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December 19, 2013

guardian

Al-Qaida-linked group accused of torture in areas of Syria it controls

Al-Qaida-linked group accused of torture in areas of Syria it controls

"Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has carried out summary killings and flogged children as young as 13, says AmnestyThe Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) – the al-Qaida-affiliated group in Syria – has been accused of widespread human rights abuses including torture and summary..."


Guardian Weekly year in review 2013: Hope born in Iran but fades elsewhere in Middle East

Guardian Weekly year in review 2013: Obama's bubble continues to deflate

Mission accomplished? Afghanistan is a calamity and our leaders must be held to account | Seumas Milne

independent

The death of Dr Abbas Khan asks more questions about the Syrian regime than it answers

The death of Dr Abbas Khan shows how Syria's President Assad shares power with ruthless and erratic henchmen

The West has put Middle East at risk by failing to intervene in Syria and making overtures to the new Iranian regime, says senior Saudi diplomat

"The West’s failure to intervene in Syria, coupled with its attempts at forging a nuclear deal with Iran, “risk the security of the region,” a senior Saudi diplomat has warned, saying the Arab kingdom was willing to go it alone and had no choice but to “become more assertive in international..."


The children who join the Cubs... and learn to kill people: Al-Qa’ida-led factions in Syria are training boys as young as 10 to become rebel fighters

Family of 'murdered' doctor Abbas Khan fight for return of his body from Syria

the economist

War and peace in Syria: Where are the good guys?

"WHAT to do when the party you have been backing loses sway? That is the question facing Western supporters of the Syrian National Coalition, the umbrella group that claims to represent the main political opposition, and its armed wing of loosely allied rebel militias, known as the Free Syrian..."


foreign policy

Can Samantha Power Wage a War on Atrocities in Central African Republic?

"Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is making an unannounced visit to the killing fields of the Central African Republic today to drive home the point that the United States has a moral obligation to use a portion of its power and financial resources to help stem mass..."


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new: Secret detention part of Syria 'campaign of terror:' U.N.

"The state-run practice of enforced disappearances in Syria - abductions that are officially denied - is systematic enough to amount to a crime of humanity, they said in a report. Some armed groups in northern Syria, especially the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have also begun..."


new: Amnesty accuses al-Qaida group in Syria of torture

Amnesty accuses al-Qaida group in Syria of torture

EU hands 147 mln euros more to UN agencies to help Syrians

Settlement construction 'hampers' peace: Jerusalem patriarch

google news

new: War and peace in Syria Where are the good guys? - The Economist

"Asharq Alawsat EnglishWar and peace in Syria Where are the good guys?The EconomistWHAT to do when the party you have been backing loses sway? That is the question facing Western supporters of the Syrian National Coalition, the umbrella group that claims to represent the main political opposition,..."


'Slaughtered like sheep': Eyewitnesses recount massacre in Adra, Syria - RT

Report Detail Could Further Implicate Syria in Chemical Attack, Analysts Say - New York Times

Chemical Weapons Agency Unveils Plan for Destroying Syria's Stockpile - New York Times

Family Refused Access To Briton Killed In Syria - Sky News

syria comment

“Why Syria’s Kurds are beating Al Qaeda,” By Balint Szlanko

"Why Syria’s Kurds are beating Al Qaeda By Balint Szlanko – @balintszlanko For Syria Comment, December 16. 2013 The Kurds of Syria have been in the news lately. Fighting—and beating—Al Qaeda-allied groups and other rebel militias in their struggle for Syria’s northeast, in the..."


Battle in East Ghouta, Damascus: Rebels Claim to kill 800 Syrian Army Soldiers

syria deeply

State of the Battle: Assad Forces Escalate Offensive In Aleppo

"This week activists said more than 100 civilians had been killed by air strikes in the opposition-held areas of Aleppo, an escalation in fighting in a city where rebels and government forces have been at a stalemate for months.  The surge, which included the liberal dropping of deadly barrel..."


Rocketed Rubble Becomes Treasure Trove for Aleppo’s ‘Rag Pickers’

Seeking to Chart the Best Course for Peace in Syria

Lebanese Fear Loss of Land to Syrian Refugees

In Focus: For a Syrian Family, Illegal Border Crossing Proves Deadly

زمان الوصل

جديد: حقوق الإنسان والثورة السورية.. جمال قارصلي

"ها هي الذكرى الخامسة والستون لليوم العالمي لحقوق الإنسان تمر علينا بالتزامن مع مرور ألف يوم على انطلاق ثورة الحرية والكرامة في سوريا. في هذا اليوم (10.12.1948) أقرّت الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة حق كل إنسان في التمتع بالحرية والكرامة والمساواة, مهما كانت صفاته ولونه وعرقه ودينه. هذه الحقوق ليست محصورة بمجتمع معيّن, بل صالحة..."


جديد: الكرامة بطلا لدورة الشهيد عبد القادر الصالح

جديد: برميل علوني عندما يرمى من هليكوبتر الجزيرة

جديد: الجربا في إربيل لبحث مشاركة الأكراد في جنيف 2

جديد: غدير الشعشاع في ذمة الله

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