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February 8, 2013



new: Divided Syrian opposition ponders leader's offer of talks with Assad

Divided Syrian opposition ponders leader's offer of talks with Assad

"Outrage within coalition over Moaz al-Khatib's initiative underlines dilemma for rebels still lacking practical support from US and western backersBashar al-Assad, it sometimes seems, is lucky in his enemies. Controversy and bitter recriminations have been raging in their ranks since the leader..."

new: French intervention 'will cost Mali its independence'

Obama blocked US plan to arm Syrian rebels


Video: Iran shows US drone footage

"Iranian state television has broadcast footage that it claims is of a US drone from 2011.Related StoriesFighting intensifies as Syrian rebels close in on centre of DamascusRivals Hamas and Fatah 'holding unity talks'Iran's Srebrenica: How Ayatollah Khomeini sanctioned the deaths of 20,000 'enemies..."

20 people killed in Iraq market blasts

Activists claim Syria bombing killed 54 people

Iran's Srebrenica: How Ayatollah Khomeini sanctioned the deaths of 20,000 'enemies of the state'

Rivals Hamas and Fatah 'holding unity talks'


Slatest PM: The Great Drone Awakening

Slatest PM: The Great Drone Awakening

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Morning Brief: In effort to improve ties, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in Cairo

"In effort to improve ties, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in Cairo  Iran/Egypt: The first Iranian leader to visit Egypt in more than 30 years, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived Tuesday in Cairo for a three-day visit aimed at improving ties between the two countries, which have long been..."


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new: Car Bombs in Shiite Areas of Iraq Kill 34

"BAGHDAD, (Reuters) - Five car bombs killed at least 34 people in Shi'ite areas of Iraq on Friday, police and medics said, as sectarian and ethnic tensions intensify ahead of provincial elections in April. Two car bombs were detonated simultaneously at a bus stop near a Friday street market..."

new: Former Algerian PM Benbitour Ready to Challenge Bouteflika

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new: UN Refugee Agency Says 5000 Fleeing... - ABC News

"euronewsUN Refugee Agency Says 5000 Fleeing...ABC NewsAgency spokesman Adrian Edwards says that "5,000 people are now crossing the borders of Syria into other countries every single day, so this is really a full-on crisis right at the moment." Edwards told reporters Friday in Geneva..."

new: Call for more aid to Syria: Column - USA TODAY

new: Spy chief: Dozens of Dutch citizens have travelled to Syria to join 'jihad' - Edmonton Journal

Fifty killed in Syria bombing: monitor group - Reuters Canada

Deadly stalemate in Aleppo, Syria, after rebels run low on ammunition - Toronto Star

OMG, Don't Use Chemical Weapons? - Daily Beast

Ground War: Syria's Rebels Prepare to Take a Province from Assad - TIME

Senate Hearing Draws Out a Rift in US Policy on Syria - New York Times

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Noah Bonsey on the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front; Nick Heras on how Islamic Militias emulate Hamas and Hizbullah

"[Landis comment] The Syrian Islamic Liberation Front or Jabhat Tahrir Suwriya al-Islamiya is the main fighting force of the Islamic militias that are not Salafist. The Supreme Military Command, which announced itself on December 7, 2013 at the time that the Syrian Opposition Coalition was established..."


جديد: مفوضية اللاجئين: 5000 لاجيء يفرون من سوريا يوميا - رويترز العربية

"القدسمفوضية اللاجئين: 5000 لاجيء يفرون من سوريا يوميارويترز العربيةجنيف (رويترز) - قالت المفوضية العليا لشؤون اللاجئين التابعة للامم المتحدة يوم الجمعة إن حوالي 5000 سوري يفرون من بلادهم يوميا بحثا عن ملاذ آمن من الحرب التي فرضت عليهم ظروفا معيشية صعبة. وقالت المفوضية ان تصاعد موجة نزوح اللاجئين -بعد ان كان العدد اليومي للاجئين..."

جديد: «أردوغان»: تركيا أنفقت 600 مليون دولار على اللاجئين السوريين حتى الآن - المصري اليوم

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جديد: مجزرة جديدة ....21 شهيداً في قصف جوي على القريتين

"أفاد ناشطون أن طيران قوات النظام السوري ارتكب مجزرة جديدة في بلدة القريتين (85كم جنوب شرق حمص)، راح ضحيتها 21 شهيدا من أهالي البلدة معظمهم من النساء والأطفال إضافة إلى العديد من الجرحى.ووثق الناشطون 17 شهيداً حتى الآن هم ( معن خاروفه-علي الدعاس -قتييه قدور -خيرية رويشدي - علي محمود الرويشدي- ابو علي القدور- وليد الحج حسن - هيفاء الحج..."

جديد: فتيل ثورة الخبز بالسويداء بدأ بالاشتعال... شحٌّ وغلاء وسوقٍ سوداء

جديد: زمان الوصل تكشف حالة جهاد جديدة... مقاتلون رُحل كل يومٍ في كتيبة

جديد: لهذه الأسباب الحوار مرفوض... د.بشارة: كل الطرق تؤدي إلى رحيل النظام

جديد: الأمية تهدد أطفال سوريا.. والمنظمات الدولية تطمر رأسها بالتراب