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Report: Assad used blood ties and bloodletting to stave off uprising

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The regime of President Bashar Assad has retained the support of Syria’s military and security forces, a report said. The report by the Institute for National Security Studies asserted that the Assad regime has maintained sufficient support to quell the uprising in Syria. Authored by Eyal Zisser, the report said Assad’s […]

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Optimism in Damascus and determination not to take the regime's bait

Optimism in Damascus and determination not to take the regime's bait

Syria Anonymous DAMASCUS — It has been four days since protestors mobilized all over Syria after the brutal measures taken by the regime to quell the protests in Daraa.  The protests have now moved far beyond demands for reform of the corrupt and despotic bureaucracy to calls for the toppling of the Assad regime with […]

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Rampaging pro-Assad gangs seen fueling full-scale revolution in Syria

Rampaging pro-Assad gangs seen fueling full-scale revolution in Syria

 Syria Anonymous Young armed gangs with close ties to the regime of Syrian Leader Bashar Assad roamed Sunday through the streets of the Syrian seaside city Latakia, barricading alleys and intimidating city residents in this country which is normally tightly-controlled.   While the Iranian Republican Guard is said to be deployed in Daraa, the Assad regime […]

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Iran's IRGC attacks anti-Assad protesters in Syria

WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iran’s elite military units have been deployed to attack protesters of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Opposition sources said Iran has sent units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to attack thousands of anti-Assad protesters in the city of Dera. They said IRGC transported hundreds of commandos via helicopter in […]

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No media allowed as Syrian protests break out

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Syria is facing its first significant opposition protests. Opposition sources and Western diplomats said Syrians have been battling police and security forces in the first such confrontations since the 1980s. They said demonstrators were calling for the ouster of President Bashar Assad in such cities as Aleppo, Damascus and Qamishli. “This is […]

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Iranian warships in Mediterranean for first time since 1979

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — For the first time since 1979, the Iranian Navy has begun operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Officials said two Iranian warships crossed the Suez Canal and reached Syria. They said the Navy vessels — a frigate and support ship — would participate in an exercise with Syria. “This is a very important […]

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Assad regime braces for 'Day of Rage' protests

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The regime of President Bashar Assad is preparing for an opposition campaign similar to that which has swept through Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia. Opposition sources said the Syrian Army and security forces were reinforcing troops in several parts of the country. They said the regime was bracing for nationwide protests during a […]

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Arab League to members: Economic conditions fueling 'unprecedented' anger

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Arab leaders have been warned that they are vulnerable to the same kind of revolt that ousted Tunisia’s president. Arab League secretary-general Amr Mussa urged member states to quickly confront their economic and social problems. Mussa warned that unrest was reaching unprecedented levels throughout the Middle East. “The Arab citizen has entered […]

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Hizbullah, backed by Iran, pushes Lebanon to the brink

Hizbullah, backed by Iran, pushes Lebanon to the brink

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — Political winter has returned to Lebanon, the tiny but cosmopolitan country on the crossroads of the Middle East. The long shadow of Syria and Islamic Iran has again fallen over bustling Beirut and brought the Lebanese to the brink, as the militant Hizbullah movement has deliberately engineered a collapse […]

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Crisis in Lebanon: Coup by Hizbullah looms over impending indictments by assassination tribunal

Crisis in Lebanon: Coup by Hizbullah looms over impending indictments by assassination tribunal

By Yossef Bodansky, Global Information System Lebanon is on the verge of take-over by the Hizbullah and its allies. Riyadh is keeping Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, in Saudi Arabia, pressuring him to deliver a “compromise” which would accept this “inevitability” without an overt show of force by the Hizbullah which could escalate to a […]