All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘bashar al assad’

Syrian Chemical Weapons: Soon to be Dismantled

On Monday, a team of 20 engineers, chemists and paramedics will make their way from the Netherlands to Syria to begin the most hazardous mission of disarmement in history, dismantling the one of the world’s largest chemical weapons arsenals. Due to arrive on Tuesday, the International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will have chemical protection suits, under …

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Al-Qaeda, Free Syrian Army Stop Fighting in Azaz

The BBC reported this morning that fighting between some of the rebel groups has come to a grinding halt in the town of Azaz. Militants linked to al-Qaeda and fighting under the banner of “The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) attacked the town earlier this week, wresting the town from Free Syrian Rebels backed by the western world. …

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UN Inspectors’ Report Suggests Damascus to Blame

The United Nations released its report on the chemical weapons attack that killed masses of civilians in Syria on 21 August and while the conclusions are not definitive in assigning blame, the report suggests the complicity of the Syrian government. The report confirmed that the attack was conducted with chemical arms. The report also included details on the particulars of …

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New York Times Latest SEA Target

In a late Tuesday afternoon digital attack, the New York Times, Twitter and The Huffington Post became the latest reported victims of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). If you are looking for the latest crossword or list of best sellers, patience is a virtue. The New York Times is offering workaround solutions. Much of Twitter remained accessible and, according to …

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Destroyers Syria: Latest Chemical Attack Responses

“The President continues to work with his national security team reviewing the options available,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated at this afternoon’s press briefing in response to questions about the US reaction to the Syrian regime. Briefings from both the White House and the State Department today confirmed that US officials hold the Syrian regime responsible for the …

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Barbara Walters Apologizes For Syrian Dictator Email

Barbara Walters doesn’t apologize easily. She’s been a respected journalist for so many years that it’s unimaginable to some that she would ever have anything to publicly apologize for. However, her recent views on–and association with–Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is raising some eyebrows, and her reputation is being called into question. Walters has formed an odd friendship with Assad over …

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