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Syria-Damascus: Eclipse Begins at 07:13. Eclipse ends at 10:21. Timings are in UTC. سوريا دمشق : يبدأ الكسوف في 07:13. الكسوف ينتهي الساعة 10:21. التوقيت في شركة يونايتد تكنولوجيز.Eclipse simulated and Animated by SSSP24 Team: Harsha & Gayathri
24 Jan 2011
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An interview with HE Senator Talal Abu-Ghazaleh on Syria News Channel- February 13, 2011.
20 Feb 2011
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BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy Amid the worst unrest it’s seen in decades - the government of Syria has resigned. That as President Bashar al Assad is widely expected to lift the country’s emergency law -- in place for almost 50 years. That’s the latest of the moves intended to appease protesters who’ve taken to the streets in recent weeks. Mr. Assad remains the national authority - but Al Jazeera reports protesters don’t expect the cabinet resignation to be the last concession. “This is expected to be a step in a series of steps people are expecting the president to announce to bring reform to Syria. And as officials here have been promising, to meet the demands of the protesters.” Other concessions already offered up, Mr. al-Assad has said he’d release some political prisoners, allow greater media freedom, and permit political parties. But a Middle East expert tells RT, he only intends to do the “bare minimum” to placate unrest -- and that might not end up being enough. “But we’ve seen that in other places before. Yes Syria is unique; it’s not exactly the same as Egypt or Tunisia, but too little to late actually seems to fuel the momentum of the demonstrators who feel insulted by the idea that you just have to tell them, there, there, go away. We’ll look after it, we’ll make some changes, but we know what’s best.” The BBC’s Jim Muir agrees, and he casts doubt on Mr. Assad’s ability to survive the upheaval. “No two Arab countries are the same, though they suffer from similar malaises. But if President Assad's Syria does manage to foster enough peaceful internal change and reform to defuse a popular uprising, it will be a first.” France 24 notes - Assad has his supporters - who turned out en masse Tuesday for a PRO-government counter-rally. “This fits with the fact that Assad enjoys a certain amount of popularity for opening up Syria economically. Cell phones, satellite television, high tech goods that changed people’s lives. these didn’t exist under the Syria under his father, who died in 2000.” Contrast that to Fox News’ Leland Vittert - on the ground in Syria - who points out video of those pro-government supporters was put out by state TV. Vittert casts a more skeptical light on Mr. Assad’s sincerity. “The other issue is to try and get independent journalists into Syria. We had a presidential advisor come out on television and say, all journalist are welcome, we'll grant visas immediately, apply. So far the promise has not been fulfilled by the Syrian government.” Mr. Assad is expected to deliver a televised address Wednesday. The Guardian’s Simon Tisdall says it’ll be his, quote, “day of reckoning.” “Whatever the reasons, and they are many, Assad faces a great reckoning when he steps up to speak. It could be a moment of unparalleled opportunity. Or it could prove to be a fatal next phase in his inexorable fall from grace.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy The Syrian government is scrapping its nearly five-decades old emergency laws -- but critics say the move is largely symbolic. Protesters complain the government has used the 48-year-long state of emergency to detain political enemies. Scrapping the laws has been the one of the opposition’s biggest demands. (VIDEO FROM THE TELEGRAPH) Correspondents at Al Jazeera call the move a “momentous moment.” CAL PERRY, CORRESPONDENT: “Supreme Security Court has been dissolved. That’s something protesters here certainly will be happy about. It goes to the whole problem of the security apparatus being able to basically detain people without any cause. That’s something people here have really been protesting against.” Lifting the state of emergency is considered a big concession on the part of the regime - but it might not be that simple. Reporting from Cairo - CNN’s Hala Gorani says the Syrian government is sending mixed messages. “Critics say it doesn't really matter because the network of other laws still exist in the country that would allow security forces to detain people that would prevent people from gathering peacefully, that would prevent people from publicly criticizing the government.” The Syrian cabinet also announced it would allow “peaceful” protests -- but drew the line at what it considered “peaceful.” As euronews reports - those who continue to protest aren’t protected despite the regime’s new concessions. "The Syrian Interior Ministry the wave of unrest in Darra, Homs and other cities as an ‘armed insurrection.’ ... Although the authorities have promised to scrap emergency laws, they’ve also warned that terrorist activities will not be tolerated.” Most international observers agree - lifting the emergency laws now isn’t likely to quell protests. An op-ed for Arab News notes at least 17 protesters were killed Monday - and several more on Tuesday. Exact figures are hard to pin down since the foreign press is banned from Syria. “...[M]any fear ... that by lifting the draconian Emergency law and bringing in another one in its place, the regime is taking away with one hand what it's offering with the other. Most of the sweeping, extraordinary powers that the security forces and the governing Baathist officials currently enjoy under the Emergency law are likely to be retained under the proposed new law.” According to Syrian official news agency SANA - the government is also doing away with the state security court - where the trials of political prisoners take place. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
23 Apr 2011
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only in Syria, bring foreigner sniper to shoot our troops Syrian soldiers shot by fellow troops, and people of Daraa try to rescue them.
4 May 2011
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BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy 7,000 detained and 800 reported dead. Human rights groups say those are the estimated victims in the Syrian government crackdown... so far. And the figures could rise as the upheaval continues. “According to human rights activists, security forces have gone house to house detaining hundreds of suspected of organizing or participating in the massive protests, calling for the removal of the Syrian President Bashar Assad.” (Video: MSNBC) The Western press suggests it’s in the interest of Syria’s neighbors to keep Assad in power. The Guardian, for example, reports a Western diplomat working in Damascus is echoing an allegation the White House made last month: That Iran is supporting, or at least advising, the Syrian crackdown. “The diplomat pointed to a ‘significant’ increase in the number of Iranian personnel in Syria since protests began in mid-March. Mass arrests in door-to-door raids, similar to those that helped to crush Iran’s ‘green revolution’ in 2009, have been stepped up in the past week.” And CNN explains other ways Iran could possibly be helping to put pressure on pro-democracy protesters. “You know, most experts and administration officials say no, the opposition is actually really, really weak and not very well organized at all. ... And what this report is saying is that Iran's helping out with things like jamming communications systems, like handing over equipment that helps cut off modes of communication, and also, supplying the Syrians with things like tear gas...” A writer for The Atlantic says — Iran might not be the only country involved. There are also reports of Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia in the mix. These nations all seem to believe the stability of Assad’s strict regime keeps their regional interests safe. “...the fact that they are all in their own way hoping Bashar al Assad manages to hang tough [show] just how much these countries fear the transforming regional political landscape. Nothing creates stranger bedfellows than a common enemy: in this case, change.” A writer for Voice of America also attempts to explain the unlikely team of pro-Assad supporters. Using the metaphor of a lynchpin, the writer says these countries know -- the center must hold. “A lynchpin is defined as a ‘pin inserted through an axle tree to hold a wheel on.’ If the lynchpin falls out, the wheel comes off. Syria could be just such a lynchpin in the Middle East.” Despite giving hints of some reform, Assad is showing no signs of willingly ending his 11-year reign or easing up on protesters. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your newsfeed. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy
10 May 2011
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*******SupremeMasterTV**** – The Green Beans,a Vegan Dish from Syria (In Arabic). Episode: 1733, Air Date: 13 June 2011.
15 Aug 2011
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download file here *******linkedfire****/GAERLONOFF01/message Anonymous took over the Syrian Ministry of Defense's website on 8/7/2011 and displayed this message to the people of Syria. Transcript: To the Syrian people: The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side - tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become. We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime's brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next. To the Syrian military: You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason. No outside enemy could do as much damage to Syria as Bashar Al-Assad has done. Defend your country - rise up against the
6 Sep 2011
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BY TRACY PFEIFFER ANCHOR BLAKE HANSON Activists say government forces in Syria assassinated a prominent opposition leader Friday -- and later opened fire on mourners at his funeral. Al Jazeera has more. “Meshaal Tammo, a 53-year-old Kurdish activist and opposition spokesman, was killed when four masked assailants stormed his house ... in northern Syria, and opened fire, also wounding his son and another fellow activist in the Kurdish Future Party.” Later reports say when Tammo’s funeral turned into an anti-government protest -- security forces opened fire. The U.S. State Department says the violence is a quote- “clear escalation of regime tactics.” A writer for the Financial Times says Tammo’s death could serve as a rallying point for rebels, especially the Kurds. “Mr Tammo was spokesman for one of the Syrian Kurds’ 14 illegal political parties, and was in prison until earlier this year. He was also a member of the recently formed Syrian National Council, the umbrella group of the opposition. ...Syria’s Kurdish minority, which forms nearly 10 per cent of the population, is the only group with a history of serious, organised opposition to the Assad government.” On the same day, reports say opposition leader Riad Seif (ree-AD safe) was beaten in broad daylight. While rebels pin the two acts on the security forces of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, the government says it was the work of armed terrorist groups. The BBC reports, Friday attacks have become a staple of government security force crackdowns. “Fridays see an all-too-familiar pattern in Syria. Once prayers in the mosques are said, anti-government protesters take to the streets. …These chants are ‘Peaceful, peaceful! Our revolution is peaceful!’ Some banners openly back the new opposionist Syrian National Council, but the shootings continue.” All this- just days after Russia and China blocked a United Nations resolution calling for more sanctions against the country. And a correspondent for CNN tells Erin Burnett the protesters aren’t letting that go lightly. ARWA DAMON, CNN: “We also saw demonstrators expressing their anger towards Russia and China, the two countries that vetoed the resolution. Activists believe now both those countries are just as culpable as the Syrian regime itself for the bloodshed inside that embattered nation.” But Russian President Dmitry Medvedev did issue a stern warning, saying Assad should implement the necessary reforms, or voluntarily step down. The Guardian quotes him as saying... "If the Syrian leadership is incapable of conducting such reforms, it will have to go... But this decision should be taken not in Nato or certain European countries. It should be taken by the Syrian people and the Syrian leadership." The United Nations now estimates the Syrian crackdown on demonstrators has resulted in more than 2,900 deaths since March.
10 Oct 2011
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BY NICOLE THOMPSON ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource world video analysis from Newsy. The U.S. is one man down in the Middle East-- as U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford is withdrawn from the Middle-Eastern nation. Fox News has more. “Robert Ford is leaving the country, apparently due to major security concerns now in the capitol city of Damascus. Syria has also been dealing with heavy anti-government protests in recent months, which has led to several civilian deaths.” The BBC reports, Ford may have made some enemies in Syria. “The authorities in Damascus have strongly criticized Mr. Ford for meeting with Syrian opposition figures.” The BBC goes on to explain, this isn’t the first time Ford has been threatened... “Last month, Mr. Ford and colleagues were pelted with eggs and tomatoes when visiting an opposition figure. He was then briefly trapped in his office by pro-Assad demonstrators.” Last year, Ford became the first ambassador to Syria in five years- a controversy in itself. His departure has CNN anchor Max Foster asking-- should the U.S. even have an ambassador in Syria? “There are Republicans who didn’t want an ambassador going back into Syria because it didn’t want to seem to be supporting it in any way, and it is, under the state department rules, still seen as a state sponsor of terrorism. But at the same time it’s a crucial player in that region, so a lot of Democrats and other people around the world want to see a U.S. presence there because they say, let’s try to deal with them anyway, let’s try to find out what is their thinking.” So what’s next for the U.S.-- Syria - and Ambassador Ford? Al Jazeera reports - “[U.S. State Department spokesman Mark] Toner said the U.S. embassy will remain open in Damascus and that the threats were specifically directed toward Ford. He added that Ford's return to Damascus would depend on a US ‘assessment of Syrian regime-led incitement and the security situation on the ground.’” CNN reports Ford has been outspoken about Syria’s crackdown on anti-government protesters. According to the UN, more than 3,000 people - mostly unarmed demonstrators - have been killed since those protests began. Transcript by Newsy.
25 Oct 2011
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