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August 21, 2015

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new: Israel hit by rockets fired from Syria amid confusion over who is to blame

Israel hit by rockets fired from Syria amid confusion over who is to blame

"Israeli defence sources initially blame Palestinian Islamic Jihad, before switching to Iran’s Quds Force, then blaming Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad Northern Israel has been hit by four rockets fired from Syrian territory, amid contradictory claims from Israeli defence spokesmen over who..."

Omar Souleyman: the Syrian wedding singer wooing the west


Kos migrants resentful at 'special treatment' afforded to Syrian refugees

"In the shade of the thick stone walls of Kos Castle, the walkway to the ferry terminal was lined with new arrivals, many from Syria – some of the thousands of refugees and migrants on Kos waiting for a way off the Greek island. Some tried to get clean by washing in the sea, and draped nearby..."

Kos migrants resentment at 'special treatment' afforded to Syrian refugees

War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

the economist

Deadly experience

"Battle-hardened TOMBSTONES in a Lebanese cemetery tell the story of Hizbullah. Beneath rugged hills marking the border with Syria, modest graves display photographs of young men, their names etched in ornate calligraphy. “Died in a hateful Zionist air raid,” reads the headstone of one..."

Full of sound and fury

Nothing is sacred

voice of america

Pentagon Chief: Turkey Needs to Do More to Fight IS

Pentagon Chief: Turkey Needs to Do More to Fight IS

"U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday Turkey needs to do more to fight Islamic State and control its borders. Carter said Turkey has agreed in principle to join the U.S.-led airstrikes against the militants, but said it is only part of what the Turks need to do. "We need them also..."

Israel: Rockets That Hit Village Were Fired From Syria


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yahoo news

new: Israel launches strikes into Syria after rocket attack

"JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rockets hit an Israeli village near the Lebanese border on Thursday and Israel struck back in the Syrian Golan Heights, saying the rare salvo had been launched there by an Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group. The group, Islamic Jihad, denied the Israeli allegation...."

Israel responds to Syria rocket fire with artillery, air strikes

Israel responds to Syria rocket fire with artillery, air strikes

Israel threatens Syria with response after rocket fire

Slovakia says it prefers Christian refugees under resettlement scheme

HRW urges Syria regime arms embargo after deadly strikes

google news

new: US asks Australia to join air operation against Isis targets in Syria, say reports - The Guardian

"The GuardianUS asks Australia to join air operation against Isis targets in Syria, say reportsThe GuardianAustralia has been asked by the US to join the air operation against Islamic State targets in Syria, reports on Friday said. The formal request for increased involvement by the RAAF, including..."

The International Community Continues to Be Unmoved by Syria August 20th, 2015 ... - Syria Deeply

Message to Iran? 3 years after 'red line,' Syria chem weapons charges unresolved - Fox News

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq - Department of Defense

No injuries as rockets from Syria hit Israel for first time since 1973 war - CTV News

As diplomats meet on Syria, war moves into higher gear - Reuters

Daily chart - The Economist (blog)

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ISIS: A Caliphate of Torture and Rape

"by Laila Khoudeida Originally from Sinjar, Iraq, Laila Khoudeida is a social worker and mental health specialist, currently serving on the board of Yazda, an organization she helped found to respond to the needs of Yazidi victims of IS ethnic cleansing in 2014.   I recorded this Sinjar..."


المعلم: لن نترك إيران وحزب الله والمؤامرة بدأت برفضنا للإخوان.. القرضاوي: السوريون تحت استبداد بشار وهيمنة إيران

"دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة (CNN) -- قال وزير الخارجية السوري، وليد المعلم، إن بلاده بدأت تتعرض لما وصفها بـ"المؤامرة" بعد رفضها إشراك الإخوان المسلمين في السلطة بطلب تركي، داعيا مصر إلى مراجعة قرار خفض التمثيل الدبلوماسي مع دمشق، إلى جانب رفض أي طلب سعودي لإنهاء أدوار إيران وحزب الله ببلاده، بينما غرد الداعية يوسف القرضاوي..."

فيديو حصري.. طاقم CNN يشارك صدفة في إنقاذ سوريين في عرض البحر

متطوعون وعلماء ينقذون تاريخ سوريا من داعش تحت النار


الطيران الحربى التركى يشن غارات عنيفة على كردستان العراق - اليوم السابع

"اليوم السابعالطيران الحربى التركى يشن غارات عنيفة على كردستان العراقاليوم السابعأفادت فضائية سكاى نيوز عربية فى خبر عاجل لها من مراسليها أن الطيران الحربي التركي يشن غارات عنيفة على عدة قرى في جبل قنديل بكردستان العراق. وأفادت مصادر عسكرية رفيعة فى العراق، اليوم الخميس، بقيام التحالف الدولى بقيادة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية..."

زمان الوصل

جديد: لو تفعل عائلة الزعبي

لو تفعل عائلة الزعبي

"يحتد النقاش في المسألة العشائرية هذه الأيام، ويبدو أن هناك خلطاً عند بعض المتابعين، فبينما يراها بعضهم تفتيتاً للوحدة الوطنية، يراها آخرون اللبنة الأهم للحفاظ على المجتمع كله.ازداد النقاش ضراوة، مع إصدار عائلة الزعبي بياناً،  تبرأت فيه من دعم الصحوات، واعتبرت ذلك ارتهاناً لمشروع غير وطني، كما لعبت مواقف بعض العشائر في..."

جديد: تضامن مع ضحايا مجزرة الكيماوي.. اضغط هنا

ناشطون.. ميليشيا حزب الله هي من يحاصر حي الوعر

الجيش الإسرائيلي يقصف مناطق سورية

هل تنبأ عالم الآثار خالد الأسعد بمصيره ذبحاً قبل 14 عاماً؟