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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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Syria: Al-Nusra Front militants

’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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Pal. resistance

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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خيوط اللعبة | ربحت إيران في «مرونة المصارع»… ماذا عن الأســد ولبنان؟

Lines of the Game: Nuclear Deal a Turning Point in the Region

Iranians newspapers headlining the deal made with major powers over Iran’s disputed nuclear deal are displayed on the ground outside a kiosk in Tehran on November 25, 2013. (Photo: AFP – Atta Kenare) By: Sami Kleib Iran and the Western powers finally did it. After long and difficult negotiations, they came to an agreement on Tehran’s […]

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Syrian refugees

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

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

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”

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

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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تقاطع المصالح “الإسرائيلية” – السعودية في العداء لسورية

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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درجة أعلى من جنون السعودية

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

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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