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# crackdown - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails
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# Crackdown

Tech giants join forces to end phishing emails

Jan 31st 2012, 10:10 AM 2,255 Views 6 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and PayPal are among the companies which have started a tough new approach to stopping scam emails.

# crackdown - Sunday 15 January, 2012

UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence

Jan 15th 2012, 10:39 AM 981 Views 2 Comments

Fears of all-out civil war increase as Ban says one-man rule and family dynasties are a thing of the past.

# crackdown - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest

Jan 10th 2012, 2:22 PM 758 Views 2 Comments

Bashar Assad also warned that ‘terrorism’ would be tackled with an “iron fist” in today’s televised address.

# crackdown - Monday 2 January, 2012

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria

Jan 2nd 2012, 6:24 PM 1,254 Views 0 Comments

The Arab League said 3,500 prisoners had been freed – but killings of protesters continue in a bloody crackdown.

# crackdown - Monday 26 December, 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,837 Views 3 Comments

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

# crackdown - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Syrian soldiers name officials 'responsible for' torture and killings: report
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian soldiers name officials 'responsible for' torture and killings: report

Dec 15th 2011, 9:00 PM 1,342 Views 1 Comment

Human Rights Watch is urging the ICC to investigate alleged human rights abuses in a new report that details incidents of torture and summary execution.

# crackdown - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Hard-line Indonesian police shave punks' mohawks
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# Crackdown

Hard-line Indonesian police shave punks' mohawks

Dec 14th 2011, 4:08 PM 2,967 Views 5 Comments

Conversative police raided a punk-rock concert and shaved the punks’ heads due to the perceived threat to Islamic values.

# crackdown - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Explosion strikes major Syrian oil line: report
# Syria
# Syria

Explosion strikes major Syrian oil line: report

Dec 8th 2011, 12:26 PM 598 Views 1 Comment

The domestic supply pipeline carries around 140,000 barrels of oil a day.

# crackdown - Thursday 1 December, 2011

EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria
# Syira
# Syira

EU blocks export of 'monitoring equipment' to Syria

Dec 1st 2011, 3:00 PM 1,071 Views 3 Comments

European Union foreign ministers today agreed a number of new economic sanctions against Syria which include limits on exports and support for Syrian government projects.

# crackdown - Monday 28 November, 2011

Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN
# Syria
# Syria

Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN

Nov 28th 2011, 10:01 PM 2,263 Views 16 Comments

UN Human Rights Council says its investigation into human rights abuse claims has found that at least 256 children were killed and that some were tortured to death.

# crackdown - Friday 25 November, 2011

Syria defies Arab League deadline
# Syria
# Syria

Syria defies Arab League deadline

Nov 25th 2011, 6:09 PM 820 Views 4 Comments

The Arab League warned Syria yesterday that it had 24 hours to sign up to a protocol allowing human rights observers into the country or face economic sanctions.

# crackdown - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain's king criticises investigation distancing Iran from Arab Spring

Nov 23rd 2011, 10:01 PM 1,890 Views 2 Comments

The king of Bahrain says the investigator charged with probing the government’s crackdown on civilian protests uncovered “real shortcomings” from state institutions.

# crackdown - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Arab League rejects Syrian changes to peace plan
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League rejects Syrian changes to peace plan

Nov 20th 2011, 12:47 PM 829 Views 6 Comments

The Arab League has said that the Syrian government has changed the peace plan and altered its essence.

# crackdown - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

France recalls Syrian ambassador
# Syria
# Syria

France recalls Syrian ambassador

Nov 16th 2011, 3:54 PM 665 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Syria is boycotting today’s Arab League meeting in Rabat over the group’s decision to suspend its membership.

# crackdown - Monday 14 November, 2011

King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest'
# Syria
# Syria

King of Jordan calls on Assad to step down in Syria's 'interest'

Nov 14th 2011, 3:11 PM 164 Views 2 Comments

Arab states are increasing pressure on the Syrian president over his government’s violent crackdown on political protesters.

# crackdown - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest
# Syria
# Syria

Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest

Nov 13th 2011, 12:53 PM 166 Views 2 Comments

Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.

# crackdown - Friday 11 November, 2011

Syrian violence takes an even bloodier turn
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian violence takes an even bloodier turn

Nov 11th 2011, 9:49 PM 246 Views 14 Comments

Syrians have been snatched from their homes and killed during Syria’s bloodiest month yet in its eight-month-old uprising.

# crackdown - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Syria plants land mines on Lebanese border
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# Crackdown

Syria plants land mines on Lebanese border

Nov 1st 2011, 9:07 PM 254 Views 9 Comments

A Syrian official has claimed that the mines are meant to prevent arms smuggling across the border.

# crackdown - Friday 28 October, 2011

Syrian security forces fire on rallies, killing 30
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian security forces fire on rallies, killing 30

Oct 28th 2011, 7:41 PM 247 Views 11 Comments

The revolt against President Bashar Assad’s regime continues in Syria but so does the crackdown. Activists claim 30 people were killed by security forces today.

# crackdown - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Four killed in crackdown on anti-Assad dissent - report
# Syria
# Syria

Four killed in crackdown on anti-Assad dissent - report

Oct 27th 2011, 3:27 PM 74 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, thousands marched in support of Assad’s regime today and Syria’s oil minister indicated international sanctions are impacting on sales.

# crackdown - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Arab League to discuss suspending Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League to discuss suspending Syria

Oct 16th 2011, 4:40 PM 124 Views 2 Comments

Officials have called an emergency meeting to discuss putting more pressure on Syria’s government to end its bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters.

# crackdown - Monday 15 August, 2011

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?

Aug 15th 2011, 10:28 AM 9,159 Views 81 Comments

It has been revealed that the current crackdown on social welfare fraud has already yielded millions of euro in savings. With an entire new fraud unit to be established, we’re asking you: Is the crackdown a good idea or is it targeting the vulnerable?

# crackdown - Thursday 11 August, 2011

UN envoy likens London riots to Syrian unrest
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# Crackdown

UN envoy likens London riots to Syrian unrest

Aug 11th 2011, 11:15 AM 268 Views 0 Comments

Despite admitting to security force mistakes, Syria’s regime remains defiant in the face of international condemnation.

# crackdown - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Turkish foreign minister to call for end to Syrian violence
# Syria
# Syria

Turkish foreign minister to call for end to Syrian violence

Aug 9th 2011, 8:28 AM 108 Views 1 Comment

Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is travelling to Syria to call for a crackdown on security forces attacking civilians.

# crackdown - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations
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# Crackdown

Syrian army moves into Hama after massive demonstrations

Jul 5th 2011, 1:09 PM 290 Views 0 Comments

Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.

# crackdown - Friday 22 April, 2011

Take 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Apr 22nd 2011, 4:44 PM 1,747 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# crackdown - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Pet dogs could be banned in Iran
# Dog Ban
# Dog Ban

Pet dogs could be banned in Iran

Apr 19th 2011, 2:20 PM 1,870 Views 9 Comments

In the country, which is ruled by President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, the owning of dogs has become more popular but is seen as ‘Westernised’ and vulgar by the government.