“G20 ‘split’ as US hits out at Russia… Syria updates…
G20 ‘split’ as US hits out at Russia
G20 leaders remain divided over Syria as they enter the final day of their Russian summit, while the US envoy to the UN sharply criticises Moscow.
Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town: Coalition
Syria and new divisions in US politics
Defecting Assad ally reaches Istanbul: SourcesAhram Online
Kerry insists Syrian rebels are secular
[that] the secular component of Syria will re-emerge? once the Syrian government is deposed, Kerry claimed in the hearing. Those ?good friends? are officials from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, which are all religious
Turkey reinforces Syrian border as Erdogan backs US attack
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a resolution this afternoon to authorize the use of U.S. military force against Syria. The resolution will be voted on by the full Senate next week, but since before this afternoon’s committee decision, politicians and commentators have been trying to read the tea leaves on how the vote will go. And unlike on so many other issues, this vote probably will not follow party lines.
The White House?s Syria secrets
John Kerry was making his ?beyond a reasonable doubt? case against Syria?s Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday when he gave lawmakers a bit of faulty intelligence.
?In Damascus All is Quiet?: Russians Report from Syria
A Syrian market, as shown on Russian news channel NTV on September 3, 2013. The footage was presumably taken by Anhar Kochneva. YouTube screenshot.
The United States’s military preparations, and Israel’s growing involvement, reveal the momentum to a dangerous escalation in the middle east.