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Keeping eye on democracy movements and ongoing democratization efforts throughout the world
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Iraq’s Syria stance is Sunni-Shiite related, analysts say

Iraq’s Syria stance is Sunni-Shiite related, analysts say | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Iraq’s refusal to back Arab measures against Syria, which has since March been trying to crush a popular uprising, has confessional overtones and may boost sectarian division here, analysts say.

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Syria’s Alawites go on arms shopping spree

Syria’s Alawites go on arms shopping spree | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Lebanese eagerly sell weapons to Alawite minority, fearing they may face retaliation over revolt against coreligionist President Bashar Assad.
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Standing by Assad, Lebanon's Alawites wait and watch

Standing by Assad, Lebanon's Alawites wait and watch | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

TRIPOLI, Lebanon — In the impoverished Jabal Mohsen area of the port city of Tripoli in north Lebanon, a small Alawite community is watching anxiously as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fights to stay in power.

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Assad's Alawites: The guardians of the throne

Assad's Alawites: The guardians of the throne | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Syria's Alawite community have a history of persecution, but dominate the ruling family's security forces.
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