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May 23, 2012


new: Israel accuses Iran of deception after agreeing to UN nuclear inspections

"Israel's Defence minister voiced scepticism yesterday over an agreement by Iran to open up its nuclear facilities to UN inspectors, saying that the Iranians were trying to create a "deception of progress" to stave off international pressure. The cool reception from Ehud Barak signalled that..."

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah calls for calm over kidnappings

Bahrain: Hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja appears in court

Turkey foils Syrian plot to kidnap rebel leader Riad al-Assad

voice of america

Lebanese Shi'ites Kidnapped in Syria; Hezbollah Appeals for Calm

"The leader of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah militant group has appealed for calm after protests erupted in Beirut following the kidnapping of at least 11 Lebanese Shi'ites near the Syrian city of Aleppo as they returned home from a pilgrimage. Tuesday's abductions are the latest spillover..."


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Free Syrian Army builds homemade bombs

"Syria's rebels have set up a makeshift factory in Idlib province, where they are building all manner of explosives. Peter Gelling A GlobalPost correspondent now traveling inside Syria witnessed the Free Syrian Army..."

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new: Lebanese FM: Captives in Syria have been found - Newsday

"Lebanese FM: Captives in Syria have been foundNewsdayNation Newsday > News > Nation Print Aa Lebanese FM: Captives in Syria have been found Originally published: May 22, 2012 12:34 PM Updated: May 23, 2012 6:04 AM By The Associated Press BEIRUT - (AP) -- Lebanon's foreign minister..."

West seems sending soothing signals to Syria by excluding military action - Xinhua

Lebanon sucked into Syria conflict as citizens choose sides: analysts - National Post

Palestinian writer describes Syrian prisons as 'slaughterhouses' - The National

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

syria comment

Activists Worry that Sanctions May Undermine Chances for Future Democracy

"Iranian activists and State Department Officials Argue over Sanctions and US Objectives in Iran Since the story of the Syrian and Iranian opposition is similar in many ways and since both Damascus and Tehran are facing foreign sanctions and regime-change policies, a friend wrote to share this..."

The SNC – Conversation between Kodmani, Labwani, & Landis


احتجاجات في بيروت وتحركات من أجل الإفراج عن اللبنانيين المخطوفين في حلب - وكالة أنباء نوفوستي الرسمية الروسية

"وكالة أنباء نوفوستي الرسمية الروسيةاحتجاجات في بيروت وتحركات من أجل الإفراج عن اللبنانيين المخطوفين في حلبوكالة أنباء نوفوستي الرسمية الروسيةاحتج مئات اللبنانيين في الضاحية الجنوبية من بيروت على ما قالوا إنها عملية خطف نفذها الجيش السوري الحر ضد 13 شخصا على الأقل من أقاربهم في حلب شمال سورية كانوا عائدين على متن حافلات عبر..."