Analysis: Defiant Assad tries to exploit Syrian nationalism to retain power

Monday, January 14, 2013
Syrian President Bashar al Assad at the Opera House in Damascus on Jan. 6, 2013. SOURCE: Syrian Arabic News Agency

In a rare televised speech last week, Syrian President Bashar al Assad spoke passionately about saving the Syrian “homeland”. But upon closer examination, it is clear that Assad…

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U.N. Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi presses Russia on ‘political solution’ to Syrian conflict

Sunday, December 9, 2012
U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi. SOURCE: United Nations

United Nations and Arab League Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is pressing Russia to help bring about a “political solution” to the Syrian conflict. 

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Israel summoned by 5 European countries over new settlements

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
WTF EU Israel 12.4.12

Israel has been summoned by 5 European countries this week over its decision to approve settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in retaliation against Palestine’s accordance…

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Transcript: Remarks by Syria’s representative after Lakhdar Brahimi’s briefing at the U.N. General Assembly

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by the representative from the Syrian Arab Republic after Brahimi’s briefing at the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 30, 2012: *Based…

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Transcript: Remarks by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the Syrian conflict

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the Syrian conflict at the U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 30, 2012:

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Transcript: Briefing by Lakhdar Brahimi at the U.N. General Assembly on the Syrian conflict

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and Arab League, on the Syrian conflict at the U.N. General…

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List of 9 countries that voted against U.N. resolution to accord ‘Non-Member State’ status to Palestine

Saturday, December 1, 2012

List of the 9 countries that voted against the U.N. General Assembly Resolution to accord Palestine “Non-Member Observer State” status on Nov. 29, 2012: 

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List of 138 countries that voted in favor of U.N. ‘Non-Member Observer State’ status for Palestine

Saturday, December 1, 2012

List of the 138 countries that voted in favor of the U.N. General Assembly Resolution to accord Palestine “Non-Member Observer State” status on Nov. 29, 2012: 

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Transcript: Statement by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Palestine’s application for non-member observer status at the United Nations

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Transcribed & edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Palestine’s application for non-member observer status at the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 29,…

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Transcript: Remarks by Riyad Mansour on Palestine’s application for non-member observer status at the United Nations

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Transcribed & edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of remarks by Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, on Nov. 29, 2012:

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