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May 30, 2012

guardian

Governments around the world expel Syrian diplomats – live

Governments around the world expel Syrian diplomats – live

"• US and Britain join co-ordinated expulsion of envoys• Annan has 'very encouraging' meeting with Assad• White House says military action against Syria unwarranted9.01am: (all times BST) Welcome to Middle East Live. Today we shall be monitoring developments related to Syria in the wake..."


Houla massacre: US accuses Iran of 'bragging' about its military aid to Syria

The Houla massacre shows how killing can become normal | Peter Beaumont

Iran nuclear talks: Settling for confusion in Baghdad, hoping for clarity in Moscow

independent

new: UN calls for 'concrete action' in Syria

"Everyone should listen to Kofi Annan's claims that the massacre in Houla is a "tipping point" in the crisis in Syria, a United Nations human rights spokesman said today. Related StoriesQatar investigates mall fire as young victims mourned Iranian computers hit by new cyberweapon circulating..."


Israel hints it may be behind super-virus targeting Iran

UN chooses Mugabe as a 'leader for tourism'

Jolie and Hague speak out against rape in war zones

No charges on 'racist' King's Torah text

france 24

Assad to Annan: peace plan depends on 'end of terrorism'

Assad to Annan: peace plan depends on 'end of terrorism'

"The success of Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan depends on "the end of terrorism," Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the UN-Arab League envoy on Tuesday, state television reported."The success of the Annan plan depends on the end of terrorist acts and those who support them and the smuggling..."


SYRIA: European nations expel Syrian envoys after massacre

spiegel online

new: Pressure on Damascus: Paris Not Ruling Out Military Intervention in Syria

Pressure on Damascus: Paris Not Ruling Out Military Intervention in Syria

The World from Berlin: 'Syria Is Experiencing a Full-Blown Civil War'

"The United Nations on Tuesday revealed that the majority of those massacred on Friday in the Syrian town of Houla were executed by regime-allied forces, whereupon France and Germany expelled the Syrian ambassadors from their capitals. German commentators say that it is time for the international..."


npr

11 Nations Expel Syrian Diplomats After Massacre

Slain Syrian Filmmaker Traded Study For 'Revolution'

Few Good Options Remain To End Syrian Attacks

"The U.S. joined Britain, Germany, and other Western countries in expelling senior diplomats from Syria in response to the weekend assault that killed more than 100 civilians. Syria's government denies any responsibility for the attacks, the latest in a year-long struggle for control of the..."


voice of america

new: Annan Leaves Syria Without Government Steps to Implement Plan

Annan Leaves Syria Without Government Steps to Implement Plan

"A U.N. official says international envoy Kofi Annan has left Syria without securing any major steps from the Syrian government to implement his faltering peace plan for the country. Speaking by phone from Damascus, U.N. spokeswoman Sausan Ghosheh says that Annan flew out of Syria on Wednesday..."


US Expels Syrian Diplomat Over Houla Massacre

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UN: Most of 108 killed in Syria were executed

"BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. said Tuesday that entire families were shot in their homes during a massacre in Syria last week that killed more than 100 people, including children. Most of the victims were shot at close range, the U.N. said. Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner..."


UN official: Israel slow to relax Gaza blockade

yahoo news

new: Activists: New shelling in central Syria

Activists: New shelling in central Syria

Western nations expel Syrian envoys over massacre

"Eyewitness accounts from the Syrian massacre are emerging, describing shadowy gunmen slaughtering whole families in their homes and targeting the most vulnerable in poor farming villages. Western nations have expelled Syrian diplomats in a coordinated move against President Bashar Assad's..."


US expels Syrian envoy over Houla massacre

google news

new: UN rights council planning special session on Syria massacre - Winnipeg Free Press

"The Voice of RussiaUN rights council planning special session on Syria massacreWinnipeg Free PressGENEVA - Officials at the United Nations in Geneva say the Human Rights Council is gearing up to hold an emergency session on last week's massacre of more than 100 Syrian villagers. Two officials..."


new: Diplomats: Syria set for UN grilling over massacre - Jerusalem Post

US rejects Syria intervention, France more open - Jerusalem Post

On Syria, the world prattles on - Haaretz

Massacre in Syria triggers diplomatic manoeuvrs - but no American move toward ... - 680 News

#bullyPROOF, Syria's Tipping Point & Old Age Comedy - CBC.ca

Syracuse U: Syrian student killed in homeland - Wall Street Journal

فرانس 24

جديد: قتلى وجرحى في اشتباكات واطلاق نار في مناطق سورية عدة

قتلى وجرحى في اشتباكات واطلاق نار في مناطق سورية عدة

"بيروت (ا ف ب) - اندلعت مواجهات عنيفة فجر الاربعاء في ضواحي مدينة دمشق حيث افيد عن سقوط قتلى كما سمعت اصوات انفجارات واطلاق رصاص في احياء من العاصمة، فيما سقط قتلى وجرحى في اشتباكات في حماة وفي قصف على حمص، بحسب ما افاد المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان.وقال المرصد في بيان ان اشتباكات عنيفة دارت فجر اليوم في منطقة السيدة زينب في ضاحية..."


جديد: روسيا تعتبر انه "من السابق لاوانه" بحث اي تحرك جديد ضد سوريا في مجلس الامن

google

جديد: قتلى وجرحى في اشتباكات واطلاق نار في مناطق سورية عدة - AFP

"AFPقتلى وجرحى في اشتباكات واطلاق نار في مناطق سورية عدةAFPبيروت (ا ف ب) - اندلعت مواجهات عنيفة فجر الاربعاء في ضواحي مدينة دمشق حيث افيد عن سقوط قتلى كما سمعت اصوات انفجارات واطلاق رصاص في احياء من العاصمة، فيما سقط قتلى وجرحى في اشتباكات في حماة وفي قصف على حمص، بحسب ما افاد المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان. وقال المرصد في بيان ان اشتباكات..."


صبحي حديدي

مجزرة الحولة وثقافة الجزار

"ثمة عناصر، عديدة، يسهل على معارضي النظام السوري التوافق عليها عند قراءة حدث جلل، وفاصل ربما، مثل المجزرة التي ارتكبتها قوّات النظام ومفارزه الأمنية وقطعان الشبيحة في بلدة الحولة، وذهب ضحيتها أكثر من مئة شهيد، بينهم قرابة 50 من الأطفال، وغالبية من النساء، فضلاً عن وقوع جرحى بالمئات. وثمة، في المقابل، توافق لا يقلّ سهولة لدى..."


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