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The news from Syria, again, is not good
Hazem Hallak e-mailed me after lunch Thursday. "Can you talk?" he wrote from his home in Merion.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
U.S. offers ship, new systems to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
Pentagon officials said Thursday that the U.S. government has offered to send about 100 Defense Department civilians and a merchant ship to the Mediterranean to assist in the destruction of the 'hundreds of tons' of chemical weapons precursor materials in Syria, but that discussions about how to do so are ongoing.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
A Syrian family broken apart by conflict
Three-year old son Jad fled Syria a week ago with his sibling and their mother, Amanda.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
UN says 2 more polio cases found in Syria
The World Health Organization says it has discovered two additional cases of the highly contagious polio virus in Syria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 17. Sona Bari, an official with the U.N. agency said the new cases are in Aleppo and in rural Damascus - far from where the first outbreak was discovered in the northeast ... (more)
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Ma'an News Agency
Agreement underway to end crisis in Damascus refugee camp
Palestinian factions in Syria are scheduled to hold a meeting Tuesday to discuss the terms of an agreement to end the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Jordan: Cash assistance for Syrian refugees beset by mounting needs
More and more families embark on a dangerous journey across Syria to reach the eastern border areas of Jordan in search of a safe haven.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Stars and Stripes
US extends Patriot missile mission in southern Turkey
A Patriot missile launcher of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery, stands ready at a Turkish army base in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Albania shuns Syria chemical weapons
The Balkan nation recently destroyed its own chemical stockpile, and the US had requested that it host the dismantling of Syria's arsenal.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Atlanta's Black Lips take it to the Fertile Crescent in Kids Like You & Me
On Sept. 11, 2012, an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, left ambassador Chris Stevens and three other staffers dead.
Voice of America
Inspectors Verify 'Dismantled' Syrian Chemical Weapons Site
The international mission overseeing the dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons program says it has now been able to verify one of two remaining sites where safety and security concerns had prevented inspectors from visiting.
Barclays shuts firm's account over medical sales to Syrians
A MEDICAL manufacturer had its Barclays account closed after selling equipment to a company in Syria.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
So far the news from Syria on the chemical-disarmament front has been mostly positive, even as the news in general has been glum, with fighting as heavy as ever and civilians suffering as much as ever.