Syria, a ban against iPhone

Syria, a ban against iPhone

Damascus : Syria | Dec 06, 2011 at 11:16 AM PST
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Arab League extends Syria deadline

BEIRUT - Close to the protest of the system via the web through the launching of smartphones, and extends a new act of the play in progress for over a month between the Arab League and the Syrian authorities for signing the protocol to send observers Arabs in the country.

According to the website Lebanon, Damascus authorities have banned the import - and implicitly the use - of 'iPhone', the popular mobile phone with camera and applications for information sharing on social networks, used by activists to denounce the incessant and bloody repression taking place for almost nine months and invoke the fall of the regime.

A paradox if you think that Syria, Homs, was the biological father of Steve Jobs, Apple's deceased co-founder and guru.

The Syrian Center for Media and freedom of information, directed by Mazen Darwish, Syrian journalist in jail several times, but denounces the arrest of the known bloggers in the last hours Razan Ghazzawi, curator of the website, while attempting to cross the border with Jordan.

The last budget of the UN says at least 4,000 people killed in eight months by the forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

The official media attributed the violence to gangs of armed terrorists from neighboring states, and agents of an alleged plot-Saudi-Zionist.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman said today that Damascus had "responded positively" to the nth request of the Arab League, which had set yesterday, Sunday, a new ultimatum to reach agreement on the Protocol on the observer mission.

From Cairo, the Office of the Secretary-General of the pan-Arab did so knowing that you have received a new message from Damascus, signed by Foreign Minister Walid al Mouallem, but that in the letter the Syrians pose a number of conditions to the signing of the Protocol : first of all, the cancellation of economic and trade sanctions by the Arab League decided ten days ago.

Mouallem, according to the top of the organization based in Egypt, has also asked that the agreement is signed for observers in Damascus and Cairo, and said he was opposed to the idea that observers are to go in the Arab refugee camps in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan host the Syrian civilians fleeing repression.

On the ground, according to the local coordination committees of activists, have now been killed by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad at least 13 people, all in the central region of Homs.

The official news agency SANA for its part speaks of the killing of four terrorists in Homs, on dates not specified by the police. This after the alleged desertion - reported by activists - a dozen members of the security services of the Air, the main watchdog agency used by the regime in the repression of military deserters, in the north-western region of Idlib, bordering with Turkey .

A few days from imposition of unilateral sanctions Ankara of its first economic and trade against the regime in Damascus, the Syrian authorities have now responded by imposing a tax of 30% on the import of Turkish goods, the purchase of another domestic fuel from Turkey and a third input of vehicles Turks in Syria.

Already last Thursday, the day after the announcement of the first restrictive measures in Ankara, Damascus had announced the suspension of free trade area created between the two countries in 2004. The Syrian official press release announced today that these new anti-Turkish measures are taken "in the name of national interest" and that "Turkey will be the biggest loser."

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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad addressing the nation from Damascus University
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad addressing the nation from Damascus University
rabia AFZAL is based in Gujrāt, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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