 2.4 million emails that show correspondence between “Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies” between August 2006 and March 2012.
The Associated Press reports, “WikiLeaks’ Sarah Harrison told journalists at London’s Frontline Club that the emails reveal interactions between the Syrian government and Western companies, although she declined to go into much further detail. [...]
The highest ranking member of Saddam Hussein’s ousted regime, is still at large, according to a video posted on the internet.
The film shows a man, introduced as Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, lashing out against Iraq’s Shiite-led government.
It was posted on a website linked to Saddam’s now-outlawed Baath party on Saturday but it was not possible to verify the authenticity of the video.
High-profile: A video posted online Saturday purports to show Izzat [...]
February 1, 2012
The violence grows worse. The Arab League throws up its hands in despair. Madame Clinton may huff and puff at the United Nations. But the Syrian regime and the stalwarts of the old Baath party don’t budge. Only the Arabs are unsurprised. For Syria – the “Um al-Arabia wahida”, the Mother of One Arab People, as the Baathists would have it – is a tough creature, [...]
At least 20 killed in Daraa, according to witness, as anti-government protesters defy security crackdown.
Syrian security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters near the city of Daraa, killing at least 20 people, residents have told Al Jazeera.
“There are more than 20 martyrs …. they (security forces)
opened fire haphazardly,” the witness said.
Reuters also reported that heavy gunfire could be heard in the southern city, the focal point [...]
DARAA, Syria (AP) – Thousands of Syrians took to the streets Friday demanding reforms and mourning dozens of protesters who were killed during a violent, weeklong crackdown that has brought extraordinary pressure on the country’s autocratic regime.
There were no immediate reports of serious violence.
Daraa, the main city of southern Syria’s drought-parched agricultural heartland, has become a flashpoint for protests in a country whose leadership stands [...]