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January 24, 2014


new: Geneva II talks on Syria: key participants

Geneva II talks on Syria: key participants

"As long-awaited direct peace talks between the Syrian government and rebels fighting to overthrow it get under way, Ian Black profiles some of the key participantsLakhdar BrahimiRepresenting the UN and the Arab League, Brahimi is one of the world's most experienced mediators. The Algerian diplomat,..."

new: A brilliant scheme for making sure Syria's child refugees get an education | Gordon Brown

Anti-terrorism strategies: the case for thinking differently | Editorial

Why Associated Press was right to sever ties with Narciso Contreras

Return to Homs: Sundance 2014 – first look review

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Kerry Talks of Iran, Syria at World Economic Forum

Kerry Talks of Iran, Syria at World Economic Forum

"U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Friday. Some 30 heads of state, including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, are among 2,500 participants attending the annual meeting of world leaders. Iran, Syria and the global economy top the agenda this..."


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US and Iran Offer Clashing Accounts of the Civil War in Syria - New York Times

"CNNUS and Iran Offer Clashing Accounts of the Civil War in SyriaNew York TimesDAVOS, Switzerland — Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran offered clashing accounts on Thursday of the civil war in Syria, and the role that Tehran is playing in the conflict. The contrasting..."

This is your captain: We'll shortly be arriving at Syria's most dangerous city - CNN

Desperate times A conference on Syria is not enough. The West should also arm ... - The Economist

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“Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength,” by Joshua Landis

"Analysis: Why Syria's Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength - Understanding why Assad's regime survives more than two years after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it a "dead man walking" is critical for gauging the outcome of the Geneva II talks.The post “Why..."

“Observations of a Homsi living in Tartous,” by Aboud Dandachi

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Q+A: Vali Nasr Explains How to Engage Iran on Syria

"DAVOS – In a speech today before the World Economic Forum, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the development of nuclear weapons “has no place in Iran’s security strategy” and that he would remove “all political and economic impediments to growth” in Iran through “constructive..."

How Kuwait Emerged as a Rebel Finance Hub

What Happened During the First Day in Montreux?

Are Syrian Kurds Being Left Out in Montreux?

One on One: Mike Giglio, Middle East Correspondent, Buzzfeed

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جديد: بعد تلقيه تهديداً بالقتل: الناشط الإعلامي خبيب عمار لـزمان الوصل: تعرضت لـالتشبيح من بعض الكتائب الإسلامية!

"تعرض الناشط الإعلامي "خبيب عمار" الذي يغطي أخبار ريف دمشق الغربي للعديد من القنوات العربية الإخبارية للتهديد بالقتل من قبل شخص اتخذ اسم "المعز لدين الإسلام" ونسب نفسه لإحدى الكتائب الإسلامية "وجاء في التهديد الذي نشره عمار على صفحته (خبيث عمار قربت جيتك على منتجع التوبة وأنت بتعرف شو يعني "التوبة" فيا قص لسانك يا إما قسماً برب..."

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