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July 16, 2012

guardian

new: In Iran, two opposing pictures of Syria

In Iran, two opposing pictures of Syria

"Despite Tehran's unwavering support for Bashar al-Assad, a public debate on Syria is taking place in IranOn the international stage, leaders of the Islamic republic have shown unwavering support for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. But at home, they have not been able to portray a country..."


new: William Hague urges UN resolution on Syrian breaches of peace plan

Sudan to release Egyptian journalist

Bashar al-Assad could face prosecution as Red Cross rules Syria is in civil war

Hillary Clinton stakes out middle ground in meetings with Egypt's leaders

independent

Assad troops move on Damascus as massacre toll is cut

"Syrian rebels backtracked yesterday on the number of victims identified as killed in a massacre at Tremseh, as a new assault by forces loyal to President Assad was reported in the suburbs of the capital Damascus.  Related StoriesUN observers says Syria killings are 'targeted'Israeli protester..."


Israel's man on fire is symbol of economic injustice

france 24

new: SYRIA: Fiercest fighting in Damascus rages for second day

SYRIA: Fiercest fighting in Damascus rages for second day

Russia accuses West of using 'blackmail' over Syria

"Russia on Monday accused Western powers of using "blackmail" to get its backing for possible UN Security Council sanctions against Syria over the regime's crackdown on an armed opposition."To our great regret, we are witnessing elements of blackmail," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news..."


MOROCCO: Morocco expels Syrian ambassador

SYRIA-RUSSIA: Russia's Lavrov digs in heels over Syria

washington post

new: Russia denounces Western ‘blackmail’ over Syria

U.N. observers say Syrian government targeted opposition supporters in Tremseh

"BEIRUT — United Nations observers investigating reports of a massacre of some 200 people visited the village of Tremseh in western Syria on Sunday for the second time and concluded that the Syrian government had targeted opposition supporters, appearing to contradict claims by some opposition..."


In Syria, an oasis from the war

npr

Activists Report Clashes In Syrian Capital

Conflicting Tales In Latest Syrian Violence

"Although videos posted by Syrian activists show dozens of people buried in a mass grave in the village of Tremseh, Syria has rejected claims made by the United Nations that it used heavy weapons in the attack alleged to have taken place on Thursday. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy..."


Red Cross Declares Civil War In Syria

voice of america

Clinton, Israeli Leaders Discuss Iran, Syria, Egypt, Palestinians

Clinton, Israeli Leaders Discuss Iran, Syria, Egypt, Palestinians

"JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is having talks with Israeli leaders on the conflict in Syria, the political transition in Egypt, and the perceived threat from Iran's nuclear program. Secretary Clinton says she has come to Israel "at a moment of great change and transformation..."


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new: Morocco expels Syria's ambassador

"RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's communications minister says that the Syrian ambassador to this North African country has been asked to leave. Mustapha Khalfi told The Associated Press on Monday that Ambassador Nabih Ismael must leave the country. He added that no decision has been made yet..."


US role in post-Mubarak Egypt still unclear

Saudi Arabia blasts Russian comments on human rights

google news

new: Tremseh, Syria: Not Exactly A Massacre; Clinton, UK Both Jump the Gun - The Nation. (blog)

"The Nation. (blog)Tremseh, Syria: Not Exactly A Massacre; Clinton, UK Both Jump the GunThe Nation. (blog)That's not surprising, since the conflict in Syria has now been semi-officially dubbed a “civil war” by the International Committee of the Red Cross. There's little doubt that..."


new: In Iran, two opposing pictures of Syria - The Guardian (blog)

new: Morocco asks Syria's ambassador persona non grata - Montreal Gazette

Clinton offers US solidarity in trip to Israel; talks focus on Syria, Iran ... - Vancouver Sun

Regime denies using heavy weapons in village of Tremseh - CBC.ca

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: بغداد ستلاحق السفير السوري المنشق لتورطه بدماء عراقيين

بغداد ستلاحق السفير السوري المنشق لتورطه بدماء عراقيين

"بغداد (ا ف ب) - اعلنت بغداد الاثنين انها ستلاحق السفير السوري السابق لديها والذي اعلن انشقاقه عن النظام، لاعترافه بالمشاركة بتسهيل عمليات انتقال وحدات جهادية من سوريا الى العراق.وقال علي الموسوي مستشار رئيس الوزراء نوري المالكي لفرانس برس "سنلاحق السفير المنشق نواف الفارس بكل الوسائل المحتملة، لان التستر على تسهيل عملية دخول..."


جديد: مصفحات للمرة الاولى في حي الميدان بالقرب من وسط العاصمة واستمرار الاشتباكات

جديد: الاخوان المسلمون السوريون يعقدون مؤتمرا في اسطنبول دعما للانتفاضة

جديد: آليات مصفحة للمرة الاولى في حي الميدان بالقرب من وسط العاصمة

google

جديد: المغرب وسوريا يتبادلان طرد السفراء - بي بي سي العربية

"FRANCE 24 - Monte Carlo Doualiyaالمغرب وسوريا يتبادلان طرد السفراءبي بي سي العربيةتبادل المغرب وسوريا الاثنين طرد السفراء، في أحدث تطور دبلوماسي تشهده الأزمة السياسية المستمرة في سوريا منذ 16 شهرا. وطلب المغرب، في بيان لوزارة الخارجية، من نبيه اسماعيل السفير السوري المعتمد لديه مغادرة المملكة بـ"اعتباره شخصا غير مرغوب فيه". وأكد البيان..."


لافروف يتهم الغرب بممارسة "الابتزاز" في الملف السوري - بي بي سي العربية

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