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August 2, 2013

guardian

UN team heads to Syria to inspect sites of alleged chemical weapon attacks

UN team heads to Syria to inspect sites of alleged chemical weapon attacks

"Team to depart 'within days', ending months of negotiations after attack near Aleppo sparked blame game between Assad regime and rebelsUN inspectors are to go to Syria as soon as possible to investigate alleged attacks employing chemicals weapons at three sites in the country.The investigation..."


Why I'm (somewhat) optimistic about the latest Israel-Palestine peace talks | Michael Cohen

independent

new: Video: Huge fireball blast in Syria

"A huge fireball explosion reaches hundreds of metres into the skies over the Syrian city of Homs after opposition activists reportedly attacked a weapons cache.Related StoriesNato airstrike kills five Afghan policemen in overnight 'friendly fire' incidentSyrian conflict: Only reversals on the..."


Nato airstrike kills five Afghan policemen in overnight 'friendly fire' incident

washington post

Assad praises troops as blast rocks Homs

"BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad put on a show of confidence Thursday, releasing photos of a visit to a war-scarred suburb of the capital and praising his troops’ recent battlefield gains, even as a massive explosion in the central city of Homs offered a reminder of the rebels’..."


the economist

Lebanon’s electricity: Blackout

"SO ENDEMIC are Lebanon’s blackouts that there is an app to track Beirut’s rolling cuts, a popular Twitter hashtag “BlameBassil” is named after the energy minister, Gebran Bassil, and researchers study the drop in air quality during power cuts when thousands of generators are whirring...."


foreign policy

Blue-Eyed Jihad - By Harald Doornbos and Jenan Moussa

Morning Brief: Bradley Manning Convicted of Espionage, Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

"Bradley Manning Convicted of Espionage, Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy Top news: Army Private Bradley Manning was acquitted Tuesday of charges that he aided the enemy by providing WikiLeaks with a trove of classified government documents but was convicted on several charges of espionage..."


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new: State TV: Jordan seizes 'large amount of weapons' near Syria border - Al-Arabiya

"Arutz ShevaState TV: Jordan seizes 'large amount of weapons' near Syria borderAl-ArabiyaA large amount of weapons and ammunition were seized in the northern border near Syria, the Jordanian Armed Forces said in an official statement aired on the country's official TV Thursday. “Border..."


new: Who controls what in Syria since the fall of Qusair? - BBC News

new: 'US leaks on alleged Syria strikes could be attempt to harm Israeli interests' - Jerusalem Post

UN team heads to Syria to inspect sites of alleged chemical weapon attacks - The Guardian

'My son was radicalized, recruited to join jihad in Syria' - Belgian father - RT (blog)

Kurdish Struggle Blurs Syria's Battle Lines - New York Times

In Syria, Assad praises troops as blast rocks Homs - Washington Post

Massive weapons depot blast in Syria kills 40 - CTV News

syria comment

Problems for Syrians in Egypt; News from Kurdish North; Looting & Oil; Round-up

"by Matthew Barber The scale of this propaganda piece is impressive: An ISIS billboard in Raqqa promoting shari’a law. The yellow text at the top says “The state’s civil law is contrary to the religion of Allah,” followed by a verse from the Qur’an (3:83 “Do..."


syria deeply

Why Syria’s Ancient Objects are in Danger

"This month’s strike on Krak des Chevaliers, the 12th-century Crusader castle, put UNESCO, historians and antiquities experts on edge. “The situation is really, really serious, and it’s so serious that at our last session we put all sites in Syria on the world danger list,..."


Decoder: The Battle for Khaldiyeh

google

قصف بدرعا وعشرات القتلى بانفجار بحمص - الجزيرة

"النهارقصف بدرعا وعشرات القتلى بانفجار بحمصالجزيرةشنت قوات النظام غارة جوية على مدينة نوى بريف درعا، فيما قتل ما لا يقل عن أربعين شخصا وجرح العشرات جراء انفجار ضخم في مستودعات للذخيرة في حيي النزهة ووادي الذهب بمدينة حمص، في وقت اشتبك فيه مقاتلو الجيش السوري الحر مع قوات النظام في عدة مناطق من العاصمة دمشق. وقال ناشطون إن القصف..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: المالح يعرب عن خيبة أمله من مخالفات توسعة الائتلاف ويستهجن قبول التحاور مع الأسد بلا شروط

"حصلت "زمان الوصل" على رسالة وجهها رئيس اللجنة القانونية في الائتلاف هيثم المالح إلى الائتلاف الوطني، كتبها في صورة خواطر، معربا فيها عن خيبة أمله في الخطوات التي رافقت توسعة الائتلاف وتبعتها، لاسيما أنها لم تكن سليمة من الناحية القانونية والإجرائية.كما عبر المالح عن صدمته لسماع تصريحات تبدي عدم ممانعة الائتلاف في الجلوس مع..."


جديد: حمص.. الثوار يستهدفون مخزن أسلحة في وادي الذهب، والحصيلة الأولية أكثر من 140 قتيلا وجريحا

جديد: النظام يفطر على دماء السوريين.. 2104 شهداء خلال 21 يوماً من رمضان

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