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August 7, 2013


Iran ready to talk if US shows 'goodwill', says new president

Iran ready to talk if US shows 'goodwill', says new president

"Hassan Rouhani says Tehran would match any 'constructive move' by Washington to end stalemate over nuclear programmeIran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has said his government is determined to engage in "serious and substantive" negotiations with the west without wasting time in order to..."


Slatest PM: Obama Talks Freddie and Fannie's Future

Slatest PM: Obama Talks Freddie and Fannie's Future

"***Sign up here to receive the Slatest PM in your inbox daily.*** Freddie and Fannie's Future: New York Times: "In another sign that the housing market has strengthened, President Obama on Tuesday outlined his long-awaited ideas for overhauling the mortgage finance..."

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Morning Brief: U.S. Closes Diplomatic Posts Amid Terror Threat

"U.S. Closes Diplomatic Posts Amid Terror Threat Top news: Amid what American security officials are vaguely describing as high levels of terrorist "chatter," nineteen American diplomatic posts throughout the Middle East and Africa will stay closed this week. Likening the intercepted..."

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Kerry, Hagel to Meet with Russian Counterparts in Washington

"The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with their Russian counterparts Friday in Washington. A State Department spokeswoman says the talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will include discussions..."


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new: UNSC should condemn crimes committed against Kurds in Syria - Lavrov - RT (blog)

"RT (blog)UNSC should condemn crimes committed against Kurds in Syria - LavrovRT (blog)The UN Security Council must unambiguously condemn the reported killings of Kurds by radical forces, which try to establish an Islamist state in Syria, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Lavrov commented..."

new: Britain to give its biggest ever single aid donation to help Syria's civil war ... -

Analysis: Iran, Syria, Egypt likely to dominate talks between Dempsey and Gantz - Jerusalem Post

Disturbing report alleges killings of 450 Kurds in Syria - RT

CIA Official Calls Syria Top Threat to US Security - Wall Street Journal

Exclusive: Syria seeks to tap frozen bank accounts for food supplies - Reuters

Across Forbidden Border, Doctors in Israel Quietly Tend to Syria's Wounded - New York Times

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Syria Consolidates into Three Cantons as the Opposition Pushes Back, Taking Mengh Airbase and other Strategic Points

"Syria is consolidating into three cantons. Posted by Joshua Landis The Syrian Arab Army is on the retreat in the North, Aleppo, Idlib and now some high points East of Latakia as well. The Free Syrian Army is making progress in Damascus countryside as well. These important advances seem to..."

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new: Solar Power for Syrian Refugees

"According to the United Nations, the conflict in Syria has produced the gravest refugee crisis in the world since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It estimates the number of refugees in neighboring countries at well over 1.8 million, with thousands continuing to flee daily and an estimated..."

Ersal: The Pro-Revolution Village in Lebanon’s Shia Heartland

Decoder: The Battle for Latakia Begins

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Q+A: Srdja Popovic on ‘User-Friendly’ Change in Syria


جديد: المرصد السوري: الجيش السوري يقتل 62 من مقاتلي المعارضة شرقي دمشق - رويترز العربية

"FRANCE 24 - Monte Carlo Doualiyaالمرصد السوري: الجيش السوري يقتل 62 من مقاتلي المعارضة شرقي دمشقرويترز العربيةبيروت (رويترز) - قال المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان إن 62 من مقاتلي المعارضة قتلوا في كمين للجيش السوري فجر الأربعاء قرب بلدة عدرا شرقي دمشق. ولم تحدد الوكالة العربية السورية للأنباء عدد القتلى إلا أنها قالت إن وحدة من الجيش "قضت... في..."

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رحيل شارون: للنظام السوري طول البقاء!

"في صيف العام 2006، حين أجبرت الغيبوبة أرييل شارون على مغادرة الحياة السياسية، كان آخر مواقفه، بصفته رئيس وزراء وزعيماً لحزب "كاديما"، هو الدفاع الشرس عن نظام بشار الأسد، وتوفير الأسباب الكفيلة بحفظ بقائه، وعدم المضيّ في الضغوط الأمريكية ـ الفرنسية (أيام الرئيسين الأمريكي جورج بوش والفرنسي جاك شيراك) إلى مستوى يهدّد بانهيار بنية..."

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جديد: 3 شهداء سعوديين في معركة تحرير مطار منغ

"تناقلت منتديات سعودية خبر استشهاد 3 سعوديين في معركة تحرير مطار منغ، الذي شكل سقوطه ضربة قاصمة لظهر النظام في الشمال السوري.وقالت هذه المنتديات إن الشهداء الثلاثة هم: معاذ عبدالرحيم، منصور العبود، عبد الله السياط.وسبق لمراسل "زمان الوصل" أن نقل عن مصادر ميدانية تأكيدها للدور الفعال الذي لعبه "المهاجرون" في تكليل عملية تحرير..."

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