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Israel officially admits striking ‘Syrian nuclear reactor’ in 2007

Israel Defense Forces have shared details of an airstrike that destroyed an alleged nuclear reactor under construction in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor back in 2007, for the first time officially acknowledging carrying out the secret raid. 
 
 

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia and Iran on April 4

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran will meet for a three-way summit on Syria in Istanbul on April 4, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
 
The meeting will be hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and will be the second such tripartite summit following one in November in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
 
The summit will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as the three leaders seek to salvage their efforts to end the conflict.
 

Typhoid breaks out in rebel-held eastern Syria: World Health Organization

By Reuters / 20 Feb 2013

Typhoid has broken out in an opposition-held region of Syria due to people drinking contaminated water from the Euphrates River, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

An estimated 2,500 people in northeastern Deir al-Zor province are infected with the contagious disease, which causes diarrhea and can be fatal, the United Nations agency said.

 

Syria refugees flee to Jordan through illegal crossings

By Al Arabiya / 19 Feb 2013

Hundreds of Syrians seeking asylum in Jordan, are passing through to the neighboring country through illegal crossing points.

Facing rough weather and harsh living conditions, the influx of refugees into Jordanian territories is sharply increasing as Syrians flee deadly violence across the country.

Syrians are passing through more than 45 crossing points which stretch across the Syria-Jordan border, with a number of them coming through the illegal crossings.

 

Why Russia Is Backing Syria

By Ruslan Pukhov | NY Times | Moscow | 07 Jul 2012

Many in the West believe that Russia’s support for Syria stems from Moscow’s desire to profit from selling arms to Bashar al-Assad’s government and maintain its naval facility at the Syrian port of Tartus. But these speculations are superficial and misguided.

 

Russians and Syrians, Allied by History and Related by Marriage

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On one jasmine-shaded block in the Syrian port city of Latakia, Natalya lives three doors away from Nina, two from Olga, across a narrow alley from Tatyana, and a short walk from Yelena, Faina and Nadezhda. They are all women from the former Soviet Union who married Syrian men.

 

Can the U.S. and Russia Agree on How to End Syria’s War?

By Tony Karon | Time.com | 28 Jun 2012

Beleaguered U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan will host an international conference to address Syria‘s rapidly escalating civil war, but the meeting in Geneva on Saturday appears to have only lukewarm backing from the U.S. — and then only after Washington put the kibosh on the attendance of Iran, whose participation had been deemed vital by Annan.

 

Are You Ready for War With Syria?

By Rep. Ron Paul | Antiwar.com | 5 Jun 2012

War drums are beating again in Washington. This time Syria is in the crosshairs after a massacre there last week left more than 100 dead. As might be expected from an administration with an announced policy of “regime change” in Syria, the reaction was to blame only the Syrian government for the tragedy, expel Syrian diplomats from Washington, and announce that the U.S. may attack Syria even without U.N. approval.

 

Syria on the road to normalcy after tackling unrest

By Islam Times | 6 May 2012 

The recent turn of events has changed the course of Syria's history and those nations that were planning another Iraq-like war in Syria have been disappointed.

 

‘Syrian ‘opposition’ are a West-controlled proxy paramilitary’

By RT | 13 Apr 2012

With Syria halting military operations as part of a UN-brokered ceasefire, Western powers have been saying they do not trust the government to uphold the armistice. Experts believe the US and its allies are pursuing their own agenda: regime change.

 
 

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