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October 11, 2012


new: Turkey says Syrian plane carried arms – Thursday 11 October 2012

new: Turkey's grounding of plane 'illegal', says Syrian airlines - video

new: Binyamin Netanyahu has no credible opposition in the general election | Aluf Benn

Binyamin Netanyahu has no credible opposition in the general election | Aluf Benn

"Netanyahu's adherence to the status quo prevents him from dealing with Israel's problems – but rivals present no challengeIsrael's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is running for a second re-election – something that no Israeli leader has achieved since David Ben-Gurion, the country's..."

Prince Bandar bin Sultan – profile


Russia accuses Turkey of endangering lives by grounding Syrian passenger plane

"Moscow accused Ankara of endangering Russian lives today after Turkey forced a Syrian passenger plane to land and seized what it suspected was military equipment being ferried from Russia to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Related StoriesKidnapping of John Cantlie and Jeroen Oerlemans was..."

US Embassy security chief shot dead in Yemen in killing that 'bears hallmarks of al-Qa'ida attack'

US Embassy security chief shot dead in Yemen

Turkey releases Syrian plane but seizes suspected military cargo

Nobel Prizes: The other Team GB poised for the podium


new: Exile Defends Unity Of Syrian Opposition

"Tensions are heating up between Syria and Turkey, as rebels and regime troops continue to battle it out. Host Michel Martin discusses whether the conflict can spill over with Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera International and Radwan Ziadeh of the Syrian National Council, a coalition of exiles..."

American Troops In Jordan Keeping An Eye On Syria


Slatest PM: Rewriting the Benghazi Story

Slatest PM: Rewriting the Benghazi Story

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voice of america

Turkey Releases Syrian Plane

"Russia is demanding an explanation from Turkey after Turkish military jets forced a Syrian passenger plane to land in Ankara while it was flying from Moscow to Damascus. Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday that Turkey's actions threatened the lives and safety of the passengers..."


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new: Al-Assad forces - FSA contest over control of Homs

"Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat –Syria’s “al-Watan” newspaper yesterday published a report that Homs may be declared a “secure area” in the coming hours or days in light of the qualitative progress achieved by the regime’s military in the city and its surrounding area. Meanwhile, field..."

new: French Islamic group 'biggest terror threat since 90s'

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new: Oil rises as Turkey-Syria tensions fuel supply concerns - Reuters

"Economic TimesOil rises as Turkey-Syria tensions fuel supply concernsReutersMoscow accused Turkey of endangering Russian lives after NATO-member Turkey on Wednesday forced a Syrian passenger plane to land and seized what it suspected was military equipment being ferried from Russia to Syria..."

new: Turkish prime minister says intercepted plane was carrying ammunition to Syria - Montreal Gazette

new: Western Countries Sabotage Syria Peace Plans - Center for Research on Globalization

Iraqi PM: Iraq does not allow anyone to supply weapons to Syria through Iraqi ... - Montreal Gazette

Prosecutor: French terror cell planned Syria trip - CTV News

Harold Brown: Intervening in Syria is extremely risky - Wisconsin State Journal

UK police investigate whether 2 arrested in Syria probe involved in journalist ... - Calgary Herald

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News Round Up (October 11, 2012)

"Arms supplies to Syrian rebels drying up: No sign of heavy weapons to fight tanks and aircraft Regional rivalries hamper struggle against Assad Martin Chulov and Ian Black – Guardian, 11 October 2012 In the battle for northern Syria the most important front is far from Aleppo. It is across..."

the syria page

The regime’s days are numbered and other facets of the Syria Crisis box

"The international community is escalating its commitment to winning the Syria conflict to unprecedented levels. Last week the Obama administration promised more direct funding to the rebels fighting Syria’s army. This week, Australian foreign minister Bob Carr suggested that assassinating..."

Escalate at your own risk in Syria, prospects of a horrific war are real


جديد: اردوغان يقول ان الطائرة السورية كانت تحمل ذخائر روسية الصنع - رويترز العربية

"دي برساردوغان يقول ان الطائرة السورية كانت تحمل ذخائر روسية الصنعرويترز العربيةاسطنبول (رويترز) - قال رئيس الوزراء التركي طيب اردوغان يوم الخميس ان الطائرة السورية التي ارغمت على الهبوط في انقرة كانت تحمل ذخائر روسية الصنع تخص وزارة الدفاع السورية. وامرت السلطات التركية طائرة الركاب التابعة للخطوط السورية والتي كانت في طريقها..."

زمان الوصل

جديد: فتح النار على "هيئة التنسيق"... الشقفة لـ"زمان الوصل": لواء التوحيد ليس "إخوانياً"

"بعد يوم واحد من اتهام المنسق العام لهيئة التنسيق الوطنية في سوريا حسن عبد العظيم، للمجلس الوطني السوري بأنه لا يملك قراره، وأن دولاً مثل قطر وتركيا وفرنسا تتحكم بسياساته. رد المراقب العام للإخوان المسلمين في سوريا محمد رياض الشقفة عبر "زمان الوصل" قائلاً: في الوقت الذي يثخن فيه جيش النظام جراح الشعب السوري، نرى هيئة..."

جديد: تشديد قواعد تصدير السلاح بعد العثور على قنابل سويسرية في سوريا

جديد: رضوان زيادة قليل عليك قيادة المعارضة السورية... صخر ادريس

جديد: الدّم السوريّ ..... ودمعة الكبار

جديد: روسيا: لا أسلحة على متن الطائرة السورية