Lawyer blasts verdict that blamed Syria for journalist death
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A U.S. court verdict that blamed the Syrian government for the killing of an American journalist was "politically motivated" and aimed at stealing Syrian funds abroad, the head of the Syrian Bar Association said Tuesday.
Nizar Skeif told The Associated Press that "in my opinion this ruling has no legal value if there is a self-respecting justice."
A Washington judge last month hit Syria with a $302 million judgment over the 2012 death of Marie Colvin of The Sunday Times.
The Latest: Washington Post ad spotlights slain journalists
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ads of the Super Bowl (all times EST):
The Washington Post is debuting its first Super Bowl commercial, highlighting the often-dangerous work journalists do.
The ad, narrated by Tom Hanks, features journalists who have been killed or disappeared.
Legislator blasts verdict blaming Syria for journalist death
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A U.S. court verdict that blamed the Syrian government for the killing of an American journalist was based on "fortune telling" rather than an investigation in accordance with the law, a senior Syrian legislator said Friday.
Syria's deputy Parliament Speaker Najdat Anzour reiterated to The Associated Press previous statements by government officials that Marie Colvin had entered the country illegally.
Judge awards $300M to family of journalist killed in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington judge has hit the Syrian government with a $302 million judgment over the 2012 death of journalist Marie Colvin, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times.
Film captures final days of legendary war reporter
"Legendary" is a hard-won adjective. But by the time she was killed six years ago in Homs, Syria, by President Bashar Assad's forces, Marie Colvin had earned it. At 56, she had already long been revered among fellow journalists for her bravery and determination to tell the story, at virtually any cost.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Syria President Bashar Assad's forces targeted veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin and then celebrated after they learned their rockets had killed her, according to a sworn statement a former Syrian intelligence officer made in a wrongful death suit filed by her relatives.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad denied in comments aired on Thursday that his forces targeted U.S.-born journalist Marie Colvin, a veteran correspondent for The Times who was killed in Syria in 2012, adding that he does not know how she died.
In an interview with NBC News, Assad was asked to comment on a lawsuit filed by Colvin's relatives in U.S. federal court claiming that Syrian government officials targeted and killed Colvin to silence her reporting on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of Marie Colvin, a U.S.-born journalist who worked for the British newspaper The Sunday Times, have filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that Syrian government officials targeted and killed her in 2012 to silence her reporting on Syria and the besieged city of Homs.
The lawsuit says Syrian officials launched a rocket attack on a makeshift broadcast studio in a neighborhood of Homs. Colvin, a veteran correspondent for The Sunday Times,...
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