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guardian

Nato seeks clarity in Syrian chemical weapons claims - video

Nato seeks clarity in Syrian chemical weapons claims - video

"Allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria must be taken seriously and 'strongly condemned' if proven, says Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen. France has said it is 'certain' that the nerve agent sarin has been used in Syria on several occasions following tests carried out..."


Putin defends arms sales to Syrian regime

independent

new: 'Death to the dictator': Isfahan funeral for Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri turns into anti-government protest - only ten days ahead of Iran's presidential elections

"The funeral for a high-profile dissident cleric in Iran has spawned the country's biggest anti-government protest in years, only ten days before the presidential elections.Related StoriesBritain confirms sarin deadly nerve agent has been used in SyriaSyria civil war: President Assad takes strategic..."


As Britain joins France in confirming deadly nerve agent sarin has been used in Syria

Britain confirms sarin deadly nerve agent has been used in Syria

Britain joins France and confirms sarin deadly nerve agent has been used in Syria

Britain confirms sarin deadly nerve agent has been used in Syria as France says chemical has been used by Assad's regime

washington post

new: Report: Lebanese militants help Syrian forces capture border town

France says it is ‘certain’ that Syrian government has used sarin gas

"BEIRUT —The French government said Tuesday that it has confirmed the use of sarin gas by Syria’s government, and a U.N. panel reported that it has “reasonable grounds” to believe that chemical weapons have been used in the country’s civil war, deepening international suspicions that..."


slate

Slatest PM: Obama Says He's Done Playing "Games"

Slatest PM: Obama Says He's Done Playing

"***Sign up here to receive The Slatest PM in your inbox daily.*** Ready for Battle: Washington Post: "President Obama on Tuesday called on the Senate to swiftly confirm three new nominees to the influential and understaffed U.S. Court of Appeals for the..."


voice of america

US to Deploy Patriot Missiles, F-16 Jets to Jordan

US to Deploy Patriot Missiles, F-16 Jets to Jordan

"The United States will deploy Patriot anti-aircraft missiles and F-16 fighter jets to Syria's neighbor Jordan this month, Jordan said on Tuesday, drawing swift condemnation from Moscow which accused the West of sending weapons to fuel Syria's civil war.   Jordan said the planes and missiles..."


Few Americans Among Foreigners Fighting With Syrian Rebels

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abc.net.au

France certain chemical weapons used in Syria, says all options on the table

France certain chemical weapons used in Syria, says all options on the table

"France says it has proof that president Bashar al-Assad's regime is using the deadly nerve agent sarin gas in Syria's civil war.French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said laboratory tests on samples smuggled out of the country had revealed the use of the gas "several times in a localised manner"..."


yahoo news

France, Britain confirm use of sarin gas in Syria

France, Britain confirm use of sarin gas in Syria

France, Britain confirms use of sarin gas in Syria

France says it confirms use of sarin gas in Syria

France says tests confirm sarin gas used in Syria

UN: More evidence needed on Syria chemical weapons

"BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. report on Syria said Tuesday there are "reasonable grounds" to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals have been used as weapons in at least four attacks in Syria's civil war, but that more evidence is needed to determine the precise chemical..."


google news

new: Why amplify Syria's arms race? - Globe and Mail

"Why amplify Syria's arms race?Globe and MailSome people never learn from their mistakes. After Afghanistan and Libya, why would anyone want to arm the Syrian rebels, when it's obvious that any weapons shipment would fall into the hands of the radical al-Qaeda-linked factions that now..."


new: Brian Stewart: Is Syria's Assad turning the tide of battle? - CBC.ca

new: The Obama-Putin Divide on Syria - Daily Beast

Exclusive: Top Islamic Leader Calls for No-Fly Zone in Syria - Daily Beast

The US has tragically misplayed Syria - Washington Post

France, Britain confirm use of sarin gas in Syria - CBC.ca

syria comment

Turkey Engulfed in Protests, Syria Conflict Worries Turkish Alevis, Syrian Turkomen Support Opposition

"See more photos at the following Atlantic article: Days of Anti-Government Protests and Harsh Crackdowns A protest in Istanbul, Turkey, that began as a relatively small event earlier in the week, erupted into massive anti-government demonstrations across the country following a harsh crackdown..."


“The Turkish-Syrian Border Dispute: A View From the Past” – By Meir Zamir

فرانس 24

جديد: قوات النظام السوري وحزب الله تسيطر على مدينة القصير

قوات النظام السوري وحزب الله تسيطر على مدينة القصير

"دمشق, (ا ف ب) - سيطرت قوات النظام السوري وحزب الله الاربعاء على مدينة القصير الاستراتيجية في وسط سوريا بعد اكثر من سنة من الحصار المفروض عليها ومعارك طاحنة منذ اكثر من اسبوعين.وهنأت طهران "الجيش والشعب السوريين" على "الانتصار"، فيما يتزامن سقوط القصير مع اجتماع ثلاثي مقرر الاربعاء في جنيف بين ممثلين عن الولايات المتحدة وروسيا..."


google

جديد: فرنسا تؤكد استخدام النظام السوري لغاز السارين - بي بي سي العربية

"بي بي سي العربيةفرنسا تؤكد استخدام النظام السوري لغاز السارينبي بي سي العربيةأكد وزير الخارجية الفرنسي أن النظام السوري استخدم غاز السارين في سوريا. وأعلن المتحدث باسم البيت الأبيض أن الولايات المتحدة بحاجة لمزيد من الأدلة حول استخدام الأسلحة الكيماوية في سوريا. شاهدmp4 .لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"،..."


جديد: الجيش السوري يقول إن السيطرة على القصير رسالة إلى الأعداء - رويترز العربية

صبحي حديدي

سمير قصير: ذكرى شهيد سوري

" منذ 2/6/2005، تاريخ اغتيال سمير قصير، المؤرخ والكاتب والصحافي اللبناني (الفلسطيني الأصل، لأمّ سورية)، لا تمرّ هذه الذكرى المشؤومة إلا وتضيف جديداً، أو لعلّها تشدّد على قديم يُعاد إنتاجه، أو ترتبط على نحو أوثق، بالسياقات التي اقترنت بتلك الجريمة؛ ليس لبنانياً، فحسب، بل عربياً أيضاً، وفلسطينياً وسورياً بصفة أخصّ. كذلك فإنها..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: طهران تهنئ حليفها بشار وتتهم قطر بالتورط في تأجيج النزاع

"سارع النظام الإيراني لتهنئة حليفه بشار الأسد على ما دعاه "الانتصار" في القصير، مستبقة هذه التهنئة باستدعاء سفير دولة قطر لدى طهران، لإبلاغه "احتجاجا شديد اللهجة"، على ما زعمت أن تورط لدولة قطر في مؤامرة للتخريب وتأجيج العنف الطائفي.ووفقا لوكالة "فارس" فإن النظام الإيراني اعتقل مجموعة من 12 شخصا، موجها إليهم تهما بالسعي لتأجيج..."


جديد: التسيب يطغى على امتحانات الثانوية، وتحذيرات من بكالوريا مضروبة

جديد: إدريس يلوح باستهداف مليشيا حزب الله داخل لبنان

جديد: مليشيا حزب الله تمد أذرعها إلى الشمال، وتحشد آلاف المقاتلين حول حلب

جديد: الخطيب يطالب بتفعيل معاهدة الدفاع المشترك لوقف جرائم النظام

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