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April 6, 2012

guardian

Gulf states warned against arming Syria rebels

Gulf states warned against arming Syria rebels

"Saudi Arabia and Qatar urged not to supply weapons to rebels for fear of undermining UN efforts to end crisisSaudi Arabia and Qatar are being urged not to supply weapons to the Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad for fear of undermining UN-backed efforts to negotiate a political..."


Iran and Turkey open rift over Syria

independent

new: Enter Jean-Luc Mélenchon: France's third man

"Jean-Luc Mélenchon has a message for "les Anglo-Saxons" and their "stinking" money and doomed free markets: the French are revolting. "Yes, there are thousands of red flags at the Bastille again... Yes, we are very dangerous," he booms, in English, to an adoring crowd at a rally in Limoges..."


new: Bossi quits over party corruption

new: Europe on 'suicide watch': anger and pain over the human cost of austerity

new: Assad metes out a day of brutal violence

new: Bahraini hunger striker casts a long shadow over claims of reform

france 24

2,350 Syrian refugees flee to Turkey 'in single day'

2,350 Syrian refugees flee to Turkey 'in single day'

"More than 2,300 Syrian refugees poured into Turkey during a 24-hour period, bringing to 22,000 the total number of Syrians seeking haven in the neighbouring country, a Turkish official told AFP on Thursday.Turkey is home to a growing number of refugees fleeing the unrest in Syria, where more..."


DIPLOMACY: UN endorses Annan's deadline for Syrian ceasefire

washington post

U.N. Security Council urges Syria to end attacks on opposition

"NEW YORK — The U.N. Security Council called upon Syria on Thursday to “urgently and visibly” halt its attacks on opposition targets as special emissary Kofi Annan told the U.N. General Assembly that Syrian “military operations in civilian population centers have not stopped.” Read..."


voice of america

Analysts Say Syrian President Unlikely to Stay in Power

Analysts Say Syrian President Unlikely to Stay in Power

"A U.N.-Arab League peacekeeping team has touched down in Syria, where  monitors hope to lay the groundwork for a mission aimed at ending the violence in that country. Activists say government forces are launching fresh attacks daily, despite Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s agreement to..."


UN Envoy Firm on April 12 Deadline for Syria Cease-fire

Violence Continues in Syria as Peacekeeping Team Arrives

UN Monitors Head to Syria as Violence Continues

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new: Turkey says 2800 flee Syria in one day - Reuters

"DAWN.comTurkey says 2800 flee Syria in one dayReutersBy Can Sezer | REYHANLI, Turkey (Reuters) - More than 2800 Syrians fled across the border to Turkey from the region of Idlib on Thursday, a Turkish official said, more than double the highest previous one-day total. The refugees all crossed..."


new: Kurdish opposition quits Syrian National Council - The Daily Star

Experts sound alarm over Syria archaeological treasures - The Daily Star

Fierce clashes across Syria (1:57) - Washington Post

Iran and Turkey open rift over Syria - The Guardian (blog)

ICRC says gets Syria's permission to expand aid work - Reuters

UN envoy says Syria negotiating deployment of UN mission to verify cease-fire - 680 News

فرانس 24

تركيا تدعو ايران الى ان تكون "صادقة"

تركيا تدعو ايران الى ان تكون

"اسطنبول (ا ف ب) - دعا رئيس الوزراء التركي رجب طيب اردوغان طهران الخميس الى التصرف ب"صدق" على اثر تصريحات رسمية ايرانية تؤكد ان ايران لم تعد ترغب في اجراء المحادثات المقبلة مع القوى العظمى حول برنامجها النووي في اسطنبول.وقال اردوغان ردا على سؤال في مؤتمر صحافي مشترك مع نظيره الالباني صالح بريشا "يجب ان يتصرفوا بصدق. وبسبب فقدان..."


google

جديد: دمشق توافق على توسيع نطاق عمل الصليب الأحمر وزيارة السجون - الشرق الاوسط

"الشرق الاوسطدمشق توافق على توسيع نطاق عمل الصليب الأحمر وزيارة السجونالشرق الاوسطأعلنت اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر موافقة سوريا على السماح لها بتوسيع نطاق عملها في البلاد، وعلى آلية عمل يطلب بموجبها من السلطات وقف القتال حين تقتضي الحاجة لإجلاء الجرحى. وقال رئيس اللجنة جاكوب كلينبرغر، الذي يزور سوريا منذ ثلاثة أيام التقى..."


جديد: مجلس الأمن يدعم خطة عنان وكي مون يعارض "التسليح" - الخليج

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