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Hezbollah is helping Assad fight Syria uprising, says Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah is helping Assad fight Syria uprising, says Hassan Nasrallah

"Leader of Lebanese group hints that Russia and Iran would intervene militarily, declaring that Syria has 'real friends' in regionHassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, has confirmed for the first time that members of the powerful Lebanese Shia organisation are helping President Bashar al-Assad..."


Damascus bomb 'kills 13 and wounds 70', says Syria Television

independent

new: Video: Horrific plane crash in Afghanistan

"WARNING: This video contains disturbing imagesRelated StoriesIsraelis burn Palestinian fields and stone vehicles in West Bank after father is stabbed to death at settlement bus stopMotorcyclist killed in first Israeli air strike on Gaza since November truce'It's game changing': President Obama..."


washington post

Huge car bomb hits busy street in Damascus

"BEIRUT — A massive bomb tore through a traffic-clogged district of downtown Damascus on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores of others, according to Syrian state television. It was the second attack to strike at the heart of President Bashar al-Assad’s power base in as..."


slate

Slatest PM: The Company Tamerlan Kept

Slatest PM: The Company Tamerlan Kept

"***Sign up here to receive The Slatest PM in your inbox daily.*** New Term, Same Problems: Washington Post: "President Obama’s appearance before the media Tuesday highlighted how much his second and final term remains consumed by the unfinished business of his..."


Obama Talks Gitmo, (Loosely) Defines Red Lines, and Shrugs Off Fox News' Benghazi Question

foreign policy

Hawking Something - By Micah Zenko

The Angst in Foggy Bottom - By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

A Friend in Need - By Joseph P. Hoar

Morning Brief: Italy swears in unity government, 2 police shot outside PM's office

"Italy swears in unity government, 2 police shot outside PM's office Top news: Two months of political gridlock in Italy came to an end Sunday with the swearing in of a grand coalition government headed by Prime Minister Enrico Letta, a member of the center-left Democratic Party. Letta's..."


voice of america

new: US Weighs Shift in Syrian Opposition Aid

"U.S. President Barack Obama is reported to be considering supplying weapons to the Syrian opposition, a move the United States has resisted because of fears that arms could end up in the hands of anti-Western rebels. Senior White House officials say the president has not yet made a decision,..."


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Hezbollah warns of possible Syria intervention

Hezbollah warns of possible Syria intervention

"BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad's regime militarily, warning that Syria's "real friends," including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready to intervene..."


Hezbollah hints at possible Syria intervention

Bomb tears through Damascus, killing 14 people

Bomb tears through Damascus, killing 13 people

Iran: chemicals 'red line' but seeks rebel probe

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new: German fighters in Syria raise red flags at home 01.05.2013 - Deutsche Welle

"German fighters in Syria raise red flags at home 01.05.2013Deutsche WelleKurt Pelda met the two in the rubble of the town of Azaz in northern Syria. The men told the Swiss war reporter that they had come from Germany on a "humanitarian" mission. It's a euphemism used by many foreign..."


new: Obama Administration Considers Options Against Syria - NPR

new: Inside Syria, the changing tactics in a brutal civil war - CBC.ca

Martin Dempsey cautious on Syria - Politico

Poll Shows Isolationist Streak in Americans - New York Times

White House mulls aggression, caution on Syria - Politico

Obama hints at potential military action in Syria - CBC.ca

Obama won't rush to act against Syria over chemical arms - Reuters Canada

syria comment

Should the US Intervene? And Listener Responses – Positive and Negative

"This hour, On Point: NPR – the U.S. and the red line. Should the US intervene? Guests Anne Barnard, Middle East reporter for the New York Times. (@abarnardnyt) Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Blogs at “Syria Comment.” (@joshua_landis)..."


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جديد: الجعفري يتهم المعارضة باستخدام مادة كيماوية في سراقب لتوريط الجيش السوري - بي بي سي العربية

"بي بي سي العربيةالجعفري يتهم المعارضة باستخدام مادة كيماوية في سراقب لتوريط الجيش السوريبي بي سي العربيةقال المندوب السوري لدى الأمم المتحدة بشار الجعفري إن إثارة الدول الغربية لملف الأسلحة الكيميائية في سوريا هو جزء من حملة الضغوط التي تمارس على سوريا. شاهدmp4 .لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، وأحدث..."


صبحي حديدي

من الحبّ ما استتر!

" خلال حواره الأخير مع قناة 'الإخبارية' التابعة لنظامه، قال بشار الأسد، في اشتراط ما يسمّيه 'الحوار الوطني': 'يمكن أن نتحاور مع أي جهة. نحاور من يغار على سورية. ومن لم يتعامل مع إسرائيل سرّاً أو علناً. وكل من لم يغازل إسرائيل'. وللمرء أن يدع جانباً حكاية 'الغيرة' على سورية، لأنّ قاذفات الأسد وصواريخ الـ'سكود' والبراميل المتفجرة..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: يا ناشطي الثورة فكروا.. بشار زار محطة كهرباء في حديقة تشرين!

"تشجع بشار الأسد وقطع عشرات الأمتار، وزار وبجرأة متناهية محطة للكهرباء في حديقة تشرين، التي لايفصلها عن قصر تشرين سوى شارع واحد، ولا تبعد عن قصر الشعب ولا المالكي سوى 3 دقائق بالسيارة!!ولم تقف جرأة بشار الأسد عند هذا الحد، بل إنه تجرأ ونشر خبر زيارته على صفحة الرئاسة السورية في موقع "فيس بوك"، موضحا أنه زار المحطة، وهنأ عمالها..."


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