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July 24, 2012

guardian

new: Mitt Romney under pressure to define foreign policy on overseas tour

Mitt Romney under pressure to define foreign policy on overseas tour

"Republican presidential candidate to visit UK, Israel and Poland, and Obama campaign says he must spell out his plansMitt Romney will arrive in London on Wednesday pursued by calls from the Obama administration to use his first overseas tour as the Republican presidential candidate to define..."


The day I met Syria's Mr Big | Ammar Abdulhamid

116 dead in Iraq attacks

Assad regime cannot last long, says Arab League leader

Iraq violence leaves more than 100 dead

independent

Fierce clashes for fourth day running in Syria

"Fierce clashes persisted overnight in Syria's commercial capital of Aleppo, stretching into a fourth day, Syrian authorities and opposition activists said.Related StoriesMilitants kill 107 on deadliest day in Iraq since US withdrawalEgyptian entry rules eased for PalestiniansSyria rejects offer..."


Egyptian entry rules eased for Palestinians

npr

Border Battles A Cat-And-Mouse Game In Syria

"Much has been made about the rebel takeover of Syrian border towns in recent days. NPR's Kelly McEvers spent last week with anti-government rebels, in rural territory they hold near the Turkish border. The second part of her series on that trip begins in a town where fighting shows that while..."


Message To Syria: You Can't Use Chemical Weapons On Foreigners, Either

voice of america

UK Report Accuses Syria of Targeting Children

"​​LONDON — A report published Monday by a British group that helps children in conflict zones said Syrian children are being "deliberately targeted" and documents hundreds of deaths and recruitment for armed conflict. War Child is a non-governmental group that is providing emergency..."


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new: Late night attacks take Iraq death toll to 116 - police, medics

"BAGHDAD, (Reuters) - Two bombs killed nine people in Iraq late on Monday, police and hospital sources said, taking to 116 the death toll in a string of coordinated bomb and gun attacks against mostly Shi'ite Muslim targets. A car bomb exploded near a cafe in the Shi'ite Ameen district in southeastern..."


new: King Abdullah launches fund-raising drive for people of Syria

new: Clashes flare in Syria's Aleppo for 4th day

google news

Iraqis flee Syria as former safe haven descends into conflict - Reuters

"Iraqis flee Syria as former safe haven descends into conflictReutersAL-WALEED, Iraq (Reuters) - They fled sectarian violence in Iraq years ago but are now desperately trying to get back - crammed into buses, trucks and cars out of Syria, once their safe haven, now descending into civil war...."


Can Syria avoid ethnic cleansing? - Hamilton Spectator

Can Syria keep control of its chemical weapons? - CBC.ca

Border Battles A Cat-And-Mouse Game In Syria - NPR

European Union Tightens Sanctions - New York Times

syria comment

Aleppo Fighting Spreads; Iraq Arms Kurds

"Syria rebels’ gains in Damascus surprise even them – LA Times Violence in the Midan neighborhood of Damascus, Syria: Syrian soldiers stand next to burned cars during a government-organized tour Friday after the army regained control of the Midan neighborhood of Damascus, the Syrian..."


Five Reasons Why There Will Not Be an Alawite State

robert fisk

Robert Fisk: If Alawites are turning against Assad then his fate is sealed

"'Her husband's to Aleppo gone, master o' th' Tiger," Macbeth's First Witch announces, but Shakespeare got his geography a bit wrong. Aleppo is 70 miles from the Mediterranean. It's certainly ancient; Aleppo was mentioned in the cuneiform tablets of Ebla in the third millennium BC and belonged..."


Robert Fisk: Sectarianism bites into Syria's rebels

فرانس 24

جديد: مقتل النحات السوري وائل قسطون تحت التعذيب

مقتل النحات السوري وائل قسطون تحت التعذيب

"بيروت (ا ف ب) - نعى "تجمع فناني ومبدعي سوريا من أجل الحرية" في بيان نشره على صفحته في موقع فيسبوك النحات السوري وائل قسطون (46 عاما)، مؤكدا انه "قضى تحت التعذيب".وقال التجمع في بيانه "اتشحت بلدة مرمريتا (في ريف حمص) بالسواد يوم الأحد الفائت حزنا على استشهاد ابنها النحات السوري وائل قسطون الذي كان معتقلا في أحد الأفرع الأمنية بحمص" في..."


جديد: حلفاء سوريا "لن يسمحوا بتغيير النظام" في دمشق

جديد: المجلس الوطني السوري ينفي استعداده للموافقة على حكومة تقودها شخصية من النظام

جديد: تعيينات امنية جديدة في سوريا واتهامات للنظام بنقل اسلحة كيميائية الى الحدود

جديد: اسرائيل تعتبر ان الاسلحة الكيميائية السورية "تحت السيطرة التامة" للاسد

google

جديد: قائد الجيش السوري الحر: عمر سليمان لم يقتل في سوريا.. ونرفض الخروج الآمن للأسد - الأهرام

"الأهرامقائد الجيش السوري الحر: عمر سليمان لم يقتل في سوريا.. ونرفض الخروج الآمن للأسدالأهرامنفى قائد الجيش السوري الحر رياض الأسعد، الأنباء التي ترددت عن مقتل اللواء عمر سليمان، نائب رئيس الجمهورية السابق، في التفجير الذي استهدف مبنى الأمن القومي في دمشق، الأربعاء الماضي، مؤكدا أن ''هذا لم يحدث''. وشدد الأسعد، في تصريح..."


السعودية تجمع 121 مليون في اليوم الأول لحملة التبرع للشعب السوري - الاقتصادية

صبحي حديدي

"الهبوط السلس".. في حمام الدم!

"في يومية The National الإماراتية، تنتاب فيري بيدرمان مشاعر نوستالجية، فيحنّ إلى تفاصيل رومانتيكية سبق له أن عاشها شخصياً في العاصمة السورية دمشق: مقهى النوفرة، على سبيل المثال، حيث "كان بمقدور السياح (وكذلك الصحافيين الباحثين عن موضوع غرائبي خلاب)"، أن يقصدوا المقهى الشعبي الشهير، في قلب دمشق القديمة، للاستماع إلى الحكواتي وهو يستجمع..."


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