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July 15, 2012

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Israeli protester sets himself on fire at rally

"An Israeli protester set himself alight during a rally Saturday night marking the anniversary of a wave of demonstrations that swept the country to protest the high cost of living and other social issues, authorities said. Related StoriesIran issues new oil blockade warningSuicide bomber kills..."


UN observers says Syria killings are 'targeted'

Suicide bomber kills four in Syria

Iran issues new oil blockade warning

Suicide bomb kills four in Syrian town of Muhrada

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new: Saudi slams Russian remarks over Shiite unrest

Saudi slams Russian remarks over Shiite unrest

"Saudi Arabia has hit out at a Russian official for his remarks on unrest in the kingdom's east, saying his comments were a "blatant interference" in its internal affairs, a report said.It accused Konstantin Dolgov, Russian foreign ministry's commissioner for human rights, of diverting attention..."


new: Nine killed as Syrian troops pound rebel areas

SYRIA: Rebels targeted in Treimsa massacre, UN says

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new: U.N. Tries To Reconcile Accounts Of Killings In Syria

"U.N. investigators visited the site of a mass killing in Syria. Their initial report cites a targeted attack on the village of Tremseh, but have been unable to confirm the death toll. The Syrian government says it was an anti-terrorist operation and no civilians were killed. Guest host David..."


U.N. Enters Syrian Town To Investigate Assault

UN Observers Enter Reported Syrian Massacre Site

voice of america

France Will Continue Pressuring Assad to Leave Syria

France Will Continue Pressuring Assad to Leave Syria

"French President Francois Hollande says his country must continue to apply pressure for the departure from office of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Hollande spoke Saturday to a national audience, in a wide-ranging interview marking Bastille Day.  He again singled out United..."


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new: US role in post-Mubarak Egypt still unclear

"CAIRO (AP) — Having pressed the new Egyptian president, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday will seek to mobilize what influence the United States still has with the army chief whose key role in post-Hosni Mubarak Egypt is splitting the country between those who see the..."


new: UN pursues probe into Syria village killings

45 officers of Tlass family defect from regime – Businessman Firas Tlass

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new: Salehi: Iran ready to host Syria crisis talks - Jerusalem Post

"Trend.azSalehi: Iran ready to host Syria crisis talksJerusalem PostIranian foreign minister statement appears to indicate a shift in the Iranian leadership's approach to Assad; Putin to meet Annan in Moscow on peace plan.Iran ready to host Syria crisis talks: foreign ministerReutersIran..."


new: Russia's Putin to meet Annan for Syria talks - AFP

UN says Syria killings targeted opposition - Reuters Canada

UN worried about funding for Syria aid - The Express Tribune

In Fleeing Pilot, Hints of Trouble for Syria's Assad - New York Times

Kofi Annan's diplomatic failures doom Syria's rebels - Toronto Sun

syria comment

Tremseh: Lopsided Battle with Rebels; Rebel Commanders Angry; Fares Says Assad Ordered Al-Qaida Bombings;

"I will be traveling for the next month and spending time in Vermont on vacation. Syria Comment will be published only intermittently.  Best, Joshua Details of a Battle Challenge Reports of a Syrian Massacre – New York Times The United Nations observers still on the ground in Syria sent..."


Tremseh: A Massacre or a Fight? Annan’s New Plan: For and Against

فرانس 24

جديد: بوتين يلتقي كوفي انان الثلاثاء في موسكو

بوتين يلتقي كوفي انان الثلاثاء في موسكو

"موسكو (ا ف ب) - يلتقي الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير بوتين الثلاثاء في موسكو الموفد الدولي والعربي الى سوريا كوفي انان على امل اعطاء دفع دبلوماسي لخطته المتعثرة حاليا من اجل تسوية الوضع في سوريا، على ما افاد الكرملين الاحد.واعلن المكتب الاعلامي للرئيس الروسي ان الموفد سيصل الاثنين الى موسكو وسيعقد لقاء الثلاثاء مع بوتين، مشيرا الى ان..."


جديد: دمشق تنفي حصول مجزرة في التريمسة والمراقبون مجددا في البلدة للتحقيق

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جديد: الرئيس الروسي يلتقي بعنان في موسكو - رويترز العربية

"FRANCE 24 - Monte Carlo Doualiyaالرئيس الروسي يلتقي بعنان في موسكورويترز العربيةموسكو (رويترز) - أعلن الكرملين في بيان يوم الأحد أن الرئيس الروسي فلاديمير بوتين سيجتمع بكوفي عنان مبعوث الأمم المتحدة الخاص إلى سوريا في موسكو يوم الثلاثاء لاجراء محادثات بشأن الصراع في سوريا. ومن المتوقع أن يزيد عنان من الضغط الدولي على روسيا لبذل جهد أكبر للمساعدة..."


السعودية تدين تصريحات روسية بشأن حقوق الانسان - رويترز العربية

صبحي حديدي

الفرار من سفينة النظام الغارقة: آل طلاس نموذجاً

"سوف تبدأ هذه السطور من فرضية سجالية ـ قد يجدها البعض صادمة، أو قد تخدش "الحياء الوطني" لدى البعض الآخر، أو قد تجدها جماعة ثالثة أقرب إلى مسلّمة واقعية وجلية لم تعد بحاجة إلى برهان ـ مفادها التالي: لا يتوفر اليوم، أو لم يعد يتوفر، ضابط واحد كبير في الجيش السوري، يمتلك صلاحيات تنفيذية ملموسة تليق برتبته العسكرية (بافتراض أنه لواء،..."


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