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Editorial: Israel plays a new game with old rules

Last week newspapers reported that Israel attacked Syria. It is true that Israeli planes attacked a Syrian convoy carrying antiaircraft weapons. However this does not mean that the attack targeted Syria. The main target of the raid seems to be … Continue reading

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Video: Syria’s neighbors worry fighting will spill over

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U.S. diplomat chides Iran for ‘unhelpful role’ on Syria

The U.S. ambassador to Syria on Friday criticized Iran’s “unhelpful” role in the Syrian conflict and appealed for more from Russia to help the refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. “Iran is playing a very unhelpful role in terms of moving … Continue reading

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Iranian drones guiding Syrian attacks, rebels say

By: Nick Paton Walsh BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian rebels call them “wizwayzi,” humming eyes in the sky they say guide the government warplanes and gunners who bombard their positions. They’re surveillance drones, easily visible from the ground and seen in … Continue reading

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‘Heroic’ Iran, ‘resistive’ Syria behind Sandy, pro-Assad group claims

By: Saad Abedine When it comes to natural disasters, the divide between assumption and reality can be stark. Or downright absurd. Hours after Superstorm Sandy howled its way through the East Coast this week, unleashing a fatal trail of destruction, … Continue reading

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Official: Iraq Searches Syria-Bound Iranian Plane

By: Sameer N. Yacoub Iraqi authorities forced an Iranian cargo plane heading to Syria to land for inspection in Baghdad to ensure it was not carrying weapons, an Iraqi official said Sunday. It was the second such forced landing this … Continue reading

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Broadcasters say Syria, Iran jamming news info

GENEVA, Switzerland – European broadcast officials say Syria and Iran appear to be behind the deliberate signal-jamming that has interrupted news delivered by satellite into parts of the Middle East. The Geneva-based European Broadcasting Union alliance says the jamming that … Continue reading

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Lebanon launches major security operation to contain new outburst of Syria-linked violence

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanese troops launched a major security operation on Monday to open all roads and force gunmen off the streets, trying to contain an outburst of violence set off by the assassination of a top intelligence official who … Continue reading

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Turkey changes tack on Syria

While Syria continues to strain Turkey’s ties with Russia and Iran, all three countries are ensuring that the tension is contained. Barbs have been exchanged between Turkey and Russia after the Syrian passenger plane forced down by Turkish jets last … Continue reading

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Syria says Brahimi to arrive in Damascus on Saturday

DAMASCUS, Syria — International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who is trying to secure a truce in Syria for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, will arrive in Damascus on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. “Brahimi will meet with Foreign Minister … Continue reading

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