Seth Jones fell in love with hockey watching Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy win a Stanley Cup in Colorado when he was 6 years old. Twelve years later, Jones is the possible No. 1 pick of the Avalanche and Sakic in this weekend’s National Hockey League draft.
President Bashar al-Assad is paying Syrians, via subsidies and higher government salaries, to stay loyal to his government as it clamps down on an eight-month uprising. He may not be able to afford that policy for long.
Syrian security forces using tank and machine-gun fire killed at least 16 people, a human-rights activist said, a day after the government agreed to an Arab League proposal that calls for an end to attacks on protesters.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may offer to lift the nation’s emergency law today in response to deadly protests that pose the most serious challenge to his rule since he inherited power from his father in 2000.
Syrian security forces have killed at least 56 anti-government protesters in the past three days, activists said, as regional and international pressure mounted on President Bashar al-Assad to halt a crackdown on dissent.
Syria’s main opposition group said it will seek United Nations help to create buffer zones to protect civilians if President Bashar al-Assad’s government doesn’t comply with an Arab League plan to end the bloodshed.