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Activists Report Arrests in Syrian Capital

Syrian rights activists say army units have swept through the capital, Damascus, and detained scores of people. Rights groups say the arrests took place late Saturday. The French news agency quotes activists who say government troops set up roadblocks on

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Crowds Attack US, French Embassies in Damascus

Pro-government crowds attacked the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus Monday, in the latest escalation of Syrian government anger over foreign moral support for the country’s pro-democracy protesters.  At the same time, the government crackdown continued in the central city

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Syria: Bloggers Rally for Anas Maarawi

Anas Maarawi is the latest Syrian blogger to have been imprisoned. He was detained on Friday July 1, 2011, in his neighborhood of Kafarsouseh in Damascus, and nothing has been heard of him since. Anas is a well known blogger

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Syria Gets New Government as Demonstrations Continue

Source: VOA   Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday appointed a former agriculture minister as the country’s new prime minister and asked him to form a government — as thousands turned out in the city of Douma for the funerals

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