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August 10, 2013

guardian

Obama says US will 'pause and reassess' relations with Putin and Russia

Obama says US will 'pause and reassess' relations with Putin and Russia

"President cites 'a number of emerging differences' on matters including Syria and human rights – but diplomatic talks continuePresident Barack Obama said on Friday it was appropriate for the US to pause and reassess its relationship with Russia, in the face of anti-America rhetoric and "backwards"..."


Turkish Airlines pilot and co-pilot kidnapped in Beirut

The biggest threat to America? The size of its own military budget | Michael Cohen

slate

Slatest PM: President Obama's New NSA Promise

Slatest PM: President Obama's New NSA Promise

"***Sign up here to receive the Slatest PM in your inbox daily.*** President Obama took to the podium at the White House today for a press conference for the first time since April 30. In the nearly hour-long session, the president focused on potential NSA reforms, but also..."


foreign policy

Morning Brief: Yemeni Govt. Claims to Have Foiled Terror Plot

"Yemeni Govt. Claims to Have Foiled Terror Plot Top news: The Yemeni government claims to have foiled an audacious terrorist plot that involved blowing up oil pipelines, seizing ports, and attacking embassies in the country's capital. The attack would have struck at the heart of Yemen's..."


voice of america

new: 20 Killed in Syrian Air Strikes

"A Syrian watchdog group says government air strikes overnight in western Syria have killed at least 20 people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday half of the those killed in the strikes in Salma were rebel fighters. Syria's conflict has taken on an increasingly sectarian..."


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new: US, Russia agree to prepare for Syria peace talks - Reuters

"CTV NewsUS, Russia agree to prepare for Syria peace talksReutersRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters after five hours of political and security meetings in Washington that officials from the two countries will meet again by the end of the month to prepare for the Syria talks...."


new: Journalists in Syria Face Dangers of War and Rising Risk of Abduction - New York Times (blog)

new: The Failed Saudi-Russian Talks: Desperate Diplomacy as Syria Implodes - TIME

Bullets and bank accounts - The Economist

As Foreign Fighters Flood Syria, Fears of a New Extremist Haven - New York Times (blog)

US and Russian officials agree to push for peace in Syria - Toronto Star

Turkey alert after Syria-linked pilots' kidnap in Beirut - BBC News

Satellite images show Syria neighborhoods before and after Scud missile strikes - Washington Post (blog)

syria deeply

Why I Fled Damascus

"As part of our effort to highlight civilian stories, below is a conversation between Syria Deeply and a 22-year-old man from a prominent Sunni family. He fled his home in Damascus more than a year ago; since then, he has seen a cousin kidnapped for hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom..."


Decoder: How the Rebels Won Aleppo’s Minnagh Air Base

google

موسكو وواشنطن لعقد مؤتمر جنيف-2 حول سوريا "في أقرب وقت" - AFP

"AFPموسكو وواشنطن لعقد مؤتمر جنيف-2 حول سوريا "في أقرب وقت"AFPواشنطن, (ا ف ب) - اعلن وزير الخارجية الروسي سيرغي لافروف بعد لقاء مع نظيره الاميركي جون كيري في واشنطن الجمعة ان روسيا والولايات المتحدة متفقتان على ضرورة تنظيم مؤتمر جنيف-2 الدولي حول السلام في سوريا "في أقرب وقت ممكن". وقال لافروف خلال لقاء مع الصحافيين في السفارة..."


صبحي حديدي

"تحرير الساحل" وتحريك المياه الراكدة: رفعت الأسد نموذجاً

"رغم أنها ما تزال محدودة النطاق جغرافياً، وذات طبيعة رمزية عسكرياً، ومتضاربة في حصيلة فوائدها ومضارّها سياسياً؛ فإنّ عمليات "الجيش السوري الحرّ" الأخيرة في بعض قرى الساحل السوري حرّكت مقداراً ملموساً من المياه الراكدة في مواقف أبناء الطائفة العلوية، تجاه الانتفاضة أسوة بالنظام. كذلك استدعت ردود أفعال متباينة، ليس بمعنى اختلاف..."


زمان الوصل

جديد: هل من متسعٍ للنوم؟

"هل من متسعٍ للنوم؟ ريما مستلقية على حافة النوم في السرير فيروز تغازل النعاس غناءً لتستدرجه إلى عيون ريما \" يلا تنام يلا تناملذبحلا طير الحماميلا تنام ريما، يلا يجيها النوم \" سمعت هذه الغنية عشرات، بل مئات المرات، وفي كل مرة كنت احبها اكثر، وتمنيت لو يعود الزمن بي طفلاُ. اليوم احسست كأني اسمع هذه الأغنية لأول مرة، غضبتُ من فيروز..."


جديد: سيذكر التاريخ

جديد: اشتعال جبهة الساحل موعد طال انتظاره

جديد: أوامر بقتل معتقلي سجون الأسد وإلزام أهلهم التوقيع على حادث أليم

جديد: أكد تشكيل جيش وطني... الجربا: الأسابيع المقبلة تحمل تطوراً عسكرياً على الأرض

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