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May 18, 2012

guardian

Why Bashar al-Assad stresses al-Qaida narrative

Why Bashar al-Assad stresses al-Qaida narrative

"Syria has seen influx of foreign fighters, but regime has been spinning terror line since last March to help justify state violenceBashar al-Assad claimed from the start of the Syrian uprising last March that his enemies were "armed terrorist gangs" rather than largely peaceful demonstrators..."


Don't blame Syria – Lebanon's leaders are fuelling the fighting in Tripoli

Egypt approaches first free presidential election with trepidation

independent

Five dead and 37 injured in Baghdad bird market bomb blasts

"Three bombs struck near simultaneously at a busy bird market in eastern Baghdad this morning, killing five people and wounding dozens, police and health officials said. Related StoriesTurkey's war on militants leaves Kurdish community feeling under fire Syria's opposition on the brink as activists..."


Israel wants Olympic silence for Munich

france 24

new: Ban has no proof of Al-Qaeda role in Syria: spokesman

Ban has no proof of Al-Qaeda role in Syria: spokesman

"UN leader Ban Ki-moon has no "hard" proof that Al-Qaeda was behind bomb attacks in Syria but is very concerned that terrorist groups are taking advantage of strife in the country, his spokesman said Friday.Ban said on Thursday that he believed the group founded by the late Osama bin Laden carried..."


Sectarian clashes injure 3 in Lebanon: official

SYRIA: UN chief suspects al Qaeda in Damascus car bombings

LEBANON: Death toll mounts in Lebanon as clashes erupt again

voice of america

UN Chief Blames al-Qaida for Syria Attack

UN Chief Blames al-Qaida for Syria Attack

"Syria braced for opposition protests on Friday as U.N. officials expressed concern that al-Qaida may have played a role in recent attacks that have further strained a fragile cease-fire. Anti-government activists urged protesters to take to the streets under a slogan of "heroes" of Aleppo..."


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Thousands take to the streets in northern Syrian city of Aleppo

"Anti-regime activists had earlier called for Friday protests under the slogan “Heroes of Aleppo University,” in solidarity with some 15,000 students who demonstrated outside the gates of the university on Thursday as UN observers were visiting to oversee a largely ignored internationally-backed..."


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جديد: حلب تشهد تظاهرات لا سابق لها وكوفي انان في سوريا قريبا

حلب تشهد تظاهرات لا سابق لها وكوفي انان في سوريا قريبا

جديد: بان كي مون لا يملك دليلا على تورط القاعدة في سوريا

"نيويورك (الامم المتحدة) (ا ف ب) - اعلن المتحدث باسم الامين العام للامم المتحدة مارتن نيسيركي الجمعة ان بان كي مون لا يملك "دليلا قاطعا" على ان القاعدة تقف وراء تنفيذ اعتداءات في سوريا، لكنه يخشى ان تكون مجموعات ارهابية تستفيد من الاضطرابات في البلاد.وكان بان كي مون اعتبر الخميس ان القاعدة قد تكون مسؤولة عن اعتداءات نفذت اخيرا في..."


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جديد: حلب تشهد تظاهرات لا سابق لها وكوفي انان في سوريا قريبا - AFP

"AFPحلب تشهد تظاهرات لا سابق لها وكوفي انان في سوريا قريباAFPدمشق (ا ف ب) - اطلقت القوى الامنية السورية النار الجمعة على تظاهرات عدة سارت في انحاء البلاد، لا سيما في مدينة حلب التي شهدت التظاهرات الاضخم فيها منذ بدء الاحتجاجات قبل 14 شهرا، في وقت اعلن عن "زيارة قريبة" للموفد الدولي الخاص كوفي انان الى دمشق لاستئناف البحث في خطته..."


أردوغان يدعو إلى زيادة عدد المراقبين الدوليين فى سوريا - اليوم السابع

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