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December 20, 2012


MPs write to William Hague over UK military action in Syria

MPs write to William Hague over UK military action in Syria

"Commons foreign affairs committee asks foreign secretary to consult parliament before aiding Syrian oppositionBritish MPs have written to William Hague to express concern about possible UK military action in Syria and to seek information on the legal basis for it.The Commons foreign affairs..."

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UN panel warns of 'overtly sectarian' divisions in Syrian conflict

"The 21-month-old civil war in Syria is rapidly devolving into an "overtly sectarian" and ethnic conflict, a UN investigatory panel has concluded, raising the specter of reprisal killings and prolonged violence that could last for years after the government falls.Related StoriesKidnapped journalists..."

UN launches $1.5bn aid drive to help Syrian war victims

Hague urged to explain legal basis for Syrian intervention

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Morning Brief: Independent report on Benghazi attacks slams State Department

"Independent report on Benghazi attacks slams State Department Top News A report by an independent panel examining the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11 this year faults the State Department for an overwhelming neglect of security risks at the compound. The..."

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new: Al Qaeda grows powerful in Syria as endgame nears

"AMMAN, (Reuters) - Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syria, posing a dilemma for the opposition fighting to remove President Bashar al-Assad and making the West balk at military backing for the revolt. The rise of al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria,..."

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new: Russia recognizes need for change in Syria, Putin says Add to ... - Globe and Mail

"Globe and MailRussia recognizes need for change in Syria, Putin says Add to ...Globe and MailVladimir Putin says Russia realizes changes in Syria are needed but is concerned that the push to unseat President Bashar Assad's regime could plunge the country even deeper into violence. The Russian..."

new: Iran urges support for 6-point peace plan for Syria - Press TV

new: War in Syria Is Becoming Sectarian, U.N. Panel Says - - New York Times

new: Al Qaeda grows powerful in Syria as endgame nears | Top News | Reuters - Reuters Canada

UN sees no prospect of Syria violence end -

Rebels seize towns in central Syria - Reuters UK

Lebanon's Shiites and Sunnis Battle in Syria, but Not at Home - New York Times

UN Seeks New Aid for Syria Crisis and Predicts 1 Million Refugees by Mid-2013 - New York Times

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Latakia will become Focus of Alawi-Sunni Contest; Scorched Earth; Hama in Flames; 27% of US Public Say…

"Vote on new poll, displayed in left hand column of Syria Comment: “Will Assad have lost Damascus by June 1, 2013?” In Hama, all the battalions and brigades of the city’s countryside are now participating in the battle for liberation, according the the Hama Revolutionists Command..."

Swedes, jihadis & anti-air missiles in northern Syria

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جديد: اليوم السابع | عودة خجولة للاجئين الفلسطينيين إلى مخيم اليرموك جنوب دمشق - اليوم السابع

"اليوم السابعاليوم السابع | عودة خجولة للاجئين الفلسطينيين إلى مخيم اليرموك جنوب دمشقاليوم السابعبدأ مئات اللاجئين الفلسطينيين صباح اليوم الخميس، العودة إلى مخيم اليرموك جنوب دمشق، للإقامة فى منازلهم أو لإخراج أغراضهم منها، على رغم استمرار إطلاق النار فى شكل متقطع، حسبما أفاد سكان. وقال عضو فى إحدى المنظمات الإنسانية التى..."

جديد: السلطات السورية تعتقل قريبين لنائب الرئيس فاروق الشرع في دمشق - ايلاف

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جديد: 100 الف فلسطيني فروا من مخيم اليرموك في دمشق

"فر حوالى 100 الف فلسطيني من مخيم اليرموك في دمشق على اثر المواجهات الاخيرة بين انصار النظام والمعارضين المسلحين، كما اعلنت مسؤولة في وكالة غوث وتشغيل اللاجئين الفلسطينيين التابعة للامم المتحدة (الاونروا) ليسا جيليان في جنيف الاربعاء.وقالت جيليان مساعدة المسؤول عن العاملين في الوكالة الاممية والتي شاركت في مؤتمر صحافي حول حاجات..."

جديد: الائتلاف السوري: نُجرِّم الاعتداء على المدنيين الإيرانيين والروس

جديد: ريما فليحان تكشف لـزمان الوصل قصة الــ 100 ألف دولار

جديد: ساندي وسوريا الأكثر مشاهدة على يوتيوب في 2012

جديد: عباس يطالب بتمكين اللاجئين الفلسطينيين في سوريا من العودة الى وطنهم الأم