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Tuesday Jul 29 | The Wall Street Journal

Syrian Military Defector 'Caesar' to Testify on Capitol Hill Thursday

People assist an old woman at a site hit by what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Duma in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus July 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Foreign Policy

Under the Gun: Russia Ramps Up Defense Spending and Looks Inward

Lost amid the chaos of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a little-noticed development in the western press about the Russian defense industry.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Al Bawaba

Nearly half of Aleppo's opposition fighters have left

A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo.


Related Topix: Syria, World News

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Catasauqua man killed by sniper's bullet in war-torn Syria mourned by Lehigh Valley friends

Catasauqua resident Nazih "Nick" Zarif Mouhrez died July 9 after being struck by a sniper's bullet as he traveled through the Damascus suburb Harasta in a vehicle headed to the Syrian capital for a visit with his parents, according to longtime friend and local American Amarian Syrian Society President Aziz Wehbey.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Catasauqua, PA,

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Sprung from Assad's gulag, Syrian detainee speaks

In June, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad issued a decree granting general amnesty to prisoners who he said had committed crimes against the regime during the course of Syria's three-year conflict.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News,

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Daily Star

Ankara softens on Iraqi Kurd independence

Some Kurdish women living in northern Iraq are training to be peshmerga, as the self-ruled Kurdish region's militia is known.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Syria,