Daily News from Syria


September 22, 2014

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Iranian talks with Saudi Arabia may signal thaw in relations

Iranian talks with Saudi Arabia may signal thaw in relations

"Shia Muslim Iran and conservative Sunni kingdom, bitter rivals for influence in the Gulf, meet in New YorkIran and Saudi Arabia have held their first foreign minister-level meeting since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, official Iranian media have reported, signalling a possible..."

Kurds flee into Turkey in their thousands to escape Isis offensive

The Islamic State: is it Isis, Isil or possibly Daesh?


Khorasan: US officials admit different Syrian terror group may be bigger threat than Isis

John Kerry’s rhetoric on Isis insults our intelligence and conceals the reality of the situation in Syria

Turkey accused of colluding with Isis to oppose Syrian Kurds and Assad following surprise release of 49 hostages

"Mystery surrounds the surprise release of 49 Turkish diplomats and their families held captive for three months by Isis. The Turkish government is denying any deal with the hostage-takers, making it unclear why Isis, notorious for its cruelty and ruthlessness, should hand over its Turkish prisoners..."

washington post

Israel worries as al-Qaeda affiliates gain control of Syrian side of Golan frontier

"NAFAH JUNCTION, Golan Heights — Israel has some new neighbors. Al-Qaeda-linked rebels have, for the first time, established a permanent presence on the Syrian frontier. For 40 years, Israel and Syria have kept the peace along the 1974 armistice line here, a cease-fire overseen by U.N. troops..."

voice of america

130,000 Syrian Kurds Fleeing IS, Reach Turkey

130,000 Syrian Kurds Fleeing IS, Reach Turkey

"Turkish officials say more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since late last week in order to flee an advance by Islamic State militants. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday the government is expecting the number to rise, and is prepared for "the worst case scenario." "We..."

Obama to Rally Coalition Against Islamic State at UN

Obama to Rally Coalition Against Islamic State Group at UN


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Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on Islamic State militants, nuclear program

"By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments..."

Pope says religion can't justify violence

Pope says religion can't justify violence

World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

Arab states lag in media war against extremists

U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

google news

new: Panetta says US paying the price for not arming Syrian rebels - Fox News

"Fox NewsPanetta says US paying the price for not arming Syrian rebelsFox NewsFormer Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Sunday that he believes the Islamic State terror group was able to flourish in part because the U.S. entered the conflict in Syria too late, saying the Obama administration..."

new: Ottawa blocks Canadian from getting Syrian husband out of danger - CBC.ca

Turkey clamps down on Syria border after Kurdish unrest - BBC News

Should Israel get involved in the war in Syria? - Haaretz (blog)

UN says 70000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey - Fox News

Can Turkey set up buffer zone inside Syria? - Al-Monitor

Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey's Border - NPR (blog)

US Says Other Countries Willing to Launch Air Strikes in Syria - Newsweek


جديد: "الدولة الاسلامية" يدعو لقتل مواطني دول التحالف - ايلاف

"موقع العالم الاخباري"الدولة الاسلامية" يدعو لقتل مواطني دول التحالفايلافدعا تنظيم "الدولة الاسلامية" الاثنين انصاره المتطرفين الى قتل المدنيين وخصوصا الاميركيين والفرنسيين والبلدان المشاركة في التحالف الدولي الذي شكل لمحاربة المتطرفين في العراق وسوريا. بغداد: قال ابو محمد العدناني المتحدث باسم تنظيم الدولة الاسلامية،..."

جديد: قوات كردية توقف تقدم تنظيم الدولة نحو عين العرب - الجزيرة

جديد: الدولة الإسلامية تدعو لمزيد من الهجمات على القوات المصرية - رويترز العربية

زمان الوصل

جديد: جبر الشوفي لـزمان الوصل: الحرب على الإرهاب يجب أن تشمل كل أشكاله السنية والشيعية والسويداء وضعها مؤسف

"أصبح من الواضح أن التحولات الدولية الجديدة المتعلقة بالقضاء على تنظيم "الدولة الإسلامية" تحمل تغييرا على الساحة السورية على الصعيدين العسكري والسياسي، ولكن إلى أي مدى قد يكون هذا التغيير مجديا للسوريين ليتمنكوا من الاستفادة منه لنصرة ثورتهم بدءا من توحيد صفوف الجيش الحر تحت مسمى "الجيش الوطني"، إلى اتخاذ موقف سياسي يجمع أشلاء..."

جديد: عبر كاميرا خفية.. شابة سورية توثق الحياة في الرقة تحت ظل تنظيم الدولة

جديد: الزيتون المكثف ينجح في سوريا والمخابرات ترفض إدخال ملكة العرب الاسبانية

جديد: خمسة أسباب لظهور داعش... عماد غليون

جديد: جنود الفرقة (17) يحفرون قبورهم بأيديهم قبل إعدامهم في لهيب الحرب