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October 20, 2012


new: Lebanon cabinet to quit as protests over Beirut bomb mount

Lebanon cabinet to quit as protests over Beirut bomb mount

"Hezbollah denies responsibility for death of general but country risks being dragged ever deeper into Syria conflictThe crisis in Lebanon following the assassination of Beirut's top police official appeared to be deepening as the prime minister, Najib Mikati, announced his cabinet would resign..."

new: Lebanon prime minister offers resignation over Beirut bomb attack - video

Lebanon prime minister offers to resign over deadly Beirut bombing

Security chief dies in Beirut blast - as it happened

We condemn Israel. So why the silence on Syria? | Jonathan Freedland


Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat

"Israeli naval vessels have stopped a pro-Palestinian boat attempting to reach Gaza in defiance of Israel's blockade of the territory, military officials said. Related StoriesTop security official and seven others killed in 'worst attack in years' as car bomb hits BeirutCan billion-dollar investments..."

Bus crash in Iran kills 26 schoolgirls

Roads closed around Lebanon in protest against bombing

Can billion-dollar investments put Qatar on the cultural map?

Fears of Syria link as eight killed in Beirut car bomb

the economist

A Syrian preacher: The charm of telesalafism

"NOT so long ago, Sheikh Adnan al-Arour seemed like a gift to the Syrian regime. Keen to discredit the peaceful protesters who came out in March 2011, state media portrayed the grey-bearded preacher, an exiled dissident whose fiery blasts beam across two Saudi-owned Salafist satellite channels,..."

voice of america

International Peace Envoy Brahimi in Damascus

"The Syrian government says talks on Saturday between international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and the country's foreign minister were "serious" and "constructive." The state-run SANA news agency says the two men discussed conditions for halting violence, linked to the 19-month-old anti-government..."

Final US Presidential Debate to Be Held Monday


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new: Nine killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in Turkey

"DIYARBAKIR, (Reuters) - Nine people were killed in separate clashes overnight, including six members of Turkey's security forces and three Kurdish militants, officials said on Saturday, as violence showed little sign of a letup in Turkey's troubled southeast. Three special forces police officers..."

new: Hezbollah firing hundreds of rockets into Syria on daily basis – Syrian rebels

new: Lebanon on edge after car bomb kills security chief

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new: UN envoy presses for Syria cease-fire in Damascus

new: Lebanon PM links car bomb to crisis in Syria

Lebanon PM links car bomb to crisis in Syria

Protesters block roads in Lebanon after car bomb

Top security official among 8 dead in Beirut blast

"A powerful car bomb tore through the heart of Beirut's Christian sector Friday, killing a top security official and seven others in a devastating attack that threatened to bring the war in Syria directly to Lebanon's doorstep. The blast sheared the balconies off apartment buildings,..."

UN envoy arrives in Syria amid calls for truce

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new: UPDATE 1-Yemen-style power transfer not suitable for Syria-Turkey - Reuters

"UPDATE 1-Yemen-style power transfer not suitable for Syria-TurkeyReutersSANAA Oct 20 (Reuters) - Yemen's power transfer deal, which allowed President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, is no longer a suitable model for a solution in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said at a news conference..."

new: Yemen-style solution not suitable for Syria: Turkey - Al-Arabiya

new: Anxious Turks suspect US plot is behind Syria's implosion - Christian Science Monitor

Lebanon PM links car bomb to Syria crisis -

Carr pushes for medical agreement in Syria - ABC Online

syria comment

Syrian Rebels Getting Stronger – They Fit a Mold: Poor, Pious, Rural

"Syrian Rebels Getting Stronger? – Shameless self promotion…. The Class War Undergirding the Most Recent State of the Revolution Takes Shape CBS News: Enemies of Assad in Syria fit a mold: Poor, pious, rural – CBS News 2012-10-16 ALEPPO, Syria Most of the rebels fighting government..."

روسيا اليوم

جديد: أنصار قوى 14 آذار يعتصمون في وسط بيروت مطالبين باستقالة ميقاتي

أنصار قوى 14 آذار يعتصمون في وسط بيروت مطالبين باستقالة ميقاتي

"أعلنت المعارضة اللبنانية يوم 20 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول، اعتصاما مفتوحا في ساحة "الشهداء" بوسط بيروت حتى استقالة رئيس الحكومة نجيب ميقاتي. وطالب المعتصمون أيضا بوضع قوات "يونيفيل" على الحدود اللبنانية السورية وطرد السفير السوري من لبنان. ودعا الرئيس الفرنسي فرانسوا هولاند الشعب اللبناني إلى "رص الصفوف وعدم الوقوع بفخ الفتنة وتجنب..."


جديد: الإبراهيمي يبحث هدنة العيد في دمشق - الجزيرة

"الوطنالإبراهيمي يبحث هدنة العيد في دمشقالجزيرةالتقى مبعوث الأمم المتحدة والجامعة العربية الأخضر الإبراهيمي وزير الخارجية السوري وليد المعلم في دمشق صباح السبت، بينما تحدثت تقارير عن استعدادات أميركية وتركية لاحتمال تطور الأزمة السورية إلى نزاع إقليمي. ووصفت الخارجية السورية المحادثات "بالبناءة والجادة" وأوضحت أن..."

جديد: وسام الحسن.. كاشف الاغتيالات يغتال - الجزيرة

زمان الوصل

جديد: قصف عنيف لحي الخالدية بحمص ومداهمة وقناصة بدمشق

"أفاد المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان عن "استشهاد10  اشخاص في قصف واشتباكات في قرية بريف حمص وسط سوريا، مع استمرار استهداف القوات النظامية لحي الخالدية وسط المدينة".وأوضح المرصد "ارتفع الى 10عدد الشهداء الموثقين الذين سقطوا خلال الاشتباكات والقصف الذي تتعرض له بلدة الطيبة الغربية والتي نزح عنها غالبية سكانها"، مشيرا..."

جديد: المقلاع يعود إلى أيدي ثوار حلب

جديد: 800 كردي ينهون التدريبات في كردستان العراق استعداداً لدخول سوريا

جديد: الإبراهيمي يلتقي المعلم في دمشق

جديد: بالغناء والموسيقى تواجه أسرة سورية يوميات اللجوء