Daily News from Syria


June 20, 2014

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The view from Iran: Both smug and fearful

"Rouhani is happy to help FOR a country long treated as a pariah, being courted is as welcome as it is unusual. That now is Iran’s experience. As Barack Obama is dragged back towards the Iraqi quagmire from which he thought he had escaped, Iran spots a chance to strengthen its influence there..."

The forces in Iraq: Why Iraq’s army crumbled

Iraq: How did it come to this?

voice of america

new: Security Chief Escapes Suicide Bomb Attack in Lebanon

Security Chief Escapes Suicide Bomb Attack in Lebanon

"A suicide bomber killed one person and wounded 37 in an attack at a security checkpoint in Lebanon on Friday that narrowly missed a top security official who said he had been told Islamist militants wanted to assassinate him.   The explosion occurred in the country's Bekaa Valley near the..."

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Scores dead in western Syria bomb blast

Number of forcibly displaced people hits 51 million

Number of forcibly displaced people hits 51 million

US ready for 'targeted' military action in Iraq

"US president Barack Obama says he is ready to take "targeted" and "precise" military action in Iraq if necessary following the swift advance of radical Sunni fighters.Speaking at the White House overnight, Mr Obama said the US was ready to send in up to 300 military advisers and make targeted..."

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new: Saudi king's visit to Cairo shows support for Sisi

"By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - A rare visit to Egypt by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, expected in Cairo on Friday evening, underlines the strong support the aging monarch is showing for new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Analysts say the Gulf kingdom wants Egypt to be a bulwark amid..."

More than 50 million displaced worldwide, U.N. says

Watchdog accuses Syria's Kurdish party of abuses

Watchdog accuses Syria's Kurdish party of abuses

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White House beginning to consider conflicts in Syria and Iraq as single challenge - Washington Post

"BBC NewsWhite House beginning to consider conflicts in Syria and Iraq as single challengeWashington PostThe Obama administration has begun to consider the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as a single challenge, with an al-Qaeda-inspired insurgency threatening both countries' governments and..."

Help for Syria's maimed falls tragically short - Los Angeles Times

Scores dead in western Syria bomb blast - ABC Online

Gore Blames Syria Civil War on Global Warming - Fox News (blog)

Car bombing in central Syria kills 34 - Globalnews.ca

ISIS Holds Festive Public Execution in Syria Complete With Music and Small ... - TheBlaze.com

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“Bilal” – by Stephen Boeshaar

"Stephen Boeshaar worked throughout the Arab World for many years and is fluent in Syrian Arabic. After serving with the Peace Corps in Morocco in the 1960s, he ran English language instruction programs in Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, and Syria, and worked with Fulbright in Egypt developing university..."


جديد: نازحو العالم إلى ارتفاع والسوريون في المقدمة - العربية نت

"العربية نتنازحو العالم إلى ارتفاع والسوريون في المقدمةالعربية نتلأول مرة منذ الحرب العالمية الثانية تخطى عدد النازحين في العالم بسبب النزاعات والأزمات، وفي طليعتها النزاع في سوريا عتبة الخمسين مليونا، وفق تقرير أصدرته المفوضية العليا للاجئين التابعة للأمم المتحدة الجمعة. وقال أنطونيو غوتيريس رئيس المفوضية لدى عرض التقرير..."

جديد: مقتل واصابة عشرات في تفجير انتحاري استهدف قرية قرب حماة - إذاعة العراق الحر

زمان الوصل

جديد: تركيا تكشف عن سيارة سورية مفخخة في الريحانية، وتفجرها عن بعد

"أكدت مصادر أهلية في مدينة الريحانية التركية بالقرب من الحدود السورية، أن السلطات التركية تمكّنت ظهر الجمعة من الكشف عن سيارة معدّة للتفجير بالقرب من مسجد قرب مفرق "بي دي" بالمدينة.وأشارت المصادر إلى أن السلطات التركية حاولت تفكيك السيارة السورية التي كانت تراقبها منذ عدة أيام، وقامت بإخلاء المنطقة وتفجير السيارة التي تحمل..."

جديد: بوتفليقة يفيق من غيبوبته ويهنئ بشار بـفوزه

جديد: ثوار سوريا تنفي الهجوم على مستودعات جنوب حلب ومصدر زمان الوصل يضيف معلومات جديدة

جديد: صورة تفك حصار عامين عن جثة شهيد بلا قبر في حمص

جديد: حزب الله وداعش :إخوة الرضاعة