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December 27, 2012



guardian

Iraq protests signal growing tension between Sunni and Shia communities

Iraq protests signal growing tension between Sunni and Shia communities

"Thousands of Sunnis gather in Anbar province for third time in week to protest against 'marginalisation' by Shia-led governmentThousands of Iraqis protested in a Sunni-dominated province west of Baghdad on Wednesday, determined to keep up the pressure on a Shia-led government that many accuse..."


independent

Russia planning to revive Syria peace plan

"Russia is seeking to revive last summer's peace plan for Syria in talks with a senior Syrian diplomat and an international envoy, according to Moscow's foreign ministry.Related StoriesDespair deepens as winter arrives in war-torn Syrian cityTop Syrian general defects accusing military of 'committing..."


'Chemical weapons were used on Homs': Syria's military police defector tells of nerve gas attack

voice of america

UN Envoy Calls for Syrian Transitional Government

"As diplomacy to end the Syria crisis escalates, peace envoy Lakhar Brahimi on Thursday called for the installation of a transitional government in Syria that would run the country until elections could be held. Brahimi's comments come as a Syrian envoy was in Moscow where Russia said Thursday..."


Study Finds Crisis in Syria Has Ancient Precedent

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new: Envoy calls for transitional government in Syria

"BEIRUT (AP) — The international envoy charged with pushing to end Syria's civil war called on Thursday for the formation of a transitional government with "full executive powers" to run the country until new elections can be held. Lakhdar Brahimi is apparently seeking to revive a peace plan..."


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new: UN envoy calls for 'real change' in Syria - Aljazeera.com

"Aljazeera.comUN envoy calls for 'real change' in SyriaAljazeera.comThe envoy unveiled his initiative in Damascus on Thursday as Russia, the most powerful ally of Syria's government, denied the existence of a joint peace plan with the United States, amid a flurry of year-end diplomatic..."


new: Yaalon: US Preparing to Intervene in Syria - Arutz Sheva

Al Jazeera guide killed by sniper in Syria - Aljazeera.com

Peace envoy Brahimi, Syria diplomats in Moscow talks - Reuters Canada

SYRIA: Nowhere to run - IRINnews.org

In Syria, 20 reported killed in fighting; commander defects - Los Angeles Times

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جديد: الابراهيمي يدعو الى تغيير "حقيقي" وحكومة انتقالية بصلاحيات كاملة في سوريا - AFP

"AFPالابراهيمي يدعو الى تغيير "حقيقي" وحكومة انتقالية بصلاحيات كاملة في سورياAFPدمشق (ا ف ب) - دعا الموفد الدولي الاخضر الابراهيمي الخميس الى تشكيل حكومة انتقالية بصلاحيات كاملة لحين اجراء انتخابات في سوريا، مؤكدا على وجوب ان يكون التغيير "حقيقيا" في البلاد التي تشهد ازمة مستمرة منذ 21 شهرا. ولم يوضح الابراهيمي ما سيكون..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: باسم جيش الدفاع الوطني...الشبيحات جديد النظام

"تطوعت مئات الشابات في مدينة حمص في معسكرات تدريب خاصة لتلقي فنون القتال بهدف الإنضمام إلى " الشييحة"، أو ما بات يعرف في حمص باسم "جيش الدفاع الوطني".و نقل موقع إلكتروني مقرّب من النظام- أن متطوعات تلقين من داخل ما يسمى بـ " جيش الدفاع الوطني"، التدريبات على استعمال الأسلحة القتالية الفردية في معسكر مغلق داخل مدينة حمص، بإشراف عدد..."


جديد: "العواينيّة" ومرضهم الذي لا دواء له إلا الكيّ!

جديد: الخطيب: الحكومة المرتقبة تمثِّل كافة الأطياف والائتلاف مستعد لإدارة سورية الجديدة

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