I’m back for the time being, been really busy with work and other issues. I hope to get back to regular posting but i can’t give any guarantees. Getting closer and closer to a huge Mideast regional war every hour.
Syrian helicopters drop leaflets over Aleppo -Syrian helicopters have dropped leaflets over the northern city of Aleppo urging residents not to shelter rebels and warning the Free Syrian Army it had one last chance to surrender.
Syria rebels aided by Germany intel ship in fight against Assad forces, report says -Germany is helping Syrian rebels by providing them with information gathered by a German navy vessel off the coast of Syria, a newspaper said on Sunday, without citing sources.
Turkey begins aid distribution on Syrian border -Turkey has begun handing out food and other humanitarian aid to Syrians right on their common border as the worsening conflict in Syria makes aid distribution there increasingly difficult, Turkey’s disaster and emergency body said on Saturday.
UN observers start to leave Syria after mandate expiry-DAMASCUS, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — Members of the UN Supervision Mission to Syria (UNSMIS) started Sunday to leave the unrest-torn country as their faltering mission officially expires at midnight Sunday.
Sources told Xinhua that the remaining 100 observers will be leaving Syria gradually, adding that by Aug. 23, the observers should all be gone.
Syria’s Assad makes rare public appearance-(AP) BEIRUT – Syrian President Bashar Assad attended prayers in a Damascus mosque to mark the start of a Muslim holiday on Sunday, his first appearance in public since the bombing last month that killed four of his top security officials.
Libyan capital hit by twin bombings on first day of Eid-Twin attacks struck the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Sunday, killing at least two people as the country’s new government the beginning of the the first Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday since it came to power in elections earlier this year.
U.S. President Obama wishes Muslims a happy Eid al-Fitr-President Barack Obama wished Muslims well on Saturday for the feast of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
These Ships Have Russia Considering A Missile Strike Against Europe-The Navy is deploying four Guided Missile destroyers to Rota, Spain to serve as an integral part of the European Defense Shield.
6 Children among 48 Dead in Eid al-Fitr Violence in Syria -There were no sweets for the children and no flowers for the dead on Sunday as Syrians marked the first day of the Eid Muslim religious festival under the shadow of unrelenting violence and fear.
The opposition Syrian National Council and new U.N. peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had a run-in on Sunday over whether it was time for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.
Report: Iraq Helping Iran Skirt Sanctions-Iraq is helping its neighbor Iran skirt international sanctions by smuggling oil and letting Tehran secretly move large amounts of cash through bank auctions, The New York Times reported Sunday.
The “cancerous tumor” of Israel is the biggest problem confronting Muslim countries today, Iran’s supreme leader said on Sunday, repeating an epithet slammed just days earlier by U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and U.S. and EU officials.
Foreign Policy Experts Urge President Obama to Take Immediate Action to Establish Safe Zones in Syria-Washington, D.C.—A bipartisan group of sixty-four foreign policy experts and former U.S. government officials signed an open letter today urging President Obama to adopt a strategy that will help the Syrian people quickly end the Assad regime, and actively promote order and stability after the dictatorship’s fall. Organized by the Foreign Policy Initiative and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the letter urges the President to immediately establish air-patrolled “safe zones” in liberated areas within Syria, to use military power to protect these zones, and to neutralize the threat posed by the Assad regime’s chemical and biological weapons.