Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Syria's Assad on a Rampage Murders Protesters and Accused of Eliminating Own Defense Minister While Lebanon Mocks Hariri Tribunal

Assad finishes off his defense minister, sends Davotuglu away empty-handed
Assad's aides suspected of murdering Syria's sacked defense minister
Russians warn NATO targeting Syria

Lebanon tells international tribunal it has not found Hariri killers - Haaretz

Al Qaeda in Iraq praises appointment of Zawahiri to emir - The Long War Journal
Kurdistan oil hopes rise with new ventures -