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March 16, 2012


Steve Bell on Bashar al-Assad - cartoon

Steve Bell on Bashar al-Assad - cartoon

Assad emails: father-in-law gave advice from UK during crackdown

"Cardiologist told Bashar al-Assad how to spin Syrian uprising, including rebuttal of apparent child torture footageA Harley Street cardiologist has been acting as a close adviser to the president of Syria during his regime's brutal crackdown on anti-government activists, according to a cache..."

The Assads at war: killing and shopping | Editorial

Activists angered by Assad email revelations

Assad's father-in-law: the man at the heart of UK-Syrian relations


An anniversary marked by death and destruction

"After more than 8,000 civilian deaths, a full-scale bombardment of one of the country's largest cities and renewed fears of all-out civil war, the first anniversary of Syria's uprising was marked by flag-waving rallies from regime supporters in Damascus yesterday – and more death and destruction..."

Netanyahu's speech to MPs prepares for attack on Iran

Arafat's widow considers role in politics to 'continue legacy'


new: A Death In Syria

Revisiting The Spark That Kindled The Syrian Uprising

"A year ago Sunday, protests were held in Deraa against the arrest and beatings given to a group of young people who spray-painted graffiti on the walls of their school. And so began the uprising, which in some parts of Syria has turned into an armed insurgency and seen government troops respond..."

For Fleeing Syrians, Jordan Offers Bare-Bones Refuge

Along Syrian Border, Turks Torn By Divided Loyalties

Emails Reveal Syria's Assad Was Shopping, While Directing Bloody Crackdown

the economist

Whispered dissent in UAE: No sheikh-up here

"Qaradawi gives them the finger BOOSTERS of the United Arab Emirates describe its political system as a rare success story in the Arab world. Formally, the ruling families of the seven member-emirates share power under a federal president, who is appointed by consensus among them. Individually..."

Lebanon’s Syria worries: Balance of fear

voice of america

new: Annan Set to Brief UN Security Council on Syria

Annan Set to Brief UN Security Council on Syria

"International peace envoy Kofi Annan will brief the U.N. Security Council on Friday about his recent mediation efforts in Syria, as the crisis enters its second year with no end in sight. The U.N.-Arab League envoy's video address is expected to be crucial to Western efforts to pass a U.N...."

Obama Says Diplomatic Window for Iran Nuclear Program Shrinking

Turkey's Alawite Community Worried About Syria Conflict

Wounded Syrian Refugees Strain Jordan's Health Services

Death Toll Mounts as Syria Marks Uprising Anniversary


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new: One year later, no end in sight to violence in Syria -

"One year later, no end in sight to violence in SyriaTheChronicleHerald.caMarch 16, 2012 - 4:26am By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY AP BEIRUT — Thousands of Syrians rallied Thursday in Damascus in a display of loyalty to President Bashar Assad, waving flags under a slate grey sky to protest the anniversary..."

new: Gulf States Shun Syria's Assad as Fighting Continues - New York Times

new: Activists report clashes near Syrian capital - Houston Chronicle

new: Turkey says Syria govt holds two missing reporters - Reuters

Revisiting The Spark That Kindled The Syrian Uprising - NPR

Shopping amid a massacre: Leaked e-mails from Syria's regime - CNN International

UN to send humanitarian mission to Syria - BBC News

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“Exclusive: Secret Assad Emails Lift Lid on Life of Leader’s Inner Circle,” in Guardian

"The Assad emails Exclusive: secret Assad emails lift lid on life of leader’s inner circle BY Robert Booth, Mona Mahmood and Luke Harding – Guardian • Messages show Bashar al-Assad took advice from Iran • Leader made light of promised reforms • Wife spent thousands on jewellery..."

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جديد: ناشطون سوريون يدعون للتظاهر في جمعة "التدخل العسكري الفوري"

ناشطون سوريون يدعون للتظاهر في جمعة

"بيروت (ا ف ب) - دعا ناشطون سوريون معارضون على شبكة الانترنت الى التظاهر الجمعة في ما سموه جمعة "التدخل العسكري الفوري" ضد نظام الرئيس بشار الاسد.ودعا موقع "الثورة السورية ضد بشار الاسد 2011" على موقع فيسبوك الى التظاهر اليوم تحت عنوان "التدخل العسكري الفوري من العرب والمسلمين قبل كل العالم"، محددا الاهداف ب"حظر الطيران"، واقامة "منطقة..."


جديد: آمال واحلام "قافلة الحرية" بالقرب من الحدود السورية - ايلاف

"الشرق الاوسطآمال واحلام "قافلة الحرية" بالقرب من الحدود السوريةايلافأحيا ناشطون سوريون عند الحدود التركية السورية ذكرى مرور عام على انتفاضة الشعب السوري التي تطالب بالإطاحة بنظام الرئيس بشار الأسد. كيليس (تركيا): احتفل مئات من الناشطين السوريين الذين قدموا من مختلف انحاء العالم يحدوهم الامل لكن بلا اوهام كبرى، الى الحدود..."

جديد: ناشطون سوريون يدعون للتظاهر فى جمعة "التدخل العسكرى الفوري" - اليوم السابع

جديد: دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي تقرر غلق سفاراتها بسوريا - رويترز العربية