Middle East

Greece, Cyprus, Israel to talk gas

Greece, Cyprus, Israel to talk gas

Kathimerini, 14 August 2012

A meeting between officials of Greece, Cyprus and Israel is being lined up for September so the three countries can agree on transporting natural gas from the Southeastern Mediterranean to the European market.

US says Iran forming pro-regime militia in Syria

US says Iran forming pro-regime militia in Syria

By Mathieu Rabechault | AFP

The United States on Tuesday accused Iran of setting up a pro-regime militia in Syria as Washington increasingly ties the crisis there to interference by its long-time foe Tehran.

Are Reports of al-Qaida in Syria Exaggerated?

Are Reports of al-Qaida in Syria Exaggerated?

Der Spiegel

15 August 2012

Intelligence reports claim that members of the al-Qaida terrorist network are streaming into Syria to join the rebel ranks. But the rebels deny the allegations and say that jihadists are not welcome. In any case, it is the Assad regime that has long had ties to al-Qaida.

Possible war with Iran could be month-long affair: Israel minister

Possible war with Iran could be month-long affair: Israel minister

Wed Aug 15, 2012

(Reuters) - War with Iran would probably turn into a month-long conflict on various fronts with missile strikes on Israeli cities and some 500 dead, Israel's civil defense minister said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Syria crisis: Blast near Damascus military compound

Syria crisis: Blast near Damascus military compound

 

15 August 2012

 

A large explosion has struck close to a military compound in the Syrian capital, Damascus, near a hotel used by the UN's observer mission.

Post Office Workers Thrown From Windows by Insurgents Aleppo Syria‏

Post Office Workers Thrown From Windows by Insurgents Aleppo Syria‏

 

 

 

Allepo 'al bab' suburb on the outskirts of the city. The foreign backed insurgency filled with non-Syrian fighters cheer and film their crimes. These are the democratic peace loving protesters that…

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