Syria Policy | Breaking Syria News


June 13, 2012


new: Assad regime and activists deny Syria has reached civil war - live updates

Assad regime and activists deny Syria has reached civil war - live updates

"• Clinton says Russia is dramatically escalating the conflict• Crisis has reached civil war says UN peacekeeping chief • Rebels flee al-Haffa after monitors blocked • Tunisia's ex-dictator Ben Ali given 22-year sentence• Read the latest summary4.55pm: Here's a summary of the latest..."

Clinton accuses Russia of delivering attack helicopters to Syrian regime


new: 65 dead in Iraq car bombings targetting Shiite pilgrimage

"A coordinated wave of car bombs struck Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and several other cities today, killing at least 65 people and wounding more than 200 in one of the deadliest days in Iraq since US troops withdrew from the country. Related StoriesThe PR firms trying to aid Assad's regimeFears..."

new: Aid workers hurt in Syria explosion

new: Russia defends weapons sales to Syria and accuses US of arming rebels

Migrant workers in Qatar face serious abuse

Fears grow of new massacre as UN warns of civil war in Syria

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new: SYRIA: French FM calls for UN to enforce Annan plan in Syria

SYRIA: French FM calls for UN to enforce Annan plan in Syria

new: Russia accuses US of arming Syria rebels

"Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States of supplying weapons to Syria's rebels, worsening the conflict engulfing Moscow's allied regime in Damascus.Russia was supplying "anti-air defence systems" to Damascus in a deal that "in no way violates international..."

Turkey says around 2,500 Syrians flee in two days

SYRIA: Syria in full-scale civil war, says UN peacekeeping chief

SYRIA: UN monitors 'blocked' from entering Syria's Al-Haffe

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Clinton accuses Russia of selling attack helicopters to Syria

"The Obama administration on Tuesday accused Russia of planning to supply new attack helicopters to Syria, a move that U.S. officials warned would dramatically escalate the crisis and belie Moscow’s claim that it is not supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s violent crackdown on dissent. Read..."


new: Russia Says It's The U.S. That's Sending Weapons To Syria

In Syria's Sectarian Battle, Who Are The Alawites?

"Renee Montagne talks with Professor Joshua Landis about the Alawite sect in Syria. The minority group is the power base for President Bashar Assad's government. Landis is director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.» E-Mail This    ..."

At Syrian Military Hospital, The Casualties Mount

Russia Is Giving Syria Helicopters, Clinton Says

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Heavy Fighting Kills 34 in Syria, UN Monitors Blocked

Heavy Fighting Kills 34 in Syria, UN Monitors Blocked

"U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday the U.S. is concerned about reports Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syria. She also said Russia's claims that its arms shipments to Syria are unrelated to the conflict are "patently untrue." She said the U.S. has confronted Russia..."

Britain Warns Syria Follows Path of Balkans


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new: Egypt Christians rally behind rival of Islamists

"CAIRO (AP) — In the small southern Egyptian town of Azaziya, where almost all the residents are Christians, few doubt that nearly everyone who can is going to vote for Ahmed Shafiq, ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and his longtime friend, in this weekend's presidential election. Shafiq's..."

Iran’s Quds Force active in Syria - Iranian opposition

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new: Analysis - Syria firestorm proving too fierce for Annan's cooling touch - Reuters UK

"China DailyAnalysis - Syria firestorm proving too fierce for Annan's cooling touchReuters UKBy Matthew Tostevin | JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Scarred by his failure to stop Rwanda's genocide nearly two decades ago, Kofi Annan faces another bloody debacle on his watch as his mediation efforts..."

new: Red Cross says 3 aid workers in Syria suffer minor injuries as explosion hits ... - Winnipeg Free Press

new: Russia defends weapons sales to Syria and accuses US of arming rebels - The Independent

new: Russia accuses US of arming Syria rebels - Montreal Gazette

Daniel Pipes: The case for staying out of Syria - National Post

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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..."

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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..."

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جديد: روسيا تتهم الولايات المتحدة بتسليح المعارضة السورية

روسيا تتهم الولايات المتحدة بتسليح المعارضة السورية

"طهران (ا ف ب) - اتهم وزير الخارجية الروسي سيرغي لافروف الولايات المتحدة الاربعاء بتزويد المعارضين السوريين بالاسلحة ما يؤدي الى تدهور النزاع الذي تشهده سوريا، حليفة روسيا المقربة.وصرح في مؤتمر صحافي خلال زيارة قصيرة الى ايران ان روسيا تزود دمشق ب"انظمة دفاع جوي" بموجب صفقة "لا تنتهك القانون الدولي بتاتا".وقال ان ذلك يناقض "ما..."

جديد: الوضع في سوريا يثير شكوكا حول زيارة البابا للبنان


جديد: غرب اسيا لكرة السلة : لبنان يسقط ايران - Elnashra Sports

"Elnashra Sportsغرب اسيا لكرة السلة : لبنان يسقط ايرانElnashra Sportsحقّق منتخب لبنان للرجال في كرة السلة انتصاره الثالث على التوالي ضمن بطولة غرب آسيا ال12 بفوز مستحق على نظيره الايراني وبنتيجة(74-69) في المباراة التي اقيمت عصر الأربعاء في العاصمة الأردنية عمّان.وجاءت نتيجة الارباع كالآتي:(22-17)(35-39)(55-52)(74-69).وسجّل فادي الخطيب 25 نقطة و10 ريباوندز..."

جديد: 34 قتيلا في اعمال عنف في سوريا الاربعاء - القدس

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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..."