Monday, December 12, 2005


Al Hayat Interview with Judge Detlev Mehlis...The “German Fox” denies being subject to any pressure…His report will include description and evidence…Husam will be re-interrogated about his statement… The next months will be “Syrians”…
Assad warns sanctions against Syria will destabilize Mideast, world
BBC New Hariri report 'blames Syria' Annan receives the latest report into the killing of Lebanese ex-PM Rafik Hariri
Syria Slows Sanctions Momentum at U.N. (
By SAM F. GHATTAS, BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Syria, reeling under international pressure just a few weeks ago for its alleged role in a Lebanese political assassination,......
Forward Israeli Aides Warn U.S. Not To Drop Ball on Iran Chaos Feared if Syrian Regime Is Toppled By ORI NIR As Israeli-Iranian tensions mount, Jerusalem is increasingly concerned that the Bush administration is not doing enough to block Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Syria Denies Any Secret Contacts With Israel
U.N. ends questioning Syrians over Hariri killing
U.N. investigators completed questioning five Syrian officials in Vienna on Wednesday in connection with the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri this year.
Mehlis Report Sees Syria as 'Uncooperative', Recommends International Tribunal
Michael Young is unusually critical of Hariri in his op-ed: "Number one, or just a fortunate son?" He wants Hariri to come back from his self-imposed exile and face the dangers of uniting Lebanon and taming Hizbullah and Syrian influence in Lebanon.
Syria Comment
Talks about Syria’s future show differences between Israel, U.S.
By Ron Kampeas
When it comes to Syria today, Israel and the United States agree that President Bashar Assad is bad news.The subject of Syria tomorrow, however, exposes differences between the allies.
Making the case for SyriaIsrael weighs Syria optionsMichael Ledeen calls for "regime change" for Iran and Syria President Bush is keeping up the pressure on Syria in preparation for the next interim Mehlis report by calling for greater democracy in Syria and restating that it is a place of un-freedom.
Bush urges Syria to release some prisoners
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, echoing a call made a month earlier, urged Syria on Saturday to immediately release opposition activist Kamal al-Labwani and at least eight other prisoners.
Policing a no man’s land between Iraq and Syria Troops work against decades-old smuggling traditionBy Monte Morin, Stars and Stripes

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