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June 15, 2013

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guardian

new: Kerry: Syria developments 'threaten to put settlement out of reach'

Kerry: Syria developments 'threaten to put settlement out of reach'

"Secretary of state doubts Assad's 'commitment' to negotiations given use of chemical weapons and involvement of HezbollahThe American secretary of state, John Kerry, warned on Saturday that what the US believes to be Syria's use of chemical weapons against rebels and the creeping role played..."


Tony Blair calls for west to intervene in Syria conflict

Tax secrecy to be swept away, says David Cameron

US looks to G8 summit to build consensus over Syria

Martin Rowson on Obama and Syria – cartoon

independent

new: Reformist Hassan Rouhani wins Iran presidential election

"Hassan Rouhani, the sole reformist candidate in Iran’s election, is the new Iranian president. He was declared the victor after winning, according to the country’s interior minister, more than half the vote, thus avoiding any need for a second round of voting. Related StoriesIran presidential..."


new: Iran presidential election: Reformist Hasan Rouhani takes early lead over hardliners in race to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran presidential election: Sole reformist Hasan Rouhani takes wide lead over hardliners as early vote counts revealed

Iran presidential election: Moderate conservative Hasan Rouhani takes wide lead over hardliners as early vote counts revealed

Iran presidential election: Moderate conservative Hasan Rouhani takes wide lead as early vote counts revealed

fox news

new: Al-Qaida's Iraq head refuses to scrap Syria merger

"The leader of al-Qaida's Iraq arm defiantly rejected an order from the terror network's global command to scrap a merger with the organization's Syria affiliate, according to a message purporting to be from him that was posted online Saturday. The latest alleged statement by Abu..."


voice of america

White House: Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels 'Finalized'

White House: Decision to Arm Syrian Rebels 'Finalized'

"U.S. President Barack Obama will face difficult talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week after his decision to arm Syrian rebels. White House officials say the decision is "already finalized" and will not be changed by his upcoming meeting with fellow heads of the Group of Eight..."


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abc.net.au

UN says US move to give arms to Syrian rebels will do nothing to end conflict

UN says US move to give arms to Syrian rebels will do nothing to end conflict

"United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says the United States' decision to provide arms to rebel fighters in Syria would not be helpful.The Obama administration said yesterday it had reviewed intelligence reports and concluded that forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad had..."


google news

new: Al-Qaida's Iraq Head Defies Boss Over Syria Fight - ABC News

"ABC NewsAl-Qaida's Iraq Head Defies Boss Over Syria FightABC NewsThe leader of al-Qaida's Iraq arm defiantly rejected an order from the terror network's central command to stop claiming control over the organization's Syria affiliate, according to a message purportedly from..."


In Syria, a messy road ahead for Obama - USA TODAY

US military officials say help for Syria likely to escalate gradually - NBCNews.com (blog)

Russia Says No-Fly Zone Over Syria Would Be Illegal - NPR

Tony Blair calls for west to intervene in Syria conflict - The Guardian

Polls Show Chemical Weapons Affect Public's View on Syria - New York Times (blog)

Harper backs US claim of chemical weaponry in Syria - Globe and Mail

Obama to step up military support of Syrian rebels - CBC.ca

syria comment

Round Up: Qusayr, Hezbollah, Regional Sectarianism, Ehsani on Economics, Foreign Jihadis Behead & Kill for Blasphemy, US Intervention Proposal

"From Our Readers Yamin sent the following in an email: The Syrian Government ignores 70 percent of the Opposition fighters being Free Syrian Army and label all of them as al-Qaeda or Jabhat al-Nusra. To them any fighters, regardless of their just causes, are Moslem fanatics. Hilarious. The..."


syria deeply

What’s the State of Syria’s Opposition?

"Rex Brynen is a political science professor at McGill University in Montreal and an expert on Middle East conflict and development. He talked with Syria Deeply about the state of  Syria’ s political opposition after the unraveling of talks earlier this month in Istanbul, and after the..."


The Conversation: My Harrowing Escape from Qusayr, Part I

Reactions: Experts Weigh in on the U.S. Move to Arm the Rebels

Social Media Buzz: Assad Lures Shiites to His Secular Army

فرانس 24

جديد: اكثر من سبعين ضابطا في الجيش السوري اعلنوا انشقاقهم وتوجهوا الى تركيا

اكثر من سبعين ضابطا في الجيش السوري اعلنوا انشقاقهم وتوجهوا الى تركيا

"انقرة (ا ف ب) - افاد مصدر رسمي تركي السبت ان اكثر من سبعين ضابطا بينهم ستة جنرالات و22 عقيدا انشقوا عن الجيش السوري النظامي في الساعات ال36 الماضية وتوجهوا الى تركيا المجاورة.وياتي هذا الانشقاق غير المسبوق منذ اشهر عدة بعدما قررت الولايات المتحدة الخميس تقديم "مساعدة عسكرية" الى مقاتلي المعارضة السورية من دون ان تحدد ماهيتها.واحجمت..."


google

جديد: 70 ضابطا يفرون إلى تركيا وواشنطن تقول إن الحل السياسي في سوريا في خطر - دويتشه فيله

"الرياض70 ضابطا يفرون إلى تركيا وواشنطن تقول إن الحل السياسي في سوريا في خطردويتشه فيلهذكرت مصادر رسمية تركية أن أكثر من سبعين ضابطا، ضمنهم ستة جنرالات و22 عقيدا، انشقوا عن الجيش السوري النظامي وتوجهوا إلى تركيا المجاورة. من جهتها أعلنت الخارجية الأميركية أن الحل السياسي في سوريا في خطر. أفاد مصدر رسمي تركي اليوم السبت (15 يونيو/حزيران)..."


جديد: قاعدة العراق تؤكد اندماجها مع "النصرة" - الجزيرة

جديد: الأردن: لن نكون منطلقاً لأي عمل عسكري ضد سوريا - العربية نت

زمان الوصل

جديد: 73 ضابطا من جيش النظام يدخلون إلى تركيا مع عائلاتهم

"قالت وكالة الأنباء التركية الرسمية "أناضول" إن 73 ضابطا من جيش النظام، بينهم 7 عمداء و20 عقيدا، عبروا الحدود مع أسرهم طالبين اللجوء.وأبانت "أناضول" أن العدد الإجمالي للضابط مع أسرهم بلغ 202 شخصا، وأنهم وصلوا بلدة الريحانية التركية، القريبة من الحدود السورية، قبل أن يتم نقلهم إلى المخيم الخاص باستقبال العسكريين.ويأتي هذا الانشقاق..."


جديد: نصائح سوريّة لمتظاهري ساحة تقسيم تركيا

جديد: دماء الأغصان السورية

جديد: بينما يقتل السوريين كل لحظة.. بشار يؤمن للإيرانين مراكز انتخاباتهم في سوريا

جديد: قيادي سلفي ينتقد مستشارا لمرسي يعارض تسليح ثوار سوريا

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