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Syria humanitarian crisis: Catastrophe or media war? Talk of a humanitarian crisis has been the fuel for western calls for an intervention in Syria’s conflict. But as RT’s Paula Slier reports, many inside the country are simply trying to live as normal a life as possible.

Press TV – Army opens Hama-Aleppo road, retakes 40 villages

Press TV – Syria infighting kills 50 in Aleppo

About 50 foreign-backed militants have been killed in three days of infighting among armed groups in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Press TV – HRW calls for Syria to go to ICC: Lama Fakih

Press TV has conducted an interview with Lama Fakih, Syrian researcher with Human Rights Watch, about Human Rights Watch saying that Takfiris have killed at least 190 civilians execution-style and have taken 200 hostages in an attack in Syria’s Lattakia.

Israel Shamir – Russia, Syria and the Decline of American Hegemony

First, the good news. American hegemony is over. The bully has been subdued. We cleared the Cape of Good Hope, symbolically speaking, in September 2013. With the Syrian crisis, the world has passed a key forking of modern history. It was touch and go, just as risky as the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The chances for total war were high, as the steely wills of America and Eurasia had crossed in the Eastern Mediterranean. It will take some time until the realisation of what we’ve gone through seeps in: it is normal for events of such magnitude.

debatt.svt.se – Sveriges regering måste ta avstånd från extremismen i Syrien

Allt fler rapporter från Syrien talar om riskerna för att en fundamentalistisk tolkning av islam kan komma att dominera i stora delar av Syrien. När landet nu får domstolar vars lagar grundar sig på fundamentalistisk islam, är det hög tid att för den svenska regeringen att reagera. Hur mycket pengar skickar Sverige till den syriska oppositionen? Hur mycket av dessa går till att starta islamistiska domstolar? undrar journalisten Nuri Kino.
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