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Dire Situation as winter storm bears down on Syrians while Russia continues to support Assad...
Mideast Winter Storm Deepens Syrian Misery
January 10, 2013 A winter storm in the Middle East has brought heavy snowfall and flooding and caused at least eight deaths. The storm, called the worst in more than 20 years, disrupted life across the region and deepened the misery of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.
Russia Calls for Political Transition in Syria
January 12, 2013 - Russia is calling for a political transition process in Syria, but has stopped short of saying President Bashar al-Assad should relinquish power as part of a deal to end the country's conflict.
More than 600,000 Syrians have fled the country...
Syria conflict causing 'staggering' humanitarian crisis
14 January 2013 - The BBC's Lyse Doucet visited a refugee camp in Lebanon
Syria bombs Damascus suburbs to keep rebels out
Jan 14,`13 -- The Syrian government bombed areas around Damascus on Monday as part of its push to keep rebel fighters out of the capital, leaving many children among the dozens killed, anti-regime activists said.
600.000 refugees?? that is about the size of the "NAQBA" displacement.
I hope it does not develope into a similar problem. Just shoving them
back is, clearly, not the answer I wonder if NEW COUNTRIES
should be considered a viable solution. -----in order to separate
hostile ethnic groups. If there can be a seceded SOUTH SUDAN
---maybe there can be a seceded south "syria/lebanon" or a seceded NORTH LEBANON
with kurdish areas annexed ----or something of a practical geographical spread to accomodate ENDANGERED species over there
Granny says, "Dat's right - go in an' arrest Assad an' put him on trial fer war crimes, den hang his sorry butt...
International Pressure Growing to Refer Syria to ICC
January 18, 2013 U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the U.N. Security Council Friday that she believes war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed by both sides in the Syrian conflict, and she said the situation should be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.
Syria Violence May Worsen Post-Assad
January 18, 2013 Syria's civil war drags on, with diplomatic efforts making little headway and, according to the United Nations, more than 60,000 people killed. Experts don't see a quick solution, and believe that even if the rebels succeed in ousting President Bashar al-Assad, the violence could well continue, and even get worse.
Lil' kids havin' to drop outta school to scrounge around for family needs...
Syrians struggle with shortages as economy buckles
Jan 22,`13 -- Grappling with severe fuel shortages and winter temperatures that drop below freezing, Syrians are spending hours in line every day for gasoline or a few loaves of bread at soaring prices as President Bashar Assad's regime faces mounting difficulties in providing basic services to its people.
Shia/Sunni split stymies Syria summit...
Syria, Sunni-Shiite split arise at Muslim summit
Feb 6,`13 -- An Islamic summit that opened in Egypt on Wednesday lay bare the multiple divisions within the Muslim and Arab worlds, with conflicting approaches to the Syrian civil war exposing the Sunni-Shiite sectarian fault lines that have torn the region for years.
Leaders grapple over what to do about Syria
February 3, 2013 With a stalemate in the United Nations and reluctance among Western nations to use military force, the international community has had little influence on the situation in Syria.
Granny says "Try `em an' den hang `em...
UN panel says Syria war crimes should go to trial
Feb 18,`13 -- A United Nations commission on Monday said fighters on both sides in Syria's civil war have committed atrocities and should be brought to justice, while European Foreign Ministers extended an arms embargo on the country in hopes it would limit the ability of both sides to wage war.
‘Proliferation of Foreign Fighters and Extremist Groups’ Has Changed the Syrian Conflict, UN Says
February 19, 2013 – Syria’s civil war has become “increasingly sectarian,” with some attacks motivated not by strategic gain but rather by a wanton disregard for human life, a situation that is likely to worsen tensions among ethnic groups, a United Nations-commissioned report said Monday.
Russia calls for end to Syrian civil war...
Russia Calls for End to Syrian Crisis
February 20, 2013 - Russia is calling for an end to the nearly two-year crisis in Syria.
Government Airstrike Destroys Damascus City Block
February 20, 2013 A Syrian government airstrike over a Damascus suburb on Wednesday destroyed parts of a city block, killing or wounding dozens. The strike came amid intensified government shelling of rebel-held districts in and around the capital in recent days.
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