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Lebanon: Resistance Air Defense Commander Assassinated, Hezbollah Will Respond

Mourners carry the coffin of Hassan Hawlo al-Lakiss, one of the Hezbollah’s top commanders, during his funeral in the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek on December 4, 2013. (Photo: AFP – STR) By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Thursday, December 5, 2013 Who made the decision to strike such a painful blow to the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon by […]

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Mother Agnes Mariam: In Her Own Words

Posted on November 30, 2013 by Veritas By Sharmine Narwani American national security journalist Jeremy Scahill and leftist British columnist Owen Jones announced recently that they would not share a platform with a Palestinian-Lebanese nun at the Stop The War Coalition’s November 30 UK conference. Neither Scahill nor Jones provided any reason for their harsh “indictment” of Mother […]

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Orient Tendencies: Saudi-Israeli Offensive to Break the Blockade of al-Ghouta Failed

Posted on December 2, 2013 by Veritas Orient Tendencies Monday December 2, 2013, no160 Weekly information and analysis bulletin specialized in Arab Middle Eastern affairs prepared by neworientnews.com Editor in chief Wassim Raad wassimraad73@gmail.com New Orient Center for Strategic policies The Saudi-Israeli offensive to break the blockade of al-Ghouta failed By Pierre Khalaf The last desperate attempt […]

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’Takfiri’ Crimes against Islam in Syria Escalate – I

 Al-manar Franklin Lamb ‘Takfiri’ Crimes against Islam in Syria Escalate as Sunnis Join Shia in Repudiation– Damascus Reports from across Syria, and increasing coming in from many areas including Aleppo, Qalamoun and Reqaa lay bare massive crimes being perpetrated against the Syrian people in the name of Islam from areas under takfiri control. A recent […]

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On 66th Anniversary of UN’s 181 Pal. Resistance Continues to Gather Global Support – “Palestine, from River to Sea, Must be Returned to Real Owners”

Posted on November 30, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians |  Franklin Lamb Damascus Al-manar Every year on November 29, approximately three quarters of a million Palestinian refugees whose families were forced into Syria and Lebanon, during the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) and the 1967 Naksa (setback) along with their countrymen in more than 130 countries where they have sought refuge […]

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Pal. Sisters as Keepers of their Brothers inside Emergency Damascene Shelters

This brief update is not focused on the ever deteriorating grave conditions of Palestinians and Syrians displaced and often trapped inside dangerous areas on Damascus Franklin Lamb Al-manar Al Zahera neighborhood, south Damascus This brief update is not focused on the ever deteriorating grave conditions of Palestinians and Syrians displaced and often trapped inside dangerous […]

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Make or Break Time for Iran and P5+1 by Finian Cunningham

Posted on November 20, 2013 by dandelionsalad by Finian Cunningham Writer, Dandelion Salad East Africa Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation November 20, 2013 Never mind “workers of the world unite!” How about just “people of commonsense unite!” This new rallying call acquires cogency this week as the third round of talks gets underway in Geneva between Iran and the sextet […]

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Deal or No Deal, Iran’s Stock Keeps Rising

By Sharmine Narwani – Wed, 2013-11-20 12:58- Sandbox The recent high-drama nuclear negotiations in Geneva were riveting, to be sure. Old foes shuttled between conference rooms, chatted amiably in corridors, colluded to guard the sensitive details of their discussions from an eager global media. Every utterance from officials, every smile, grimace and gesture made its way […]

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Lebanon’s Sheikh Hammoud: “The Suicide Bombers Have No Religion”

We have to be level-headed about this as much as possible. There are people, due to their simplicity or a personal affront of some kind, who cannot accept Hezbollah’s involvement in the war in Syria. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) Published Thursday, November 21, 2013 In an interview with Al-Akhbar, the Lebanese city of Saida’s Sheikh Maher Hammoud says […]

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Lines of the Game: The Iranian Spring Blooms in Damascus

Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad  By: Sami Kleib Published Tuesday, November 19, 2013 In a recent phone conversation with Bashar al-Assad, small bits of which were revealed to the press, Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed his country’s military and political support for Syria and its president. Moscow wanted Damascus to […]

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Beirut Bombing: A Saudi Gift to Iran

The lords of the dark kingdom have yet to denounce the double suicide bombings that took the lives of dozens and maimed over a hundred on Tuesday, November 19. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Most people expected Saudi Arabia to go far in its mission to destroy Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, […]

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ORIENT TENDENCIES: TWO DANGEROUS LIES ABOUT SYRIA

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Alexandra Valiente Orient Tendencies Monday November 18, 2013, no158 Weekly information and analysis bulletin specialized in Arab Middle Eastern affairs prepared by neworientnews.com Editor in chief Wassim Raad wassimraad73@gmail.com New Orient Center for Strategic policies Two dangerous lies about Syria By Ghaleb Kandil Analysts and observers, driven by good intentions, fall […]

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The Mad Kingdom: Saudi Raises the Stakes

By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Friday, November 15, 2013 Saudi Arabia asked the United States for additional time in Syria after agreeing with the “principle” of attending Geneva II on the condition that it is not held anytime soon, giving the lunatics running the kingdom an opportunity to tip the scales in the opposition’s favor. The man running […]

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Hamas and the Resistance: The Movement Plots Its Return

Hamas and the Resistance: The Movement Plots Its Return Posted on November 7, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians | Edit  Palestinians watch rescue workers as they search for the bodies of three Hamas militants inside a tunnel targeted by an Israeli air strike, near the border between Israel and Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on November 2, 2013. (Photo: […]

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Forget Democrazy, Give Me Safe Borders

By Sharmine Narwani – Thu, 2013-10-31 17:06- Sandbox Almost three years after the Arab Spring began its region-wide sweep – ostensibly in search of democratic change – scant attention has been paid to one of its most dangerous consequences: the fraying of borders. Weapons, militias, foreign Special Forces, smugglers, gangs and crooks now regularly traverse […]

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Syria: War in Qalamoun Didn’t Begin Because It Never Stopped

الجيش السوري يسيطر على مدينة السفيرة بحلب بشكل كامل By: Firas Choufi, Marah Mashi Published Thursday, October 31, 2013 It appears that the much-hyped “Great Battle of Qalamoun” will only take place in the media. While the Syrian army does not deny that it has been mobilizing troops in the vicinity of the Qalamoun district, […]

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White House Expected to Ease Sanctions Targeting Syria …Iran to Follow?

Franklin Lamb Beirut A-Manar Additional easing of Syrian sanctions is expected by mid-November according to staff at the US Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Asset Control. Pressure on Obama from Putin as part of the ‘price tag’ for Russia’s role  with bailing out the American president with the chemical weapons ‘redline’ which became a canard […]

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Syria: Grand Compromise or Total War?

Via Uprootedpaestinian People use buckets to try and extinguish a fire that ignited at a local fuel station in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Syria northern city of Aleppo on October 20, 2013. (Photo: AFP – Karam al-Masri) By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Monday, October 21, 2013 The region is approaching the last round of confrontation […]

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ORIENT TENDENCIES: THE VICTORY OF SYRIA

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Veritas Orient Tendencies Monday October 14, 2013, no153 Weekly information and analysis bulletin specialized in Arab Middle Eastern affairs prepared by neworientnews.com Editor in chief Wassim Raad wassimraad73@gmail.com New Orient Center for Strategic policies The victory of Syria, a realistic bet By Ghaleb Kandil   Away from all the […]

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Assad: Hamas Has Betrayed Us Repeatedly, But…

By: Elie Chalhoub Published Monday, October 14, 2013 Damascus – It is remarkable how much Russia occupies the strategy of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He seems very reassured by the Russian role, but stresses that the Russians are not defending Syria as much as they are ultimately defending themselves. During a recent meeting with visitors […]

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François Hollande Missteps Put France on Levant Sidelines

Franklin Lamb Beirut Al-Manar In modern times, France has done far better diplomatically when it has advocated against impetuous military involvement in the internal affairs of other countries. French standing in international politics has been highest when its government was cautious about its military involvement in favor of assuming the posture of the wise voice […]

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This Is What’s Planned for Syria’s Daraa..

Posted on October 9, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians |  Hussein Mallah – Al-Manar Website   Expectations arise about a raging battle might occur in Syria’s south between army units and armed groups, amid Western media reports referring to a Gulf and Western vigorous pursuit to make a breakthrough in the Syrian army field progress, ahead of any political […]

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