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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 9


Egypt Christians on the defensive as Islamists wage hate campaign in south - CBS News

16 Egyptian rights groups condemn sectarian violence against Christians - Ahram Online

Jihad unleashed on Egypt’s Christians - Human Events

VIDEO: Egypt Christians Allege Torture Under Morsi Regime -


AUDIO: Christians fear violence in Egypt - Vatican Radio


Christians Attacked, Homes Damaged by Pro-Morsi Protesters in Egypt -


Christian Girls Being Snatched by Islamist Traffickers -


Increasing Attacks on Christians in Egypt Incited By Leader of Al-Qaeda -


Morsi's wife in surprise show at Egypt rally (VIDEO) - Al Jazeera English


Egypt a Battleground for Hamas, Fatah Feuding - Israel National News




Kurdish National Congress to Be Established This Month, Seeks Unity of All Kurds of the Region - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Syrian Kurds should participate in Geneva independently, Russia says - World Bulletin

Assad agrees with Peshmarga deployment to northern Syria: daily - Kurdpress News Aganecy

YPG announces three-day ceasefire in northern Syria - Mesopotamische Gesellschaft


Harrowing report from war-ravaged Aleppo - Barnabas - Christian persecution


Syria: Christians under terror and siege in the north -


Syria’s war in miniature: meeting the Christians driven out of Qusayr by Islamists - The Spectator


Syria rejects Assad convoy attack claims (VIDEO) - Al Jazeera English


Five citizens killed by mortar shells fired by rebels in al-Sayyeda Zainab area, Damascus - SANA


Statement on the fall of the Minnag aiport by Emir Omar al-Chechen, Commander of Northern Directorate of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham -


A Saudi rebel fighting in Lattakia publishes proudly photos of him and his victims -




Erdoğan talks Syria, Egypt with Obama, The two leaders discussed the influx of foreign jihadists - Today's Zaman

What Ankara’s improved ties with Syria’s Kurds mean for the Turkey–PKK peace process - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Moscow ‘rejects’ Saudi ‘offer’ to drop Assad for rich arms deal - RT News


Rise in German Islamists fighting in Syria, warns secret service - EUROPE ONLINE


Syria PM Pessimistic About Geneva, "the Syrian government decided to go to Geneva, despite our conviction that the other party is not ready"- The Syrian Observer


Syria: What FSA Chief Idris Says is Needed to Turn the Tide - Atlantic Council



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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 8


Syrian government forces kill dozens of rebels in Damascus ambush -

VIDEO: Syrian army ambush kills 62 rebels -

VIDEO: Nusra Damascus commanders arrested, suspected of masterminding the assassination of cleric Sheikh Mohammed Said al-Buti -

Al Qaida groups lead Syrian rebels’ seizure of air base in sign they continue to dominate anti-Assad forces - McClatchy

VIDEOS: Footage indicates a high level of coordination and collaboration between FSA and ISIS fighters in the operation to besiege and take the airbase -  EA WorldView

VIDEOS: More videos of FSA and ISIS fighters in the Menagh Airbase - EA WorldView


VIDEO: ISIS flag flying over the base after its capture - YouTube


Foreign jihadists behind the rebel capture of Aleppo military airport (VIDEOS) - Telegraph


VIDEO: Foreign jihadists talking to Al Jazeera about the capture of Aleppo airport  -


VIDEO: ISIS Saudi suicide bomber making final “martyr statement” before attacking the Airbase - YouTube


Former al-Nusra Front emir retires, returns to civilian life - NOW


Hyperinflation Hits Syrian Economy, Syrian currency drops amid declining economic output -


Syria's other war: The battle to save its economy -


Syria pays out $500 mln in oil subsidies, minister says - AFP


Food Crisis Grips War-Torn Syria - VOA


VIDEO: Syrian Electronic Army Causing Havok - Al Jazeera




Obama Announces $195 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Syria - VOA

US proposes Syria peace talks at UN in September, Lakhdar Brahimi is thought to have urged international sides to pressure SNC leader to show more “flexibility” - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

CIA Official Calls Syria Top Threat to U.S. Security, Foreign fighters flowing into Syria to take up arms with al Qaeda-affiliated groups -


Al Qaeda Conference Call Intercepted by U.S. Officials Sparked Alerts - The Daily Beast


Pentagon Proposes $2.7B In Iraq Arms Sales - Defense News Mobile


Obama cancels meeting with Russia's Putin over Snowden decision - Reuters




UNSC should condemn crimes committed against Kurds in Syria - Lavrov — RT News

Iraq KRG warns al-Nusra over attacks against Syria Kurds - Mesopotamische Gesellschaft

Unsubstantiated Reports of al-Nusra's Massacre of Kurds in Syria, The burning of the Kurds is an old recycled version of an al-Qaeda in Iraq video from February 2008 - The Jawa Report


VIDEO: Confession of Lebanese Rebel in Syria: They Killed People for Only One Reason, Because they were Alawis or Christians or Kurds- YouTube


Exclusive: Saudi offers Russia deal to scale back Assad support - sources - Reuters




Egypt's president says diplomacy by U.S., others fails to end crisis -

Egypt PM says decision to break up sit-in is final - Reuters

Exclusive: John McCain on His Meeting With the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo - The Daily Beast


Egypt political rivals vie over Eid prayers -


103 'terrorists' arrested, 60 killed in Sinai security crackdown: Army statement - Ahram Online



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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 7


Syrian rebels claim control of Aleppo military airbase, while government denies it was in use - Al Jazeera English

Capture of Syrian Airbase Shows Qaeda linked Islamists' Increasing Sway, ISIS's swift growth in size and influence  -

Syrian rebels push into Assad’s Alawite mountain stronghold - Ya Libnan

Analyst: Rebels fight in Syrian coast to cover losses in central region - Xinhua |

Latakia offensive inflames Syria’s sectarian wounds - THE DAILY STAR


Syria: Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills 18 - San Jose Mercury News


VIDEO: FSA Colonel, ISIS Fighter Speak Together From Menagh Airbase - YouTube


VIDEO: Claimed footage of a suicide bombing with an armored BMP vehicle in Aleppo airbase - YouTube


VIDEO: Islamic State of Iraq and As-Sham using a 120mm gun to bombard the Aleppo airbase -


VIDEOS: Insurgent offensive in the regime-held Menagh Airbase near Aleppo - EA WorldView


Rebels in Homs look to Nusra for help - THE DAILY STAR


12 groups leave FSA ranks in Syria -


VIDEO: 12 groups leave FSA ranks in Syria - YouTube


Rebel-held Aleppo settles into a routine – but residents now face additional danger from rebel factions that have turned to kidnapping and other criminal activity -


Kurdish Civilians Fear Reprisals in Northern Syria - Al-Monitor




Jarba Clarifies Controversial NYT Interview - The Syrian Observer

Syria: Opposition to receive $1bn fund – Report – InSerbia News

Exclusive: Syria seeks to tap frozen bank accounts for food supplies - Reuters

Syria Buying Russian Weapons With American Dollars -


Syria's Assad "legalizes" private security firms - AFP


The Saudi Kingdom and the Kremlin: The Strategic Significance of the Bandar-Putin Meeting - Arabian Aerospace


Prince Bandar's Syria ambitions troubles Riyadh -


Bandar, the Prince of Jihad: Expect a Syrian Shift in Power - Al Akhbar English


Ankara softens stance on Syria's emboldened Kurds - Fox News


Lebanon probing link between bomb factory where 2 died and Syrian war - McClatchy


Syrians crossing into Jordan held, arms seized - AFP


Italian FM:  Pro-Rebel Jesuit Priest Paolo Dall’Oglio ‘Abducted by al-Qaida Offshoot’ - IBTimes UK


A Report on The Status of Christian Minorities in the Middle East -


Report: A short overview of the status quo of Christian minorities in Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon -




US senators urge release of Islamists, Egypt unhappy with 'foreign pressure' - Ahram Online

Exclusive: John McCain on His Meeting With the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo - The Daily Beast

US, EU envoys presented no initiatives on Egypt standoff: Islamist coalition - Ahram Online


Egypt government offers Brotherhood 3 ministerial posts - Ya Libnan


In tense Egypt, bodies are surfacing near protests, pro Morsi supporters accused by Amnesty of killing and torture - Yahoo! News


Jailed Morsi supporters declare hunger strike in Alexandria - Ahram Online


Turkish court sentences ex-army chief to life in prison over coup plot against Erdogan - | Haaretz



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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 6


VIDEO: Qaeda set afire Syrian Kurds alive - YouTube

Syrian gunmen kill pro-regime family, a man, his wife and their three daughters - AFP

Shari'a Council issues list of of prohibited materials from crossing into besieged Aleppo - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Qaeda terrorizes Christians, threatened with death and their property stolen -


Kidnapped Syrian Bishops Have Been Held Captive For Over 100 Days - huffingtonpost


Did Qaeda massacre Kurdish civilians in Syria's Tal Abyad? - alalam


Report: Qaeda massacre of Kurds in Aleppo Continues - Alliance for Kurdish Rights


Quran Recital & Balloons — Islamic State of Iraq Hosts More Ramadan 'Fun' in Aleppo (VIDEO) - EA WorldView


Times of London: British charity supplies al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in Syria with money -


U.S. extends embassy closings, lawmakers say Qaeda threat serious - Yahoo! News


We strike terror with iron fist, says Syria’s President Assad - PressTV


VIDEO: Syria's Assad in rare televised address - YouTube


Assad granting Syrian citizenship to Hezbollah, Iraqi Shiites - Ya Libnan


Syria limits foreign currency use, threatens traders with jail - Reuters


PYD leader: Turkey continues to support al-Nusra Front against Kurds - Today's Zaman


Kurdish organization in Iran is prepared to send fighters to Syria - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Syrian opposition figure: PYD autonomy could pave way for Alawite state - Today's Zaman


Russia Considers Saudi Angle in Syria - Al-Monitor


New Qatari emir signals policy shift with bow to Saudi Arabia - World Tribune




Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood rejects appeal to accept Mohamed Morsi's ouster -

Egyptian government offers Muslim Brotherhood ministerial posts - The Guardian

Egyptian Brotherhood leaders to face trial for inciting murder - Yahoo! News


Egypt’s government won’t find it easy to clear pro-Morsi encampment -


Egypt claims jihadists fired US Hellfire missile at government office - Fox News


Egypt ends jail terms for insulting president - Al Jazeera English


Report: Egypt Cancels Erdogan's Gaza Visit - Israel National News



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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 4


Kurdish–jihadist violence kills 12 Al-Qaeda fighters in Syrian city of Hasaka, commander announces FSA sent reinforcement to Islamists - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

Al Qaeda-linked militia attacks Kurdish villages in Aleppo - ekurd

Iraqi Kurds Call On Youth to Cease Cooperation With Jabhat al-Nusra - Al-Monitor

Syrian Kurds take fragile steps toward autonomy - THE DAILY STAR

Friends confirm Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio has been kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in Raqqa, Syria - Vatican Insider

Syria opposition 'deeply concerned' for Italian priest, calls for the immediate release - Fox News

VIDEO: Al Qaeda murdering Kurdish civilians in Syria - YouTube


VIDEO: Al-Qaida Beheading Kurd from Hasakah, Syria - YouTube


VIDEO: Rebel Sharia Court Flogs Men in Idlib, Syria - YouTube


VIDEO: Raqqa Sit-In Condemns Kidnappings by Islamic State of Iraq - Liveleak


VIDEO: 13 year old terrorist confesses beheading: "My uncle asked me to take the machete and behead them" [English Subs] - YouTube


VIDEO: Hundreds Strong Al Qaeda Convoy in Eastern Syria - YouTube


Jihadists lay hands on Danha ammunition depot near Damascus - Middle East Online


VIDEO: Footage of the operation to take over the Danha ammunition depot, the arms gained - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


VIDEO: Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba: 'Al-Assad will not win' - Al Jazeera English




U.N. rights chief calls for investigation into Khan al-Asal massacre by jihadists - Reuters

Syrian Christian towns emptied by sectarian violence - Telegraph

Syrian Looters in Bulldozers Seek Treasure Amid Chaos - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Tries to Cut a Deal With Russia Regarding Syria - Al-Monitor


Syria's U.N. Ambassador blasts Saudi Arabia, radical Islamists at Dearborn event - Detroit Free Press


State TV: Jordan seizes ‘large amount of weapons’ near Syria border - English


Hezbollah, Hamas agree to disagree on Syria at high-level Beirut meeting - THE DAILY STAR


Briefing: EU ends arms embargo on Syria. What does that mean for rebels? - Alaska Dispatch


Were CIA agents smuggling arms to Syria before Benghazi attack? - digital journal


Rep. Wolf: Sources Say CIA Was Moving Guns in Benghazi -


The Secret CIA Mission In Benghazi - Business Insider




Rare interview with Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi - The Washington Post

Excerpts from Washington Post interview with Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi - The Washington Post

An interview with Mohamed ElBaradei, who hopes for reconciliation in Egypt - The Washington Post

Exclusive: Egypt pro-Mursi alliance signals flexibility in talks - Reuters


US Envoy In Egypt Holds Talks With Rival Sides - NPR


POLL: Gallup: Egyptians lost faith in Morsi government, party and elections - Ahram Online


POLL: Egyptians' Views of Government Crashed Before Overthrow - Gallup


Popular backlash against Egypt Islamists - The Washington Post


Pro-Morsi rallies across Cairo draw thousands - Ahram Online


Defiant Morsi supporters clash with police in Cairo (VIDEO) - FRANCE 24


Egypt's Tamarod and the military united for now - DW.DE 



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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 2


Ousted Egypt president’s supporters snub offer of protection if they end their protests - The Washington Post

Egypt protesters plan new marches after crackdown order - GlobalPost

International concern over ending Cairo sit-ins - Daily News Egypt

UN, EU stress inclusive political process in Egypt amid crackdowns on protests - Xinhua


German foreign minister Westerwelle arrives in Egypt, calls for restraint and urges authorities to avoid 'selective justice' - DW.DE


National Salvation Front reaffirms trust in government to fight terrorism - Daily News Egypt


Egypt extremist group warns of 'chaos' over protest clearances - NBC World News


One million pro-Morsi protesters, 30 million opponents in 1432 July demos: Democracy Index - Ahram Online




Photographer recounts ordeal at hands of Islamists in Syria, recalls mock executions and scenes of torture - AFP

Assad visits troops in Damascus suburb, says army will win 'the fiercest barbaric war the modern history has ever witnessed' - Yahoo! News

VIDEO: Bashar al Assad tells army troops that victory is near - YouTube

Assad's confidence "disgusting" after he destroyed his country, opposition figure says - AFP


US State Dep calls Assad Instagram account "repulsive" glossing over the brutality and suffering he is causing - AFP


Ammo dump blast triggered by rebel rockets kills 'at least 40' in Syria's Homs - Fox News


VIDEO: Deadly explosions hit Syria's Homs - Al Jazeera English


VIDEO: Rebel massacre at Khan Al Asal near Aleppo - new details -


VIDEO: Remember SAA soldier beheaded by brainwashed rebel child soldier? Boy surrendered begging for amnesty -


VIDEO: Syrian regime officers flogging teen - NOW


Syrian Rebels Urge N.Caucasus Jihadists to Stay Home - RIA Novosti


U.S. unlikely to sanction another Israeli strike on Syria - Haaretz



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Syria/Egypt News - Aug 1


Pro-Morsi rallies no longer acceptable, constitute a threat to the country's national security: Egyptian cabinet - Ahram Online

Cabinet decision to disperse sit-in is 'terrorism': Brotherhood - Ahram Online

3 Muslim Brotherhood leaders sent to criminal court - Ahram Online

Pro-Morsi Wasat Party leaders arrested - Ahram Online


Egyptian Tamarod movement wants brotherhood blacklisted as a terrorist organization -


Tamarod attacks Third Square for 'fragmenting Egyptian people - Daily News Egypt


Egypt's ‘Third Square’ Protests Reject Army, Islamists - VOA


African delegation meets Egypt's Morsi - Yahoo! News


AU Wise Men delegation recounts Tuesday Morsi meeting - Ahram Online


US urges Egypt to respect right to peaceful assembly - Ahram Online


Senate roundly rejects proposal to halt Egypt aid - Fox News


U.S. to go ahead with joint military exercise in Egypt | Reuters




Jihadist hold 200 Syria Kurds hostage: NGO - Fox News

Kurdish militia vow to defeat rebels linked to al-Qaida in Syria - The Columbus Dispatch

VIDEO: In Afrin, Residents Condemn Islamist Attacks On Kurds, Civilians - YouTube

Al Nusrah Front launches joint assaults with numerous Syrian rebel groups, including Free Syrian Army units - The Long War Journal

Syrian opposition chief says no peace talks before rebels reverse regime gains - The Washington Post

Fighting rages for Khan al-Assal, town in Syria chemical weapons row - AFP


Syria says 38 Jordanian ‘jihadists’ killed in July - The Jordan Times


Mortar Attack Kills Six, Injures 19 Near Damascus - Prensa Latina News Agency


Syria: At least 10 killed in Homs mortar attack - Business Standard


Three Syrian TV employees kidnapped 40 km north of Aleppo - Reporters Without Borders


The Struggle for Justice In rebel held Aleppo, The Sharia council is not seen as “legitimate” by many citizens - Al-Monitor


Jailed and Raped for Not Fasting by AlNusra Front Jihadists - SyriaNews


VIDEO: Two rapists executed in Deir al-Zour, Syria -


PHOTOS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joined Instagram. Here are his first photos -




West's main aid group for Syrian rebels collapses into disarray - Telegraph

Iraqi Kurds to voice concern on al-Nusra during Ankara visit - hurriyetdailynews

Ankara to Barzani: We do not lend support to al-Nusra Front - hurriyetdailynews

Saudi Arabia Delivers Weapons to Al-Qaeda in Northern Syria, Buy Old Military Equipment and Arms from Israel to Supply Rebels - 


Can the West Finally Turn Off Its Tolerance for the Saudis? - huffingtonpost


Syria: PLO Palestinian Initiative to End Fighting in Yarmouk Camp - Al Akhbar English


Syrian rebels' missile defense system threatens Israel - Ynetnews


Syrian Missiles Were Moved Before Israeli Strike, Officials Say -


Senate panel moves to gut Pentagon $$ for contract with Russian firm supplying Assad - Fox News


U.N. says chemical weapons inspectors to visit three Syrian sites - Reuters



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Syria/Egypt News - July 31


Al Qaeda group kidnaps Italian Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio in Syria: activists - Reuters FaithWorld

Fears mount over fate of Italian priest who went missing in Raqqa - THE DAILY STAR

VIDEO: Italian Jesuit Priest Speaking to a Crowd In Raqqa Before Alleged Kidnapping - YouTube

VIDEO: Interview with Father Paolo Dall'Oglio at Raqqa before 'kidnap' -


Dall'Oglio in Raqaa to mediate for the release of a crew of Syrian journalists and technicians taken hostage a few days ago -


AUDIO: Archb. Zenari: Fr. Dall'Oglio's abduction in Syria is part of a "Via Crucis" of kidnappings - radiovaticana


Syria's moderate rebels wane as extremist forces dominate - The National


Aleppo rebel religious committee forbids ‘colonial’ croissants - English | Front Page


Al-Qaeda's Syrian Recruits: The Case of 'Abu Majed' - Al-Monitor


Liwa al-Islam Deploys Advanced Surface-To-Air Missiles Systems, It is known to cooperate with Jabhat al-Nusra and conduct joint operations (VIDEO) - Brown Moses Blog




Car bomb kills Syrian Kurdish politician - Reuters

Syrian Kurdish militia urges to rise up against jihadists, says Qaeda and FSA "have become one side in attacking the Kurdish people" - GlobalPost

Interview with Saleh Muslim Mohammad on the occasion of his visit to Turkey, Syrian Kurds Want Transitional Administration Now - Al-Monitor

Battle for Oil Intensifies Between Syrian Kurds, Jihadists - Al-Monitor


Ankara, Syrian opposition holds talks between Al Nusra and PYD - World Bulletin


VIDEO: Syria al-Qaida offshoots blowing up Kurdish houses in Tel Abyad - YouTube


VIDEO: Kurdish Fighters Prepare To Attack Jabhat Al-Nusra Near Qamishli - YouTube


Iran grants Syria $3.6-billion oil credit line - AFP


Arab, Muslim states urge truce in Syria for Eid feast - AFP


Chief: Syrian rebels to form govt late August - AFP


Syria civil war: President Bashar al-Assad joins Instagram - The Independent


Syrian Electronic Army targets White House staffers, floods Reuters with pro-Assad cartoons -


CARTOONS: Full set of cartoons uploaded by the Syrian Electronic Army to Thomson Reuter’s account -




EU’s top diplomat says jailed Morsi is ‘well,’ but no breakthrough in resolving Egypt crisis - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Morsi meeting: EU chief Catherine Ashton speaks to BBC - BBC News

Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya says Morsi to reject Ashton 'safe exit' offer - Ahram Online


Morsi supporters march against 'police brutality' after violence rocks Cairo - Ahram Online


Obama asks Graham, McCain to travel to Egypt - English | Front Page


Hagel urges Egyptian military leaders to pursue political solution - The Hill


Saudis Divided over Egypt - Al-Monitor


Hamas Hits Back At 'Preposterous' Egypt Claims - Al-Monitor



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Syria/Egypt News - July 30


Syrian Opposition Leader Jarba Says He Would Meet Assad Officials -

Al Arabiya Exclusive: SNC leader Jarba says Geneva II may end Syria war -

VIDEO: Interview with SNC leader Jarba - | WebTV

Syrian opposition condemns rebel execution of captives, to begin probe into Khan al-Asal killings - Businessweek

VIDEO: Part A: Captive soldiers in Khan al-Assal -


VIDEO: Part B: Captive soldiers in Khan al-Assal -


VIDEO: Khan al-Asal: Insurgent hits the captive twice on the head, causing his head to hit the stone floor - YouTube


Syria captures rebel base in key city of Homs -


Worries Mount as Syria Lures West’s Muslims -


Al-Qaeda Militants Travel To Syria Via Turkey -


Al Qaeda’s Play for Lebanon - The Daily Beast


Syria, U.N. Negotiate Terms for Chemical Strike Inquiry - Yahoo! News


Russia asks UN to consider its inquiry of Syria chemical arms use - People's Daily Online


On Syria in General Assembly, Talk of Chemical Weapons Witnesses Killed While UN Plays Hide the Ball - Inner City Press




Syrian Kurd leader says Turkey vows humanitarian aid - AFP

Analysis: Al Qaeda's Iraqi, Syrian affiliates jointly battle Kurds - The Long War Journal

Hasakah province: Two girls killed from Qaeda bombardment of their house - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


VIDEO: Jabhat al-Nusra Public Execution In Al-Hasakah - YouTube


VIDEO: Aleppo province: Mass migration of Syrian Kurds out of Tal Hasel fearing that al-Nusra will bombard the village -Syrian Observatory for Human Rights




Top EU diplomat in Egypt to mediate between rival sides as Islamists call for more protests - The Washington Post

Egypt Allows EU Envoy to Visit Morsi -

Egypt arrests more Islamists as EU official visits - Yahoo! News

White House condemns Egyptian military crackdown, no immediate steps to suspend U.S. military assistance - Yahoo! News


Ban warns Egyptian leaders over demonstration deaths - Ahram Online


Egypt’s interim government must rein in notorious security forces -


Despite dozens of deaths, Muslim Brotherhood finds little sympathy at home or abroad -


Egypt rights groups demand interior minister's dismissal - Ahram Online


Clashes between Morsi's supporters and opponents leave 12 houses torched in Cairo's Ezbet Abu-Hashish - Ahram Online


Palestinian leader in Cairo for show of support - Yahoo! News



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Egypt News - July 29


VIDEO: Police officers shooting at protesters hiding behind a barricade - YouTube

VIDEO: Police gunmen firing at the Islamist protesters - YouTube

VIDEO: Plain clothes officer firing a machine gun - YouTube

Egypt: Many Pro-Morsi Protesters Shot in Head or Chest, Police was Shooting to Kill - Human Rights Watch


Eyewitness: People were dropping like flies - NZ Herald News


PHOTOS: Pics of uniform &  plain clothed police officers shooting -


VIDEO: Cairo Massacre: The hospital field in Rabaa square - YouTube


PHOTOS: Extensive set of pics on the aftermath of the clashes - Mosa'ab Elshamy


Mosa'ab Elshamy eyewitnessed the killing by the police - Facebook




Egypt's interim president says PM has right to give military arrest powers - Fox News

Police won't allow 'mad people' to disturb Egypt's peace: Interior Minister - Ahram Online


Tamarod very concerned by Interior Minister's statements - World Bulletin


ElBaradei condemns ‘excessive use of force’ in Egypt - English | Front Page


Egypt’s prosecution blames Nasr City violence on Morsi supporters - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online


Brotherhood holds forces behind 30 June responsible for Saturday clashes - Daily News Egypt


Muslim Brotherhood to create a “Free Egyptian Army”? - United Jerusalem


El-Awa proposes initiative to end political crisis in Egypt - Ahram Online




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Syria/Egypt News - July 28


Violent clashes in north Cairo leave dozens of Morsi supporters dead, Death toll has risen to 80 according to the Health Ministry - Ahram Online

Police used live bullets in Cairo violence: Brotherhood - Ahram Online

NSF mourns deaths and says 'can't help' but blame the Muslim Brotherhood, calls for a private investigation to hold accountable all those responsible - Ahram Online

VIDEO: Raw Footage of Cairo Overnight Clashes - YouTube

VIDEO: Police Video of Cairo Clashes - YouTube


VIDEO: Egypt: Doctors battle to treat the injured after scores killed in protests - Telegraph


VIDEO: Interior Minister Says Brotherhood-affiliated Preacher Ordered Protesters To Block Bridge - YouTube


Libya protesters attack Muslim Brotherhood's offices after killings - Fox News


More than 1,000 inmates escape Libyan prison as protests sweep across country beset by unrest - The Washington Post


Libya PM to reshuffle cabinet, cut ministries after killings - Reuters


Thousands protest government at Tunisia funeral, ‘‘Down with the party of the Brotherhood’’ chanted mourners - The Boston Globe


Tunisia Says Assassination Has Links to Al Qaeda -




NGO: Syrian forces gain in assault on rebel Homs - AFP

Syrian Troops Capture Historic Khalid Ibn Al-Walid Mosque In Homs' Khaldiyeh District -

Syria says rebels killed 123 people in northern town of Khan al-Assal, majority civilians - Reuters

Al Nusrah Front claims to have "liberated" the town of Khan al Assal, Background on Ansar al Khilafah Brigade - The Long War Journal

VIDEO: Khan al Assal: Captive is cowering, a cut on his throat, with an insurgent holding a large knife next to him- YouTube


VIDEO: Khan al-Assal: Insurgents — one of whom appears to be a teenage boy — abusing a young man - You Tube


VIDEO: Salafists Gunmen Blow Up A Mosque In Eastern Syria - YouTube


Qatar-funded Syrian rebel brigade backs al Qaeda groups in Syria - Threat Matrix


Al Qaeda Member Confirms Terrorists Entry to Syria, adding that the Chechens are the most dominant group - Prensa Latina News Agency


Thousands of defected Syrian police who joined the rebels are on U.S. payroll: State Dep official - World Tribune


U.N. says accord reached on Syria chemical weapons inquiry - English | Front Page


Chemical Weapon Specialists Talk Sarin, Saraqeb, and Khan Al-Assal - Part 1 - Brown Moses Blog


Syrian Opposition Set Pre-Conditions for Geneva Two Talks in Pay-to-Play Briefing of UN Censorship Alliance, Transcript Here by FUNCA - Inner City Press




PYD leader in visit to Turkey proposes formation of provisional council until political solution -


Turkey moves for ‘holy alliance’ with Kurds, ‘non-radical’ Syria rebels -


Turkish police deny reports tying Syrian suspects to bishops' alleged murders - World Bulletin


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Syria/Egypt News - July 27


Millions of Morsi's Opponents Rally In Egypt Responding To Army Call, Morsi's supporters also turned out but in smaller numbers - AP

Egypt investigating Morsi on charges of murder and conspiracy -

Five killed, more than 100 injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi in Egypt's Alexandria - Ahram


Clashes in Cairo between Morsi supporters, opponents - Fox News


Egypt's 'Third Square' protesters denounce army, Morsi - Ahram Online


Hamas reels as Egypt accuses movement of conspiracy, attacks - GlobalPost




Syria Troops Gain Ground In Central City Of Homs - huffingtonpost

Pro-government Palestinian factions advance in refugee camp in Syrian capital - Fox News

Syrian Rebels Strike Remote Army Outposts in Khan al-Asal, Activists Say Dozens Soldiers Killed - huffingtonpost

VIDEO: Footage of tens of regime forces killed by rebels in Khan al-Asal - YouTube

MAP:  Shows areas of military control between ‎Syrian Army, Rebels, Kurds - and Contested Zones - National Coalition Of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces


Syrian opposition leader to Kerry: We're 'desperate,' send arms quickly - NBC World News


Syrian opposition tells UN Assad must agree to hand power to a transitional government - Fox News


Al Qaeda Is Back - Yahoo! News


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant eulogizes Tunisian suicide bomber - The Long War Journal


Syrian Christian Describes Religious Cleansing by Extremists -


Analysis - Setbacks to bring quieter Qatar foreign policy but no U-turn - World - The Star Online


North Korean leader meets visiting Syrian delegation - THE DAILY STAR




Turkey warns Syrian Kurd leader against autonomy plans - Fox News


Extremist fighters blow up houses belonging to Kurdish families in Syria's al-Raqa - Al-Shorfa


VIDEO: Al Hurra interviews Abdulbasit Sayda (Former head SNC), Salih Muslim (PYD), Abdul Hakim Bashar (KDP-S) on the issue of Kurdish autonomy and the recent fights between JN/ISIS and the YPG - Transnational Middle-East Observer


VIDEO: Intense discussion between an Arab and a Kurd (English Subtitles) -


VIDEO: YPG & Al Nusra Battle for Tal Abyad City - YouTube



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Syria/Egypt News - July 26


Car bomb in Damascus suburb kills 10, wounds 66: state media blames the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham - Reuters

Syria Calls on Security Council to Condemn Damascus terrorist explosion - SANA

Syrian army, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine battling al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front in Yarmouk (VIDEO) - PressTV

VIDEO: Battle for Yarmouk; Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine help Syrian army against Nusra Front -

Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria execute 14 Shi'ites truck drivers after checking ID cards in north Iraq - Herald Sun

Al-Qaeda in Iraq (a.k.a. Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria) - Council on Foreign Relations

VIDEO: Islamic State of Iraq and Sham Convoy Crossing Syrian Border - YouTube


Islamic State of Iraq and Nusra Front host a family fair in Syria, complete with ice cream and jihad (VIDEO) -


Top Anti-Shia Kuwati Extremist Salafi Perished in Syria Clashes, He was accused of committing the Hatla massacre -


Syria forces advance in Homs' Khalidiya district - PressTV


Top Al-Nusra commander killed in Homs -


Exclusive: Syria's war halves wheat harvest, erodes state share - Reuters


U.S. testing Syrian rebel supply lines as it prepares to send arms - Reuters


With little argument, House limits U.S. military involvement in Syria, Egypt -


Hollande pledges French support for Syrian National Coalition but not arms (VIDEO) - euronews


Global Arms Markets As Seen Through The Syrian Lens - Forbes


Putin urges international community to resist repressions against Christians - RT 


Russia carries Hezbollah fighters to Syria, FSA head says - hurriyetdailynews




PYD leader arrives in Turkey for two-day talks: Report - hurriyetdailynews

Davutoglu: Radical Islamic Groups Betray Syrian Revolution -

Turkey Opposition party questions gov’t policy on Syrian Kurds - hurriyetdailynews

Iraq's Barzani prepares grand conference with Kurdish political parties from Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq - todayszaman


Kurdish Rivals PYD and KNC Reach Agreement in Ayn al-Arab - Mesopotamische Gesellschaft


PYD appeals to international community - ANF


Syrian Kurdish Forces Surround Iraq Border Crossing, Preparations are underway for a large-scale operation to capture the area from Jabhat al-Nusra - Al-Monitor


Islamic State of Iraq and Sham blows up houses of Kurds in Tal Abyad - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights




Obama administration officials: No coup in Egypt -

Egypt's national reconciliation sessions begin; Brotherhood boycotts - Ahram Online

Egypt army gives Brotherhood 48 hours to join roadmap: official - Ahram Online

Egypt Brotherhood chief urges peaceful pro-Morsi protests - Fox News


Tamarod and NSF announce participation in Friday anti-Morsi demonstrations - Daily News Egypt


Mursi's brother stands by Egyptian army in home village - Yahoo! News


Egypt's new finance minister plans stimulus, not austerity - Reuters


Egypt's Economy Stabilizes, for Now, as Arab Pledges Buy Time -


Gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai - PressTV


Hamas-Egypt Tensions Take Toll On Gaza - The Daily Beast


Hamas Concerned About Tamarod Movement in Gaza - Al-Monitor



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Syria/Egypt News - July 25


All Kurdish parties back draft interim government in Syrian Kurdistan: PYD leader Salih Muslim

KNC and the PYD united to keep al-Qaeda out of Syrian Kurdistan - NOW

Jihadists’ Rise, Kurdish Self-Rule Disrupt Syrian Alliances, UN diplomat: FSA battalions might soon rise up against Qaeda - Al-Monitor


Syria's Kurdish militant leader: Turkey has nothing to fear from us - todayszaman


Turkey Says It Doesn't Take Sides In Northern Syria Clashes between al-Qaeda-affiliated radical groups and Kurdish militants -


Turkey is not mulling military intervention in Syria, Deputy PM Arınç says - hurriyetdailynews


Russia says Syrian Kurds should be protected against Qaeda attacks - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Iraqi Kurdish fighters went to Syria to fight Assad but were used by al-Nusra and ISIS to fight Syrian Kurdish militias - ekurd




Syrian rebels kill woman in attack on civilian convoy, several wounded: activists - The Globe and Mail

VIDEO (article): More on the attack on civilian convoy, two reported killed - Armenian News Agency

Syrian volleyball coach killed by rebels near Damascus - NZ Herald News

Three suspects who allegedly killed Syrian bishops captured in Turkey - Orthodoxy Cognate


Polish journalist kidnapped by Islamist militants in Syria - English | Front Page


Many insurgents — “moderate” or “extremist” — may no longer trust FSA chief Idriss - EA WorldView


Text of the al Nusra terrorists' confessions on Syrian TV (Part 2) - Syrian Perspective


Ahrar al-Sham Brigade will ease the blockade to enable Syrian forces to transport food and supplies in exchange for prisoners (VIDEO) - Al Jazeera English


VIDEO: 8 Islamic rebel battalions declare the creation of a joint room of operation in Aleppo - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


The Risky Missile Systems That Syria's Rebels Believe They Need -


Pakistani Taliban leader discusses 'global jihad,' Syria in al Qaeda video - The Long War Journal


Inmates set free by Al Qaeda may head to Syria - TVNZ


Iraq Unravels in the Shadow of Syria’s Bloodbath -


Israel Angered by U.S. Leaks of Submarine Missile Attack on Syria - Washington Free Beacon




U.S. Halts Delivery of F-16 Fighters to Egypt, in Sign of Disapproval -

Egypt's army raises pressure on Islamists with call for rallies - Reuters


Tens injured in clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents in Damietta - Ahram Online


Egypt's new rulers virtually seal Gaza as part of campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood - Fox News


Turkey - 72 Journalists Forced Out for Covering Protests, Union Says -



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NGO: Syria Kurds overrun villages, expel jihadists - AFP

Kurdish group advancing toward northern Iraq border - World Bulletin

VIDEO: Kurdish Militias Heading To Tell Abyad - YouTube

VIDEO: Moderate Islamist Al Farouq Brigades en route from Homs to Al Hasakah to support the fight against Kurdish groups - Youtube

‘Islamic State of Iraq and Sham’ accused of targeting Kurdish neighborhoods - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

Russia: Al-Qaeda-linked extremists hold 200 Kurdish civilians hostage as ‘live shield’ in Syria - RT News

Raqqah province: Clashes continue between Kurds and jihadists - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Syrian City of Raqqa Suffers Under Rebel Rule - As-Safir Newspaper


PYD statement on Salafist attacks on Kurdish areas & EU military support for Syrian opposition - The Kurdistan Tribune


Al- Nusra asks members to kill Syria Kurds - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Al Nusra Head Support an Islamic Caliphate, strongly opposes parliamentary elections - Israel National News


FSA would not allow Kurds autonomy: commander - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Syrian Kurds Reject SNC, Al-Qaeda - Al-Monitor


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims credit for prison break in Iraq - Threat Matrix


Turkey Reacts to PYD Autonomy Plan in Syria - Rudaw


Syrian Kurds Reassure Turkey - Al-Monitor


Turkey’s Syria Policy in Shambles Over Support for Jihadists - Al-Monitor


Qatar’s Geopolitical Gamble: How the Gulf State May Have Overreached - Yahoo! News




U.S. arming of Syria rebels could be temporary, slow: officials - Yahoo! News

Syria's opposition leaders lobby Paris for advanced weapons  Reuters


FSA aims to liberate southern Syria by end of Ramadan: report - World Bulletin


Syria opposition gets U.N. meeting with the Security Council, FSA chief won't attend - Reuters


Syria: disillusioned rebels drift back to take Assad amnesty - Telegraph


Al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists confess to perpetrating terrorist acts - SANA, Syria


Text of the al Nusra terrorists' confessions - Syrian Perspective




Cairo Clashes Between Morsi Backers, Foes Escalate - VOA

Brotherhood to boycott Egypt president's national reconciliation meetings - Ahram Online

Senate plan would keep aid to Egypt, with conditions - Reuters


The al Qaeda Network Responds to Egypt - Critical Threats



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Syria/Egypt News - July 23


Dempsey gives details on U.S. options in Syria -

Dempsey Pegs Syria No-Fly Zone at $1 Billion a Month - Bloomberg

U.S. congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebels - Reuters

Official: Al Qaeda-affiliated groups gaining strength in Syria - Blogs

Syria: Russia discussing giving loan to Damascus, still ‘committed’ to delivering S-300 missiles - AFP

Syrian government, opposition must work to expel terrorists: Russia - Reuters


Russia Says Assad Is Ready for Peace Talks -


Russian Region Says Militants Flocking to Syria - ABC News


EU Declares Hezbollah's Military Wing Terror Group - ABC News


Al Qaeda militants flee Iraq jail in violent mass break-out - Reuters


VIDEO: Cameron admits weapons could be in 'bad guys' hands in Syria - YouTube




Activists: 75 Syria rebels dead in Damascus battles - usatoday

VIDEO: Damascus - Syrian army killed many Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Adra city - YouTube

Assad's forces aiming to take back Homs and secure central Syria, not Aleppo for now -

Enlisting Damascus Residents to Answer Assad’s Call -

Pro Assad Palestinian fighters take on Syrian militants at Yarmouk camp (VIDEO) - PressTV


Syria rebels seize government town in Aleppo province - Reuters


VIDEO: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Northern Syria - AL Jazeera


Has the Islamic State of Iraq Taken Over the Insurgency (VIDEOS)? - EA WorldView


PHOTOS: Foreign passports found in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant base in Northern Syria - Syrian Perspective | Facebook


Islamic State of Iraq Sponsor A Fun Day In Aleppo (VIDEOS) - EA WorldView


Aleppo Governor: 150 tons of vegetables distributed for free to citizens- SANA, Syria


Pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army hacks messaging networks - Times Union




YPG Commander: Kurds Are Bulwark Against Islamic Extremism in Syria - Rudaw

Erdoğan says Turkey patient on Syria for now, FSA chief Idris says that the opposition's struggle with the PYD would continue -

Islamists battling Kurdish fighters release 300 Kurdish civilians in exchange for their rebel chief -

Kurds cement power in war on Turkish border - hurriyetdailynews


Fresh clashes erupt between Kurds and Syrian Islamists - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights | Facebook


VIDEO: Kurdish fighters against al Qaida terrorists in Syrian Kurdistan -


VIDEO: YPG foils attempted suicide bombing in Çelaxa -




At least 2 dead, 40 injured in pro and anti Morsi clashes - Ahram Online

112 wounded in bloody violence in Egypt's Suez between loyalists and opponents of Egypt's toppled president Mohamed Morsi - Ahram Online

POLL: 71% of Egyptians unsympathetic with pro-Morsi protests  - Ahram Online

Egypt Islamist Calls for U.S. Embassy Siege Amid Unrest - Businessweek


Family of Egypt's Mursi threaten legal action over 'abduction' - Reuters


Six Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood highups flee to Gaza, set up command post for uprising - Debkafile


The Egyptian Kid Who Took on Morsi - The Daily Beast


VIDEO: Egyp's Brotherhood rejects PM dialogue call - Al Jazeera English



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Syria Kurds expel jihadists, seize weapons: NGO - Fox News

Kurds capture jihadist commander in north Syria: NGO - Fox News

Report: Assad agreed to recognize the autonomy of Kurds in an area covering seven districts, Turkey warns Syrian PYD against seeking autonomy - todayzaman


Kurds clash with Turkey security forces after celebrating Kurdish capture of Syrian border town (VIDEO) - euronews


VIDEO: Kurdish Gains in Syria Prompt Fears in Turkey - YouTube


Raqqah province: Jabhat Al Nusra detained last night a journalist who worked for a Kurdish news network, as well as 5 other civilians - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights




Saudi Crown Prince Meets With Syrian National Coalition - Al-Monitor

Interview: SNC president Jarba on arms, Assad, Geneva II - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

VIDEO: FSA Spokesman: We Have Received New Weapons that Will Have Big Impact in 72 Hours - YouTube


Foreign fighters flocking to Syria stir US, EU terror concerns - Bloomberg


VIDEO: Sorrowful Aleppo Christians blast the rebels - YouTube


Syrian Army Targets Oil Smugglers -


VIDEO: Smuggling Olive Oil in Syria - YouTube




Egypt reviews ties with Syria, has no intention of waging 'jihad': minister - Reuters

Jordan's King Abdullah meets Egypt's new leaders in first visit by a head of state since coup - Fox News

Egypt forms committee to amend constitution - The Seattle Times


Top prosecutor orders investigation into Mansoura deaths - Egypt Independent


Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Heinous Massacre of Women in Mansoura - Ikhwanweb


Anti-Morsi political groups condemn murder of Morsi supporters in Mansoura - Ahram Online


Many neighbors tire of pro-Morsi sit-in in Egyptian capital - The Washington Post



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Official: Syria Kurds plan temporary autonomous government - AFP

Syrian Kurdish group aims for independent local administration, says it is not seeking independence - Reuters

Syrian Kurds Prepare For Self-Governance Amid Divisions Within Their Ranks - Al-Monitor

Syria Kurds fight jihadists for their autonomy: analysts - Fox News

MAP: Areas controlled by Kurds and Qaeda affiliates in Northern Syria - arabthomness


Kurdish militants replace FSA flag with PYD's in Ras al-Ain - todayzaman


Hasaka province: Clashes are still ongoing between Kurds and jihadists - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


VIDEO: Wounded Al-Nusra fighter gets kicked in the face by angry Kurds -


VIDEO: A leader of "the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham" in a Turkish hospital wounded during clashes with the Kurdish militia - Syrian Perspective


Ankara Warns Against Kurdish Autonomy in Syria - Al-Monitor


Turkey should be alarmed by PYD's declaration, experts say - todayzaman


Kurd militants give Turkey 'final warning' on peace deal - Yahoo! News




NATO: Assad, Russia and Iran are prevailing in Syria, Bulk of combat assumed by foreign fighters affiliated with Al Qaida not the Syrian rebels - World Tribune

Obama briefed on military options in Syria: no-fly zones, ground invasion, missile strikes on regime infrastructure, drones against al-Qaeda - Alarabiya

Obama may cancel talks with Putin over Snowden, Syria - The Globe and Mail

Senators send letter seeking answers from Joint Chiefs chairman on Syria - The Edwardsville Intelligencer

John McCain on His Meeting With Obama, Middle East Tour, and Syria - The Daily Beast


Syria Regime Frees 23 Female Prisoners In Intended Swap For Lebanese Shiites - Huffingtonpost


Shells fired by rebels hit major Shiite shrine near Damascus - Houston Chronicle


Aid workers 'targetted by jihadists in Syria' - Telegraph


VIDEO: Aleppo rebels burn food aid trucks -


VIDEO: The Saddam Hussein battalion tortures a civilian for a personal quarrel with the leader of the rebel group - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Jabhat al-Nusra Regional Commander Slams Islamic State of Iraq In Claimed Interview - EA WorldView


Lebanese army says Syria rebels did not kill Assad supporter, Death was the result of a marital dispute - Reuters




Muslim Brotherhood backers rally in Egypt for ousted President Mohammed Morsi's reinstatement - CBS News

Two dead in Mansoura after pro, anti Morsi protesters clash - Ahram Online

Police disperse clashes in Qena; pro, anti Morsi marches nationwide - Ahram Online

VIDEO: Pro-Morsi protesters march to Defence Ministry in Egypt - Telegraph


Concerns over Sinai becoming new terrorist base - DW.DE


Militants kill 2 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula - PressTV


Egyptian General: Hamas Smuggled Rockets to Muslim Brotherhood -


Britain Blocks Exports to Egyptian Army - Israel National News



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Dempsey says US considering use of force in Syria - Yahoo! News

U.S. military prepares for potential chemical weapons in Syria - CBS News

VIDEO: U.S. considering use of military force in Syria, Dempsey says - CBS News Video

Administration’s Syria problem: U.S. can’t find non-Al Qaida rebels - World Tribune


British army boss: Syria no-fly zone requires ground control so you would be going to war - AFP


Iran Adds Military Aid to Syria as Russia Gives Money - Bloomberg


Iran’s Ahmadinejad aims to boost ties with Iraq, visit holy sites in final official visit - The Washington Post


Syria: Kilo calls on Saudis to support FSA, not jihadists -


The Syrian National Coalition's Saudi Makeover - Al Akhbar English




Syrian Kurds battle al-Qaeda-linked Islamists for control of oil fields - The Globe and Mail

NGO: 29 dead in Syria clashes between Kurds, jihadists - AFP

Syrian Kurds Consolidate In Clashes With Jihadists , They now control the border crossing with Turkey - Al-Monitor

Turkey Alarmed at Syrian Border Fighting between Kurds and Jihadists - VOA

Turkish gov't says won't tolerate PYD's fait accompli in northern Syria - todayzaman


Al-Monitor: Gezi Park protests have sharpened division between Erdogan and Gul - Panorama | Armenian news


Hasakah province: The YPG has taken control of the Qasrouk village after violent clashes with Jabhat al-Nusra fighters- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Hasakah province: A rebel battalion kidnap 19 Kurdish university students - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


SNC leader to meet Kurdish leaders - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Competition among Syria Islamists: One Islamist rebel group seems to have overtaken all the others - The Economist


The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Expands Into Rural Northern Syria - Syria Comment


Video tries to recruit Kazakhstan Muslims to join jihad in Syria - Times Of Cental Asia


VIDEO: Christians targeted by foreign Jihadis in Syrian war - BBC News




Egypt's interim president gives first address to nation, Mansour said unnamed groups are pushing the nation "toward the abyss" -

Exclusive: Egypt's Brotherhood proposes first crisis talks via EU envoy - Yahoo! News

Islamists Blamed for Uptick in Sinai Violence After Morsi's Ouster -


Egypt army Sinai sweep 'kills 10 militants' - Fox News


Egypt set for Fattah 2 offensive on Sinai Islamist terror. Gaza sealed. US and Israeli forces on alert - debkafile


UAE transferred $3 billion in aid to Egypt, Saudi to follow shortly - Reuters


Al-Jazeera Under Fire For Its Coverage Of Egypt (AUDIO) - NPR


Al Jazeera Employees Resign Over Network Siding with Muslim Brotherhood - canadafreepress



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Al-Nusra Front, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant expelled from flashpoint Kurdish Syrian town by Kurdish fighters - AFP

Clashes Re-Erupt in Syria Between Al-Qaeda, Kurds -

VIDEO: Syria: Clashes between Kurds and Islamists - YouTube

VIDEO: Kurdish defense units YPG fighters are sniping Al-Nusra terrorists in city of SereKaniye - YouTube

VIDEO: Kurdish women defense units YPG are fighting against Jabhat Al-Nusra in SereKaniye - YouTube

Stray bullets from Syria kill two Turkish citizens, They came from the Syrian town of Ras-al Ain where Kurdish fighters have been battling Islamists - Reuters


VIDEO: Stray bullets from Syria kill two Turkish citizens - YouTube


Syrian Kurds to declare autonomy from Damascus - The Times of Israel


Turkey Should Be Alarmed By PYD's Declaration, Experts Say -


Syria revolution needs solving Kurds problem: Ahmad Jabra - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Report: Free Syrian Army demanding the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham to leave Raqqa or abandon its intention of announcing the city as an Islamic Emirate - islamicinvitationturkey


The Islamic State in Raqqa has prepared a list for arrest of those not fasting in Ramadan - The Syrian Observer


Pro Assad Palestinian refugees training to liberate camps from rebels (VIDEO) - PressTV


Syria’s Nusra Front tries to show it’s a different kind of al Qaida, They talk a lot about the FSA being recruited by the CIA to fight them -


Nusra Front Uses Stand-Up Comedy To Gain Support (VIDEO) - Israel National News


PHOTOS: More On The Gas Grenades Linked To Chemical Weapon Attacks In Syria - Brown Moses Blog




Prominent Assad defender shot dead in Lebanon (VIDEO) - FRANCE 24

VIDEO: Militants Assassinate Pro Assad Syrian State TV Commentator - AOL On

Syria: UN cultural agency chief deplores rising violence, damage to World Heritage sites - United Nations News Centre

Aleppo Governor: Over 100 trucks loaded with supplies arrived in Aleppo within past 24 hours- SANA, Syria


A Map of Non-Violent Activism in Syria - Amnesty International UK


Plunging currency adds to Syria’s gloom - The Washington Post


Qatar was ‘making too many enemies’: New emir, new foreign policy - World Tribune


Will Changing of the (Political) Guard Bring Reform to Qatar? - Cato @ Liberty




POLL: Fewer See Events in Egypt as Critical to U.S. Interests - Pew Research Center

U.S. suggests Egyptian military averted civil war - Reuters

Top EU diplomat calls for inclusive Egypt politics - Yahoo! News

Morsi release would aid reconciliation, asserts German ambassador - Ahram Online

Egypt's Morsi being held for own protection: Army - Ahram Online


Prior to Egypt’s coup, months of acrimony between president and top army general - The Globe and Mail


Exclusive: Egypt's 'road not taken' could have saved Mursi - Yahoo! News


Egypt Is Arena for Influence of Arab Rivals -


Thousands protest at Cabinet building in Cairo - Ahram Online


Over 400 pro-Morsi protesters detained by Egypt prosecution - Ahram Online


Egypt prosecution orders arrest of Wasat Party leader Sultan - Ahram Online


Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood rocked by youth rebellion - The Australian


Coptic Christian church destroyed by Egypt looters - BBC News




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Syrians fleeing war at rate not seen since Rwandan genocide: UN - The Globe and Mail

UN struggles to feed millions of Syrians - CBS News

Syria: Aleppo Receives International Humanitarian Aid - Prensa Latina News Agency

VIDEO: Charities feed Aleppo families during Ramadan - English | Front Page

Syria terrorists torch aid convoys in Aleppo -


Whether survival sex or prostitution, Syria’s poorest refugees face grim choices - THE DAILY STAR


Syrian Christian Girls Describe Daily Life of Fear, Violence - Christian Newswire


Britain: Iran can join Syria peace talks only if it changes tack - Reuters


New Iran President Backs Syria's Assad, Hezbollah - ABC News


Defense Minister Yaalon denies Israel attacked Syria’s Latakia arms depot. Twenty-five Syrian shells on Golan - Debkafile


Israel trains for border clash with Syria -


Commentary: Kuwait's Hidden Hand in Syria - The National Interest


UN Envoy: Iraq and Syrian Conflicts Are Merging - ABC News


Iraqi Foreign Minister on the Syrian Crisis - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT




Pakistan Taliban say no shift to Syria, some have gone there independently but the movement's focus remains in Pakistan - Fox News

G’Day Damascus: Australians Are Joining Syria’s Rebels in Surprising Numbers -

FSA chief accuses David Cameron of betraying Syrian opposition - English | Front Page

Free Syrian Army selling weapons to al Qaeda including anti-aircraft missiles and Koncourse anti tank weapons - Threat Matrix


FSA says Al-Qaeda to announce Islamic state in northern Syria - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


4 al-Nusra were killed, and 3 others were injured by the ongoing clashes with the Kurdish YPG in Ras al-Ein- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Clashes Re-Erupt in Syria Between Al-Qaeda, Kurds - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East




7 killed, 261 injured in overnight clashes between the police and Morsi supporters in Cairo - Ahram Online

Morsi supporters, opponents react to Monday clashes in Ramsis, Giza - Ahram Online

VIDEO: Egypt protests: seven die in clashes in Cairo -

Liberals get key positions in new Egyptian Cabinet, It does not include any members of Islamist parties -

Egypt's first post-Morsi cabinet - who's who - Ahram Online


Egypt Muslim Brotherhood spurns cabinet offer - Ahram Online


Nour Party criticises proposed Egypt cabinet - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online


Interview: Islamist leader sees no Egyptian reconciliation without Mursi return - Firstpost


Brotherhood criticises US stance towards new Egypt rulers - Ahram Online


POLL: Americans Want Nothing to Do With Egypt -


Egypt warns Turkey not to meddle in its affairs - Reuters


Egypt economic team heartens investors - Saudi Gazette




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Syria/Egypt News July 16


Pakistani Taliban: 'We sent hundreds of fighters' to Syria - NBC World News

More on the Pakistani jihadists reported in Syria - Threat Matrix

VIDEO: Pakistani Taliban is Sending "Hundreds" of its Fighters to Syria to Hasten Sharia Implementation - YouTube

Yemen: Saudi Arabia recruits fighters for Syrian rebels - Medafrica Times

China claims Uyghurs militants fight with Syrian rebels - Asia Times Online

Chemicals found by the Syrian army in a storage building used by anti-government insurgents were from Saudi Arabia - alalam

VIDEO: Evidence of Syrian Rebels Using Sarin Gas, One says: "I will bring Sarin gas" (English Subtitles) - YouTube

VIDEO: New horrible beheading by Islamists in Syria - SyriaNews

PHOTO: Syrian rebels behead the statue of Virgin Mary in Idlib province - Syrian Perspective

Al-Qaeda affiliates turn against mainstream Syria opposition - Al-Shorfa

FSA wants al Qaeda suspect to face trial in Sharia court - Reuters

Assad's forces advance into rebel-held district of Damascus - Reuters

Government intensifies assault on Idlib rebel stronghold -

Weapons dump is out of reach to rebels facing defeat in Homs - The Times

Military force; the main tension between Syria Kurdish parties - Kurdpress News Aganecy



No Quick Impact in U.S. Arms Plan for Syria Rebels, The administration still has little appetite for intervention in Syria -

Legal Fears Slowed U.S. Aid to Syrian Rebels -

U.S. Legal Grounds for Backing Syrian Rebels -

Qatar’s foreign policy: Change of tack with words like “reassessment”, “recalibration” and “corrections” - The Economist

RT source: Israeli strike on Syria was carried out from Turkish base - RT News

Turkish FM denies Israel used Turkish base in Syria attack - hurriyetdailynews

Putin returns criticism to Turkish PM on foreign forces in Syria - hurriyetdailynews


Senior U.S. official visits Egypt, calls for dialogue stressing America’s impartiality in the country’s domestic politics - English

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader says not to fast: You need your strength for battle - Washington Times

Document attributed to Egypt's MB calls for bloodshed, dividing army -

Egypt prosecutor orders arrest of Brotherhood figures over charges of "inciting violence, funding violent acts" - Ahram Online

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood shows signs of fracturing after Morsi's fall - NBC World News

Pro-Morsi protesters, police face off in Cairo's downtown - Ahram Online

At least 3 killed in attack on bus carrying workers in Egypt's Sinai, the attackers shouted "Allahu akbar!" (God is great) - Ahram Online

Libya Reacts to the Turmoil in Egypt - Transitions

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Egyptian army chief says no group barred from politics, will facilitate the right of free choice - Reuters

Morsi refused army request to hold referendum, says Egypt's El-Sisi - Ahram Online

Egypt Freezes Assets of Brotherhood Leaders -

Morsi supporters remain steadfast in calls for reinstatement - Ahram Online

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood admits it has been negotiating with army -

ElBaradei sworn-in as Egypt's vice president - Yahoo! News


Prosecution orders bail for head of Brotherhood FJP - Ahram Online


Egypt's Salvation Front nominates trio to negotiate with president - Ahram Online


Egypt's Christians target of Islamist anger in wake of Morsi's ouster - Fox News


In Sinai, militants intensify attacks since Egypt president's ouster - The Denver Post


Egypt weighs charges against Morsi for damaging economy - CBS News


Egypt’s Real Disaster: Away from Political Turmoil, an Economy in Freefall -


VIDEO: Egypt's economy suffering since revolution - CBS News Video


US, Saudi Arabia keen on maintaining stability in Egypt, seek transition of power into an elected democratic government - State Information Services White House


Kuwait sends $200 million worth of oil to Egypt: newspaper - Reuters


Turkey's Erdogan says Morsi 'my president' in Egypt - Ahram Online


Hamas official lambasts new Egyptian regime - THE DAILY STAR




Israeli submarine responsible for July attack on Syrian arms depot - report - RT News

Israel airstrike on Syria was aimed at Russian made missiles - The Times


Israel tests ballistic missile, Arrow defense system against long-range rockets - Haaretz Daily Newspaper


Russia to defy US by selling anti-ship missiles to Syria - Telegraph


Russian military stages biggest war games since Soviet times - RT News


Russia Readies Strategic Bombers in Snap Far East Military Drills - RIA Novosti




Syrian troops advance against rebels in Damascus - THE DAILY STAR

Car bomb attacks kill 6 in Damascus suburb - PressTV

Syrian rebels' Damascus chemical cache found by Assad army - State TV (VIDEO) - RT News

FSA to al-Qaeda: We are waiting to know the reason why he was killed. It’s been 48 hours now and no clarification has been issued yet - Alarabiya


Former opposition PM Hitto: Coalition prevented me from working on the ground inside Syria - ZAMAN ALWSL


Cameron ditches plan to arm Syrian rebels after military chief says it's 'hardly worth it' unless he launches all-out war - Mail Online


Syrian kidnappers of Lebanese call for faster exchange - THE DAILY STAR


Two French journalists kidnapped in Syria alive - Fox News


Syria Weighs Its Tactics as Pillars of Its Economy Continue to Crumble -


VIDEO: Syrian economy suffers from two years of unrest - PressTV


VIDEO: Who controls Syria's oil? - Al Jazeera English



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Syria/Egypt News July 14


FSA Battles Jihadi Groups In Aleppo - AP

FSA, jihadists fight in Idlib province: NGO - Fox News

VIDEO: Rebel  Describes Killing of Free Syrian Army Commander by Islamic State of Iraq - Al Jazeera

Where Does Jabhat al-Nusra End, and the Islamic State of Iraq & ash-Sham Begin? - Syria Comment


Northern Syria: Syrian Part of the Kurdistan Workers Party will Announce Autonomy? - SyriaNews


Iraq Says It Can’t Halt Arms to Syria -


Gunmen From Syria Kill Iraq Border Policeman -


Syria Denying Israeli Attack on Rockets Stash in Latakia - The Jewish Press


The Explosions in Latakia: Before and After, photography of the site in Syria where explosions were reported last Friday (PHOTOS) -




Egypt announces criminal investigation of Mursi - Yahoo! News

Morsi being held for his own safety: army - Daily News Egypt

Islamist lawmakers demand Morsi's return in Egypt - Fox News

Muslim extremists kill our priests, burn our churches and kidnap our women: How Egypt descended into a nightmare of religious hatred - Mail Online


Pro-Morsi protesters prevented from launching illegal radio channel: ERTU - Ahram Online


Huh? Pentagon Denies U.S. About to ‘Invade’ Egypt - ABC News


Analysis: Jordan relieved at ‘downfall’ of Egypt Islamists - Ammon News


Turkey redefines armed forces' duty, further rolling back powers to intervene in politics - Fox News


Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas on Istanbul protesters - Fox News


VIDEO: Police stops journalists' march to Taksim Square - PressTV



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Syria/Egypt News July 13


Tension soars as FSA leader shot dead by Qaeda jihadists - NOW

New front opens in Syria as FSA says al Qaeda attack means war - Yahoo! News

FSA’s council to meet to discuss killing of top Syrian rebel -

Pakistan Taliban 'sets up a base in Syria' - BBC News


More on the Pakistani Taliban 'base' inside Syria - The Long War Journal


Russia, Syria Exchange Files on Foreign Fighters - Official - RIA Novosti


Turkey, Iran call for cease-fire in Syria during holy month of Ramadan -


Syrian rebels vow to fight until the end in Homs, deny reports that they are preparing to desert the city - ITV News


Israel believed behind recent Syria strike - Blogs


More on the alleged Israeli strike on Yakhont missiles in Syria - Threat Matrix


Syria President Assad says ousted Baath party members made mistakes - The Independent




U.S. to Egypt: Ousted President Morsi must be freed - Yahoo! News

U.S. Sends Marines, Navy to off the Coast of Egypt - US News and World Report

Germany calls for Morsi release in Egypt - Ahram Online

Qatar’s regional policy thrown into doubt after Mursi’s ouster - English | Front Page

Tens of thousands of Islamists demand reinstatement of ousted Egyptian president - The Washington Post


Thousands break fast in Tahrir Square to celebrate Morsi ouster - Ahram Online


Egypt's PM picks leftist politician as deputy - Yahoo! News


Egypt’s young Brotherhoods break away from old leadership, establishes non-violence group -


Egypt: Second Christian Killed in Northern Sinai in Post-Morsi Backlash - IBTimes UK


Egypt's media embrace military after Morsi ouster, to dismay of press advocates - Fox News


Why Does Al Jazeera Love a Hateful Islamic Extremist? - Bloomberg




Istanbul police block protest by journalists demanding press freedoms - Fox News


Group commemorating slain Gezi protester attacked by civilians in central Istanbul -


VIDEO: Group commemorating slain Gezi protester attacked by civilians in central Istanbul - YouTube


Assailant with machete attacking Gezi protesters in Istanbul flees to Morocco -




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POLL: No arms to Syrian rebels, most Americans say - CBS News

POLL (Full Report): Americans say 61 - 27 percent not to be involved in Syria and oppose 59 - 27 percent providing arms to anti-government groups - Quinnipiac University

U.S. plan to arm Syrian rebels stalls amid congressional disagreements - The Washington Post

UK parliament wins veto over any decision to arm Syrian rebels - Reuters

Money, guns flowing from Kuwait to Syria's most radical rebel factions - Fox News


Syrian rebels receive new batch of weapons from Arab states - English | Front Page


Comrades in Arms: How Libya sends weapons to Syria’s rebels - Foreign Policy


UN officials accept Syria’s invitation for talks on chemical weapons probe - United Nations News Centre


Russia’s UN envoy: Moscow ‘not blocking’ UN access to Syria, Western ‘propaganda storm’ misleading - RT News


Jimmy Carter's Making a Syria Peace Push, And the Opposition Isn't Happy About It - The Cable




Syria jihadists lose support as abuses mount - Fox News

The CIA: Al-Qaeda Dispatched 16 Tons of Explosives to Lebanon with plans to target officials in Hezbollah and the army - Al Akhbar

Cast as Hezbollah supporters, Lebanese Shiites are expelled from Sunni Gulf amid sectarian war - The Washington Post

Al Qaeda kills Free Syrian Army commander: FSA spokesman - Yahoo! News

Syria's al-Nusra Front – ruthless, organised and taking control - The Guardian


Raqqa: Islamic state of Iraq and al-Sham reportedly detain more than 1500, including dozens of women - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Aleppo: Rebels attack a bus and take its passengers to an unknown location, also detain seven Kurds - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Supplies to Palliate Crisis in Aleppo Arrived, Says Governor - Prensa Latina News Agency


Syrian opposition issues rare condemnation of rebels for Aleppo food blockade - The Washington Post


Col Asaad says many of FSA officers marginalized, he made controversial statements such as that suicide bombing is “an integral part of revolutionary action" - YALLA SOURIYA


Syrian rebels prepare to abandon Homs - The Times


Syrian rebels inflicted heavy losses by army in Homs province - Xinhua |


Kurdish Group Ready to Back Main Syria Opposition in Return for Rights Recognition - Rudaw




Christians Targeted for Retribution in Egypt -

Chaos in Egypt: Christians “Hacked With Axes,” Priest Beheaded -

Egyptian Catholic Bishops: Ousting of Morsi - a Joyous Day for Us Christians - Catholic Online


Egypt unrest: Suspects held in rooftop killing of Alexandria teen -


Egypt army defends role in deadly clashes with Morsi supporters -


After backing military ouster of Morsi, Egypt liberals want power to advance democracy agenda - The Washington Post


Egypt PM says won't rule out Brotherhood role in new govt- Ahram Online


Egypt welcomes U.S. remarks on Mursi describing the rule of toppled leader as undemocratic - Reuters


U.S. Says Egypt Arrests Make It Difficult to Move Beyond Crisis -


Egyptian Coup Splits Middle East Countries - yaleglobal


How Egypt's Economy Toppled a President - Businessweek


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Syria/Egypt News July 11


Syria activists protest rebel siege of Aleppo areas that has created food shortages, one demonstrator shot dead - Fox News

VIDEO: Aleppo protesters chant “the people want an end to the blockade”, rebel armed with a handgun pushes them back and sound of gunfire heard - YouTube

VIDEO: FSA Food Embargo in Aleppo - YouTube

VIDEO: Aleppo Civilians run with food and other supplies fleeing from FSA gunfire - YouTube

VIDEO: Syrian rebels enforcing the ban and shooting at civilians - YouTube

Press Conference on World Food Programme’s Operations in Syria -


Syrian rebel sheikh calls for war on Alawite heartland, he is a member of Islamic Syrian Liberation Front and Syrian National Coalition - THE DAILY STAR


In north-eastern Syria, al-Nusra is in command of silos of wheat, factories, oil and gas fields, fleets of looted government cars and a huge weapons arsenal - guardian


'313 Brigade' claims car bombing that targeted Hezbollah in Beirut - The Long War Journal


Islamic group arrests media activist in Ar Raqqa - ZAMAN ALWSL


Al Nusra torture room found in Rif Dimashq - alalam


Syria's Foreign Legions -


American al Qaeda member Gadahn calls for Syrian jihad in video - Washington Times


VIDEO: Meeting al-Qaeda in Syria - Al Jazeera Blogs


Syrian Christians flee to Lebanon, become kidnapping targets - GlobalPost


Source: Syrian Regime Held Talks With Kurdish Groups in Qamishli - Rudaw


The Tribal Factor in Syria’s Rebellion: A Survey of Armed Tribal Groups in Syria - The Jamestown Foundation


U.S. arms showing up in hands of pro-Assad militias - usatoday




Inquiry on Aleppo chemical attack met int'l standards, unlike West’s - Lavrov - RT News

US studying Russia report of Syria rebel gas use - AFP

Syrian opposition rebuts Russian claims about sarin - usatoday


Al-Qa'ida could gain access to Syrian stockpiles of chemical weapons, Risk of catastrophe if Syria's Assad goes: UK lawmakers - Reuters


VIDEO: Syrian rebels behind Aleppo sarin attack, not Assad forces - Russian inquiry to UN - YouTube




Arrest warrants issued for Mohammed Badie, other Brotherhood leaders in Egypt - The Washington Post

Pro-Morsi alliance calls for million-man Cairo march on Friday - Ahram Online

Egypt's Salvation Front withdraws rejection of constitutional declaration, maintains reservations over some articles - Ahram Online

Analysis: Why was Tamarod successful? - Egypt Independent

Egypt Tamarod movement spreads across the Middle East - FRANCE 24


Coptic leader hopeful after Muslim Brotherhood removed in Egypt -


Gunmen open fire on military commander's car in Sinai: Army - Ahram Online




US sends 4 more F-16s to Egypt, despite Cairo tumult - Fox News

Kuwait promises Egypt $4 billion in aid-state news agency - Yahoo! News


Gulf Billions Buy Egypt Economy Breathing Space - VOA


Qatar losing Mideast ground to Saudi diplomacy, experts say - English | Front Page


Ankara clarifies stance on Egypt following UN intervention statements - Ahram Online


Egypt's coup shakes Brotherhood's Islamic partners in Turkey -



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Syria/Egypt News July 10


Liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi appointed new Egyptian PM - Ahram Online

Mohamed ElBaradei appointed Egypt's new VP - Ahram Online

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood rejects timetable for elections -

Egypt's interim constitutional declaration draws criticisms - Ahram Online


Egyptian army takes upper hand in media war over killings - Reuters


For Now At Least, Egypt's Police Are Seen As The Good Guys - NPR




Carney: US 'cautiously encouraged’ over Egypt election timetable - The Hill

US Encourages Muslim Brotherhood to Join Egyptian Political Transition - VOA

White House: Egypt aid is in US interest (VIDEO)- The Hill's Video

Egypt takes delivery of U.S. fighter jets - Reuters


Egypt showered with Gulf billions in show of support for army - Reuters


Turkish ambassador summoned over Ankara's calls for UN intervention in Egypt - Ahram Online


Mideast journalists allege bias in al-Jazeera’s reports on Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood - The Washington Post


Al Jazeera staff resign after ‘biased' Egypt coverage -


VIDEO: Egyptian Al-‎Jazeera reporter Hagag Salama resigns live on air - YouTube




Syrian rebel blockade in Aleppo leaves thousands hungry, Many activists condemn the tactic arguing that it punishes more than 2 million - Reuters

Famine Feared in Aleppo as Food Embargo Persists, Network publishes names of Free Syrian Army battalions responsible for barring supplies - Al-Ayyam

U.N. chief Ban appeals for Ramadan truce across Syria - Reuters

Syrian opposition backs U.N. call for truce during Ramadan - THE DAILY STAR


Iran welcomes Syrian opposition’s truce offer during Ramadan - PressTV


Exclusive: Congress delaying U.S. aid to Syrian rebels because of fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and might end up in the hands of Islamist militants - Reuters


Syrians say they have given up on U.S. weapons promises - Yahoo! News


Saudi arms will arrive soon: Syria rebel chief - hurriyetdailynews


Russian inquiry to UN: Rebels, not Army, behind Syria Aleppo sarin attack - RT News


Lebanon: Car bombing in Hezbollah Beirut stronghold seen as spillover of Syria conflict (VIDEO) - GlobalPost


Syrian Rebels Claim Responsibility for Beirut Bomb - Israel National News


Syrian rebels retract: Not responsible for Beirut blast - Ynetnews


Questions Remain Over “Massacre” Of Christians by Syrian Rebels - Christian News Agency


Tension between Arab and Kurd fighters, The clashes took place after rebels attacked 2 villages - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Syria's oilfields create surreal battle lines amid chaos and tribal loyalties -


VIDEO: Presence of al-Qaeda raises tension in Syria - Middle East - Al Jazeera English



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Syria/Egypt News July 9


Death toll rises to 51 in Monday clashes between Egypt army and pro-Morsi protesters - Ahram Online

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls for national uprising -

Armed groups attacked Rep. Guard at dawn: Military spokesman - Ahram Online

Pro-Morsi protesters recount bloody scenes at Republican Guard clashes - Ahram Online

Islamists' opponents question accounts of shooting, voice skepticism that Egyptian soldiers fired on peaceful demonstrators -

VIDEO: Compilation of Footage of Pro-Morsi Demonstrators Firing at the Egyptian Army - YouTube

VIDEO: Egypt's military release new footage of violence - YouTube

VIDEO (it starts after 2 minutes of talk): Morsi Supporters Attack The Egyptian Republican Guard - YouTube

VIDEO: Egyptian Army Sniper Firing At Crowd - YouTube

Egypt presidency forms judicial committee to investigate Rep. Guard killings - Ahram Online


Egypt closes Freedom and Justice Party HQ over weapons find - Middle East Online


Egypt's National Salvation Front condemns Rep. Guard HQ violence, including assaults on military barracks and army officers - Ahram Online


Nour Party, Salafist Call say army reaction disproportionate - Ahram Online


Egypt interim president fast-tracks timetable for amending constitution, holding new elections by early 2014 - Fox News


Egypt’s constitutional declaration issued, defines transitional period - Ahram Online


Army arrests 11 in Sinai attacks - Daily News Egypt


VIDEO: Trouble in Egypt's Sinai: Islamist militants gun down Coptic priest in semi-lawless Sinai region - YouTube


Turkey Clears Gezi Park Protest With Water Cannons After Reopening -




U.S. condemns ‘explicit’ calls to violence by Egypt's Brotherhood, asks the military to exercise 'maximum restraint' -

White House wants US aid to Egypt to keep flowing -- for now - Fox News

Boehner: Egypt army 'did what they had to do' in ousting Morsi - The Hill's Global Affairs


Carl Levin wants to suspend aid to Egypt -


EU's Ashton urges all sides in Egypt to avoid 'provocation' - Ahram Online


Iran says overthrow of Egypt president improper - usatoday


Egypt's Media War Is Almost as Nasty as the One in the Streets - FP Passport


CNN Becomes Target Of Egypt Protesters -


Al-Jazeera journalists kicked out of Egyptian military press-conference - RT News




Bashar Assad’s forces chip away at Syria rebels’ control of Homs-

Twin car bombs hit Homs - AFP

Syrian rebels offer Assad truce in Homs during Ramadan - The Independent

Syria Spurns Ramadan Cease-Fire Idea - ABC News

Report: Assad's Brother Commanding Homs Assault -


Syria rebels in weak position, says SNC chief (VIDEO) - Al Jazeera English


Syrian opposition PM Ghassan Hitto resigns - FRANCE 24


Congress delaying military aid to Syrian rebels - Israel News


Russia Doubts New Syrian Rebel Leader Is Ready for Peace Talks - RIA Novosti


Syria Baath party leadership replaced, VP Sharaa will remain in office despite his removal from the party leadership - AFP


Syrian government invites UN for chemical weapons inspection -


Syrian Gov’t Claims Massive Seizure of Toxic Chemicals - RIA Novosti


Refugees from Syria in Gaza Divided Over Assad -


Al Qaeda makes millions from Mosul shakedowns to fund martyrdom operations in Iraq and Syria - Money Jihad


VIDEO: Rally Against “Islamic State of Iraq" in Syria - Youtube



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Syria/Egypt News July 8




Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians throng streets to show support to army-backed revolt while Muslim Brotherhood calls for rival protests (VIDEO) -

Sea of flags as anti-Morsi crowd packs Tahrir - FRANCE 24

Interview: The Egyptian rebel leader who "owns" Tahrir Square - Ahram Online

Tens of thousands of Morsi supporters flock to Republican Guard HQ - Egypt Independent


Egypt security forces arrest man accused of throwing anti Morsi protesters off a building - Al Bawaba


Islamist Zomor, Abdel Maged to be interrogated for roles in Cairo University violence - Egypt Independent


Updated: Bahaa El-Din offered Egypt's PM job, ElBaradei set to be appointed VP - Ahram Online


Cairo Institute: Morsi Systematically Abused the Rule of Law - The Jewish Press


154 martyrs During the Reign of the former president Mohamed Morsi - Arabic Network For Human Rights Information


Syria embassy re-opens in Cairo - alalam


Obama: U.S. not backing any Egyptian party or group - AP


Diplomats resist calling Morsi ouster a coup - usatoday


U.S. lawmakers urge calm, cautious approach to Egypt - Reuters


Fresh Clashes Erupt Yet Again In Turkey Over Park –




Syria rebels pound besieged Shiite towns - Businessweek

Desperate moves by rebels as Homs campaign intensifies - THE DAILY STAR

New Syrian opposition head expects advanced weapons to reach rebels - Reuters


Tension Between Rebel Groups Intensifies in Syria -


VIDEO: Testimony by rebel leader in al-Dana about the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham murders - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


AUDIO: Qatar gives Libyan arms to Syrian rebels - NPR, Money Jihad



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