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November 15, 2014

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the economist

The war in Syria: Can hell be frozen over?

"THREE and a half years into a war that has left 200,000 dead, forced more than 10m from their homes and sucked in America, Russia and a host of regional meddlers, the UN has a new plan for Syria: “Aleppo first”. It seeks to fix a local ceasefire in Aleppo, once a proud and bustling metropolis..."

Jihadism in Egypt: The general’s law in Sinai

voice of america

new: Residents, Rebels Clash in Suburb of Syrian Capital

Residents, Rebels Clash in Suburb of Syrian Capital

"Activists in Syria said rare internal fighting broke out Friday between a powerful rebel force and armed residents in the Damascus suburb of Douma. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting between residents and members of the Islamic Army continued into Saturday. The observatory..."

UN Report Accuses Islamic State of 'Massive Scale' War Crimes


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Turkish PM discusses Iraq-Syria crisis with Obama

‘Kurds are the primary US partner in Iraq and Syria’

Opposition warns Turkish government of WWI lessons

No quick change in Washington’s Syria policy

"On the same day that the front pages of a number of Turkish newspapers were suggesting that, at long last, U.S. President Barack Obama had got closer to the Turkish leadership’s line that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go first, the Hürriyet Daily News’ headline quoted the new U.S...."

2,000 Syrian rebels to be trained in Turkey

global post

The faked ‘hero Syrian boy’ video was irresponsible and dangerous

"BEIRUT— When a video of a boy apparently dodging sniper fire to save a young girl in Syria emerged this week, GlobalPost was among the many news organizations that decided to run it, albeit with heavy caveats. On Friday, it emerged that it was a fake. The video, which has been viewed..."

google news

new: Archaeologists dig at ancient site near ISIS-controlled territory in Syria - CTV News

"CTV NewsArchaeologists dig at ancient site near ISIS-controlled territory in SyriaCTV NewsGAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Archaeology and war don't usually mix, yet that's been the case for years at Karkemish, an ancient city along the Turkey-Syria border where an excavation team announced its..."

US weighs expanded CIA training, arming of Syrian allies struggling against Assad - Washington Post

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - Department of Defense

Ankara and Washington agree to train 2000 Syrian rebels in Turkey - report - RT

ISIS beheading, stoning and crucifying Syrian residents, UN report says - Fox News

Islamic State faces war of attrition in Syria's Kobane - Yahoo News

Story behind 'Syria shooting rescue' video revealed - New York Post

syria comment

The Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance?

"By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi The international coalition- led by the U.S.- against the Islamic State [IS], with additional American airstrikes targeting the ‘Khorasan’ al-Qa’ida group in Syria (in reality just al-Qa’ida veterans from the Afghanistan-Pakistan embedded with..."

the syria page

About the arrest of Louay Hussein, freedom of expression in Syria … and in western democracies

"When “the Arab Spring” showed up in Syria I felt that Syria’s leadership needed that pressure/push to help accelerate its not-very-impressive rate of change and progress. But I was also totally convinced that the extent and direction of change demanded by the real owners of..."

زمان الوصل

جديد: مجزرة جديدة في عين ترما وثوار درعا يخوضون معركتين

"قضى وجرح مدنيون ظهر (السبت) جراء غارات طيران النظام الحربي على بلدات غوطة دمشق المحاصرة، في وقت أصيب مدنيون بجروح جراء براميل طيران النظام على قرية "برقة" بريف درعا.وقالت مصادر الهيئة العامة للثورة السورية في ريف دمشق إن مقاتلات النظام الحربية شنت غارة جوية على بلدة "عين ترما"، مستهدفة الشارع الرئيسي في البلدة، والذي يعد سوقاً..."

جديد: عملة مُرتقبة لـالدولة الإسلامية تعتمد على القيم الحقيقية لمعدني الذهب والفضة

جديد: الإمارات تدرج 23 فصيلا مقاتلا في سوريا على قائمة الاٍرهاب

جديد: بلديات وادي خالد الحدودية تدعم نظام الأسد، وحكومة لبنان تنأى بنظرها

جديد: (IHH) التركية: مليون ونصف مواطن يواجهون المجهول في حال سقوط حلب