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Bassem Mroue

Bassem Mroue

    Israeli warplanes strike Syria in escalation
    Israeli warplanes strike Syria in escalation
    The highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles are believed to be bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists...
    Hezbollah appeals for calm after Syria kidnapping
    Hezbollah appeals for calm after Syria kidnapping
    Tuesday's abductions in Syria's northern Aleppo province threatened to ignite dangerous sectarian tensions and fuelled fears that Lebanon is...
    Syrian opponents turn to assassinations
    Syrian opponents turn to assassinations
    The gunmen walked into an apartment building before dawn earlier this month in the quiet Damascus suburb of Jaramana, went to the fifth floor and...
    Homs laid to waste in Syrian attacks
    Homs laid to waste in Syrian attacks
    Syrian troops intensively shelled rebel-held neighbourhoods in the restive central city of Homs Friday, a day after the UN General Assembly...
    Syria rejects unity plan as bloody conflict rages on
    Syria rejects unity plan as bloody conflict rages on
    Syria has rejected the Arab League's wide-ranging new plan to end the country's 10-month crisis, saying the League's call for a national unity...
    Syrian troops turn on each other
    Syrian troops turn on each other
    Syrian troops fought intense battles with hundreds of fellow soldiers who have turned their weapons against the regime of President Bashar...
    Syrians call for Assad's death; 11 killed
    Syrians call for Assad's death; 11 killed
    Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters shouted for President Bashar al-Assad's death on Friday in a dramatic escalation of their rage and frustration, defying bullets and rooftop snipers after more than a week of intensified military assaults on rebellious cities, activists and witnesses...
    Syria's army seizes restive town after mutiny
    Syria's army seizes restive town after mutiny
    Elite Syrian troops backed by helicopters and tanks regained control on Sunday of a town where police and soldiers joined forces with the protesters they were ordered to shoot -- a decisive assault from a government prepared for an all-out battle to keep power....
    Syrian authorities detain hundreds in fresh raids
    Syrian authorities detain hundreds in fresh raids
    Syrian security forces arrested hundreds of activists and anti-government protesters in house-to-house raids across the country on Monday, part of...
    Natural gas could lead to new Lebanon-Israel war
    Natural gas could lead to new Lebanon-Israel war
    The discovery of large natural gas reserves under the waters of the eastern Mediterranean could potentially mean a huge economic windfall for...
    Iraq calls on militias to freeze operations
    Iraq calls on militias to freeze operations
    The Iraqi government has called on armed groups to follow the lead of the biggest Shi'ite militia and freeze their operations, even as the United...
    Gunmen seize 30 in brazen attack in Baghdad
    Gunmen seize 30 in brazen attack in Baghdad
    Gunmen seized the chairman of Iraq's Olympic committee and at least 30 other people on Saturday in a brazen daylight raid on a sports conference in...