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guardian

new: Obama urged: act tough on Israel or risk collapse of two-state solution

Obama urged: act tough on Israel or risk collapse of two-state solution

"Critics warn that without US intervention Netanyahu's expansion of settlements will doom peace talks and threaten Israel itselfBarack Obama begins his first official visit to Israel on Wednesday amid growing warnings among some of its leading supporters in the US that president needs to act..."


new: Baghdad attacks are symptom of resurgent sectarian tensions

Middle East live: readers' edition – Tuesday 19 March 2013

independent

new: World Focus: The eyes of the world are trained on Israel. But will there be anything to see?

"So will it be tragedy, farce or tourism? Obama’s a tourist, so says the Davy Crockett of the American journalistic frontier and philosopher king of The New York Times (aka T Friedman, Esq), but he’s wrong. The winner of the Nobel Prize for Public Speech-making will be at least a super-tourist..."


new: 10th anniversary of Iraq's invasion marked by terror

'Poison gas used in Syria attack' but government and rebels blame each other

State media claims Syrian rebels 'use chemical weapon'

Scores killed across Baghdad in blasts on 10th anniversary of invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein

slate

Wave of Bombings Kills More Than 50 on Iraq War 10-Year Anniversary

Wave of Bombings Kills More Than 50 on Iraq War 10-Year Anniversary

"On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, a wave of bombings struck the Baghdad area and killed 57 people in what was a stark demonstration of how the country remains unstable more than a year after the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops, reports the Associated Press...."


foreign policy

Morning Brief: Cyprus bailout sparks new round of economic turmoil in Europe

"Cyprus bailout sparks new round of economic turmoil in Europe Top news: With the decision to require Cypriot depositors to pay for a bailout of the country's ailing banking sector, European regulators may have set off a new phase in the eurozone crisis as outrage mounted over the weekend..."


voice of america

Chemical Weapons Attack Reported in Syria

"Syria’s government and rebels traded accusations Tuesday over reports of the use of a chemical weapon in the northwest of the city of Aleppo that killed more than 20 people and wounded another 80, with each side blaming the other for the attack. A Reuters photographer touring hospitals..."


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new: Blair Says Iraq Would Be 'Worse Than Syria' Now, if Anti-War Critics Had Prevailed - New York Times (blog)

"euronewsBlair Says Iraq Would Be 'Worse Than Syria' Now, if Anti-War Critics Had PrevailedNew York Times (blog)Defending Britain's participation in the American-led invasion of Iraq, former Prime Minister Tony Blair told the BBC that Iraq “would look a lot more like Syria, and..."


NATO planning for possible Syria missions, official says - CBS News

Lebanon condemns Syria strike on border town - Aljazeera.com

Canadian loses bid to lead Syria's rebels; Ottawa's stance assailed - Globe and Mail

syria comment

Who is Ghassn Hitto? Why Was He backed to be Prime Minister of an Interim Gov by Mustafa Sabbagh?

"Ghassan Hitto was elected to be Prime Minister of an interim opposition government by a vote of 35 Syrian Opposition Coalition executives out of 45 who voted in Istanbul. There are 72 SOC executives and 61 were present in Istanbul, but only 45 voted. Hitto  is a Texas based Syrian, married..."


“Syria’s Salafi Insurgents: The Rise of the Syrian Islamic Front” by Aron Lund

فرانس 24

جديد: دمشق تتهم مسلحي المعارضة باستخدام سلاح كيميائي والمعارضة لا تريد الحوار مع النظام

دمشق تتهم مسلحي المعارضة باستخدام سلاح كيميائي والمعارضة لا تريد الحوار مع النظام

"دمشق (ا ف ب) - اتهمت دمشق الثلاثاء مسلحي المعارضة باستخدام سلاح كيميائي في شمال البلاد، في وقت اعلن رئيس حكومة المعارضة السورية غسان هيتو بعد ساعات على انتخابه في اسطنبول رفضه لاي حوار مع نظام الرئيس بشار الاسد.وفيما اعلنت روسيا، حليفة دمشق، امتلاكها معلومات حول استخدام المعارضة المسلحة لسلاح كيميائي، اكدت واشنطن التي تدعم..."


google

جديد: ترحيب دولي برئيس الحكومة الموقتة السورية - الجزيرة

"اليوم السابعترحيب دولي برئيس الحكومة الموقتة السوريةالجزيرةرحبت كل من الولايات المتحدة وبريطانيا وفرنسا بانتخاب المعارضة السورية غسان هيتو ليكون رئيسا للحكومة السورية المؤقتة في اجتماع عقده الائتلاف الوطني السوري المعارض الثلاثاء بإسطنبول التركية. وقالت المتحدثة باسم الخارجية الأميركية فكتوريا نولاند للصحفيين إن المسؤولين..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: غسان هيتو رئيساً لأول حكومة على أنقاض النظام المتهاوي..الايجابيات والسلبيات

"لم يسمع السوريون عموماً باسم رئيس الحكومة المؤقتة الذي وقع عليه اختيار الائتلاف الوطني غسان هيتو بأغلبية كبيرة 35 صوتاً، من أصل 49 صوتاً، فهو المغترب السوري في أمريكا ويشهد له المقربون بأنه إداري ناجح، ترك علمه ومواقعه في إدارة مؤسسات تعليمية ليلتحق بركب الثورة، ويتولى إدارة جهود وحدة التنسيق والإغاثة في الائتلاف الوطني.وفقاً..."


جديد: قبل عامين كنا جراثيم

جديد: لبنان ... خيار السقوط !

جديد: آه يا دنيا

جديد: عندما اكتشفت أنني طائفي!

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