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April 26, 2013



new: British troops to Syria unlikely despite evidence of chemical weapons use – PM

British troops to Syria unlikely despite evidence of chemical weapons use – PM

"David Cameron reiterates President Obama's claim that issue is a 'red line' but says ground forces will not be sent to conflictBritish troops are unlikely to be sent to Syria despite "limited but growing evidence" that chemical weapons have been used in the country's civil war, David Cameron..."

new: Google transparency report 2013: find out what the world's governments want to know about you

British officials predicted war – and Arab defeat – in Palestine in 1948

Obama is right to be cautious over Syria's possible use of sarin – but then?

Chuck Hagel says Syria used chemical weapons on 'small scale' – live blog


Israeli jet shoots down unmanned drone

"The Israeli air force has shot down an unmanned “enemy” drone over its airspace, with suspicion immediately falling on Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group which boasted about a similar incursion seven months ago.Related StoriesCross-dressing Kurds in Iran to support women’s rightsJohn..."

John Kerry: Assad regime used chemical weapons against rebels in civil war

So is it really a red line? US says Assad regime has used Sarin against rebels

White House: We are confident Syrian regime used chemical weapons in civil war

John Kerry says Assad's Syria regime HAS used sarin chemical weapons against rebels - despite Barack Obama insisting that was a 'red line' for US

washington post

U.S. intelligence believes Syria’s Assad used chemical weapons ‘on a small scale’

Exiled Muslim Brotherhood plans return to Syria

Assad still has backers among Syrian refugees

"The artillery strikes and street fights that forced Badr Abbas to abandon his home near Damascus haven’t shaken his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “The one you know is better than the one you don’t, and no one will come that is better than” Assad, said Abbas, a Shiite..."


Slatest PM: Where Is Obama's Real Red Line for Syria?

Slatest PM: Where Is Obama's Real Red Line for Syria?

"***Sign up here to receive The Slatest PM in your inbox daily.*** U.S. Suggests Syria Used Chemical Weapons: Washington Post: "The Obama administration said Thursday that the Syrian government has likely used chemical weapons on a small scale against rebel forces,..."

Hagel: Syria Likely Used Chemical Weapons, in Violation of "Every Convention of Warfare"

the economist

Chemical weapons in Syria: Crossing a red line

"THE conviction that Bashar Assad’s regime has begun to use chemical weapons is gaining strength. Israel’s most senior military-intelligence analyst, Brigadier-General Itai Brun, said on April 23rd that there was strong evidence that sarin, a lethal nerve agent, had been and was continuing..."

foreign policy

Intervention Escalation - By James F. Jeffrey

Morning Brief: Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing cites extremist Islam as motive

"Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing cites extremist Islam as motive Top news: Statements made by Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, to investigators indicate that he and his brother, Tamerlan, carried out the attacks on the basis of an extremist interpretation..."

Bashar's War - By Sam Heller

voice of america

new: Britain, US Concerned by Possible Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

"British Prime Minister David Cameron says there is growing evidence the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels, backing up a report by U.S. intelligence agencies. Prime Minister Cameron on Friday called the development "very disturbing," adding that it would amount to..."

Experts Assess Syria's Chemical Weapons Capabilities


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new: Lebanon dragged in as Hezbollah joins Syria war - Yahoo! News

"NewsdayLebanon dragged in as Hezbollah joins Syria warYahoo! NewsBAALBEK, Lebanon (Reuters) - Along north Lebanon's highways, the portraits of Hezbollah militants who have died in skirmishes with Israel are fading. But there are glistening photos of those killed in Hezbollah's new fight...."

US officials say Assad probably used chemical weapons on 'small scale' - Washington Post

5 questions about Syria's chemical weapons - Los Angeles Times

Sarin in Syria: What's the United States' next move? - CNN

US says Syria has used chemical weapons twice -

White House: Evidence Syria Used Chemical Weapons - NPR (blog)

Chuck Hagel's Statement on Syria - New York Times

US: Intelligence points to small-scale use of sarin in Syria - CNN

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Buffer Zones: Can They Help?

"Buffer Zones have become the topic de jour in Washington DC. For some time, the language used in the White House to frame the Syria problem has been that of containment. Here are some of the oft repeated phrases I have been hearing from White House insiders: “Keep the violence inside..."

فرانس 24

جديد: حماس تدعو الانروا لفتح مكتب بمصر للفلسطينيين الفارين من سوريا

حماس تدعو الانروا لفتح مكتب بمصر للفلسطينيين الفارين من سوريا

"غزة (الاراضي الفلسطينية) (ا ف ب) - دعا قيادي بارز في حركة حماس وكالة غوث وتشغيل اللاجئين الفلسطينيين (الانروا) الى فتح مكتب في مصر لخدمة اللاجئين الفلسطينيين الفارين من سوريا.واكد موسى ابو مرزوق نائب رئيس المكتب السياسي لحماس ان "حل مشكلة اللاجئين الفلسطينيين من سوريا الى مصر يكون بفتح مكتب لوكالة غوث وتشغيل الفلسطينيين وتسجيلهم..."


جديد: ميقاتي: ملف النازحين السوريين بات يشكل خطراً على لبنان - دار الحياة

"دار الحياةميقاتي: ملف النازحين السوريين بات يشكل خطراً على لبناندار الحياةأبلغ رئيس الحكومة المستقيل نجيب ميقاتي، نائب وزير الخارجية الروسي ميخائيل بوغدانوف أن ملف النازحين السوريين إلى لبنان، بات "يشكل خطراً على الوضع اللبناني الداخلي". وجاء في بيان لميقاتي أنه، خلال اجتماعه إلى بوغدانوف، تم "التطرق إلى الوضع في..."

جديد: وزير الخارجية يجرى مباحثات مكثفة فى نيويورك حول فلسطين وسوريا - اليوم السابع

جديد: حماس تدعو الانروا لفتح مكتب بمصر للفلسطينيين الفارين من سوريا - AFP

جديد: كاميرون: الأدلة المتزايدة باستخدام الكيميائي في سوريا خطيرة للغاية - إيلاف - ايلاف

زمان الوصل

جديد: المقداد: سوريا مستهدفة من الدول العربية السنية المتحالفة مع الولايات المتحدة

"قال مسؤول سوري كبير إن دعم الولايات المتحدة للمعارضين السوريين المسلحين قد يؤدي إلى مزيد من الهجمات على الأراضي الأمريكية مثل هجمات 11 سبتمبر أيلول وحذر من أن المقاتلين الإسلاميين سينشرون "نار الإرهاب" في أنحاء العالم.وتخشى القوى الغربية من انضمام متشددي القاعدة للانتفاضة التي اندلعت قبل أكثر من عامين واستغل الرئيس بشار الأسد..."

جديد: السودان يخطط لإجلاء جميع رعاياه من سوريا

جديد: هكذا عاقب السجناء الضباط على الدولاب..معركة الشهداء: ثورة مسلحة في سجن صيدنايا.. الحلقة 5

جديد: ملك الأردن: لن تدخل قواتنا سوريا مهما كانت الظروف

جديد: الثورة السورية والمصالح الدولية -1- الغرب وإسرائيل