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guardian

new: Ghosts of Syria: diehard militias who kill in the name of Assad

Ghosts of Syria: diehard militias who kill in the name of Assad

"The shabiha have been blamed for the massacre in Houla, but who is their paymaster, and who gives them orders?"Women, children and old men were shot dead," Syria's foreign ministry spokesperson, Jihad Makdissi, told reporters this week. "This is not the response of the heroic Syrian army."Who..."


new: Iran nuclear talks succeed just by continuing | Daniel Levy

Moscow pledges to block UN over foreign intervention in Syria

Letters: Syria and foreign intervention

War crimes: Charles Taylor now, Bashar al-Assad next | Geoffrey Robertson

independent

Israel hands over bodies of Palestinian militants

"Israel has handed over the bodies of 91 Palestinian militants to the government in the West Bank in an effort to induce President Mahmoud Abbas to renew peace talks. Related StoriesIsrael hints it may be behind super-virus targeting IranUN calls for 'concrete action' in SyriaIsrael hints it..."


Haaretz journalist Uri Blau to face charges over leaks of West Bank military operation

Exit Kofi Annan – with Syria still massacring its people and Russia still blocking international action

spiegel online

new: Outrage over Houla Massacre: Merkel and Hollande to Challenge Russia over Syria

Outrage over Houla Massacre: Merkel and Hollande to Challenge Russia over Syria

"Vladimir Putin was hoping to address mainly economic issues when he visits Berlin and Paris on Friday. But the recent massacre in Houla will give the ongoing Syrian conflict a prominent place on the agenda. Russia's president continues to resist efforts to counter the Assad regime, but the..."


npr

Weighing The 'Yemen Option' For Syria

"The Obama administration hopes to persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to step aside, as Yemen's president did. The so-called Yemen model was expedient at the time. But experts say it didn't resolve some of the country's underlying problems and might not be easily replicated in Syria.»..."


Is Kofi Annan's Mission Dead In Syria?

'I Could No Longer Bear Witness To Such Barbaric Crimes,' Syrian Says

voice of america

new: Clinton Slams Russia on Syria

Clinton Slams Russia on Syria

"COPENHAGEN - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says continuing Russian support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is blocking United Nations action to end 15 months of violence and could help lead to civil war. Clinton is in Denmark, at the beginning of a one-week trip to Europe. ..."


New Killings in Syria; US Hints at Bypassing UN

US Warns of Escalating Syrian Conflict

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new: Iran: 'Flame' virus fight began with oil attack

"TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Computer technicians battling to contain a complex virus last month resorted to the ultimate firewall measures — cutting off Internet links to Iran's Oil Ministry, rigs and the hub for nearly all the country's crude exports. At the time, Iranian officials described it..."


new: 11-year-old played dead to survive Syria massacre

yahoo news

new: UN chief warns Syria; regime again shells Houla

UN chief warns Syria; regime again shells Houla

"U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Syria on Thursday to stop its attacks, saying the U.N. observers monitoring the cease-fire were not there to watch the killing of innocent people. The warning came as activists reported that Syrian troops again shelled the country's central..."


new: UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

Activists: Syrian troops shell Houla

13 corpses found in Syria amid massacre fallout

google news

new: Ghosts of Syria: diehard militias who kill in the name of Assad - The Guardian

"The GuardianGhosts of Syria: diehard militias who kill in the name of AssadThe Guardian"Women, children and old men were shot dead," Syria's foreign ministry spokesperson, Jihad Makdissi, told reporters this week. "This is not the response of the heroic Syrian army."..."


new: Russia contributing to potential Syria civil war - US - BBC News

new: Ban Ki-moon: UN not in Syria to witness “slaughter of innocents” - Montreal Gazette

new: Ahmadinejad: Punishment for Syria massacre - Iran Independent News Service

For Obama and Romney, Syria is no-win situation - The Associated Press

syria comment

News on Houla Massacre

"Few Good Options Remain To End Syrian Attacks – May 29, 2012 Talk of the Nation Guests: Rami Khouri, editor-at-large, Daily Star Joshua Landis, director, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma The U.S. joined Britain, Germany, and other Western countries in expelling senior..."


فرانس 24

جديد: الجيش الحر يمهل النظام السوري حتى الجمعة لتنفيذ خطة انان

الجيش الحر يمهل النظام السوري حتى الجمعة لتنفيذ خطة انان

"بيروت (ا ف ب) - أمهل الجيش السوري الحر السلطات في دمشق حتى ظهر غد الجمعة لتنفيذ وقف اطلاق النار وكل اشكال العنف واطلاق المعتقلين، والا يصبح "في حل من اي تعهد يتعلق بخطة" الموفد الدولي الخاص كوفي انان.وقال الجيش الحر في بيان صدر مساء الاربعاء عن القيادة المشتركة للجيش السوري الحر في الداخل، ان القيادة تعلن اعطاء النظام السوري مهلة..."


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