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Syria News - Feb 10

 

600 evacuated from Syria's Homs on eve of talks, Shelling targeted the UN aid convoy on Saturday and Sunday - Yahoo News


SANA: Terrorists fired mortar shells and detonated an explosive device in an attempt to derail the Homs relief efforts - SANA


Syrian Coalition Says Regime Attacked UN and Evacuees in Homs, Calls for UN Resolution - Syrian National Coalition


Syrian Coalition: Introduction of Aid to Homs Is a Cosmetic and Inadequate Response to Coalition Demands - Syrian National Coalition


VIDEO: Video appears to show incoming fire at Homs residents preparing to evacuate - Twitter / Brown_Moses


VIDEO: UN personnel running for covering as bombs fall near their vehicles - Twitter / joshua_landis


VIDEOS: 24 videos showing the attack on the UN convoy in Homs Sunday - Twitter / Brown_Moses

 

VIDEOS: Playlist of videos related to Saturday UN visit in Homs - Twitter / Brown_Moses

 

VIDEO: Besieged Homs Described as "Jungle of Monsters" by Evacuated Civilians Under the Rule of the Armed Militants - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Rebels Threatened to Fire at UN Aid Convoy Over a Week Prior to Homs Attack - YouTube

 

Syria's opposition not to change its delegation to second round of talks in Geneva - The Voice of Russia

 

Syrian Opposition Interim Prime Minister: PYD Autonomy ‘Useless’ and Will Not Last - Rudaw

 

Opposition calls for Syrian VP to head Geneva team - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

Saudi Arabia calls for urgent U.N. meeting on Syria, cites “growing evidence pointing to war crimes” - Al Arabiya News

 

Report: US officials presented the Saudis with a huge dossier with irrefutable evidence proving the involvement of Saudi Arabia in terrorist activities in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and even Russia - Al Akhbar

 

Syrian Official: Saudi Anti-Terrorism Law Not Real, It does not mention anything about halting support of insurgents in the form of funds, armaments and military training - abna.ir

 

1,400 Saudi militants fight in Syria: Report - PressTV

 

Hezbollah says to remain in Syria - THE DAILY STAR

 

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Islamist fighters seize Alawite village Maan in central Syria, kill 25 people - chicagotribune.com


VIDEO: Islamic Front's Ahrar & Jund al Aqsa capture Alawite village, Maan, north Hama & cleanse it from "filth of shabiha" - Twitter / joshua_landis


VIDEO: Video shows dead in Alawi village of Maan - Twitter / joshua_landis


VIDEO: Wahhabi Militants Invade Alawite Town of Maan in Rural Hama & Sectarian-Based Killings Reported - LiveLeak.com


Maalula nuns plead for release of Syria’s female prisoners in a new video broadcast by Al-Jazeera (VIDEO) - AFP


Al Nusra Front sets conditions to release Maaloula Nuns: Lebanese TV says - ZAMAN ALWSL


Ahrar Al-Sham, Al-Nusra Front Form Alliance to Fight ISIS in Deir Ezzur - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

Jabhat al-Nusra accuse ISIS of cutting supply lines and theft in warning statement - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Activists say ISIS top Lybian commander killed in in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, Syria - Al Arabiya News

 

Ahrar al-Sham call ISIS traitors and abolish joint front in Hasakah - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

ISIS Second-in-Command Chechen Umar Shishani Slams Saudi Cleric al-Mohaisany and “Peace Initiative” - ZAMAN ALWSL 

 

13 members defect from ISIL in Al-Raqqa - Syria Newsdesk

 

ISIS Jihadists execute man for blasphemy in Raqqa - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Boy shot dead by ISIS sniper in Syria's Raqqa - aranews.org

 

VIDEO: Torture in ISIL prisons: documentary, compilation of liberated prisoners' testimonies - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

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Turkey News - Feb 9

 

Turkish police fire tear gas to break up Internet protest - Reuters


VIDEO [Exclusive Video with Camera Amateur]: Turkey: Water cannon drive protesters out of Taksim Square - YouTube


VIDEO: Fireworks and water cannon at Turkey internet protest - YouTube


VIDEO: Turkey: Police water cannons met with protesters' fireworks - YouTube


Opposition calls on Turkish President Gül to veto law on Internet - hurriyetdailynews.com


Erdogan says no Internet censorship in Turkey - AFP


Decision to deport journalist anti-democratic, say Turkey journalists' associations - Today's Zaman


Journalist's deportation stirs int'l press, fuels concerns over media freedom - Today's Zaman


Journalist in exile: How I was smeared, prosecuted and deported - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish subtitles): Erdogan’s phone call to head of private TV channel leaked. PM scorns CEO for airing opposition leader’s presser live - Twitter / WashingtonPoint

 

Leaked audio reveals Habertürk manipulated opinion poll - Today's Zaman

 

Court imposes media ban on Zarrab news reports - Today's Zaman

 

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP): ‘Zarrab to be released after threatening to reveal graft details’ - Today's Zaman

 

Iranian businessman Zarrab files lawsuit from prison against CHP leader - Today's Zaman

 

Businessman, bank manager cooperate to help companies pay bribes - Today's Zaman

 

Decision to demolish Urla villas not implemented - Today's Zaman

 

Justice minister admits calling prosecutors about graft probe - Today's Zaman

 

Delaying delivery of summary of proceedings unlawful, analysts say - Today's Zaman

 

Court halts reassignment of İzmir police officer, 195 more purged in Trabzon - Today's Zaman

 

Opposition accuses gov't of trying to block graft probe with new bill - Today's Zaman

 

Academics sign statement saying ‘rule of law suspended' - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish PM Erdoğan labels illegal wiretapping targeting him as ‘espionage’ - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Deputies' phone communications to be electronically stored, CHP deputy warns - Today's Zaman

 

Senior education officials to be sacked under upcoming dershane bill - Today's Zaman

 

Opposition concerned about possible rigging in upcoming elections - Today's Zaman

 

Ninth MP quits over Turkish graft scandal - AFP

 

Ratings Agency S&P Downgrades Turkey Rating Outlook to Negative From Stable - moneynews.com

 

Turkish state-owned lender Halkbank’s brand value drops in 2013: Report - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

EBRD's Davey: Corruption may hit huge infrastructure investments - Today's Zaman

 

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Syria News - Feb 8

 

Scores of Syrians leave besieged Homs in U.N.-brokered deal - McClatchy DC


VIDEO: UN begins evacuation of Homs, Syria - YouTube


VIDEO: Busloads of Syrians evacuate Homs - Reuters.com


VIDEO: Civilians evacuated from Syria's besieged Homs - YouTube


UN affirms Syrian gov''t, local opposition cooperative in Homs evacuation - KUNA


Opposition leader Ghalioun decries UN-Assad agreement to vacate Homs rebel Areas instead of breaking the siege - ZAMAN ALWSL


Syria: Lifting the Siege of Yarmouk, One Food Parcel and One Polio Vaccination at a Time - Foreign Policy Journal

 

Syria government will join next round of Geneva peace talks, demanding a discussion "article by article" of the Geneva Communique - Reuters

 

Regime Begin's People's Campaign in Support of Assad during Geneva Talks - The Syrian Observer

 

Jarba: All of Geneva I Terms Must be Implemented - Syrian National Coalition

 

Jarba Studies Expansion of Opposition Delegation, Excludes Regime Figures - The Syrian Observer

 

Main domestic opposition group the National Coordination Committee (NCC) not to join Syria talks - .alalam.ir

 

Syria can meet June 30 chemical weapons deadline: U.N. chief - Reuters

 

Syria vows chemical disarmament despite missed deadlines - AFP

 

UN Security Council Should Impose Measures under Chapter VII over Non-compliance by the Assad Regime on Chemical Weapons Disposal - Syrian National Coalition

 

First UN report on children in Syria’s civil war paints picture of ‘unspeakable’ horrors - United Nations News Centre

 

Foreign Ministry Source rejects report allegations issued by UN Secretary General on Children in Syria - SANA, Syria

 

UNESCO says Syria archaeological material and cultural heritage objects are being trafficked through illegal systems into other countries and markets - haaretz.com

 

Syria’s protection of cultural artifacts ‘only piece of good news’ amid rubble of war, says UN cultural agency - United Nations News Centre 

 

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Syrian opposition groups fail to capture Aleppo prison - Al-Monitor


Aleppo Jail Attack Suicide Bomber 'Was British’ - sky.com


VIDEO: Ahrar al-Sham video shows the moment of yesterday’s suicide truck bomb detonation at Aleppo Central Prison - YouTube


PHOTO: Here’s a picture of the suicide truck driven by British citizen Abu Suleiman al-Britani into Aleppo prison yesterday - Twitter / ShirazMaher: 


VIDEO: Muhaysini, leading Saudi fundraiser, at Aleppo prison calls leaders of Muslims to send help to kill apostate Alawis - YouTube 


Rebel mortar attack kills nine in Aleppo - Business Standard

 

VIDEO: War in Syria: terrorists indulge mortar attacks - YouTube

 

Calls for demonstrations against ISIS in Al-Raqqa - Syria Newsdesk

 

Syria's Christian Minority Are Fighting Back - aina.org

 

Inside Baseball on Syrian Rebel Infighting - warontherocks.com

 

VIDEO: ISIS retaking Manbej and Jarablus after Islamic Front/FSA took it over - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

Islamist North Caucasus Rebels Training a New Generation of Fighters in Syria - The Jamestown Foundation

 

Hanging Out with the Sunni Warlords Who've Seized Control of Tripoli - VICE United Kingdom

 

VIDEO: Warlords of Tripoli - VICE United Kingdom

 

US Homeland Security Secretary: Syria Conflict a Threat to Homeland - ABC News

 

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Relations among Syrian Kurdish parties hit new low - Al-Monitor


POLL: Internet poll says PYD leader Salih Muslim best choice for leading Syrian Kurdistan - ekurd


Syria Kurds seeking relation with Ankara, Tehran and Baghdad - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Syrian Kurds reportedly seek to export oil via Turkey - ekurd


PYD Co-leader in Turkish Parliament - CİHAN

 

“We are ready to protect Turkmens and form an alliance with them against al-Qaeda”: Salih Muslim - Al-Monitor

 

PKK and AKP: Adversaries or Allies? - Rudaw

 

VIDEO: New ISIS video: We are the enemy of Ocalan and Barzani - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

Kurdish jihadists from Iraq wage holy war in Syria with one eye on home - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

“With These Guns We Will Return to Kurdistan”: The Resurgence of Kurdish Jihadism - The Jamestown Foundation

 

VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdish Jihadist Going to Syria - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

NOW examines the history, geopolitical position, and possible future of the Kurds in Syria - NOW

 

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Social Media Analysis Reveals The Complexities Of Syrian Conflict - MIT Technology Review


REPORT: Online Social Media in the Syria Conflict: Encompassing the Extremes and the In-Betweens - arxiv.org


Al-Qaeda And Its Offshoots Train And Indoctrinate Newborns, Toddlers, And Preschoolers – Captured On Twitter - memri.org

 

How Facebook Is Destroying History - A Survey Of August 21st - Brown Moses Blog

 

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Syria News - Feb 7

 

Islamic Front joines forces with the Nusra Front to launch an assault on Aleppo dubbed "The promise of truth approaches" - GlobalPost


Islamic Front and the Nusra Front Take Over Parts of Jail in Syria’s Aleppo, 'Freeing Hundreds’ of Inmates - Businessweek


SANA: Syrian troops repel rebels' attack on Aleppo's central prison - Xinhua | English.news.cn


VIDEOS: Several videos (reportedly) related to the battle for Aleppo's prison - halabnews.com


VIDEO: Syrian Army Kills Al Nusra Chechen Top Commander in the Aleppo Prison’s Battle - YouTube


Jarba says rebels to receive advanced weapons because they have been waging a two-front war against regime troops and ISIS - THE DAILY STAR


Saudi Arabia pushes hard to get the Islamic Front access to advanced weapons, trains Syrian rebels on anti-aircraft weapons in Turkey - TheNational


At least $1.2bn from Gulf governments has been pumped to rebels in southern Syria since July, That amount is set to rise to as much as $2bn - TheNational


Saudis top UK as world's 4th largest arms buyer - en.alalam.ir

 

Suqour Al Sham: no truce agreed with ISIS - ZAMAN ALWSL 

 

VIDEO: Suqour Sham spokesman on ISIL truce: local initiative, not approved - YouTube

 

"The ISIS - Suquor al-Sham Truce: Is It Real and Can It Last?" - Syria Comment

 

VIDEO: ISIS secures way for retreating Suqor al-Shamn - YouTube

 

Armed groups, regime fight for control of eastern Syria - Al-Monitor

 

Syria: Islamic Front Condemn Umar Shishani & ISIS “Treachery” Over Suicide Bombing in Ar-Raei on Turkish Border - EA WorldView

 

ISIS Women Battalion Leader Revealed - The Syrian Observer

 

VIDEO: Warlords of Tripoli (Part 3/5) - VICE

 

VIDEO: Warlords of Tripoli (Part 4/5) - VICE

 

Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says - latimes.com

 

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Turkey News - Feb 6

 

CHP leader: Erdoğan collected $630 mln from businesspeople to buy out Sabah media outlet - Today's Zaman


Bribe collected for Sabah media group carried by armored vehicle - Today's Zaman


CHP asked source of million dollars 'donated' to foundation led by PM's son - CİHAN


Report: Businessman bribed ex-minister to win tenders - CİHAN


Purges pick up pace across country as more than 200 police officers reassigned, raising the number of those reassigned to roughly 6,000 - CİHAN


Ministry sends back motions on corruption, raising fears of tampering - CİHAN

 

MHP leader on corruption: PM has two choices, appear before court or flee - CİHAN

 

Former ruling AKP deputy criticizes government over graft allegations - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

POLL: Corruption a major problem in Turkey, says survey - Today's Zaman

 

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PM Erdoğan's act of censorship exposed by a voice record, instructing a manager at a TV channel to immediately remove a news ticker - Today's Zaman


AUDIO: Alleged phone conversation between Erdoğan and an executive of private broadcaster Habertürk - YouTube


Turkey's Parliament voted Wednesday to empower authorities to censor the Internet - usatoday.com


Internet bill to intensify censorship, opposition CHP warns - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkey’s top business group warns that Internet bill violates rights - hurriyetdailynews.com


International Media watchdog warns against Internet bill - CİHAN

 

Probe launched into daily Taraf on the grounds that the newspaper's articles aim to cause chaos in Turkey - Today's Zaman

 

A website and a Twitter account by the name of “Haramzadeler,” which means “sons of thieves”, gain popularity when media is under pressure - Today's Zaman

 

Arrangement on illegal wiretapping to cover up corruption claims, nationalist party leader says - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Experts debate lack of religious freedom in Turkey - Today's Zaman

 

Latest practices of AK Party gov’t raise fears of ‘one-party state’ - Today's Zaman

 

BDP leader to PM: Where is the proof for parallel state - CİHAN

 

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Obama skips Turkey in his visit to the region, in another sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries. - CİHAN


Turkey’s Domestic Troubles Causing Tensions With U.S. - worldpoliticsreview.com


Merkel Holds Out Turkey EU Prospect While Reiterating Skepticism - Businessweek


Tensions Grow Between Turkey, Radical Islamist Group ISIS Fighting in Syria - VOA


Turkey-Syria border remains vulnerable - Al-Monitor


New photos of Syria-bound truck show Turkish gendarmerie arresting Turkish intelligence officers, Gendarmerie Colonel who ordered the truck raid was removed from his post today (PHOTO) - Worldbulletin News

 

Turkish charity IHH to send 200 aid trucks to Syria - Worldbulletin News

 

Swedish MP Raises Questions Over Turkey’s Role In Bishops’ Kidnapping by an ISIS Caucasian Fighter - The Rojava Report

 

Turkish Hospitals Traffick Organs of Injured Syrian Citizens - aina.org

 

Turkish Power Struggle Leaves New Questions on Kurdish Issue - aina.or

 

What does Ömer Güney’s audio recording tell? - ANF

 

Full transcript of alleged recording of Omer Guney, the suspect in Paris Kurd killings - ekurd

 

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Syria News - Feb 5

 

US denies Kerry said Syria policy failing - AFP


US suggests engaging Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran into a parallel track during Geneva peace talks on Syria - The Voice of Russia


Gul proposes Turkey-Iran cooperation in Syria - Al-Monitor


Iran can play key role in Syria crisis resolution, Qatar opposed to the exclusion of Iran from the Geneva II conference : Qatar FM - PressTV


Geneva talks only way out of Syrian crisis: European Commission - KUNA 


Russia says Syria government to attend Geneva talks, ship more chemical arms - Reuters


Syrian National Coalition chief Jarba meets Russian FM Lavrov in Moscow - RT

 

VIDEO (in Russian, translation below): Lavrov’s opening comments to Jarba - eaworldview.com

 

Report: Russia stepping up military aid to Syria's Assad - Israel News

 

Pressure on Coalition to Expand the Negotiating Delegation - The Syrian Observer

 

Abdulazim: NCC to Join Geneva Negotiations - The Syrian Observer

 

Kurdish KNC statement Geneva II (Arabic) - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

Syria's Christian Minority Are Fighting Back - VICE United Kingdom

 

How academics got the Muslim Brotherhood wrong, One of these long-held assumptions is that the Brotherhood is moderate - The National

 

VIDEO: Warlords of Tripoli The war in Syria is dragging neighbouring Lebanon to the edge of the abyss (Part 1/5) - VICE

 

VIDEO: Warlords of Tripoli The war in Syria is dragging neighbouring Lebanon to the edge of the abyss (Part 2/5) - VICE

 

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Renewed clashes between Syrian Kurds and Qaeda near Raqqa - aranews.org


Al-Raqqa FSA rebel group promises military action against ISIS - Syria Newsdesk


FSA Advances in Deraa, ISIS In Deir El-Zor - The Syrian Observer


Aleppo province : ISIS fighter detonated himself in rebel Islamic battalion headquarter in Al-Miaden city - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Current ISIS strategy appears appears to consist of 3 inter-related focal points - Twitter / Charles_Lister

 

VIDEO: ISIS suicide bomber killed by FSA before detonating - LiveLeak.com

 

Isolating the Islamic State - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Reyhanli: medical base for Syrian mujahedeen in Turkey - Al-Monitor

 

Saudi king orders punishing jihadists, The decree appears aimed at stemming the flow of Saudi fighters going to Syria - The Washington Post

 

Has the Number of Chechens Fighting in Syria Reached Its Peak? - The Jamestown Foundation

 

VIDEO: Homeland Security Chair: Syria-trained terrorists returning to U.S. is 'one of the highest security threats'  - CNN.com Blogs

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Feb 4

 

Al-Qaeda disavows the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, saying it isn’t responsible for the actions of the group - The Daily Beast


Translation of al-Qaeda Statement acknowledging ISIS officially isn't part of AQ - justpaste.it


Pro-al Qaeda Saudi cleric calls on ISIS members to defect - The Long War Journal

 

VIDEO: Ex-ISIS Member Reveals Torture in Name of 'Prison Jihad’ - Farsnews

 

VIDEO: ISIS turns church into the headquarters to torture citizens in Raqqa, Syria - YouTube

 

Syrian Opposition Pillages Heritage - Commentary Magazine

 

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Syrian opposition main offices in Turkey shut down due to ISIS threat - CİHAN


Syrian Coalition: We Are Committed To Go On With Geneva II - Syrian National Coalition


Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva should be more representative: Lavrov - The Voice of Russia

 

Safi: Exclusive Right to Expand Negotiating Team Belongs to the Coalition - Syrian National Coalition

 

'Muslim Brotherhood' has no intention to quit National Coalition: Comptroller General - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

U.N. delivers aid in Yarmouk for 4th day; UNRWA asks for more speed - Macon.com

 

Hundreds of Syrian refugees evacuated from Yarmouk - Channel 4 News

 

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Turkish police murder trial opens amid tight security - AFP


Turkish police deny killing student in June protests - AFP


VIDEO: Turkish police brutality: killing of peaceful demostratror caught on camera - YouTube


POLL: Ruling AK Party's support drops to 36 percent in local elections, Huge support for corruption probe - CI˙HAN


POLL: New poll predicts Erdogan’s defeat in Istanbul - Independent Balkan News Agency


Insight - Fight for Istanbul likely to shape Turkish political landscape - Yahoo News UK


Turkey’s rising political star set for major fight - The Irish Times

 

Motions reveal practices of unlawful activities and irregularities between the prime minister and a former minister and businessmen - Today's Zaman

 

CHP to stage protests if summary of proceedings about ex-ministers not submitted to Parliament - Today's Zaman

 

CHP submits parliamentary question regarding dismissal of Prosecutor Öz's sister - CİHAN

 

Prime minister's inconsistencies raise eyebrows, A list of 12 Erdogan's lies - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish government fights graft scandal with probe of 'parallel state' - Reuters

 

Gov't plans for judicial police a veiled attempt to change regulation - CİHAN

 

Erdoğan accuses journalists of collaborating with ‘parallel state' - Today's Zaman

 

Journalists and Writers Foundation: It is sad to note that our country has recently been witnessing deeply worrisome developments regarding democracy and the rule of law - CİHAN

 

Freedoms, rights grow weaker as censorship knows no boundaries - CİHAN

 

Turkish Unionists: 'We Are Not Terrorists' - Labor Notes

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Feb 3

 

Activists: 36 Killed Sunday Including Children as Syrian Forces Drop Barrel Bombs in Aleppo, Nearly 90 were reported killed on Saturday - VOA


16 Syria rebels killed in ISIS suicide bomb attack in Aleppo: NGO - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO: Al-Qaeda’s ISIS fighters in Aleppo slay head of Islamic rebel group the Tawheed Brigades - YouTube


Islamist Rebels kill 20 Militants of Al Qaeda-linked Group, East Aleppo - ZAMAN ALWSL


Syrian rebels linked to ISIS behead man using small knife in front of chidren in Homs - Mail Online


VIDEO: ISIS terrorist beheads a government supporter in Homs - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Time magazine publishes photos of decapitation by Takfiris in Syria - YouTube


PHOTO: ISIS members spotted playing billiards in Al-Raqqa after allegedely killing its owner for selling alcohol - Syria Newsdesk


ISIS grants amnesty to "adulterous" couple in Al-Raqqa, It was expected to carry out a stoning sentence in a public square in the city - Syria Newsdesk

 

PHOTOS: ISIS Media Hub (Twitter account) allegedely hacked! - LiveLeak.com

 

Militants targeted Syrian chemical cargo: Moscow - .alalam.ir

 

Rebel Mortar shells wound 24 people near Syria's Damascus - PressTV

 

Aussie 'thugs' at Syrian frontline - The Australian

 

Jabhat al-Nusra claims deadly Lebanon suicide bombing - Yahoo News UK

 

VIDEO: Deadly al-Nusra suicide car bomb strikes eastern Lebanon - YouTube

 

The Salafi Plot to Assassinate Najib Mikati - Al Akhbar English

 

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Rojava’s Autonomous Cantons Begin Major Diplomatic Effort In Region with Official Visits to Iran, Iraq and Turkey - The Rojava Report


Head of Afrin Canton: ‘We Exist and We Are Here’ - Rudaw


Syria Kurdish autonomy a model for Syria: PYD leader - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Syrian Kurds won’t fire at Turkey: Salih Muslim - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Iraqi Kurdistan's Gorran movement backs autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan - ekurd

 

Kurdish Left Party leaves Syrian Kurdish National Council SKNC - ekurd

 

Kurdish YPG forces attack ISIS Islamic-Jihadists, killing 12 - ekurd

 

ISIS arrests six Kurdish civilians near Aleppo - aranews.org

 

Kurdish jihadists fighting in Syria are on the rise - BAS NEWS

 

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CHP directs parliamentary inquiry to Erdoğan into bribery in Sabah-ATV sale - CİHAN


PM son's TÜRGEV is where bribes go, CHP leader maintains - Today's Zaman


CHP: Parliament speaker, minister using trick to cover up corruption - Today's Zaman


CHP deputy asks why graft suspect Zarrab's assets unfrozen - Today's Zaman


Halkbank risky loans skyrocket during graft suspect manager's term - Today's Zaman


Wiretapping of PM to be counted as espionage crime - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey counters corruption probe with investigation into police - FT.com

 

Turkish directorate orders MP to remove parliamentary question over the Sabah-ATV sale from his personal website - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

New gov't plans fuel concerns over executive's grip on judiciary - Today's Zaman

 

HSYK bill sets alarm bells ringing for Justice Academy - Today's Zaman

 

New Internet bill to limit freedom of information, sparks reactions - Today's Zaman

 

Fresh resignation in Turkey’s ruling AKP over graft scandal - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

A Leader Shows Vulnerability in Turkey’s Cash Crisis - NYTimes.com

 

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Ankara alarmed over Qaeda threat in Syria, reportedly taking measures against potential suicide bombing inside Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkish army deploys tanks to Syrian border - Syria Newsdesk


Ankara denies presence of al- Qaeda bases on Turkish soil - CİHAN


Probe into raid on Turkish intelligence's trucks begins - Worldbulletin News

 

Keep on truckin': Turkey and Al Qaeda in Syria - RT Op-Edge

 

Turkey Islamic charity Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has long had ties to al-Qaeda and Hamas - huffingtonpost.ca

 

Turkey's Role in the Kidnapping of the Syrian Bishops and the Country's Relationship to the Suspected Kidnapper - aina.org

 

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Syria News - Feb 1

 

VIDEO: Brahimi Says No Progress in Syria Talks - YouTube


VIDEO: Brahimi Backs Feb. 10 For More Syrian Peace Talks - YouTube


Syrian Foreign Minister: Opposition "acted as if we had wanted to come here for one hour and hand over everything to them” - AFP


Opposition leader Jarba says Syria regime in Geneva "to dig its own grave with its own hands", the talks marked the beginning of the end for Assad - AFP


VIDEO: Walid al- Muallem Press Conference in Geneva (P.1) - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Walid al- Muallem Press Conference in Geneva (P.2) - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Assad adviser: time is right in Syria for a national unity government that might bring in opponents, but not a transitional body - Telegraph

 

President Ahmad Al Jarba's speech at the end of first round of negotiations in Geneva - Syrian National Coalition

 

VIDEO (Arabic): Interview with Ahmad Jarba - YouTube

 

TRANSCRIPT (English): Interview with Ahmad Jarba (Translated) - syriancivilwar

 

VIDEO (English): Islamic Front's Military Commander: No to Democracy as Syrians are Thirsty for Islamic State - YouTube

 

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Report: UNRWA successfully delivers aid to Yarmouk Palestinian camp - ReliefWeb Mobile


VIDEO: UNRWA successfully delivers aid to Yarmouk Palestinian camp Part 1 - YouTube


VIDEO: UNRWA successfully delivers aid to Yarmouk Palestinian camp Part 2 - YouTube


As Syrian Factions Talk, Homs Starves - Newsweek

 

Russia Defends Syrian Government Over Aid Stalemate For Homs - RIA Novosti

 

Did the Syrian army and rebels join forces to operate a checkpoint (VIDEO)? - The FRANCE 24 Observers

 

American Light Arms to Opposition in Southern Syria - The Syrian Observer

 

Syrian Christians Ask US to End Support For Rebels - TIME.com

 

Church Leaders:‘Will Be No More Christians in Syria’ If War Continues - blog.heritage.org

 

VIDEO: Marked for Destruction: The Plight of Syria's Christians with Syrian Christian Leaders - heritage.org

 

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Al-Qaeda’s ISIS attacks Turkmen-populated areas of Syria - CİHAN


12 Syrian Turkmen wounded in clashes with ISIS close to Turkish border - Anadolu Agency


Syrian Turkmen ask for Turkey's backing - Anadolu Agency


Thousands of Turkmen flee to Turkey amid ISIS-rebel clashes - CİHAN


Syria: ISIS Claim Capture Of Ar-Raei, 24 Hours After Turkish Attack - EA WorldView


ISIS forms two all-female battalions in Al-Raqqa - Syria Newsdesk

 

ISIS suicide team assaults Iraqi ministry - The Long War Journal

 

Iraqi army kills 40 ISIS fighters in Fallujah - Al Arabiya News

 

Lebanese army in firefight with ‘Syrian gunmen’ - Al Arabiya News

 

Three al-Nusra Front Suspects Detained in Bekaa - Naharnet

 

Hezbollah and Assad Plan Offensive On Jihadists In Yabrud - The Daily Beast

 

Indonesian Militants Join Foreigners Fighting in Syria - NYTimes.com

 

The Siege of Adra: Islamist Rebels are Accused of Massacre - CounterPunch

 

VIDEO: RT first TV crew at besieged Syrian town Adra after alleged atrocity by Salafascists - LiveLeak.com

 

Jihad in Syria (Summary) - Institute for the Study of War

 

Jihad in Syria (Full Report) - Institute for the Study of War

 

The Islamic State of Disunity: Jihadism Divided - jihadica

 

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Salih Muslim: Syrian coalition does not represent Kurds - Al-Monitor


It is possible that a federal Syria will shape, Kurdish PYD leader Salih Muslim says - ekurd


Salih Muslim Questions Authority of NCC Statement on Kurdish autonomy - The Rojava Reports


A Rift in the Syrian National Coordination Body - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Ocalan Letter Asks Barzani Support in Rojava, Peace Process - Rudaw

 

PYD: Arrested people have received training in Iraq Kurdistan, The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is training armed forces to send to Syria - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

6 Kurds kidnapped by ISIS - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

The Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 5: The Kurds - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Is Kurdistan Syria Church's Best Hope for Survival? - CBN News

 

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HRW: Syria Must Stop Illegal Demolitions - VOA


REPORT: Razed to the Ground: Syria’s Unlawful Neighborhood Demolitions in 2012-2013 - Human Rights Watch


PHOTOS: Before-and-after satellite photos show destruction of Syrian neighborhoods - washingtonpost.com


Kerry warns Syria of possible U.N. action over chemical arms delay, Russia says Syria unable to ship the chemicals to the port of Latakia because of security threats from opposition forces - latimes.com

 

Interview with head of CW team in Syria - .cbrneworld.com

 

Third Chemical Volcano Rocket Used On August 21st Geolocated (VIDEOS) - Brown Moses Blog

 

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Turkey News - Jan 31

 

Erdogan, son and son-in-law involded in funds raised from firms for tenders during Sabah-ATV purchase - Today's Zaman


CHP asks PM about claims of public land allocated for TÜRGEV, Erdoğan's son Bilal is a member of TÜRGEV's executive board - Today's Zaman


Erdogan Eye on ‘Crazy Projects’ Links Turkey Scandal to Builders - Bloomberg


AUDIO (Turkish): Sabah-ATV 1 - Wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Sabah-ATV 2 - Wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Sabah-ATV 3 - Wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Sabah-ATV 4 - Wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Sabah-ATV 5 - Wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Sabah-ATV 6 - Wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Sabah-ATV 7 - Wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish):  One more wiretapped phone conversation with Bilal Erdoğan - YouTube

 

Bilal Erdoğan Rules This Week’s Humor Magazine Covers - Bianet

 

Erdoğan's 10-minute hologram speech costs around 50,000 euros - CİHAN

 

VIDEO: Erdoğan’s hologram - CİHAN YouTube

 

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Turkey government removes around 800 more police officers - hurriyetdailynews.com


Leading graft probe prosecutors purged with 115 others - CİHAN


Current prosecutors unwilling to accept complaint against PM, ministers - Today's Zaman


Turkish Parliament dismisses summary of proceedings against justice minister - hurriyetdailynews.com


Injunction on Zarrab's assets lifted in graft probe, prosecutors to object - CİHAN


Turkey Crisis Puts Jailed Millionaire at Heart of Gold-Smuggling Ring - Bloomberg

 

Anadolu news agency placed outside of auditing - Today's Zaman

 

AK Party deputy chairman threatens journalist and insults graft prosecutor - Today's Zaman

 

New Internet law paves way for censorship, concerns journalists - Today's Zaman

 

AK Party gov't pressuring professional groups, daily says - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkish lawmakers fight during parliamentary commission session over Syria - Today's Zaman


Ankara denies presence of al-Qaeda bases on Turkish soil - CİHAN


Erdogan and the IHH, The Islamic charity works as an extension of Turkish foreign policy - Stand for Peace


Why has US not designated IHH as a terror group? - Israel Hayom

 

Who Ordered the Killing of PKK founder Sakine Cansiz? Rudaw

 

Jean-Louis Malterre: Sakine Cansiz's murder investigation should not stop at national borders - ekurd

 

Syrian opposition figure: Turkey's 'many mistakes' in Syria - Al-Monitor

 

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Syria News - Jan 30

 

US intelligence chief Clapper Says Syrian Al-Qaida Wants to Attack US - ABC News


VIDEO: Senate Hearings on Syrian Al-Qaida - YouTube


VIDEO: James Clapper: 7,000 foreign jihadists from 50 countries now fighting in Syria - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Senate Intelligence hearing on national security threats - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Syria Al Qaeda Training Western Citizens for Terror Abroad - CNN


Israeli general says al Qaeda's Syria fighters set up in Turkey can easily access Europe from the NATO member state - Yahoo News


Turkish military strikes ISIS convoy in Syria - Today's Zaman


Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki says that providing rebels in Syria with arms would only mean sending weapons to terrorists in Iraq -  Globaltimes.cn

 

Iraq’s violence originates from Saudi Arabia: Maliki - alalam.ir

 

Iraq says Syria war spillover hinders oilfields, pipelines - Yahoo News UK

 

Israel's Growing Role in Southern Syria to confront Qaeda - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

 

Syria Jihadists Say Liberation of 'Palestine,' Golan Will Follow Fall of Assad (VIDEO) - Algemeiner.com

 

Nusra, ISIS moves raise worries in Lebanon of spreading violence - McClatchy DC

 

How the War in Syria Empowers Lebanese Jihadism - Syria in Crisis - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Syria sends letters to the United Nations and the UNSC about Saudi Arabia’s Terrorist Operations - Global Research

 

Brahimi says no substantive progress on Syria but hopeful - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Lakhdar Brahimi Press Conference on Geneva, 29 January 2014 - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Syrian Coalition spokesperson- press conference - Syrian National Coalition

 

Lavrov: Geneva II key task is to stop terrorism in Syria, not to have Assad step down - APA

 

Syria army edges forward in Aleppo - Al Arabiya News

 

Syria Report -  War Dead (GRAPHS) - ncfsyria.blogspot.com

 

Azerbaijani Foreign Fighters in Syria - JIHADOLOGY

 

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Syria: Popular media activist Raed Fares shot allegedly by ISIS, but stable - GlobalPost


ISIS Hunts Down Kfar Nabel Activists as Agents of the West - damascusbureau.org


Syria's Islamic Front clashes with ISIS - Worldbulletin News


Aleppo Rebels Kill Second In Command ISIS Fighter - The Syrian Observer


Mujahedeedn Army Arrests ISIS Emir - The Syrian Observer


ISIL evacuates Al-Raqqa town in order to "liberate 17th Division" - Syria Newsdesk


Thousands of Turkmen flee to Turkey amid ISIS-rebel clashes - CİHAN

 

Eye On the Battle Between ISIS and Other Rebel Groups: International Crisis Group researcher explains the current situation on the ground - Syria Deeply

 

Ahrar al Sham leader Hassan Abboud criticizes head of Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham - The Long War Journal

 

On Ahrar al Sham leader Hassan Abboud’s Latest Speech - danielabdullah

 

ISIS says never rejected reconciliation with rebels but asked questions prior to any agreement - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

PHOTO: Iraq releases rare 'ISIS chief' photo - THE DAILY STAR

 

The Dawn of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham - Current Trends in Islamist Ideology

 

How Carl Campeau, abducted in Syria, escaped al-Qaeda's clutches - CBC News

 

As Free Syrian Army Use of Child Soldiers Detailed in New UN Report, How Can US Aid FSA? - Inner City Press

 

Syria: Rampant Looting by Both Sides in Damascus Countryside - Al Akhbar English

 

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Efrin Becomes Last of Three Rojava Cantons To Officially Declare Autonomy - The Rojava Report


VIDEO: Efrin celebrates autonomy - YouTube


Syrian Kurds: ‘We don't want to draw new borders’, PYD leader Salih Muslim says - ekurd


Syria Kurds autonomy prohibits party nepotism: Cezire Canton Prime Minister Akram Hasu - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Syrian Kurds Regain Control of Strategic Town in Syria from ISIS - aina.org

 

Layla Zana to make accord between Barzani and Ocalan - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Reports: Ocalan Letter for Kurdish President Barzani Could Be About Syria Kurdistan - Rudaw

 

Who Ordered the Killing of PKK founder Sakine Cansiz? Rudaw

 

Jean-Louis Malterre: Paris murder investigation of PKK founder Sakine Cansiz should not stop at national borders - ekurd

 

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Turkey News - Jan 29

 

According to wiretapped phone conversations Erdogan accepted two villas from a businessman in return for easing zoning restrictions in Urla - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): Urla Villas -1: Wiretapped phone conversations between Erdogan's daugther and businessman Topbaş - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Urla Villas -2: Erdogan’s wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Urla Villas -3: Erdogan’s wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Urla Villas -4: Erdogan’s wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Urla Villas -5: Wiretapped phone conversations between Erdogan and businessman Topbaş - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Urla Villas -6: Erdogan’s wiretapped phone conversation- YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Urla Villas -7 Erdogan’s wiretapped phone conversation - YouTube


Report: Municipality illegally donated public buildings to TÜRGEV, Erdogan's son Bilal is a member of TÜRGEV's executive board - Today's Zaman


Turkish opposition voices new graft claims, $100 million transaction to TÜRGEV which counts the Erdogan's son Bilal as a board member - hurriyetdailynews


Police chief suspended after revealing order to halt corruption operation - CİHAN

 

Massive purge in police creates security weakness, say analysts - Today's Zaman

 

Autonomy of Turkish Justice Academy to end - CİHAN

 

Internet censorship growing more reckless in Turkey - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey Internet activists warn the government 'cannot stop us' - DW.DE

 

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POLL: Survey reveals broad public support for corruption investigations - Today's Zaman


Erdoğan widens hostile stance to include diverse groups amid corruption woes - CİHAN


Erdoğan calls critics, civil movements ‘traitor’, threatens investors - CİHAN


Erdoğan vows to continue sending ‘aid' to Syria - CİHAN


Turkey may face trouble in future due to trucks allegedly carrying weapons to Syria - Today's Zaman

 

Political Divisions in Turkey Widen Over Syria Policy - VOA

 

Zarrab suspected of sending $1.5 million for assassination of Saudi envoy - Today's Zaman

 

Exiled Turkish cleric Gulen says he is a "scapegoat" in Erdogan corruption scandal - BBC News

 

VIDEO: Interview with Turkey’s Fethullah Gulen - BBC News

 

Minister's remarks on Gülen cause AK Party members to resign - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish central bank makes massive rate hikes to stem lira fall - Reuters

 

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Syria News - Jan 28

 

Syrian talks break down over future role of Assad - AP


'No concrete step' yet for Homs evacuation, aid - Yahoo News


US resumes nonlethal aid to Syrian opposition - The Washington Post


Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to 'moderate' Syrian rebels - Reuters


Damascus-based FSA rebel faction backs Coalition delegation to Geneva 2 - Syria Newsdesk

 

Evidence points to secret Israeli strike on Syrian missile launchers - Fox News

 

Inside the Syrian Electronic Army Hack on CNN - mashable.com

 

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30% of Al-Raqqa's residents flee to Turkey - Syria Newsdesk


Mounting Abuses by Al-Qaeda’s ISIS Against Civilians in Raqqa - The Syrian Observer


VIDEO (Arabic): An ex-prisoner by ISIS confirms that Father Paolo Dall’Oglio is in ISIS Akirshe prison of Raqqa - YouTube


Key Al-Qaida Militant Reportedly Killed in Syria - ABC News


Opposition factions launch new battle against ISIS in Aleppo - Syria Newsdesk

 

Jaish Al Mujahideen arrests ISIS Emir and other fighters West Aleppo - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Saudi cleric's reconciliation initiative for jihadists draws wide support, then ISIS rejection - The Long War Journal

 

Translation of ISIS's rejection of the Moheisini peace plan - Twitter / aron_ld

 

ISIS in Lebanon: Lebanese Army a Target - Al Akhbar English

 

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PYD Names Second Local Kurdish Government in Kobani - welat-kurdistan.org


President of Kobani Governing Council: Geneva 2 Is Not Binding For Us - The Rojava Report


Third Kurdish autonomy to be announced in northern Syria - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Qamishli to be capital city of Jazeera Canton in Syrian Kurdistan - ekurd


US State Dep calls for unified Syria following PYD declaration - Worldbulletin News Portal

 

Syrian Kurds not united behind opposition delegation to Geneva talks - Al-Monitor

 

Clashes break out between Syria Kurds and Qaeda near Sere Kaniye (Ras Al Ain) - aranews.org

 

YPG sucesfully defends Manajir from ISIS - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

VIDEO: Kurdish YPG Fighters Fighting With Al Nusra In North Syria 26 01 2014 - YouTube

 

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Syria News - Jan 26

 

Syria Geneva II talks: Breakthrough in sight with humanitarian corridor that could see aid convoy heading to Homs within 48 hours - The Independent


Homs aid a 'trial balloon' for peace talks: Syria opposition - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Lakhdar Brahimi, full press conference on direct talks between Syria government and opposition - YouTube


VIDEO: Horrific footage of starvation in Palestinian Yarmook camp in Syria - YouTube


Syrian Coalition Calls for Setting a Specific Timeframe for Geneva II Negotiations - Syrian National Coalition

 

Weak Rebel Support for the Syrian Peace Talks - Syria in Crisis - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

American Official Reveals Secret Communications with Regime - The Syrian Observer

 

Chaos in Syria could avalanche if regime changes abruptly: Lavrov - Interfax

 

Russian-Chinese Naval Training Exercise Begins in Mediterranean - RIA Novosti

 

CNN gets hacked: ‘Syrian Electronic Army Was Here…’ - Poynter

 

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Jihadist announces creation of ISIS branch in Lebanon - Naharnet


VIDEO: Jihadist announces creation of ISIS branch in Lebanon - YOUTUBE


Nusra Front claims responsibility for several attacks in Lebanon, urges Sunnis to avoid Hezbollah areas - THE DAILY STAR


Israel foils Al Qaeda plot to attack American Embassy in Tel Aviv - Fox News


Israel fears it is next target of al-Qaeda-linked jihadis in Syria, to re-evaluate its policy of neutrality in the conflict - The Times of Israel


Israeli officer: With 30,000 Al Qaeda fighters in Syria, ready to embark on cross-border military action to stem this direct threat - DEBKAfile


Al Qaeda group claims responsibility for Cairo bombings - The National


Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS imposes strict Islamic rules in north Syria, beheaded on Friday two men by sword over charges of insulting The Holy Prophet -  ZAMAN ALWSL

 

VIDEO: ISIS Beheader - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: New ISIS mass grave near Atareb, 2 women pulled from it - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Ex-ISIS man reveals torture in name of 'prison jihad’ in Syria - LiveLeak.com

 

Child exploitation by ISIS terror group in Syria war - alalam.ir

 

VIDEO: Syrian kid about 3-4 years old shooting with AK 47 - LiveLeak.com

 

Belgium’s Syria Jihadist Fighters ~ An Overview of 2012 and 2013 - JIHADOLOGY

 

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Kobanê To Declare Kurdish Autonomy on January 27th - The Rojava Report


Kurdish members of Syria opposition coalition lashed out al-Jarba after he did not mention the rights of the Kurds in his speech - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Lavrov: Kurds and NCB should be included - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and Ahrar ash-Sham form joint front to seize western Ras al-Ayn from PYD control - YALLA SOURIYA

 

VIDEO: Rebels get ready to storm Ras al-Ayn to free it from YPG - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Fighters from ISIS, Ahrar and Nusra sing for unity & the end of fighting that diverts them from jihad - YouTube

 

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Report on Martyrs Who Died in Regime's Detention Center Branch 215 of the Military Intelligence Division, Damascus - Violations Documentation Center


Ten Inconsistencies in the Carter-Ruck Torture Report - SibiaLiria


Carter Ruck clients: Yasin Qadı, Yusuf al-Qaradawi and other people allegedly connected with al-Qaeda, Erdogan and Islamic Relief Organization (IHH) - nsnbc international

 

Does a Qatar-Sponsored ‘Smoking Gun’ Torture Report Reveal An Ulterior Motive? - mintpressnews.com

 

 

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Turkey News - Jan 25

 

Former US envoys to Ankara say Erdoğan doing great harm to democracy - Today's Zaman


Op-Ed by former U.S. ambassadors to Turkey: The United States needs to tell Turkey to change course - The Washington Post


US State Department on Turkey graft probe claims: No comment - CİHAN


Turkey's Government Sees US Hand in Anti-Corruption Probes - VOA


EU president urges Turkey to respect rule of law - Today's Zaman


EU to wait before taking action, Erdogan failed to convince the European Union leadership of the existence of a parallel state - CI˙HAN


‘Parallel structure’ case to bring gov’t closer to authoritarianism - Today's Zaman

 

PM Erdoğan confirms partial suspension of HSYK bill - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey's main opposition: Draft military law bill jeopardizes promotions, amendments will require prime minister’s approval before trying senior members of the military by the judicial authorities - hurriyetdailynews

 

Legal proceedings underway for Turkish Justice Minister Bozdag - hurriyetdailynews

 

Truck-intercepting prosecutor stripped of some powers - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish PM Erdoğan's son ready to testify over graft probe: Lawyer - hurriyetdailynews

 

Turkish PM Erdoğan slams top business group head for probe warning - hurriyetdailynews

 

Int'l press institutions: PM identifying journalist as target worrisome, hampers press freedom - Today's Zaman

 

Intellectuals call on gov't not to ‘acquit' corruption, coup plotters - Today's Zaman

 

Online Petition Drive in Turkey Attempts to Force Anti-Corruption Reforms - VOA

 

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Erdogan threatens to unveil graft accusations against main opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor - Reuters


CHP Istanbul candidate Sarıgül replies to TMSF: ‘You cannot scare me’ - hurriyetdailynews


Turkish government accused of trying to sabotage poll - FT.com

 

A Race for More Than the Mayor of Istanbul – NYTimes.com

 

Turkish Opposition Eyes Its Opportunity In March local elections - KNAU Arizona Public Radio

 

Lira slide becomes headache for Turkey's embattled Erdogan - Reuters

 

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They Never Announce When You Prevent a War

There exists, I suppose, some slight chance of this one making it into the State of the Union address, no doubt in a distorted, bellicose, and xenophobic disguise.  Typically, there's no chance of any announcement at all. 

We're stopping another war.

There are a million qualifications that need to be put on that statement.  None of them render it false.  A bill looked likely to move through Congress that would have imposed new sanctions on Iran, shredded the negotiated agreement with Iran, and committed the United States to join in any Israeli war on Iran.  This would be a step toward war and has become understood as such by large numbers of people.  Efforts to sell sanctions as an alternative to war failed. Tons of pushback has come, and is still coming, from the public, including from numerous organizations not always known for their opposition to war.  And the bill, for the moment, seems much less likely to pass. 

This is no time to let up, but to recognize our power and press harder for peace.

Pushback against the sanctions bill has come from the White House, from within the military, and from elsewhere within the government. But this bill was something the warmongers wanted, AIPAC wanted, a majority of U.S. senators wanted, and corporate media outlets were happy to support.  The underlying pretense that Iran has a nuclear weapons program that endangers the world had the support of the White House and most other opponents of the March-to-War bill.  That pretense has been successfully sold to much of the public. The additional supporting pretense that sanctions have helped, rather than hindered, diplomacy has similar widespread backing. But when it comes to a measure understood as a step into war, the public is saying no, and that public response is a factor in the likely outcome.

In this instance, President Obama has been on the right side of the debate. I've never known that to actually be true before. But there's been a whole infrastructure of activism set up and fine-tuned for five years now, all based around the pretense that Obama was right on various points and Congress wrong.  So, when that actually happened to be true, numerous organizations knew exactly what to do with it. War opposition and Obama-following merged.  But let's remember back to August and September.  That was a different situation in which . . .

We stopped another war.

Raytheon's stock was soaring. The corporate media wanted those missiles to hit Syria. Obama and the leadership of both parties wanted those missiles to hit Syria.  The missiles didn't fly.

Public pressure led the British Parliament to refuse a prime minister's demand for war for the first time since the surrender at Yorktown, and the U.S. Congress followed suit by making clear to the U.S. president that his proposed authorization for war on Syria would not pass through either the Senate or the House.  Numerous Congress members, from both houses and both parties, said they heard more from the public against this war than ever before on any issue. It helped that Congress was on break and holding town hall meetings.  It helped that it was Jewish holidays and AIPAC wasn't around. 

And there were other factors.  After the public pushed Congress to demand a say, Obama agreed to that.  Perhaps he wanted something so controversial -- something being talked about as "the next Iraq" -- to go to Congress.  Perhaps he expected Congress would probably say No.  In such a scenario, the decisive factor would remain the past decade of growing public sentiment against wars.  But I don't think that's what happened.  Obama and Kerry were pushing hard and publicly for those missiles to fly.  When they couldn't get the "intelligence" agencies to back their fraudulent case, they announced it anyway.  Those lies are just being exposed now, in a very different context from that in which the Iraq war lies or the Afghanistan or Libya war lies have been exposed.  Obama told us to watch videos of children suffering and dying in Syria and to choose between war and inaction.  We rejected that choice, opposed war, and supported humanitarian aid (which hasn't happened on remotely the necessary scale).

In the space of a day, discussions in Washington, D.C., shifted from the supposed necessity of war to the clear desirability of avoiding war. The Russians' proposal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons had already been known to the White House but was being rejected. When Kerry publicly suggested that Syria could avoid a war by handing over its chemical weapons, everyone knew he didn't mean it.  In fact, when Russia called his bluff and Syria immediately agreed, Kerry's staff put out this statement: "Secretary Kerry was making a rhetorical argument about the impossibility and unlikelihood of Assad turning over chemical weapons he has denied he used. His point was that this brutal dictator with a history of playing fast and loose with the facts cannot be trusted to turn over chemical weapons, otherwise he would have done so long ago. That's why the world faces this moment." In other words: stop getting in the way of our war! By the next day, however, with Congress rejecting war, Kerry was claiming to have meant his remark quite seriously and to believe the process had a good chance of succeeding, as of course it did.  Diplomatic solutions are always available.  What compelled Obama to accept diplomacy as the last resort was the public's and Congress's refusal to allow war.

These victories are limited and tentative.  The machinery that pushes for war hasn't gone away.  The arms are still flowing into Syria.  Efforts to negotiate peace there seem less than wholehearted.  The U.S. puppeteer has stuck its arm up the rear end of the United Nations and uninvited Iran from the talks.  The people of Syria and Iran are no better off.

But they're also no worse off. No U.S. bombs are falling from their skies.

There could be other proposals for wars that we'll find much harder to prevent.  That's precisely why we must recognize the possibility of stopping those proposals too, a possibility established by the examples above, from which we should stop fleeing in panic as if the possibility that everything we do might have some point to it horrifies us.

Any war can be stopped.  Any pretended necessity to hurry up and kill large numbers of people can be transformed into a negotiation at a table using words rather than missiles.  And if we come to understand that, we'll be able to start dismantling the weaponry, which in turn will make the tendency to think of war as the first option less likely.  By steps we can move to a world in which our government doesn't propose bombing someone new every few months but instead proposes helping someone new. 

If we can stop one war, if we can stop two wars, why can't we stop them all and put our resources into protection rather than destruction?  Why can't we move to a world beyond war?

Syria/Turkey News - Jan 24

 

Syrian opposition chief Jarba says Russia not sticking to Assad - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO (and transcript): Russian FM Lavrov: Geneva II talks must not include any discussion of Syria regime change - EA WorldView


Kerry: Some nations ready to deploy Syria peacekeepers - AFP


Iran president Hassan Rouhani calls for “free and fair elections in Syria,” says Tehran “ready to engage” neighbors - CBS News

 

Syrian opposition refuses to meet govt face-to-face at Geneva 2 talks - RT News

 

FSA seeks new US arms supplies as Geneva talks resume - Telegraph

 

A Revolution in Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood? - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

VIDEO: Syrian President’s Media Advisor Bouthaina Shaaban goes on fiery rant - CNN

 

Many Syrians still see Assad as indispensable in saving their country - McClatchy DC

 

Hope Springs in Syria? How Local Cease-fires Have Brought Some Respite to Damascus - Foreign Affairs

 

VIDEO: Footage shows Syria 'FSA' militants defecting to the Syrian army - YouTube

 

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Nearly 1,400 dead since Syria rebel infightiing began, The Observatory says the figure included 760 moderate and Islamist rebels, 426 ISIS fighters - Al Arabiya


VIDEO: Northern Syria: Al-Qaeda's New Home, VICE filmmaker unprecedented access to both al Qaeda factions ISIS and Al Nusra  - YouTube


Al Qaeda ISIS militants seize Manbij east Aleppo: activists - ZAMAN ALWSL


VIDEO: FSA fleeing, Manbij retaken by ISIS - LiveLeak.com


MAP: Seems that Islamic Front lost Manbej to ISIS - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

VIDEO: In New Video Campaign Islamic Front Appeals To Foreign Fighters, apparently offering them an alternative to the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham - EA WorldView

 

Qaeda chief Zawahri urges end to deadly clashes between rebels - THE DAILY STAR

 

AUDIO (and English transcript): Syria: Statement of Al Qa’eda Leader al-Zawahiri - EA WorldView

 

More on Al Qaeda head addressing rebel infighting in Syria - The Long War Journal

 

European Jihadists in Syria: More and Younger - Gatestone Institute

 

Interview: How Kuwait Emerged as a Rebel Finance Hub - Syria Deeply

 

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Syrian Kurds protest "exclusion" from Geneva II talks - AFP


Salih Muslim: The Solution is Democratic Autonomy - The Rojava Report


Christians and Kurds Form Coalition in Syria - Assyrian International News Agency


VIDEO: Press Conference: Christians and Kurds Form Coalition in Syria - YouTuber

 

PYD to open representative office in Baghdad - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Barzani offers to help in fight against terrorism - Al-Monitor

 

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New photos thought to show more Syrian torture - Anadolu Agency


PHOTOS: New photo gallery thought to show more Syrian torture - Anadolu Agency


State Dept. Learned in November of Photos Said to Show Torture in Syria - NYTimes.com


Report on Assad's tortures in Syria 'full of inconstistencies' - expert - The Voice of Russia

 

IIT Exclusive- 10 Reasons to Reject Syria Torture Report as Untrue - LiveLeak.com

 

Torture Report: Malicious Syria Bashing - rense.com

 

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Brawl occurs in Turkish parliament arliament during a debate over the corruption scandal - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Turkish lawmakers brawl over judicial reforms - Reuters.com


Draft to mandate Turkish PM’s consent for prosecution of top commanders - hurriyetdailynews.com


Inspection of trucks carrying weapons to Syrian rebels reignites debates on MİT Law - Today's Zaman


Weapons being shipped to Syrian rebels in accordance with MGK decision: Report - Today's Zaman

 

Intel not tasked with carrying weapons, Turkish main opposition leader says - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Syria-bound trucks put spotlight on Turkey - Al-Monitor

 

French prosecutors ask Turkey for details about Paris murder suspect connections - Today's Zaman

 

New developments in Paris killings threaten to derail PKK peace talks - Al-Monitor

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Jan 23

 

Syrian Geneva II peace talks witness bitter exchanges between opposing parties - Chicago Sun-Times


TRANSCRIPTS: Statements at the Geneva Conference on Syria - unog.ch


VIDEO: Syria rivals exchange blame in Geneva talks - YouTube


Russia's Lavrov says Syrian rivals vowed to hold direct talks - Yahoo News


Syrian enemies may discuss prisoner swaps, local ceasefires and humanitarian aid despite talks acrimony - Reuters


VIDEO: Clashes between pro-Assad men & his oppositionists in Montreux - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Verbal spat between pro-government and opposition individuals at Montreux - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Switzerland: Protesters show support for Assad as Geneva II begins - YouTube

 

Islamist militias full statement: Regime ‘has left no room for dialogue’ - Syria Direct

 

NCB statement on Geneva II - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

Syria hails Aleppo airport reopening as a victory over rebels - Yahoo News

 

Loyalty to Assad runs deep on Syrian coast - CSMonitor.com

 

Due to a Shortage of Troops, Assad Issues Decree to Call Back Former Soldiers - The Syrian Observer

 

Minutes of US envoy Robert Ford past meeting with Syrian opposition: Report - .alalam.ir

 

Fierce clashes between Al Qaeda's ISIL and rebel groups near Azaz, north Aleppo - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Where Is Al Qaeda Holding Its Western Hostages In Syria? - The Daily Beast

 

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Syria’s Kurds will declare self-rule in the whole Kurdish regions within a week - hurriyetdailynews.com


Syrian Kurds Announce Local Government in Cizire Canton with Qamishli as Capital - CİHAN


VIDEO: Kurds celebrating their self-declared autonomy in Qamishli - Syria


Residents throughout the Cizîre Region Celebrate After Declaration Of Autonomy (VIDEO) - The Rojava Report


The Kurds claim an autonomous government in north-east Syria. Three Christians among the 20 ministers - Fides News Agency

 

Special Report: Amid Syria's violence, Kurds carve out autonomy - Reuters

 

Kurdish women fight for equality in Syria - ekurd

 

KNC Foreign Delegations Head on Geneva II (VIDEO, Kurdish) - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

Iraq Kurdish leader sees little gains at Syria conference - Yahoo News

 

Turkey fighting PYD, PKK, al-Nusra, says Erdoğan - Today's Zaman

 

The Kurds and Geneva II - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

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Turkey launches new mass purge of police and judiciary, Up to hundreds of police and 96 judges and prosecutors reassigned - GlobalPost


Turkish judicial purge brings corruption investigation to halt - Reuters


Turkey's Main Opposition CHP Exposes Document of Threat Against Prosecutor by Undersecretary - Good Morning Turkey


3 former ministers to be named members of criminal organization in graft indictment, web portal claims - Today's Zaman


Erdoğan gov't abusing regulatory agencies to punish opponents - Today's Zaman

 

700 party members resign from ruling AK Party in Diyarbakır - Today's Zaman

 

AK Party's Adana administration board resigns in protest - Today's Zaman

 

Report: Bill to authorize MİT to transport arms to Syria - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish intelligence service trucks reveal secrets - Al-Monitor

 

Turkish Government Would Show off if Trucks were Loaded With Humanitarian Aid to Syria: BDP Leader - Good Morning Turkey

 

‘MİT profiling directive a crime, contradicts universal law' - Today's Zaman

 

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Syria government says torture report 'politicized,' photos ‘fake’ - AFP


AUDIO: Syrian government advisor pours scorn on torture report - BBC News


Ministry of Justice dismisses as baseless Carter-Ruck’s torture report- SANA

 

Who Attacked Ghouta with Chemical Weapons?: Analysis of the Second UN Report shows the opposition has used sarin on at least three occasions - whoghouta.blogspot.com

 

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Syria News - Jan 22

 

Syria warring sides join world powers in Montreux for peace talks - AFP


Geneva II: Syrian Regime And Opposition Announce Delegations - haberler.com


Order of speakers at Geneva-II revealed - Anadolu Agency


Syrian National Council quits opposition bloc over the Geneva II peace talks with the Damascus regime - Al Arabiya News


Statement of three rebel groups – the Islamic Front, Jaish al-Mujahideen and Ajnad al-Sham – on Geneva II - YALLA SOURIYA


VIDEO (English): Islamic Front military leader Zahran Aloush dismisses Geneva, denies kidnapping Zeitouneh and describes war on ISIS - Syria Direct


Syrian internal opposition group rejects Coalition offer to join delegation to Geneva II - The Back Channel

 

Syria to seek 'anti-terror' support in Geneva - Al Jazeera English

 

Russian-backed Syrian Proposal: Presidential Elections Under International Supervision Within Three Months - The Syrian Observer

 

TRANSCRIPT: President Bashar al-Assad’s interview with Agence France Presse - SANA, Syria

 

VIDEO: President Bashar al-Assad's interview with Agence France Presse - YouTube

 

US getting "messages" from within Syrian regime anxious to end war - AFP

 

Damascus residents pray for ‘miracle’ at Geneva - GulfNews.com

 

NGOs: Christian representatives should participate in the peace negotiations at the Geneva 2 conference - Fides News Agency

 

Obama, Putin discuss Sochi security, Syria talks - Yahoo News

 

Russia: Booting Iran out of Syria talks 'mistake' but 'not disaster’ - AFP

 

Syrian Coalition: Iran Must Meet Our Conditions If It Wants To Participate In Geneva II - Syrian National Coalitiion

 

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US secretly backs rebels to fight al Qaeda in Syria - Telegraph


More than 1,000 Syrians flee al-Qaeda-linked ISIS in northern border-town of as they mow down children and behead prisoners in cold blood - Al Jazeera


Islamic Front says State of Al Qaeda behind Bab Al hawa suicide blasts - ZAMAN ALWSL


Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS imposes strict Islamic rules in north Syria - Reuters


ISIS release 4 statements that decree new laws on the Syrian citizens in the areas under its control in Raqqah - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


ISIS Raids Anadolu Agency's Syria Office - haberler.com

 

VIDEO: ISIS pulled its troops from the Western countryside of Aleppo & left this mass grave - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon claims Beirut suicide bombing - Yahoo News UK

 

Eyewitness account: Jabhat Al-Nusra committed "massacres" in Adra - Syria Newsdesk

 

Prominent doctor freed, activists accused al-Nusra Front of kidnapping - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

A Third Press Statement on the Kidnapping of Lawyer and Prominent Activist Razan Zeitouneh and Her Colleagues -  Violations Documentation Center in Syria

 

The disillusioned FSA defectors joining Assad's forces - ITV News

 

AUDIO: Translation of the new audio-message by ISIS chief Abū Bakr al-Baghdādī - pietervanostaeyen

 

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Syria photos prove mass torture by Assad regime: Report - AFP


Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime (VIDEO) - CNN.com


VIDEO: Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime - YouTube


REPORT into the credibility of certain evidence with regard to torture and execution of persons incarcerated by the current Syrian regime - theguardian


There exist ample reasons to question the assertions made in the Syria war crimes report - comeDonChisciotte.net

 

Why one day before the Geneva meeting? This report is altogether most unconvincing, based on alleged photos of alleged victims by an alleged 'defector' in Qatar - Media Lens Message Board

 

The state of Qatar and Al-Jazeera are both clients of London-based law firm Carter-Ruck who commissioned the report - Media Lens Message Board

 

Carter-Ruck law firm behind new Syria smear defended 'al-Qaeda financier' Yasin al Qadi in 2007 - inagist.com

 

Human Rights Watch says US undermining efforts to bring Assad's regime before global court - Star Tribune

 

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Should Syria’s Future Be Decided by Men With Guns?

By Medea Benjamin


Just days before the Syria peace talks known as Geneva II are scheduled to begin on January 22, 2014, in Montreux, Switzerland, Syria's main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), has agreed to attend. They will be joined by various officials of the Syrian government, UN officials and representatives from 35 countries. Swiss President Didier Burkhalter will deliver the opening remarks, followed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Then, Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will address the assembly on behalf of the forum's initiators. But one voice will be notably underrepresented—that of Syrian women, especially the non-violent, pro-democracy activists who represent civil society. “When we talk about women at the table, the men see them as the tablecloth,” said Hibaaq Osman, an NGO leader who has been working with Syrian women and pushing for their inclusion. “The future of Syria should not exclusively be decided by those who carry guns.”



Syrian women have suffered immensely throughout the conflict. The estimated 100,000 killed so far includes not just men, but thousands of women and children. Women activists have been detained as part of government crackdowns on the rebel opposition and have been raped and tortured in detention. An investigation by the Women’s Media Center tracked reports of rape and deliberate, politically-motivated attacks on women. When a soldier in the Free Syrian Army was captured by government forces, women from his family were brought to the prison and raped in front of him. In another sickening story, three sisters recounted how a group of Syrian army soldiers broke into their house in Homs, tied up their father and brother, raped the three women in front of them, and then opened their legs and burned their vaginas with cigarettes, saying “You want freedom? This is your freedom.” There have also been reports of women and children being used as human shields or hostages by armed groups.



In areas controlled by the fundamentalist rebel groups, extremists have imposed oppressive rules on women and girls, reversing freedoms of movement, expression and other rights women had previously exercised. In some cases, women and girls have been prevented from working, going to school or just leaving their homes without a male guardian, even to flee violence. Human Rights Watch has reported that some extremist Islamist groups in northern Syria, such as Jabhat al-Nusra, the Nusra Front, and the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), are imposing strict and discriminatory rules on women and girls, such as requiring them to wear headscarves and full-length robes, limiting their ability to carry out essential daily activities, to move freely in public or to attend school.



The humanitarian crisis is acute. Some 4 million Syrians have been internally displaced. Food and access to it is so restricted in some of the military-contested areas that children are dying from starvation. “There are children who are eating roots and leaves off the trees,” said Kefah Ali Deeb of the National Coordination Committee for the Forces of Democratic Change. “Believe me; this is not my imagination. There is more suffering than you could imagine.”



Syrians desperate to escape the war have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan, sometimes arriving by the thousands in a single day. Some three million Syrians are now refugees, over 80% of them women and children. Large numbers of women whose husbands have been killed or are off fighting have suddenly become heads of their households, but bereft of resources to care for their children. Relief agencies and host countries are overwhelmed by the numbers and the need. And although the refugees living abroad are spared the immediate impact of the fighting, many are unfortunately still subjected to violence, sexual assault, and abysmal living conditions.



According to a U.N. Women study, child marriages and domestic violence are on the rise among refugee families. As refugees grow more destitute, parents are more inclined to pull their daughters out of schools or marry them off at younger ages in exchange for dowries. Early marriage is seen as a way to ensure that daughters are cared for and fed, and to generate scarce income for the family. But girls sold into marriage are extremely vulnerable to abuse, lose opportunities for education and risk serious health hazards of early pregnancy.



Some refugee women have been forced into prostitution by their families, under the cover of short-term marriage arrangements. Women and girls sold into marriage are sometimes abandoned or sold again to brothels or traffickers, where their abuse and exploitation only worsens.



Syrian women, many of whom were involved in the initial pro-democracy, nonviolent uprising against Bashar al-Assad, have been risking their lives to address the humanitarian crisis—distributing humanitarian aid, monitoring human rights and providing emergency help. Syrian women have brokered local ceasefires to enable aid to get through. While the fighting has raged around them, women have continued to organize, build civil society groups and train themselves to play a role in designing a unified, democratic Syria.



These women have repeatedly called on the international community to include their voices in peace efforts. From January 11-13, 2014, 47 Syrian women gathered under the auspices of UN Women to hash out their positions. "We cannot remain silent regarding events unfolding in Syria, such as daily death, massive destruction, starvation, displacement of hundreds of thousands of Syrian families in Syria and abroad, the spread of terror and violence, ongoing detentions, acts of kidnapping, destruction of infrastructure and the spread of diseases, particularly among children," said Syrian activist Kefah Ali Deeb at a UN press conference.



The women called for the effective participation of women in all negotiating teams and committees in a proportion of no less than 30%. They called for senior gender experts to be fully integrated into the UN mediation team. “We want there be a meaningful participation of women in the entire political process, including in the formation of the transitional governing body, the constitutional drafting committee, the drafting of the election law, mechanisms of transitional justice, the local administration and local committees for civil peace,” said Syrian activist Delsha Ayo at a UN press conference.



The women are desperate to deal with the immediate human catastrophe. “Large numbers of women have been arrested, kidnapped or disappeared. They include our families, our friends, our colleagues,” said Kefah Ali Deeb, activist and member of National Coordination Committee for the Forces of Democratic Change. “We must get the detainees released from prison and break the sieges that are driving stranded populations to starvation.”



But they are also looking down the road, and many have been working on principles for a new constitution. “We have been watching what happened in Tunisia and Egypt and Libya and there are a lot of lessons to prepare ourselves,” said Sabah Alhallak, the women’s coordinator for the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs. They insist that any eventual constitution guarantee women’s equality and penalize all forms of discrimination and violence against women.



While Lakhdar Brahimi has met with the women several times and has encouraged their participation as observers, he has not agreed to grant them an official role. Unfortunately, even at the peace table, the men with guns will continue to have the loudest voices.



In response, the groups CODEPINK, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), MADRE, Karama and the Nobel Women’s Initiative are gathering at the talks under the banner of “Women Lead to Peace” to support Syrian women. The day before the official talks begin, they will hold a Women’s Summit with women from former conflict zones such as Bosnia, Liberia, Guatemala and Ireland speaking about their experiences of transitioning from war to peace. Syrian women and humanitarian aid workers will share their stories and experiences of life in Syria and refugee camps. There will then be a modeling of the negotiations: a look at what the official peace talks could and should look like. On January 22, the women will stage a peace rally outside the official talks. You can sign their petition to the international community and watch the Summit.



The Syrian women and their global allies understand that the Syria crisis is so deep and complex that it will take a long time to end the fighting and even longer to rebuild, but they see no other option. “We are lawyers, engineers and professors; we are housewives, nurses and other medical professionals; we are 50 percent of society and we are determined to stop the war,” said Rafif Jouejati, director of FREE-Syria (the Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria). “If Geneva II fails, then we will keep going to make Geneva III, IV or V work. We will keep pushing the men who are making war until they make peace.”  




Medea Benjamin is cofounder of www.codepink.org and www.globalexchange.org, and author of eight books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

Syria/Turkey News - Jan 20

 

United Nations Invites Iran To Geneva Syrian Peace Negotiations - NPR


Saudi, UAE back Syria opposition vote to join peace talks - THE DAILY STAR


US envoy Robert Ford to Syria Opposition: Go to Geneva 2, Changes are on the Way in Riyadh over Syria - alalam.ir


China and Russia may hold joint naval drill in the Mediterranean designed to tackle terrorist threats and improve joint rescue operations at sea - RT News


Syrian opposition says to attend Geneva peace talks, backed by some rebel groups - Reuters


VIDEO: Syria opposition votes to attend Geneva peace talks - euronews

 

Opposition: Geneva ‘funeral’ for Syrian regime - Al Arabiya News

 

FSA General Salim Idriss' statement laying out the essential prerequisites for any negotiations at the upcoming Geneva II 'peace talks’ - facebook.com/RadioFreeSyria

 

Syria says Interfax Assad comments on not giving up power inaccurate - Reuters

 

UN Confirms First Delivery Of Aid To Starving Palestinians In Syria - huffingtonpost.com

 

VIDEO: Good supplies enter besieged Palestinian suburb of Syrian capital - ITV

 

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Renewed battles between opposition battalions and ISIL in Aleppo - Syria Newsdesk


Two suicide bombings in Aleppo kill five - Syria Newsdesk


Rebels counteract ISIL's reinforcement in Manbij north Aleppo -ZAMAN ALWSL 


Rebels target ISIL's sites in Aleppo western countryside - ZAMAN ALWSL 


Al-Mujahideen Army ousts ISIL from Ratyan in Aleppo - Syria Newsdesk


Syria: Umar al-Shishani & ISIS Claim Advance From Al-Bab To Manbij in Aleppo, Capture FSA Base - EA WorldView


ISIS leader urges end to rebel clashes - THE DAILY STAR

 

AUDIO: ISIS leader Al Baghdadi 16-minute recording calls for reconciliation and to re-focus minds on the “greater enemy”, followers of Shia Islam - YouTube

 

Statement from Zawahiri's representative shows Syrian rebel group Ahrar al Sham tied to al Qaeda - The Long War Journal

 

AUDIO: Al-Qaeda Envoy Abu Khaled al-Suri calls for Zawahiri to intervene concerning ISIS in Syria - YouTube

 

Protesters attack Shariaa Committee warehouses in Rif Dimashq - Syria Newsdesk

 

41 bodies found in former ISIL stronghold - Syria Newsdesk

 

The Foreign Policy Essay: Charles Lister on “The anti-Jihadist Revolt in Syria” - Lawfare

 

VIDEO: Large demonstrations in E Ghouta in favor of Islamic State of Iraq & Sham(ISIS) - YouTube

 

VIDEO: New ISIS-mass grave found in Syria - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: A look inside a stormed ISIL headquarters in Aleppo - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: Islamic Front Guns Down Female Suicide Bomber On The Turkish Border - LiveLeak.com

 

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Syrian Kurds feel left out of Geneva II - Al-Monitor


PKK Umbrella Group Warns it Will Ignore Geneva II Resolutions - Rudaw


Large Rallies for Rojava in Istanbul, Izmir, and Diyarbakir demanding the rights of Kurds be recognized at the Geneva-II peace conference - Rojava Report


Kurds on the streets days before Geneva II - ekurd


Sidelined Syrian Kurds take Geneva II protest to Twitter - ekurd

 

Syrian opposition accuse Kurdish YPG fighters of anti-revolution efforts - ekurd

 

Syrian government introduces Kurdish in universities - Al-Monitor

 

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Police break up protest against new Internet law - Today's Zaman


VIDEO: Clashes in Turkey as internet censorship protests turn violent - euronews


Turkish authorities purge regulators, state TV employees in backlash against graft probe - The Washington Post


Turkey approves controversial medical aid bill making it a crime for doctors to provide emergency first aid without government authorisation - AFP

 

Erdoğan gov't rolls back judicial reforms in violation of EU, CoE rules - Today's Zaman

 

‘Clean Hands' prosecutor: With HSYK bill, thieves would choose their judges - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish gendarmerie stops seven Syria-bound trucks dispatched by intelligence agancy MİT, finds weapons and ammunition - Today's Zaman

 

Al-Qadi denies al-Qaeda link in newspaper ad - Today's Zaman

 

Alleged Erdogan ties to al-Qadi a national security concern - Today's Zaman

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Jan 18

 

Syrian government submits plan for truce, prisoner swap - latimes.com


VIDEO: Syria offers truce, prisoner swap with rebels - YouTube


Syria ready to help speed humanitarian assistance: Russia - Yahoo News


Syria allows aid into 2 contested areas - The Washington Post


Syrian gov't ready to join forces with opposition to combat terrorism - FM - Voice of Russia


Russia steps up military lifeline to Syria's Assad -sources - Reuters


Geneva-2 to take place whether opposition wants it or not - The Voice of Russia

 

Russia Says Iran Essential for Finding Syria Peace - ABC News

 

Iran says 'good coordination' among Syria allies on talks - THE DAILY STAR

 

Kerry: Assad Must Accept Peace Conference Terms - ABC News

 

'You need to go to Geneva': Opposition source reveals threat made by Britain and US over Syria peace talks - The Independent

 

Syria builds dollar reserves, thanks partly to Assad's enemies - Reuters

 

Iraqi FM warns against "poisonous" extremism in Syria

 

The Syrian War's Private Donors in the Gulf Lose Faith - The New Yorker

 

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Syrian rebels push Qaeda affiliate ISIS from northwest stronghold - Reuters


Islamist rebels seize Base 46, last HQ for ISIS west Aleppo -ZAMAN ALWSL


ISIS adopts suicide attacks as best war strategy against rebels - ZAMAN ALWSL 


Analysis: Shifting dynamics of rebel infighting in Syria - The Long War Journal


Syria opposition calls for more arms to fight al-Qaeda - FT.com


Alleged message to ISIS from Zawahiri's Syrian representative posted online - Threat Matrix


Who Pulls the Strings of the Islamic Front’s Shura Council? | Al Akhbar English

 

The Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 4: The State - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Syrian refugees suffer as rebel group infighting slows aid - CBS News

 

Abuse and torture rife in secret ISIS jails in Syria, says Amnesty - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Bodies of 5 summarily executed men near Alatareb, Aleppo, activists accused the ISIS - YouTube

 

PHOTO: ISIS beheads FSA rebels in Jarablus - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: ISIS fighter posing chopped head and put it into a bag - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: A Nun speaks about brutal crimes against Syrian people - LiveLeak.com

 

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Top administrative court rejects ministries' appeal of controversial amendment - Today's Zaman


Justice Ministry undersecretary called İzmir prosecutor to stop fraud probe: CHP leader claims - hurriyetdailynews.com


Reassignments -- new mobbing on massive scale by gov’t to silence dissent - Today's Zaman


Turkish authorities remove senior officials from banking regulatory body - Today's Zaman


Police officers to be removed identified by data at TİB - Today's Zaman

 

No arrest warrant for Turkish PM’s son, justice minister says - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Parliament panel approves controversial judicial reform bill - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

MİT to monitor all religious groups as potential parts of parallel state - Today's Zaman

 

Information reached the police on January 10 of another weapons shipment heading through Turkey to Syria - Aydinlik

 

An operation has revealed a number of details showing the connection between MIT, al-Qaeda and the Islamist ‘‘charity’’ organisation IHH - Aydinlik

 

Turkey: Islamic charity IHH workers released from custody - UTSanDiego.com

 

Victim's families: Lift confidentiality of Paris murders probe - Today's Zaman

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Jan 17

 

Nearly 1,100 killed in Syria rebel-ISIS jihadist battles: activists - Yahoo News


U.N. Reports mass executions in Northern Syria carried out by armed opposition groups, in particular by ISIS - NYTimes.com


Battles rage to push ISIS out of north Syria - THE DAILY STAR


Rebels expel ISIS's Jihadists from Jarabulus - ZAMAN ALWSL 


Alleged ISIS car bomb kills 26 in north Syria, mostly rebels - AFP


ISIS Controls Raqqa, 250 Fighters, 50 Civilians Killed - The Syrian Observer


Islamic Front to take control of Aleppo industrial zone from ISIS - ZAMAN ALWSL 


The Story of Two Armenians Executed by ISIS - Al Akhbar English

 

Young Christian killed and beheaded by jihadists - Fides News Agency

 

Interview with Free Syrian Army (FSA) chief Gen. Salim Idris - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

The Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 2: An Umbrella Organization - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

The Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 3: Negotiations - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

About What Is Going On From the Fighting Between the [Islamic] State and the Mujāhidīn of al-Shām - JIHADOLOGY

 

6 Rebel groups pledge allegiance to Al Nusra Front - ZAMAN ALWSL 

 

Suicide car bomb kills three in Hezbollah stronghold in Lebanon near Syria - Reuters

 

Statement from Jabhat al-Nuṣrah in Lebanon claims responsibility for the suicide car bombing: “Martyrdom Operation Upon the Stronghold of Ḥizb Irānī in the Hermel” - JIHADOLOGY

 

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PYD leader Salih Muslim: Kurds will not attend Geneva II unless Kurdish question is on agenda - ekurd


If Kurds are not recognised as a third party they'll reject Geneva: PKK leader Sabri - ekurd


KCK Executive Council Releases Statement on Geneva II - ekurd


Syria Kurdistan Goes to the Polls - The Rojava Report


Syrian Kurds aim to benefit from Islamist infighting - Al-Monitor

 

Efrin: end of al-Qaeda’s ISIS siege north Syria - aranews.org

 

YPG buries 39 Kurdish fighters in Qamishli, died by clashes against the ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other Islamist rebel fighters - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

VIDEO: Funeral parade of YPG martyrs in Qamislo - YouTube

 

ISIS executes Kurdish civilians in Tel Ebyad - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

“PYD have established a model for Syria”: Prominent UK human rights lawyer Margaret Owen - ekurd

 

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New analysis of rocket used in Syria chemical attack undercuts U.S. claims - MiamiHerald.com


REPORT (Full Text): Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve Agent Attack of August 21 - s3.amazonaws.com

 

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‘Dismissed ministers received millions in bribes’ - Today's Zaman


Gov't assault on police to evade graft probe intensifies - Today's Zaman


İstanbul police again defy arrest order as top prosecutors reassigned - Today's Zaman


Nearly 20 İstanbul prosecutors removed from post - Today's Zaman


Guards of prosecutors in al-Qaeda probe replaced - Today's Zaman


Turkish government to move ahead with judiciary plan, despite main opposition refusal - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkish president signals veto on government-led judicial bill - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Jurists ask PM to take his hands off judiciary - Today's Zaman

 

Top business group head warns that Turkey may slip into ‘police state’ - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Erdogan declares war on Gulen's 'empire of fear’ - AFP

 

Ruling AKP moves to expel deputy known for close ties with Gülen movement - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

European Parliament calls on Turkey to preserve impartial judiciary amid graft probe - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish intelligence agency MIT denies claims over Paris killings but launches internal probe - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Investigative reporter Baransu exposed the spy agency MIT illegally profiled opposition party members & relayed the confidential memo to Erdogan - Twitter / abdbozkurt

 

Benghazi weapons shipped to Syrian rebels through Turkish IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation - larouchepac.com

 

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Syria News - Jan 16

 

Western intelligence talking to Damascus about the jihadist threat, Syrian minister says - BBC News


VIDEO: Interview: Western intelligence talking to Damascus about the jihadist threat, Syrian minister says - BBC News


European Spies Reach Out to Syria to Share Information on Jihadists - WSJ.com


VIDEO: European Spies Reach Out to Syria to Share Information on Jihadists - WSJ.com


Flow of Westerners to Syria Prompts Security Concerns - NYTimes.com


The Spanish Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria - Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

 

Syrian rebels kill Belgian commander linked to al Qaeda’s ISIS: activists - Reuters

 

Canadian killed in Syria: Calgary man, 22, joined fight after converting to Islam - National Post

 

Syria's Assad slams Saudi Wahhabi ideology as 'threat to world' - Yahoo News

 

Syria’s internal political opposition may not attend Geneva II - Al-Monitor

 

US to stop financing Syrian opposition if it refuses to go to Geneva - The Voice of Russia

 

Kerry pledges another $380M in humanitarian aid for Syria - TheHill

 

VIDEO: Kerry Announces Aid Package for Syrians - NBCNews.com

 

New analysis of rocket used in Syria chemical attack undercuts U.S. claims - MiamiHerald.com

 

UN Chief Urges Syrian Opposition to Join Talks - ABC News

 

U.N. says it abandons aid delivery after Syria insisted on dangerous route - Reuters

 

Syria: UN agency determined to reach starving Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus - United Nations News Centre

 

Hamas urges militants to leave Damascus Palestinian camp - AFP

 

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Turkey/Syria News - Jan 15

 

Turkish police detain at least 23 in anti-al-Qaeda operation, after the raids two anti-terror police unit chiefs were dismissed - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkey cracks down on Islamic charity İHH suspected of arming Al Qaeda affiliates in Syria (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com


Profile: Islamic charity IHH, a significant actor in the global jihadist movementy - The Long War Journal


Policemen relieved of duties following discovery of ammunition on buses heading from Turkey to Syria - Today's Zaman


Interior Ministry approves lists for new wave of police purges - Today's Zaman


Turkey president urges shift in Syria policy - Yahoo News

 

Turkish PM to show ‘no mercy’ to ‘group’ behind graft probe - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkish gov't to ‘freeze’ judicial bill if opposition agrees to charter change on key body - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

'Gov't must await Constitutional Court approval to implement HSYK law' - Today's Zaman

 

Former graft prosecutor Öz files formal complaint against PM Erdoğan after ‘threat’ claims - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

New graft prosecutors request unfreeze of suspects' assets - Today's Zaman

 

Supreme State Council able to try Turkish Armed Forces commanders - Today's Zaman

 

Gülen to file criminal complaint over illegal wiretapping - Today's Zaman

 

US, EU step up pressure on Turkey over judicial independence - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Brussels asks Turkey to be consulted to ensure judicial bill in line with EU legislation - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

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Turkey's Intelligence Agency MİT denies any link to Paris killings of Kurds - Today's Zaman


Voice recording suggests MİT ordered killings of PKK members in Paris - CİHAN


AUDIO: Tape released allegedly features Paris killings suspect voice - ANF

 

TRANSCRIPT: Full transcript of alleged Paris killings suspect Ömer Güney recording - ANF

 

Following the audio recording, leaked “secret" document could link Turkish MIT to the Paris assassinations (Document text translated) - The Kurdistan Tribune

 

Turkish Intelligence Agency (MIT) at center of political storm - Al-Monitor

 

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U.S., Russia call for trust-building moves ahead of Geneva talks such as prisoner exchanges, localized cease-fires and an end to blockades - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Kerry, Lavrov zero in on ceasefire in Syria - Yahoo News


U.S. Presses Syrian Opposition to Join Talks - NYTimes.com


Vatican urges Syria ceasefire as Kerry visits - Yahoo News


VIDEO: John Kerry talks Syria with Pope's aide - Yahoo News


Ambassador Ford to opposition: Geneva II without preconditions or guarantees - ZAMAN ALWSL #syria

 

Syrian opposition holds firm to Geneva II preconditions - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

Syrian Coalition: Political Solution Impossible Without Assad's Departure - Syrian National Coaltion

 

Syrian Coalition: Participation in Geneva II Will Be Dependent On the Response of the International Community to Our Basic Demands - Syrian National Coaltion

 

Syrian Coalition: Russia’s And Assad’s Attitudes To The Syrian Revolution Are Identical - Syrian National Coaltion

 

The Politics of the Islamic Front 1: Structure and Support - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

The names of the Syrian government delegation to Geneva leaked - all4syrian

 

The Baath Battalions Move Into Damascus - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

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Regime advances near Aleppo, ISIS tightens grip on Raqqa - THE DAILY STAR


ISIS Kills Nusra Front Emir in Raqqa - The Syrian Observer


Syria: How Did Raqqa Fall To The Islamic State of Iraq & ash-Sham? - EA WorldView


ISIS ihadists seize Syria town near Aleppo, execute 60 - Yahoo News


ISIS car bomb kills 8 rebels at Syria checkpoint - THE DAILY STAR


ISIS is planning to assassinate Massoud Barzani: source - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Two Christians beheaded by ISIS in Idlib in Syria - OrthoChristian.Com

 

Italian Jesuit Priest Kidnapped By ISIS In Syria Being Held In Prison - YALLA SOURIYA

 

More proof of ISIS torture of Kurds - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

VIDEO: Three “spies" are executed by the Mujahideen: western Homs - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: al Nusra Front terrorists beheading a syrian citizen+Subtitles - LiveLeak.com

 

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Damascus: Yarmouk Starves as Relief Convoys Attacked by Rebels - Al Akhbar English


VIDEO: Yarmouk residents waiting for the promised aid today that never arrived - YouTube

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Jan 13


Friends of Syria group urges opposition to attend Geneva talks - Reuters


US: Syria peace talks test credibility for parties - NewsObserver.com


For Russia, terrorism is priority at Syria conference - Al-Monitor


'Syria’s destiny concerns us' - Lavrov to Jarba - The Voice of Russia


Jarba Says 'Friends of Syria' Agree No Role for Assad and Family in Country Future - Naharnet

 

Damascus steps up economic measure ahead of Geneva talks, reports revealed that a new line of credit between Syria and Russia will be signed soon - Globaltimes.cn

 

Kurds should demonstrate they can control own regions: PYD official - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Aleppo's Kurds: Living Under Siege - Al Akhbar English

 

Officials: Efforts to lift Yarmouk siege have failed - Maan News Agency

 

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Qaeda-linked ISIS regains ground in northeast Syrian city of Raqqa - Reuters


Al Qaeda's ISIS unit executes dozens of rivals in Raqqa -activists


ISIS has summarily executed 100 Ahrar ash-Sham captives in ar-Raqqah north of Syria - Ahrar ash-Sham Media Office


16 ISIS suicide attacks target Syria rebels in one week - GlobalPost


Syrian opposition and ISIS continue Idlib battle - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

Activists: Nearly 700 dead in Syrian rebel clashes - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: Claim of Mass Grave Discovered At ISIS HQ Near Al Burayj, Aleppo - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Convoy of the pro-ISIS Liwa Dawood, including four T-72 & T-62 tanks, 4 BMP-1 armoured vehicles, and 13 more vehicles - YouTube

 

Protesters attack Sharia Committee headquarters in Saqba - Syria Newsdesk

 

Syria activists freed from dungeons breathe new life - Saudi Gazette

 

New ISIS Leaks Reveal Particulars of al-Qaida Strategy - Syria Comment

 

Pressed in Syria, Jihadists sneak into Iraq - Azzaman English

 

Syria's civil war being fought with fighters high on drugs - Telegraph

 

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Punches fly as Turkish MPs debate judicial reform - Reuters


VIDEO: Turkish bizarre: MPs throw tablets, punchs and a kick in heat - YouTube


Turkish PM slams opposition, head of judges association over session marred by brawl - hurriyetdailynews.com


Erdoğan blasts judge who was kicked by AK Party lawmaker - CİHAN


CHP asks Parliament to punish AK Party deputy for flying kick - CİHAN


Tens of thousands protest against Tayyip Erdogan - thenews.com.pk


VIDEO: Thousands protest corruption in Turkey - YouTube


VIDEO: Police fires tear gas and water cannon at anti-government protesters  - CNN


Turkey will push ahead with judicial reforms, says Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - The Guardian

 

HSYK opposes gov’t proposal, say planned changes violate Constitution - CİHAN

 

Witch hunt in bureaucracy draws ire: McCarthyism creates collateral damage - Today's Zaman

 

Parents of former graft prosecutor say son targeted for ‘doing justice' - Today's Zaman

 

Protecting "Qaeda financier" al-Qadi may come with a big price tag for Erdogan - Today's Zaman

 

CHP proposals to eradicate corruption get support from analysts - Today's Zaman

 

Power struggle between Erdogan and Gul heats up - New Straits Times

 

Turkey's power struggle affects Kurdish issue - Al-Monitor

 

In Scandal, Turkey’s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media - NYTimes.com

 

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Syria News - Jan 12

 

500 reported killed in rebel infighting in Syria - The Boston Globe


Rebels clash in north Syria, bodies pile up in hospital -monitors - Reuters


Rebels, ISIS jihadists in fierce battle at Syria's Saraqeb - GlobalPost


Rebels make gains in western countryside of Aleppo against Al Qaeda's ISIS - ZAMAN ALWSL


FSA Claim Control of Northern Syrian Town of Addana from ISIS - ibtimes.co.uk


Tens freed from ISIS prison in Addana near Idlib - ZAMAN ALWSL


ISIS advance on Syria's Raqqa, on the back foot in parts of Aleppo and Idlib: activists - ZAMAN ALWSL


Raqqah: ISIS takes over the Tal Abyad border crossing with Turkey after clashes with the Islamist movement - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Al-Qaeda Leaks from a Former Leader of ISIS: Baghdadi and Golani Fight Over the Levant Emirate - Al Akhbar English

 

Syrian troops seize rebel-held town north of Aleppo and push toward the second city, taking advantage of fighting between rebels and jihadists - GlobalPost

 

Syrian army purges holy shrine of militants near Damascus - PressTV

 

Syria Militants Said to Recruit Visiting Americans to Attack U.S. - NYTimes.com

 

Al-Qaeda-Linked Groups Desecrate Churches In Syria - Eurasia Review

 

PHOTO: A whole family: mother, daughters, son & aunt were killed by "rebels" - Syrian Perspective

 

PHOTO: Children Hassan Hishmeh, Fayez Hishmeh & their mother Sanaa were killed by the "Islam Army" in Adra - Syrian Perspective

 

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Syria opposition groups to form new coalition - Qatar Tribune


Syrian Opposition Issues Cordoba Declaration For 'Assad-Less Transition' - haberler.com


Syrian Coalition: Assad Monopolizes Terrorism Industry in the Region - Syrian National Coaltion


Sarah: Russia Blocking the UNSC Statement Is an Attempt Divert Geneva II’s Focus - Syrian National Coaltion


The Istanbul-based Syrian interim government seeks to form new Free National Army unifying FSA and Islamic Front - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


White House press secretary: no decisions have been made yet regarding the resumption of nonlethal assistance" to Syrian rebels - TheHill

 

Iran will not attend Syria peace talks: U.S. officials - chicagotribune.com

 

UN has not invited Kurds to Geneva II: Salih Muslim - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

BDP asks Ban Ki-Moon to invite Syria Kurds to Geneva II - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Interview with Pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Selahattin Demirtas: PYD’s ‘Third Way’ is Best Option for Syria - Rudaw

 

Why Rebel Groups Fighting Each Other Are Still Fighting Together against the PYD, a Kurdish militia group Near Qamishli - Syria Deeply – Syria News

 

Kurdish female fighters in Syria: We preserve dignity - aranews.org

 

Syrian Electronic Army Targets Microsoft Twitter Accounts With Hacks - mashable.com

 

Syrian Electronic Army takes over Xbox social media accounts - TechGeek

 

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Food, medical shortages kill Palestinians in Syria - Globaltimes.cn


Abbas: those who entered Palestinian camps to fight are betrayers of Palestinian Cause- SANA, Syria

 

PHOTO: Starving children in Palestinian camp Yarmouk - Syrian Perspective

 

UN food program chief says large swathes of eastern Syria had become even harder to access due to hard-line Islamist rebels - Catholic Online

 

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Syria/Turkey News - Jan 10

 

Syria opposition under pressure to attend Geneva II talks - AFP


Syrian opposition groups holds first unified meet ahead of Geneva talks including National Coalition, domestic opposition and Islamic Front - Reuters


Syria Rebels Schooled in Tactics Before Talks With Assad - Bloomberg


Syrian National Coalition On Brink Of Collapse - NPR


Coalition Fears Rival Body has Support From Islamic Front - The Syrian Observer


Syrian Coalition: Temporary Resignations are Attempts to Express Personal Views - Syrian National Coaltion

 

UN Secretary asks Coalition leader to confirm attending Peace Conference ASAP - ZAMAN ALWSL 

 

Russia regrets part of Syrian opposition setting terms for participating in Geneva-2 - The Voice of Russia

 

Rouhani says Syria talks will fail without Iran - THE DAILY STAR

 

Iraq Is New Schism for Saudis in Strained Alliance With West - Businessweek

 

Radicals make al-Assad look less evil, The regime and ISIL are in a partnership backstage: Turkish FM - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Syria’s War Economy - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

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ISIS fighting back in north Syria against rebels groups - Yahoo News


Car bomb near a school in Syria Shia village kills up to 18, mostly women and children - latimes.com


Rebel mortar attack near a mosque in Syria's Homs kills 7 - Xinhua | English.news.cn


Syria Reports 2 Rebel Attacks on Chemical Arms Sites - NYTimes.com


At least 45 Syrian rebels killed by Syrian army in Homs fighting - Yahoo News


VIDEO: 40 killed rebels in Homs confirmed by National Defense Forces video - YouTube


Islamic Front Expels Al-Qaeda Militants from Al-Bab, Aleppo - The Syrian Observer

 

Islamist rebels seize HQ of ‘Iraq and The Levant’ in Al Dana, Idlib - ZAMAN ALWSL #syria

 

Three citizen-journalists among hostages executed by ISIS - Reporters Without Borders

 

Journos tell of mock execution horror in Syria - The Local

 

VIDEO: Freed Prisoners Speak About Islamic State of Iraq’s Torture & Executions - EA WorldView

 

UN warns on Syria's Yarmouk camp, Syria State media says aid convoy 'blocked' by rebels, at least 15 have died from hunger - THE DAILY STAR

 

Truce between rebels and government in Barzeh district enters into force, life comes back - ZAMAN ALWSL #syria

 

A table of the most up-to-date estimates of the numbers of Westerners who have fought and died in the Syrian insurgency - The Murphy Raid

 

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Global Persecution of Christians Doubled In 2013, With Syria Accounting For Half Of Killings - btimes.com


Lebanon Christian Library with 80,000 Books Is Burned Down After Owner Was Falsely Accused of Insulting Islam, Mohammed (PHOTOS) - TheBlaze.com


Tripoli mobilizes after historic Christian library torched - THE DAILY STAR

 

VIDEO: Syria/Aleppo - Alleged Christian Armenian converted to Wahhabi-Islam - LiveLeak.com

 

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US concerned about Turkey`s crisis, urges a system "where no one is above the law and allegations against public figures are investigated impartially" - AFP


EU members concerned over graft probe purges - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkey government’s move to reshape the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors most likely annulled by the Constitutional Court - hurriyetdailynews


Ruling AKP deputy likens Turkish prosecutor Öz’s fate to prosecutor found dead at home - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Police Department has denied reports of a reduction in the number of bodyguards protecting graft prosecutor Öz,- Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

 

CHP leader says greater corruption claims to emerge in upcoming days - Today's Zaman

 

POLL: Turkey’s Erdogan Sees Support Slide - WSJ

 

POLL: New survey indicates Turkish people support secular democracy - Today's Zaman

 

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