defiance

Syrians gain in capital in defiance after airstrikes

Syrians gain in capital in defiance after airstrikes

Hundreds of Syrians poured into the streets of Damascus on Saturday, dancing and chanting in defiance of what they called the West’s “failure” to shake their nation’s resolve with airstrikes that jolted the capital only hours earlier. The demonstrations in support of President Bashar Assad were carried live on state TV, which also reported that…

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Syrians win in capital in defiance after airstrikes

Syrians win in capital in defiance after airstrikes

Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. A few hours earlier, before sunrise, loud explosions jolted Damascus and the sky turned orange as…

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‘A recount of defiance and resistance’

‘A recount of defiance and resistance’

South African Cyril Ramaphosa and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu are among those who have paid tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who has died, aged 81. The anti-apartheid campaigner, and former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, was known by many as the “Mother of the Nation”. Energy Minister Jeff Radebe described her as…

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