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May 22, 2012

guardian

The Syrian local newspapers creating a voice for the revolution

The Syrian local newspapers creating a voice for the revolution

"Civil resistance has flourished thanks to an army of amateur journalists dedicated to keeping the population informedWith its comfy sofas and shelves loaded with dictionaries, the living room in Zabadani did not look like the average newsroom. But Rania, who was tapping away on her laptop while..."


Idlib: Free Syrian Army burns Assad loyalists' tank - video

Damascus blast kills five people

independent

'Al-Qa'ida attack' on army parade kills 96

"Nearly 100 soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a military parade in Yemen yesterday in revenge for a recent offensive to root out al-Qa'ida militants.Related StoriesCloud of Syria's war hangs over Lebanese cleric's deathIsraeli soldiers stand and watch as settlers fire on PalestiniansBlasphemy..."


Palestinian paralympian team visits Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli soldiers stand and watch as settlers fire on Palestinians

Blasphemy trial stokes Shia and Sunni tensions

Cloud of Syria's war hangs over Lebanese cleric's death

npr

Lebanon Clashes Blamed On Spillover From Syria

"Intense fighting in Lebanon has killed more than a dozen people over the past week. One deadly battle was sparked by the murder of an anti-Syrian Lebanese cleric. The violence is stoking fears that the conflict in Syria is spreading to its neighbors.» E-Mail This    ..."


voice of america

5 Killed in Damascus Blast

"A Syrian rights group says a bomb has exploded in Damascus, killing five people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday the blast targeted the neighborhood of Qaboun, which has been the center of several protests against President Bashar al-Assad. The blast..."


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The Syrian tumult

"IDLIB PROVINCE, Syria — Despite the presence of UN observers, who are in Syria to determine if a nominal cease-fire is succeeding, violence has only flared around the country. One rebel leader went so far as to admit that his battalion, like the government, had done little to adhere to..."


google news

new: Officials: Syrian rebels kidnap 12 Lebanese - CBS News

"CBS NewsOfficials: Syrian rebels kidnap 12 LebaneseCBS NewsBEIRUT — Syrian rebels kidnapped 12 Lebanese Shiites in northern Syria on Tuesday, fueling fears that Lebanon is getting drawn into the chaos next door, security officials said. The Shiites were on their way home from a religious..."


new: Officials: Syrian rebels kidnap 12 Lebanese - The Associated Press

Obama apology to Maher Arar sought by US groups - CBC.ca

Rebels say Syria police kill two, UN monitors dispute - Reuters Canada

The Syria Paradox - New York Times

Palestinian writer says Syrian detention facilities are 'human slaughterhouses' - Washington Post

syria comment

The SNC – Conversation between Kodmani, Labwani, & Landis

"Joshua Landis, Bassma Kodmani (spokesperson for the Syrian National Council), and Kamal Labwani (opposition leader who recently broke away from the SNC) discuss the Syrian opposition on aljazeera English. May 20, 2012 Afghan war dominates NATO summit: Obama announces that Assad must leave:..."


Opposition Says it has Killed Top Six Regime Figures, But Claim is Doubtful

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جديد: خطف 13 لبنانيًا شيعيًا في حلب في شمال سوريا - ايلاف

"FRANCE 24 - Monte Carlo Doualiyaخطف 13 لبنانيًا شيعيًا في حلب في شمال سورياايلافبيروت، الوكالات: خطف عناصر من الجيش السوري الحر الثلاثاء في محافظة حلب في شمال سوريا عددًا من اللبنانيين الشيعة أثناء عودتهم في حافلات من زيارة لاماكن مقدسة في إيران، بحسب ما قال اقرباء لهم تجمعوا للاحتجاج في الضاحية الجنوبية لبيروت. ودعا الأمين العام لحزب الله..."


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