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October 8, 2012


new: Only stability will keep al-Qaida groups out of Somalia and Libya | Abdel Bari Atwan

Only stability will keep al-Qaida groups out of Somalia and Libya | Abdel Bari Atwan

"The US strategy of evicting extremists is only a temporary measure. Jihadi 'migrants' are drawn to security vacuumsThe evictions of Somalia's al-Shabaab from its stronghold in Kismayo, and of Ansar al-Sharia from Benghazi in Libya are the latest successes in a concerted, US-driven effort to..."

new: 'We'll arm the Syrian rebels – but only those who share our values'

Turkey ready for war, says PM Erdogan - video

Tribute to Marie Colvin in a letter addressed to the late Anna Politkovskaya

Mitt Romney: arm the Syrian rebels


new: Turkish troops return fire after cross-border shelling from Syria

"Turkish troops have returned fire after cross-border shelling from Syria for the sixth day in a row.Related StoriesTurkey returns fire after cross-border shellingStage set for Kuwait's second election in a yearSaudis line up against Syria's AssadIran 'successfully blocks cyberattack on the..."

new: Israeli forces and Gaza militants exchange fire

Iran 'successfully blocks cyberattack on the computer network'

Saudis line up against Syria's Assad

spiegel online

SPIEGEL Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Salehi: 'Assad Poses No Threat to the Middle East'

SPIEGEL Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Salehi: 'Assad Poses No Threat to the Middle East'

"Last week, the violence in Syria came close to spilling across the country's borders and spiraling into a regional conflict. SPIEGEL spoke with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi about his country's continued support of Syrian autocrat Bashar Assad, NATO's delicate role in the region..."

washington post

Saudis line up against Syria’s Assad

"JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — When King Abdullah announced a national fundraising drive to aid Syrian refugees in late July, Saudis quickly donated nearly $150 million. Saudi national television hosted a telethon, with banks of men in traditional robes manning phone lines and computers. Donations..."

voice of america

new: Turkey Again Returns Fire After Syrian Mortar Attack

"Turkey launched a new retaliatory strike Monday after a mortar bomb fired from Syria hit the Turkish countryside as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned of "extremely dangerous" fallout from the escalating border conflict. Ban also said he is "deeply concerned" about the continuing flow..."

Aid Workers Struggle to Cope with Syrian Refugee Influx


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new: Turkey fires artillery into Syria after shelling

"ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - Turkish forces fired across the frontier into Syria on Sunday after a shell launched from Syria landed in Turkey's border town of Akcakale, underlining Ankara's warning that it will respond with force to any violence spilling over into its territory. It was the fifth consecutive..."

google news

new: Iran, Syria and the Balance of Power in the Middle East - CounterPunch

"Ammon NewsIran, Syria and the Balance of Power in the Middle EastCounterPunchTHE ARAB SPRING AT A CROSSROADS — Esam Al-Amin surveys the new Middle East, from the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, to the aftermath of the overthrow of Qaddafi and the civil war in Syria, and outlines the economic..."

new: Hezbollah buries fighter killed in 'Syria border area' - AFP

new: Behind the lines in Syria -

Turkey returns fire after Syria bombing - Toronto Sun

UN-sponsored group in Syria included Assad kin cited as corrupt by US ... - Fox News

Base 46 keeps Syria rebels at bay -

Mitt Romney argues for more US intervention in Syria, Egypt, Iran - Newsday

syria comment

Sheikh Arour Becomes Icon of the the Revolutionary Military Councils

"From Sunni friend who lives in Aleppo The Islamic doctrine being championed by so many groups within the opposition has a major flaw: it condones interference into the beliefs and actions of any Syria to mend any wrong! This doctrine contradicts the constitutional rights and individual freedoms..."


جديد: الجيش التركي يرد مجددا على قذيفة أطلقت من الجانب السوري من الحدود - بي بي سي العربية

"euronewsالجيش التركي يرد مجددا على قذيفة أطلقت من الجانب السوري من الحدودبي بي سي العربيةرد الجيش التركي على الجانب السوري من الحدود عقب سقوط قذيفة على بلدة حدودية جنوب تركيا. وهذا هو اليوم السادس على التوالي التي ترد فيها القوات التركية على قصف من داخل حدود سوريا. وجاء الرد التركي يوم الاثنين عقب سقوط قذيفة هاون على منطقة ريفية..."

"كي مون" يحذر من التصعيد على الحدود التركية السورية - محيط

صبحي حديدي

مرج البحرين يلتقيان

"نبيل رجب ـ الحقوقي البحريني، الناشط البارز، مدير "مركز البحرين لحقوق الإنسان"، والسجين حالياً ـ أعلن إضراباً عن الطعام لأنّ السلطات منعته من حضور مجلس عزاء والدته؛ وذلك رغم أنّ النيابة العامة كانت قد أصدرت قراراً يقضي بتمكينه من حضور مراسم الدفن. ورجب، كما هو معروف، يقضي حكماً بالسجن ثلاث سنوات، لأنه "مثل الكثيرين في البحرين،..."

زمان الوصل

جديد: مؤكداً أن "النظامي" أصبح "علوياً"... جوشوا لانديس لـ "زمان الوصل": الأسد لن يتخلى عن حلب.. وسوريا مقبلة على اللبننة

"توقع الباحث الأميركي جوشوا لانديس المتخصص في الشؤون السورية أن يستمر الرئيس بشار الأسد في حربه في حلب حتى النهاية، مشيراً إلى أن النظام لن يتخلى عن حلب حتى يحولها إلى تراب.وقال رئيس مركز السلام في جامعة أوكلاهوما ومؤلف كتاب "الديمقراطية في سوريا" في تصريح خاص لــ "زمان الوصل": إن الجيش السوري تحول إلى جيش علوي بحت،..."

جديد: زيارة الى الأستاذ والمفكر الكبير السيد عصام العطار

جديد: عبد الرزاق طلاس بين المحاكم الشرعية ومحكمة الباري عز وجلّ