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June 12, 2012

guardian

new: The Syrian opposition is fighting the enemy within the mind of every citizen | Nadim Shehadi

The Syrian opposition is fighting the enemy within the mind of every citizen | Nadim Shehadi

"As the Syrian National Council unveils its new leader, it is engaged in a battle of ideas against the regime's dominant Ba'athist ideologyThe appointment of Abdulbaset Sieda to head the Syrian National Council (SNC) opposition comes at a time when the SNC is undergoing what was euphemistically..."


new: Global peace index 2012: the full list

Al-Qaida affiliates operating in Syria, says William Hague

france 24

new: Ten killed as Syrian troops pound Deir Ezzor: NGO

Ten killed as Syrian troops pound Deir Ezzor: NGO

"Syrian forces pounded a neighbourhood of the eastern city of Deir Ezzor with mortar fire on Tuesday, killing 10 civilians including a young girl, a monitoring group said.The attack, which targeted the city's Al-Jbaible neighbourhood, came a day after 12 people, including three children, were..."


new: SYRIA: Syrian children used as shields, UN report says

new: Annan hopes Syria meeting 'will take place soon'

npr

Lebanese Fear Spillover Violence From Syria

"Kidnappings and killings related to the upheaval in neighboring Syria are on the rise in Lebanon. Similar attacks in Turkey sparked a major objection. But Lebanon's complicated history with Syria — and Lebanon's divided population — means it's not as easy for Beirut to take action.»..."


Minority Alawites Like Assad Dominate In Syria

Who's Who In The Battle For Syria

voice of america

UN Monitors Seek to Enter Syrian Rebel Town

UN Monitors Seek to Enter Syrian Rebel Town

"U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international envoy Kofi Annan have called on Syria to allow U.N. monitors to enter a rebellious northwestern town where the United States fears Syrian security forces are planning to massacre civilians. Syrian activists and residents of Al-Haffeh say..."


UN Chief Demands Unimpeded Access to Besieged Syrian City

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asharq

new: Iran’s Quds Force active in Syria - Iranian opposition

"Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat – The Iranian opposition has condemned Tehran’s support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Iranian government’s backing of the crimes being committed by al-Assad regime forces. In a joint-statement signed by 16 political movements, the Iranian opposition..."


new: UN puts Syria on list for killing children

google news

new: Kofi Annan wants powers to 'twist arms' to halt Syria violence - Montreal Gazette

"AFPKofi Annan wants powers to 'twist arms' to halt Syria violenceMontreal GazetteThe UN's special envoy on Syria has asked governments with influence to “twist arms” to halt the escalating violence in the country, his spokesman said Tuesday. Ahmad Fawzi said former UN Secretary-General..."


The Syrian reactor - Al-Arabiya

Israel breaks silence on Syria, condemns 'genocide' - Winnipeg Free Press

US says no military intervention in Syria for now - Xinhua

Despite Syria, world more peaceful in 2012: Study - Toronto Sun

syria comment

SNC Gets New Leader; Insurgency Grows; Foreign Jihadists Flock to Syria; Some Claim Houla Dead are Alawis

"Syrian Forces Shell Cities as Opposition Picks Leader Associated Press By NEIL MacFARQUHAR, June 10, 2012, NYTimes ISTANBUL — Syrian government forces shelled rebel strongholds across the country on Sunday, opponents of the government said, while the main opposition group in exile, the Syrian..."


The Shabiha State Causes Horror – the Unraveling is sure to Speed Up.

robert fisk

Robert Fisk: In Tripoli, posters of martyrs in the market place say it all – and more are on the way

"The posters, as usual, say it all. There are a new clutch of martyrs above the Tripoli market, Sunni Muslims all – Khodr al-Masri's grim face is that of a man who seems to have guessed his fate earlier this month – while round the corner, at the edge of Syria Street, President Bashar al-Assad..."


فرانس 24

بريطانيا تعلن عن حزمة جديدة من المساعدات للاونروا

بريطانيا تعلن عن حزمة جديدة من المساعدات للاونروا

"عمان (ا ف ب) - اعلن وزير شؤون التنمية الدولية البريطاني آلان دنكان الثلاثاء في عمان عن حزمة جديدة من المساعدات البريطانية لوكالة الامم المتحدة لغوث وتشغيل اللاجئين الفلسطينيين (الأونروا) تصل الى حوالى 100 مليون جنيه استرليني (حوالى 124 مليون يورو).وقال بيان صادر عن السفارة البريطانية في عمان ان "مجموع التبرع يصل الى حوالى 100 مليون..."


بريطانيا تعلن عن حزمة جديدة من المساعدات للاونروا

النهار

الجيش السوري يقصف الرستن وتلبيسة والحفة بالمروحيات وأنان يدعو إلى دخول المراقبين دمشق تتحدّث عن دخول 2000 مقاتل من جنسيات عربية وسيدا يطالب الأسد بالتنازل للشرع

باراك: الأوضاع في سوريا تستوجب تأهب الجيش الإسرائيلي

لافروف في إيران الأربعاء لمتابعة الملفين النووي والسوري طهران تنفي تدمير مبنيين في بارشين وتردّ على آشتون

"يزور وزير الخارجية الروسي سيرغي لافروف غداً الاربعاء ايران لإجراء محادثات قبل جولة المحادثات المقبلة في شأن الملف النووي الايراني المقررة في موسكو، وكذلك في الأزمة السورية.وأفاد مسؤول في الوزارة أن المحادثات ستتناول "الوضع في الشرق الاوسط وشمال افريقيا، مع التركيز على التحولات الجارية في العالم العربي وسوريا".وكانت موسكو..."


في الصحافة العالميّة

صبحي حديدي

كافكا في ريف دمشق

"في مثل هذه الأيام، ولكن قبل خمس سنوات، نشر الشاعر اللبناني الصديق بسام حجار (1955 ـ 2009) مقالة في صحيفة "المستقبل" اللبنانية، كانت سياسية (على غير عاداته الكتابية عموماً)، حملت العنوان اللافت "كافكا في ريف دمشق". والراحل وزّع أفكار المقالة على عشرة مقاطع مرقّمة، تنتهج روحية التعليق، الساخر الأسود تارة أو المضحك المبكي طوراً، على..."


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