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Assad confirms role in Geneva peace conference

Assad confirms role in Geneva peace conference

  Syria's foreign minister says President Bashar al-Assad's government has agreed "in principle" to take part in peace talks in Geneva planned for June. Walid Muallem told reporters in Baghdad that the conference was "a good opportunity for a political solution to the crisis in Syria"....

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Assad's Foreign Minister landed in Baghdad

Assad's Foreign Minister landed in Baghdad

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem landed in Baghdad on Sunday on an unannounced visit for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a senior government official said. It was unclear how long the visit would last and whether Muallem would meet with any other Iraqi officials. "The...

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Battle for Syria's Qusayr intensifies

Battle for Syria's Qusayr intensifies

At least 40 people reported killed in what residents say is the worst fighting since the start of the civil war. Syria's western border town of Qusayr has come under fire for a seventh straight day as government forces backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah movement battled to drive...

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Rockets hit Beirut's southern suburbs

Rockets hit Beirut's southern suburbs

Two rockets have hit a district in the southern part of Lebanon's capital, wounding at least four people. One rocket struck a car dealership in the Mar Mikhael district on the edge of Beirut on Sunday, injuring four Syrian workers, security officials said....

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Hezbollah leader Nasrallah vows victory in Syria

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah vows victory in Syria

The leader of the Lebanese Shia militant Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has promised his supporters they will prevail in Syria, where they are backing President Bashar al-Assad. "This battle is ours... and I promise you victory," he said in a TV address. Syrian rebels in the...

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Assad's troops demolishes One of the world's oldest synagogues

Assad's troops demolishes One of the world's oldest synagogues

Assad's troops destructed one of the oldest synagogues in the world, according to a video on YOUTUBE was published by Syrian rebels.  Jobar's synagogue was a 2,000-year-old synagogue located in the suburb of Jobar, Damascus. It was built in commemoration of the biblical...

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Demands by Syrian wounded to opposition government

Demands by Syrian wounded to opposition government

On behalf of the wounded Syrians in Turkey, we- the Shadow Government- convey to the Interim Prime Minister. Ghassan Hito, the following message: Due to the large influx of Syrian wounded across the Turkish borders for treatment and due to the exploitation of that urgent need, some...

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National Coalition rejects Al-Khatib Initiative

National Coalition rejects Al-Khatib Initiative

 Zaman  Al Wasl: National Coalition rejected the initiative of Mouaz al-Khatib,and even didn't accept discussed because it was posted on"Facebook" without getting the consensus of the political commission, what considered  violation to the Coalition's statute, didn't adhere to a...

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Syria’s Women: Sidelined in Opposition Politics?

Syria’s Women: Sidelined in Opposition Politics?

Many opposition leaders have praised women for their role in the uprising against the Assad regime. But women remain marginalized in opposition politics, portending an uncertain future for female participation in the post-conflict Syrian political sphere. Only three women were selected to...

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Syria’s Untold Story

Syria’s Untold Story

  The following is the edited text of Jenan Moussa’s speech, with a new angle on Syria’s women, delivered at the 2013 Oslo Freedom Forum.  Moussa is a correspondent for Al Aan, a pan-Arab satellite television channel based in Dubai. She makes frequent trips into Syria. I...

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14-year-old Citizen Journalist Killed Covering Clashes in Syria

14-year-old Citizen Journalist Killed Covering Clashes in Syria

Omar Qatifaan, a 14-year-old media activist, was killed 21 May, 2013 while covering clashes between the Syrian Army and the rebel Free Army in the southern Daraa al-Ballad area of Syria near the border with Jordan. Youth media project  Syrian Documents  reported on his...

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Syria conflict: Qusair's strategic importance

Syria conflict: Qusair's strategic importance

The western Syrian town of Qusair has become a fiercely contested battleground between the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and rebel fighters. On 19 May, following weeks of skirmishes and bombardment by artillery and aircraft, government troops backed by Hezbollah militants launched a...

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Syrian regime to attend Geneva conference

Syrian regime to attend Geneva conference

Russia says Damascus has agreed "in principle" to attend an international conference on the Syria crisis set to be held in Geneva in June. Its foreign ministry said the Syrian government would participate "in order for Syrians themselves to find a political path to a solution". It...

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Syria Usig  34 Blue Coat Servers to Spy on Internet Users

Syria Usig 34 Blue Coat Servers to Spy on Internet Users

Syria’s Internet network has long been kept under close surveillance. Now it turns out that the surveillance has been stepped up. Reporters without Borders said. The   Telecomix   hactivist group   has revealed that 34 Blue Coat servers   are operating in...

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Hezbollah confirms killing 75 of its militants

Hezbollah confirms killing 75 of its militants

Zaman Alwasl: Hezbollah militia confirmed death of 75 members, perished in Qusair's battles in Homs, where the Shiite militia backed by Iran, is fighting along with Bashar al-Assad forces, in attacking the city controlled by the rebels more than a year ago ....

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Hezbollah from Resistance Movement to Militia

Hezbollah from Resistance Movement to Militia

Zaman Alwasl: Prominent figure in the 14th-March movement, the fierce opponent to Hezbollah, said, How we can accept who kills Syrians in the new government. Atef Maghdalani, assured to 'Lebanon Debate' website that Hezbollah's immersion in the Syrian swamp will not be like Vietnam...

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Funerals of Hezbollah Fighters to increase

Funerals of Hezbollah Fighters to increase

  Zaman Alwasl-Reuters: Shiite villages and neighborhoods in Lebanon are witnessing an incredible increasing in the funerals of Hezbollah fighters who been killed in syria, especially in Qusair. The photo shows supporters of Hezbollah and relatives of Hasan Faisal Sheker , an...

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Kilo to adjust Islamization Balance in Coalition

Kilo to adjust Islamization Balance in Coalition

    Well-Informed source confirmed that Sheikh Mouaz al-Khatib is planning again to run the presidency of the "National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces (SOC). ''Do not be surprised'' the reliable Source said, '' The equation is very simple, al-Khatib...

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