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May 25, 2013

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guardian

Letters: Our use of Hellfire missiles could come back to haunt us

"Simon Jenkins has shown courage in connecting the criminal outrage in Woolwich with the participation of the UK in the use of drones to destroy whole village communities in Afghanistan (An echo chamber of mass hysteria only aids terrorists, 24 May). He is surely correct when he poignantly remarks:..."


Hezbollah's role in Syrian conflict ushers new reality for its supporters

Hezbollah's role in Syrian conflict ushers new reality for its supporters

independent

Gunmen face off in Tripoli as sectarian battle escalates

"Mazen Zred was one of the 30 lucky ones yesterday morning.Related StoriesIran's clerical leaders cut presidency down to sizeDon't let talks over two-state solution drift, warns HagueAssad regime agrees to attend first peace conference with rebelsFighting has turned Tripoli, Lebanon, into a..."


Fighting has turned Tripoli, Lebanon, into a battleground – and brought the Syrian war home

Iran's clerical leaders cut presidency down to size

Assad regime agrees to attend first peace conference with rebels

washington post

As Syrian war shuts down trade routes, Turkish business improvises

Russia says Assad agrees ‘in principle’ to join Syria peace talks

"MOSCOW — Russia said Friday that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed “in principle” to participate in a peace conference sponsored by Russia and the United States. “Confirmation of the Syrian government’s tentative readiness to take part in the international..."


the economist

Strife in Iraq: Worse and worse

"A WIDENING arc of violence across Iraq is raising fears that the country could fracture under the weight of sectarian and political strife. Attacks in the past week stretched from north of Baghdad, the capital, to the normally calm southern city of Basra, killing more than 200 people. The targets..."


voice of america

Biden Phones Iraqi PM, Concerned About Sectarian Violence

"U.S. Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday to express concern over the recent rise in violence, including bombings. The White House says Biden pledged continued U.S. support for Iraq in its fight against terrorism. A statement says Biden and Maliki..."


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Russia says Syrian regime agrees to peace talks

Russia says Syrian regime agrees to peace talks

"BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government has agreed to attend a conference proposed by Russia and the United States on ending the country's civil war, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday, the first sign that President Bashar Assad's regime would be willing to take part in the talks..."


google news

new: Iran has not sent, will not send troops to Syria: Vahidi - Press TV

"Press TVIran has not sent, will not send troops to Syria: VahidiPress TVThe Iranian official said that those countries accusing others of meddling in Syria have turned the region into a battlefield by committing “outrageous war crimes” in Iraq and Afghanistan and supporting Israel's..."


new: US, Turkey, Qatar seek urgent UN rights debate on Syria - Channel News Asia

new: Israeli official: Syria attempted to mount cyberattack on Haifa's water ... - Haaretz

new: Hezbollah, Syria government forces push for advance in Qusair - Reuters

Kurds flee for Iraq as Syria war slogs on - Aljazeera.com

Russia, China to attend confab on Syria in Tehran: official - Press TV

Restoration of Ankara-Damascus ties can end Syria unrest: Iran envoy - Press TV

In Syria's shadow, Iraq violence presents new test for US - Reuters

syria comment

Sheikh al-Yaqoubi Elected to the NC—its first non-Brotherhood-aligned religious figure

"The Rise of the Sufis by Matthew Barber—This story first appeared on Syria Comment   Newly-elected to the Syrian National Coalition, Sheikh Mohammad al-Yaqoubi is moderate, influential, and ready to go to work   From the beginning of the uprising, mainstream Syrian Sunni ‘ulema—the..."


Is Jabhat al-Nosra breaking apart?

Documentary: Where the war still echoes

google

جديد: الائتلاف الوطني هو الممثل الشرعي للشعب السوري - الرياض

"الرياضالائتلاف الوطني هو الممثل الشرعي للشعب السوريالرياضقال وزير الخارجية الأمير سعود الفيصل إنه لا مكان لبشار الأسد في مستقبل سوريا وإن المملكة العربية السعودية تؤيد إرادة الشعب السوري في ألا يكون لمن تلطخت أيديهم بالدماء دورا في مستقبل البلاد ، وقال الفيصل خلال مؤتمر صحفي عقد في جدة مع نظيره الهندي سلمان خورشيد "لا يمكن..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: ماخوس لـزمان الوصل.. التوسعة تشمل مابين 20-30 شخصية وطنية

"نفى سفير الإئتلاف الوطني المعارض في فرنسا، د.منذر ماخوس أي لبس حول عدم دعوة الإئتلاف إلى جينف حتى الآن، موضحاً أن الإئتلاف لم يتلقَ حتى الآن دعوة رسمية، إلا أن ذلك لايعني عدم دعوته، لأن المشروع مطروح على الطاولة.وأوضح ماخوس في تصريح خص به "زمان الوصل" أن الإئتلاف لم يحدد -في حال قبل الحضور- شكل مشاركته. وحول تساؤلنا عن الفائدة..."


جديد: د. مروة لـزمان الوصل: الائتلاف ليس مدعواً لجنيف حتى الآن، والتوسعة لن تغير نوعية قراراته

جديد: جنيف2 .. لا حلحلة بل قواعد اشتباك جديدة

جديد: الثورة السورية.. هل ستؤدي إلى تكنيس حزب الله؟

جديد: 10 آلاف عالق على الحدود السورية الأردنية بعد إغلاق عمان حدودها

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