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March 5, 2013



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guardian

new: Family of abducted journalist make new appeal to kidnappers

Family of abducted journalist make new appeal to kidnappers

"The family of abducted journalist Jim Foley, who has been missing in Syria for more than 100 days, have called on his kidnappers to provide information about his whereabouts. His father, John Foley, said: "We need to speak with Jim to know he's okay. Jim is an objective journalist and we appeal..."


Free Syrian Army secret bakery helps quell food shortage in Aleppo - video

The last thing Syrians need is more arms going to either side | Charles Glass

independent

Abu Dhabi bars foreign observers from court as trial of 94 'coup-plotters' begins

"Even by United Arab Emirates standards, the security arrangements for the largest political trial in its history were draconian. In a packed hearing at Abu Dhabi's Federal Supreme Court yesterday, 94 defendants – all members of a local Islamist group, Al Islah – were charged with belonging..."


Fears of war crossing borders as 48 Syrian soldiers killed in Iraq

Iraq 10 years on: How Baghdad became a city of corruption

Iraq ten years on: How Baghdad became a city of corruption

Iraq 10 years on: The fake bomb detector that can also spot drugs, bank notes and truffles? The ADE-651 is the symbol of a dysfunctional state

washington post

As Syrian refu­gee population nears 1 million, relief agencies cannot keep up

"The spread of makeshift aluminum shelters erected by Syrians now outpaces new rows of U.N. canvas tents here in chilly northern Jordan, home to one of the world’s fastest-growing refugee camps. A vast black-market bazaar has sprouted from the desert sand, where enterprising refugees hawk..."


Aleppo council seeks to assert civilian authority as rebels advance

foreign policy

Morning Brief: Kenyans head to the polls in key election

"Kenyans head to the polls in key election Top news: Kenyans are heading to the polls today in a hotly anticipated presidential election. Fears that this year's election may bring a return to the brutal communal violence that marred the 2007 election and left over 1,000 dead and displaced..."


voice of america

Assad Forces Defeated in Syria's Raqqa, Ambushed in Iraq

"Syrian rebels appear to have captured the northern city of Raqqa, in one of the biggest gains of their two-year revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.   In another blow to the Syrian government Monday, suspected al-Qaida militants killed 48 Syrian security personnel inside Iraq, as the..."


Assad Forces Defeated in Syria's Raqqa, Ambushed in Iraq

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new: United Kingdom Funds Al Qaeda Syria Terrorists - Center for Research on Globalization

"Center for Research on GlobalizationUnited Kingdom Funds Al Qaeda Syria TerroristsCenter for Research on GlobalizationResorting to name-calling, the United Kingdom's legitimacy slumped further still as it stubbornly maintained its support for terrorists attempting to overthrow the Syrian..."


In Lebanon, a proxy battle for Syria - GlobalPost

Iran warns of prolongation of crisis in Syria - Press TV

What's Next For Syria - WBUR

Kerry Says Syrian Opposition Can Handle Military Aid - New York Times

Israel warns it cannot "stand idle" as Syria war spills over border - Reuters

syria comment

Raqqa Falls – (4 March 2013) Assad’s Interview with Hala Jaber

"On Monday, government forces, backed by pro-regime militiamen, launched a major offensive on opposition held areas in the central city of Homs. Evidently, regime forces are also attacking north of Latakia, in an effort to push back rebels to the north as well. As the government losses territory..."


Why the US is Reluctant to Support the Syrian Revolution (in Arabic)

فرانس 24

جديد: السلطات السورية ترفع سعر البنزين بنسبة 18 بالمئة

السلطات السورية ترفع سعر البنزين بنسبة 18 بالمئة

"بيروت (ا ف ب) - ذكرت صحيفة حكومية الثلاثاء ان السلطات السورية رفعت بنسبة 18 بالمئة سعر البنزين، المادة التي تشهد البلاد نقصا فيها منذ اشهر جراء النزاع المستمر منذ قرابة عامين وادى الى ازمة اقتصادية خانقة.واوردت صحيفة الثورة ان وزير التجارة الداخلية وحماية المستهلك قدري جميل اصدر قرارا رفع بموجبه سعر ليتر البنزين للمرة الثانية..."


جديد: دمشق تسلم السفير الروسي صحافيا المانيا دخل بطريقة "غير شرعية"

google

جديد: «صحيفة»: السلطات السورية ترفع سعر البنزين بنسبة 18% - الشروق

"الشروق«صحيفة»: السلطات السورية ترفع سعر البنزين بنسبة 18%الشروقذكرت صحيفة حكومية اليوم الثلاثاء، أن السلطات السورية رفعت بنسبة 18% سعر البنزين، المادة التي تشهد البلاد نقصًا فيها منذ أشهر جراء النزاع المستمر منذ قرابة عامين، وأدى إلى أزمة اقتصادية خانقة. وأوردت صحيفة الثورة، أن وزير التجارة الداخلية وحماية المستهلك، قدري جميل،..."


جديد: «الأسد» لوفد قومي عربي: سوريا انتصرت والمؤامرة عليها قاربت على نهايتها - المصري اليوم

جديد: ملك الأردن بتركيا لبحث الأزمة السورية - الجزيرة

زمان الوصل

جديد: مرشح لرئاسة حكومة الثورة يحقق شرط ثوار الداخل ويدبك معهم

"شارك رئيس اللجنة الانتخابية لمدينة حلب والمرشح للفوز برئاسة أول حكومة ثورة، بمظاهرة في قاعة مؤتمر المجالس المحلية في غازي عنتاب التركية، مع عدد كبير من الشبان..ودبك الدكتور أسامة قاضي  وردد الأغاني الثورية مع ثوار الداخل، كما شاركه الدبكة أعضاء اللجنة المشرفة على الانتخابات واستمرت "المظاهرة – الدبكة" الثورية التي هتفت..."


جديد: يرافقه إدريس... مصدر لـزمان الوصل: الخطيب يزور واشنطن ويلتقي أوباما

جديد: جهة مانحة تبرعت بنصف تكاليف مجلس حلب... طباع: قريباً انتخابات طرطوس

جديد: د. عزمي بشارة يحاور بين الفساد والإفساد

جديد: هل قتل المالكي جنود الأسد..؟

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