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October 12, 2012



guardian

new: Turkey scrambles warplanes to Syrian border – live updates

new: Emirati nerves rattled by Islamists rise

Emirati nerves rattled by Islamists rise

"Abu Dhabi PR offensive strikes out at 'British-backed' traitorsIt's been almost two years since the Arab spring began and it is clear that there is nervousness about further change across the Middle East. Illustrating the point, this week saw a high-profile attack from the United Arab Emirates..."


Turkey accuses Russia of supplying Syria with munitions

Turkey says Syrian plane carried arms – Thursday 11 October 2012

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

independent

Russia denounces Turkish seizure of plane With 17 Russians aboard

"BEIRUT — Russia demanded an explanation from Turkey on Thursday for why it intercepted a Syrian passenger plane flying from Moscow to Damascus, the latest instance of spiraling Syrian-Turkish tensions related to Syria's bloody civil war.Related StoriesStem cells safe for rare brain disorderVideo..."


South African doctor held in UAE jail on 10-year-old charge

Gunman kills US embassy security officer in Yemen

Hezbollah admits Israeli drone launch

Grounded in Ankara: The Russian 'munitions' flight that was heading for Syria

npr

Turkey-Syria Tensions High After Plane Is Diverted

"Turkey's Prime Minister has given more details about the cargo on board a Syrian passenger plane that was intercepted by Turkish Air Force jets and forced to land in Ankara on Wednesday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the plane was carrying "defense equipment" for the Syrian military. Officials..."


Concerns Build Over Violence In Syria

Exile Defends Unity Of Syrian Opposition

slate

Not Everyone Loved Martha Raddatz's Turn as Debate Moderator

Not Everyone Loved Martha Raddatz's Turn as Debate Moderator

"Unlike last week when Jim Lehrer's latest performance as debate moderator was widely panned before President Obama and Mitt Romney had even left the stage, ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz's turn in the center seat was greeted with near universal praise. We say near because this is the Internet...."


Slatest PM: Your VP Debate Primer

the economist

Bahrain: How the police recruit radicals

"Let’s make them really radical ASIDE from corruption, the lack of democracy and a dearth of jobs, one of the things young Arabs have been protesting against most vigorously has been brutal policemen. The well-staffed, big-budgeted internal security forces in most Arab countries perform..."


voice of america

Pro-Government Syrians See Larger Sectarian Forces at Play

"As Syria's civil war grinds on, the Syrian government has pointed to outside aid for the rebels as proving there is a conspiracy by the West and Gulf Arab nations to use the conflict as a way to weaken Iran's influence in the region.  The Syrian conflict has split not only the people of..."


French Suspects Planned to Join Militants in Syria

Turkey Says Syrian Plane Contained Ammunition

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asharq

new: Hezbollah confirms it sent drone downed over Israel

"BEIRUT, (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah acknowledged on Thursday sending a drone aircraft that was shot down last weekend after flying some 25 miles into Israel. Nasrallah said in a televised speech that the drone's parts were manufactured in Iran and it was assembled..."


new: 106 soldiers die as Syrian rebels go on attack

Al-Assad forces - FSA contest over control of Homs

French Islamic group 'biggest terror threat since 90s'

google news

new: Turkey sends two fighter planes to border after opposition town bombed in Syria - Globe and Mail

"AFPTurkey sends two fighter planes to border after opposition town bombed in SyriaGlobe and MailTurkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria on Friday after a Syrian military helicopter bombed the Syrian border town of Azmarin, a Reuters witness said. There has been intense..."


new: Israeli paper says premier talked peace with Syria; Israel denies it accepted ... - Calgary Herald

new: AP Interview: Foreign minister denies Qatar providing weapons to Syria rebels ... - Montreal Gazette

new: US, allies girding for worst-case scenario with Syria's WMD - Los Angeles Times

new: Oil Heads for First Weekly Gain in Month on Syria Tension - Businessweek

No Arms Being Smuggled into Syria via Iraq: Maliki - Journal of Turkish Weekly

Intercepted Syrian jetliner was carrying 'munitions' from Russia, says Turkey - Toronto Star

French Islamist terror cell planned to fight in Syria: prosecutor - Toronto Star

syria comment

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..."


فرانس 24

جديد: 14 قتيلا من القوات النظامية السورية الجمعة غداة تسجيل اكبر حصيلة يومية في صفوفها

14 قتيلا من القوات النظامية السورية الجمعة غداة تسجيل اكبر حصيلة يومية في صفوفها

"بيروت (ا ف ب) - قتل 14 عنصرا من القوات النظامية السورية صباح الجمعة في هجوم للمعارضين المسلحين ضد حاجز في محافظة درعا (جنوب)، غداة يوم سجلت فيه الحصيلة اليومية الاكبر لعناصر هذه القوات منذ بدء النزاع، بحسب المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان.من جهة اخرى، افاد مدير المرصد رامي عبد الرحمن وكالة فرانس برس ان 21 الفا و791 شخصا قتلوا في سوريا منذ..."


google

جديد: 14 قتيلا من القوات النظامية السورية الجمعة غداة تسجيل اكبر حصيلة يومية في صفوفها - AFP

"AFP14 قتيلا من القوات النظامية السورية الجمعة غداة تسجيل اكبر حصيلة يومية في صفوفهاAFPبيروت (ا ف ب) - قتل 14 عنصرا من القوات النظامية السورية صباح الجمعة في هجوم للمعارضين المسلحين ضد حاجز في محافظة درعا (جنوب)، غداة يوم سجلت فيه الحصيلة اليومية الاكبر لعناصر هذه القوات منذ بدء النزاع، بحسب المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان. من جهة اخرى،..."


دمشق تتهم انقرة ب"الكذب" بعد حادث الطائرة والمعارضة المسلحة تقطع طريقا رئيسية - AFP

صبحي حديدي

"يسار" الانتفاضة السورية: تصفيق، فارتباك، فانحطاط!

"بين الاتهامات التي تُساق ضدّ الانتفاضة السورية، وتتعلل بها دوائر يسارية وعلمانية متعددة المشارب، متباينة الأهواء أيضاً، داخل سورية وخارجها، ذاك الذي يقول التالي: كانت الانتفضة حركة شعبية وسلمية علمانية (والبعض يضيف: ثورية، وتقدمية)، ثم سقطت تدريجياً في أيدي الإسلاميين، ثمّ الإسلاميين المتشددين، ثمّ السلفيين، وصولاً إلى..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: رحلة هروب تكشف عالم "البشاريين"... معابر خاصة لدخول "الشبيحة الأتراك" وقتال الحر

"تقصت "زمان الوصل" حقيقة دعم جزء كبير من أهالي انطاكيا التركية لنظام الأسد، والذي تطور إلى إرسال الرجال للقتال إلى جانب الشبيحة بحسب شهادات موثوقة حصلت عليها الجريدة خلال فرار مراسلها من سوريا إلى اسطنبول عبر انطاكيا...وتلقت الجريدة شهادات حول ما يسمى بـ"البشاريين" وهي مجموعة غير معلنة تعمل على دعم النظام السوري من..."


جديد: القضاء العسكري اللبناني يطلب بثينة شعبان رسمياً

جديد: مفاوضات سلام سرية بين اسرائيل والنظام قبل اندلاع الثورة

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