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Forging Syria’s opposition

By Itamar Rabinovich TEL AVIV: Syria’s crisis is now a year old, with close to 10,000 people, mostly civilians, dead — and no end in sight. The country is at a stalemate: the opposition is unable to topple President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, and Assad’s forces are unable to quash the resistance. Both sides are adamant: the …


Syria protesters urge military intervention

By AFP DAMASCUS: Anti-regime protesters called on Friday for foreign military intervention in Syria, as UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan prepared to brief a divided UN Security Council on his peace efforts. Ahead of UN participation in a Syrian-led humanitarian mission to protest cities at the weekend, Annan was to give a videoconference briefing to …


Syria opposition demands ‘urgent’ military intervention after massacre

By AFP ISTANBUL: The opposition Syrian National Council called on Monday for an “urgent” foreign military intervention in Syria after reports that 47 women and children were killed in a Homs “massacre.” “We request urgent Arab and international military intervention,” top SNC leader Georges Sabra told a news conference in Istanbul. Reading from a prepared …


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