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June 19, 2012

guardian

Obama fails to secure support from Putin on solution to Syria crisis

Obama fails to secure support from Putin on solution to Syria crisis

"US president sought pledge against Bashar al-Assad at G20 summit, leaving Syria facing the prospect of increasing violenceBarack Obama and Russia's president Vladimir Putin completed a bilateral meeting on the margins of the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on Monday with an agreement that..."


Obama and Putin call for end to violence in Syria

'Progress' in Moscow: Iran says no with PowerPoint

Barack Obama to put pressure on Vladimir Putin over Syria at G20

independent

David Cameron uses summit to tackle Argentina's claim on Falklands

"A strident David Cameron used the G20 to take Argentina to task yesterday, saying Buenos Aires was setting the "wrong example" by taking protectionist steps that undermined free trade. While he was at it, he took a swipe at France and its plan to introduce a 75 per cent top tax rate.Related..."


Eurozone leaders at G20 urged to resolve economic crisis

UN mission chief to brief Security Council on Syria crisis

Cameron uses summit to tackle Argentina's claim on Falklands

You can't afford delay, Cameron tells Greece as G20 leaders meet

npr

At G-20, Obama, Putin Discuss Fighting In Syria

"President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Mexico on Monday. Their meeting comes at a low point in U.S.-Russia relations. Neither country wants a civil war in Syria, but they haven't figured out a way to work out the issue.»..."


More Civilians Joining Syria's Rebel Movement

After 30 Years In Syria, Outspoken Priest Is Expelled

voice of america

Obama: Tensions With Russia Can be Worked Out

Obama: Tensions With Russia Can be Worked Out

"U.S. President Barack Obama says tensions with Russia can be worked out following talks with the Russian president spanning a range of topics, including Syria, Iran and trade.    During a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Mexico Monday, Mr. Obama said he and President..."


Dozens More Killed in Syrian Violence

UN Official Says Syria May Be Guilty Of War Crimes

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Claims of FSA planning to attack Tartus are “irresponsible”

"Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat- Russian military sources have released statements emphasizing the readiness of the Russian air force to protect its military vessels, in the event that they are deployed to the Syrian coast to evacuate Russian nationals living in Syria. These statements come in conjunction..."


google news

new: 'Iran, Russia, China, Syria plan 'largest' war game' - Jerusalem Post

new: Free Syrian Army calls on Kurdish brothers to join fight as clashes ... - Al-Arabiya

"Al-ArabiyaFree Syrian Army calls on Kurdish brothers to join fight as clashes ...Al-ArabiyaThe Free Syrian Army Tuesday called on their “Kurdish brothers” to join rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime, while promising an end to injustices ...Syria rebels woo Kurds, urge..."


new: UN Rights Chief Urges Unity In Resolving Syria Crisis - RTT News

Lebanon diesel import leap points to Syria smuggling - Al-Arabiya

Romney's stance on Syria a work in progress - Boston Globe

Obama and Putin hold Syria talks - Irish Times

Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin say Syria violence must ... - Toronto Star

syria comment

Ajami’s Syria Rebellion; Homs Bombed

"Fouad Ajami’s new book, The Syrian Rebellion, is reviewed by Dexter Filkins in the New York Times. I have a copy of the book that Prof. Ajami kindly sent to me and have gone through it. It is classic Ajami, an excellent read filled with wonderful details. Ajami knows the region with all..."


UN Suspends Mission as Syria Becomes Regional Proxy War

صبحي حديدي

بئر النفط وبركة الدم

"على امتداد القرن الماضي، ومنذ انقلاب النفط إلى معادلة كبرى تتجاوز أمن الطاقة إلى الأمن القومي للقوى العظمى بصفة خاصة، استقرّ تعبير "النفط والدم" في القاموس السياسي الكوني، كما في الاستقبال الدلالي الشعبي العريض، بوصفه منتهى الذرائعية. هو، كذلك، أحد أقصى تطبيقات السياسة الواقعية، أو الـ Realpolitik حسب التعبير الشهير الذي صاغه الكاتب..."


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