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Nothing safe, nothing sacred: Syrian rebels desecrate Christian churches? (PHOTOS)
Shocking images have surfaced, revealing the alleged desecration of Christian churches in Syria by Western-backed rebels. The pictures, taken by local Christians outraged at the violence, were published by PrisonPlanet.com.

27.06.2012 19:03

Iran, Saudi Arabia not invited to UN summit of world powers on Syria
Iran and Saudi Arabia have not been invited to UN summit of world powers on Syria as peace negotiator Kofi Annan convenes the meeting in Geneva the coming weekend.

27.06.2012 13:02

Syria: Attack on TV staff 'worst massacre against journalism' (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi put the responsibility for killing of seven TV staffers on the EU, Arab and International organizations. He called it “the worst massacre against journalism and the freedom of media.”

27.06.2012 10:58

Arabs awakening - so is Al-Qaeda
The head of UK intelligence, Jonathan Evans, says the turmoil that followed the Arab Spring allowed extremists to gain a foothold in the Arab world. Middle East peace activist, Franklin Lamb, believes that this warning is not groundless.

27.06.2012 03:32

Turkey deploys tanks to Syrian border
As tensions between Ankara and Damascus rise over the downed fighter jet, Turkey has sent tanks and other armored vehicles to the Syrian border, amid belligerent threats of retaliation.

26.06.2012 23:19

Assad: Syria in a state of war, UN: Mission impossible
Syrian President says his country in a state of war. The UN peacekeeping chief says the UN observer mission in the country will not resume, as it is too dangerous for the monitors to restart their operations at this point.

26.06.2012 22:45

Russia halts plans to supply S-300 missile system to Syria - reports
Russia’s main weapons producer has allegedly suspended its contract with Syria to supply S-300 long-range missile systems. Russia’s ‘Vedomosti’ daily published the report, citing unnamed sources within the military-industrial complex.

26.06.2012 22:17

Syria’s secretive heritage unearthed, scientists can’t wait to resume research
Archaeologists in Syria have reportedly come across what they described as a “landscape for the dead”. The ancient stone formations found north of the capital Damascus could be about 10,000 years old.

26.06.2012 12:24

Clashes at Republican Guards HQ near Damascus, reports of British forces in Syria
Syrian government forces and the armed opposition are fighting in two Damascus suburbs, while there were also reports of overnight shelling in the capital.

26.06.2012 11:32

‘If West stops military aid to opposition, Syria will be at negotiation table the very next day’
Tensions are running high around Syria as Turkey vows "proportionate” retaliation for its downed jet, be it new sanctions or a “political option”. Damascus insists Western military aid to opposition the only obstacle to peaceful conflict resolution.

26.06.2012 08:27

Turkey's downed jet: NATO action in disguise?
Turkey is pushing NATO to regard Syria's recent downing of a Turkish jet as an attack on the alliance. NATO is gathering to discuss the incident, while some see parallels with the events that preceded NATO’s campaign in Libya.

26.06.2012 02:08

Turkish jet clearly violated Syria's sovereignty – Damascus
The downing of a Turkish plane by Syria was an act of self-defense against a violation of its sovereignty, the Syrian foreign ministry has said. Damascus insists it was within its right to open fire on unidentified aircraft violating its airspace.

25.06.2012 10:57

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