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July 26, 2012

guardian

new: Battle looms in Aleppo, Syria's economic hub

Battle looms in Aleppo, Syria's economic hub

"Syria's second city is the gateway to the country's north and home to a thriving manufacturing sectorSyria's second city had remained relatively peaceful from the start of the uprising 16 months ago until recently. The looming battle for Aleppo is likely to be as important to Bashar al-Assad..."


The anti-war left's concerns over Syria are understandable, but ill-founded | Richard Seymour

Kurds must feel included in the Syrian opposition | Fazel Hawramy

Splits widen within Syrian opposition

npr

new: The Crisis In Syria, On A Human Level

"NPR's Kelly McEvers has looked at the lives of Syrian rebels and people in areas under their control. And Janine di Giovanni has spent time in Damascus and Homs, reporting on Syria's elite, who, until recently, have clung to many aspects of normal life, despite violence erupting around them.»..."


Unspinning The Narrative Of A Syrian Massacre

Fight For Syria's Big Cities Intensifies

voice of america

Moves by Syrian Kurds Worry Turkey

Moves by Syrian Kurds Worry Turkey

"ISTANBUL — In Syria, the seizing of control by Syrian Kurds of towns close to the Turkish border has raised concerns in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Turkish authorities say Syrian Kurds might seek to create their own autonomous state, fueling similar demands from Turkey's Kurdish minority. ..."


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asharq

new: Nasrallah to place Hezbollah at al-Assad’s disposal – Report

"Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat- A report in Lebanon’s “al-Joumhouria” newspaper revealed that “following the confirmed assassination of four Syrian officers, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah contacted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, offering his condolences and enquiring about..."


new: Dubai police chief warns of Muslim Brotherhood threat

syria comment

The Kurdish Flag Flies over Parts of Syria as Aleppo Ignites

"Many Kurdish towns in the Northeast of Syria are now flying the Kurdish flag as Syrian troops have withdrawn from the region to fight back the offensives in Syria’s two largest cities. BBC reports that fighter jets strafed parts of Aleppo. This seems to be their first use and a clear..."


Four New Security Chiefs Named – all Hawks. Airplanes Used for First Time. Clinton Gives Assad “Time to Negotiate”

robert fisk

Robert Fisk: Yes, there's violence, but some Syrians think it's time to return

"A Syrian friend calls me early. "Just to let you know we're going back – things are OK now in the Mezzeh area." I wonder. Then a Lebanese colleague tells me that three Syrian friends of hers have just called to say goodbye, they're going back to Damascus with their families now that the fighting..."


فرانس 24

جديد: داود اوغلو يلتقي العميد السوري المنشق مناف طلاس

داود اوغلو يلتقي العميد السوري المنشق مناف طلاس

"انقرة (ا ف ب) - التقى وزير الخارجية التركي احمد داود اوغلو مساء الخميس في انقرة العميد مناف طلاس، ابرز ضابط سوري اعلن انشقاقه عن النظام السوري وكان صديق الرئيس بشار الاسد منذ الطفولة.وافاد مصور وكالة فرانس برس ان العميد طلاس الذي وصل الى تركيا آتيا من السعودية حل ضيفا على مائدة افطار الوزير التركي.وينتمي طلاس الى الطائفة السنية،..."


جديد: مصور في وكالة فرانس برس يتعرض للضرب على ايدي قوى الامن اللبنانية

جديد: معارضون سوريون يدعون من روما الى حل سياسي

جديد: اليونيسكو تدعو الى حماية الارث "الاستثنائي" في حلب

اسرائيل تعزز قواتها على طول خط وقف اطلاق النار في الجولان

google

جديد: أوغلو إلتقى مناف طلاس - لبنان الآن

"اليوم السابعأوغلو إلتقى مناف طلاسلبنان الآنإلتقى وزير الخارجية التركي أحمد داود أوغلو مساء اليوم الخميس في أنقرة العميد السوري المنشقّ مناف طلاس. وأفاد مصور وكالة "فرانس برس" أن العميد طلاس الذي وصل إلى تركيا آتيًا من السعودية حلّ ضيفاً على مائدة إفطار الوزير التركي. وينتمي طلاس إلى الطائفة السنّية، وهو نجل وزير الدفاع..."


قائد شرطة دبي يحذر من تهديدات الاخوان المسلمين وإيران - رويترز العربية

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