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February 22, 2013



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independent

UK to train Lebanese troops amid fears of Syria overspill

"Britain will help train 2,000 Lebanese soldiers this year amid heightened concern that Syria's neighbour will be sucked into the country's civil war, the Foreign Secretary has said.Related StoriesLarge explosion hits near headquarters of Syria's ruling partyPeace in Syria looks a vain hope..."


Peace in Syria looks a vain hope as 53 die in car bomb

washington post

Car bomb kills at least 50 as rebels push fight deeper into Damascus

Bombings, clashes reported in Syrian capital

"BEIRUT — A car bomb that detonated at a checkpoint near Baath party headquarters in Damascus set off a huge explosion Thursday, killing dozens and and wounding more than 200, opposition groups said.  “Most of the casualties appear to be civilians,” said the director of the Britain-based..."


voice of america

new: Death Toll Rises in Damascus Blasts

"A Syrian expatriate rights group says a series of bombings in Damascus has killed at least 83 people, including more than 60 near the headquarters of the nation's ruling Ba'ath party.  Most of the victims are said to be civilians, including many children from a nearby school, with 17 of..."


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asharq

Car Bombing Rocks Damascus as Spillover in Lebanon Worsens

"Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Damascus was rocked on Thursday by a car bomb that exploded in the heart of the city, close to the headquarters of Syria’s ruling Baathist Party. Activists say that the blast killed over 30 people, while press reports indicate that it damaged several buildings in..."


Kerry to Visit Riyadh in March

Ahmadinejad—Azhar Row Escalates

google news

new: Russia accuses US of double standards over Syria - Reuters Canada

"The Guardian (blog)Russia accuses US of double standards over SyriaReuters CanadaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian accused the United States of applying double standards over Syria on Friday and blamed Washington for blocking a U.N. Security Council statement condemning a car bomb attack in Damascus...."


How Islamists are gaining ground - CNN International

Plan ahead for Syria transition, US Senator Rubio says - Reuters

'Inescapable' Ambiguities In Prewar Syria - NPR

The country formerly known as Syria - The Economist

The death of a country - The Economist

Obama needs a Plan B for Syria - Washington Post

syria comment

Debate Over Death and Suffering in Syria; Rebel Unity Efforts

"In 2010 the UN estimated that 32% of Syrians were living in poverty, estimated at 2$ a day or less – that was before the currency had fallen by half, the economy collapsed, strict economic sanctions were placed on Syria, and fighting engulfed the country. In all probability, a conservative..."


google

جديد: مرصد: مقتل 90 شخصا في تفجيرات دمشق الخميس - رويترز العربية

"أنباء موسكومرصد: مقتل 90 شخصا في تفجيرات دمشق الخميسرويترز العربيةبيروت (رويترز) - قال المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان إن 90 قتيلا سقطوا في أربعة تفجيرات هزت دمشق يوم الخميس. وأضاف المرصد مستشهدا بأرقام قال إنه جمعها من مستشفيات ومصادر طبية أخرى أن 60 شخصا على الأقل قتلوا في انفجار قوي نجم عن سيارة ملغومة في حي المزرعة بوسط دمشق قرب..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: العراق يصادر بنادق ومهربات في طريقها إلى سوريا

"قالت مصدر عسكري عراقي إنه تم الكشف عن مجموعة من الأنفاق التي تمر عبر الحدود العراقية السورية، وتستخدم لنقل " أسلحة وبضائع ممنوعة " بين البلدينالمتحدث باسم قوات الجيش بمحافظة الأنبار، المقدم نجم الدليمي، أوضح أن الأنفاق، الطبيعية والمصطنعة، تقع في منطقة القائم قرب الشريط الحدودي بين البلدين، وأن أطوال الأنفاق يترواح بين 700..."


جديد: عم شهيدة الزعتري الطفلة لميس يروي لـزمان الوصل قصة احتراقها وأختيها

جديد: الحل السياسي يثير خلافًا بين أعضاء الائتلاف الوطني

جديد: الطلاق يتفوق على الزواج في سوريا والعنف يرفع مستوى النرفزة بين الزوجين

جديد: رأس العين تتوحد ضد الأسد... الكردي الحر يرحب بالإتفاق مع الـPYD

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