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June 5, 2012

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Militia takes over Tripoli's airport

"Militiamen armed with heavy machine-guns used armoured cars to storm the main airport of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, yesterday in protest at the detention of their leader.Related StoriesAssad claims he is a 'surgeon' trying to save a patientBashar Assad: Syria crackdown is like surgerySyria..."


As EU and Russia talk, Syria slides ever closer to civil war

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Assad defiant as ever thanks to Russia: analysts

Assad defiant as ever thanks to Russia: analysts

"Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is determined to crush the rebellion against his regime, even at the cost of triggering a civil war in the country, bolstered by support from Moscow, analysts say."He has been ready to fight to the end right from the start and as long as he has Russia's support..."


npr

new: Sectarian Syrian Group Blamed In Houla Massacre

"An investigation into the massacre in Houla, Syria, indicates most of the victims were shot at close range or bayoneted. The Damascus government insists rebels committed the act. But independent accounts from survivors, backed by U.N. officials, say most of the killing was done by a militia..."


Outside Countries Disagree On Next Steps In Syria

President Obama's Unpalatable Options In Syria

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EU, Putin Spar Over Human Rights, Trade, Syria

EU, Putin Spar Over Human Rights, Trade, Syria

"MOSCOW - European officials met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a variety of issues including the Kremlin’s human rights record, trade and the Syria crisis, among other things. Newly elected President Vladimir Putin defended his country’s human rights record,..."


Free Syrian Army Rebels Abandon Cease-Fire

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new: Deadly clashes in Syria as EU-Russia seek solutions

"Damascus, (AFP) - Syrian government troops fought deadly battles with armed rebels as the European Union pushed for an end to a split with Russia over how to end the 15-month bloodshed. In talks in Saint Petersburg with Russian President Vladimir Putin, EU President Herman Van Rompuy said the..."


new: Iran rallies to aid of Iraq's embattled leader

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new: A New Syrian Free Army group as Rebels abandon Truce - Day Press News

"Day Press NewsA New Syrian Free Army group as Rebels abandon TruceDay Press NewsSYRIA- Syrian activists on Monday announced a new rebel coalition that aims to overcome deep divisions within the opposition in its fight against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, as they are no longer committed..."


new: Battles in Syria as allies Russia, China meet - Khaleej Times

new: Tracking Syria's path to armed resistance - swissinfo.ch

Iran's calculus of terror - Globe and Mail

Russian billionaire's boat said to ship arms to Syria - The Province

UN Syria envoy Annan to meet with Clinton - CBC.ca

French foreign minister: UN backing needed for Syria action - Winnipeg Free Press

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Military Casualties Rise; President Spreech; Houla

"Syrian military casualties rose in May while death toll overall dropped The United Nations observer team based in Hama, Syria, met with rebel leaders Thursday in Latamneh. The team’s commander, Danish Lt. Col. Peter Dahl, expressed frustration with the lack of a cease-fire. By David Enders..."


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جديد: اعتقال سلفيين اردنيين اثناء محاولتهما التسلل الى سوريا "للجهاد"

اعتقال سلفيين اردنيين اثناء محاولتهما التسلل الى سوريا

"عمان (ا ف ب) - القت الاجهزة الامنية الاردنية الاحد القبض على اردنيين من التيار السلفي اثناء محاولتهما التسلل داخل الاراضي السورية لقتال قوات نظام الرئيس بشار الاسد، على ما افادت مصادر امنية ومن التيار.وقال مصدر امني ان "الاجهزه الامنية المعنية اعتقلت الاحد الماضي مواطنين اثنين اثناء محاولتهما مغادره البلاد بطريقه غير مشروعة"،..."


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جديد: اعتقال سلفيين اردنيين اثناء محاولتهما التسلل الى سوريا "للجهاد" - AFP

"AFPاعتقال سلفيين اردنيين اثناء محاولتهما التسلل الى سوريا "للجهاد"AFPعمان (ا ف ب) - القت الاجهزة الامنية الاردنية الاحد القبض على اردنيين من التيار السلفي اثناء محاولتهما التسلل داخل الاراضي السورية لقتال قوات نظام الرئيس بشار الاسد، على ما افادت مصادر امنية ومن التيار. وقال مصدر امني ان "الاجهزه الامنية المعنية اعتقلت..."


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سمير قصير و"شقيقة الدهر"

"بين أن أعلّق على خطاب بشار الأسد، يوم أمس، أمام ما يُسمّى "مجلس الشعب"؛ واستذكار صديقي الشهيد، الكاتب والمؤرّخ والصحافي سمير قصير (1960 ـ 2005)، الذي مرّت ذكرى اغتياله السابعة يوم أمس أيضاً؛ لم أتردد البتة: ثمة الكثير من اللغو، والرقص اللفظي على عذابات السوريين، وإضافة الإهانة على جراحهم، وإيهام الذات والأتباع بأنّ المصير المحتوم..."


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