Syria Policy | Breaking Syria News


August 12, 2012


Two Syrian journalists killed in Damascus, claim news agencies

Two Syrian journalists killed in Damascus, claim news agencies

"Syrian state news agency Sana and Arab satellite station report deaths of two journalists in the capitalTwo Syrian journalists have been killed in the capital, Damascus, according to reports from the Syrian state news agency, Sana, and an Arab satellite station.Sana said its reporter, Ali Abbas,..."


At least 250 dead and 2,000 injured in Iran twin earthquakes

"The toll from Saturday's twin earthquakes in Iran has been raised to more than 250 dead and at least 2,000 injured. Related StoriesSpecial report: Hundreds of rebel fighters leave Aleppo after two nights of relentless shelling by regime forcesSyrian President Bashar al-Assad accused of arming..."


U.S. and Turkey Create Unified Syria Task Force

U.S. and Turkey Create Unified Syria Task Force

"Turkey and the United States agreed on Saturday to form a working group that will plan a joint response to the violence in Syria as well as prepare for the possible overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad. While the United States said it would provide an additional $5.5 million in aid to refugees,..."


Looking for breaking news from Syria? Syria Policy finds the latest news from Syria published over the past 24 hours by major news agencies such as BBC and Reuters. is automatically generated and updated regularly throughout the day.



new: Iranians captured in Syria are IRGC officers - Iranian opposition

"London, Asharq Al-Awsat – Dowlat Norouzi, spokesperson for the opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran group, informed Asharq Al-Awsat that the Iranian opposition was in possession of information confirming that 14 of the 48 Iranians captured in Syria are officers in the Iranian..."

new: Blasts in Aleppo, Damascus as US pushes for regime fall

Lebanese Shiite clerics back Syrian revolution

U.S., Turkey to explore imposing Syria no-fly zone

google news

new: As Fighting Rages, Arab League Cancels Meeting on Syria - New York Times

"AFPAs Fighting Rages, Arab League Cancels Meeting on SyriaNew York TimesBy DAMIEN CAVE. Published: August 12, 2012. ISTANBUL -- The Arab League postponed a meeting on Syria that had been scheduled for Sunday, as Syrian authorities reported continued fighting in Aleppo and two bomb attacks in..."

US, Turkey to explore option of no-fly zone in Syria - Ottawa Citizen

The right way for the US to help Syria's rebels - The Korea Herald

Baird: Situation in Syria 'tremendously horrifying' - CTV News

syria comment

Was Insufficient Economic Growth A Critical Factor? – A SyriaComment Article From 2006 By Ehsani

"This morning, Mitt Romney picked Representative Paul Ryan as his running-mate as the Republican party attempts to win back the White House from President Obama. This choice is noteworthy because it will make the economy and the country’s fiscal challenges the focal point of this election...."

Creating a Syrian Swamp: Assad’s ‘Plan B’

robert fisk

Robert Fisk: Syria welcomed them – now it has spat them out

"Syria's tragedy began 10 years before she was born. Her parents were driven from their home in Haifa – in that part of Palestine that became Israel – and fled to Lebanon in 1948, then to Syria in 1982. "God bless his soul, our Dad called me Syria and another sister he called Palestine,"..."


جديد: تأجيل اجتماع وزراء الخارجية العرب لأجل غير مسمى - العربية نت

"العربية نتتأجيل اجتماع وزراء الخارجية العرب لأجل غير مسمىالعربية نتأعلن نائب الأمين العام للجامعة العربية أحمد بن حلي، تأجيل اجتماع وزراء الخارجية العرب الذي كان مقرراً عقده اليوم الأحد في جدة. وقال بن حلي للصحافيين إن الاجتماع تأجل إلى موعد لاحق من دون أن يذكر التفاصيل. وكان بن حلي أعلن أنه سيتم عقد اجتماع لوزراء الخارجية..."

صبحي حديدي

الحكومة الانتقالية وبؤس المعارضات السورية في الخارج

" خلال الأيام القليلة الماضية، وفي مناسبة انبثاق فكرة "حكومة انتقالية" تشكلها المعارضات السورية في الخارج، تكشفت مظاهر أخرى حول إدقاع هذه المعارضات، وسوء انتظام صفوفها، وانحطاط صلاتها بالشارع الشعبي السوري، وبؤس أدائها بالمقارنة مع السوية العالية التي ما تزال تتصف بها أعمال التنسيقيات واللجان والتظاهرات، والحراك عموماً،..."

زمان الوصل

جديد: دون \"مخدر\"...عزمي بشارة يُشرّح النظام السوري بـ965 كلمة

"كتب المفكر العربي عزمي بشارة على صفحته الرسمية \"فيس بوك\"، 965 كلمة صوبها واحدة تلوى الأخرى إلى عقد النظام السوري، وطريقة تعامله مع الثورة الشعبية... كتب المفكر بعنوان \"ملاحظات حان وقتها\":1- إذا افترضنا أنَّ الإفقار وقمع الحريات هو ظاهرة مرافقة وجانبية في خدمة هدفٍ سامٍ مثل الدفاع عن الوطن، فإنَّ مثل هذا يمتد لمدد..."

جديد: بل هي مسألة حرية و فساد، وإنقاذ للوطن والشعب في سورية!‏

جديد: تأجيل اجتماع وزراء الخارجية العرب المقرر في جدة حول سوريا

جديد: \"وطن إف إم \" صوت الثوار من قلب الشام