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Weyburn This Week
Syrian rebels release group of nuns from Greek Orthodox convent held captive since December
Syrian rebels released a group of about a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held since December, Lebanon's official news agency reported Monday.
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Family of freelance Canadian photographer says he was killed in bomb attack in Syria
Botelho says she learned of his death after activists sent her a photograph of her brother's corpse.
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Weyburn This Week
Sister of freelance Canadian photographer says he was killed in bomb attack in Syria
A Canadian freelance photographer was killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday after a crude bomb exploded near where he and firefighters were standing, said activists and his sister.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Syrian forces wrest border town near Lebanon from rebels
Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters' fluid supply lines, state media and activists said.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
UN: Syria to meet new deadline on chemical weapons
The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons says Bashar al-Assad's government has accelerated its efforts after several missed deadlines and that this month will be critical if the country is to totally eliminate its stockpiles by the 30 June deadline.
Cyberwar hits Ukraine
Ukrainian security officials are complaining that unknown attackers are interfering with the mobile phone services of members of Ukraine's parliament, making difficult political decisions about what to do about Russia's incursion last week into Crimea that much harder.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Israel says naval raid seizes Iranian shipment of advanced rockets bound for Gaza militants
Israeli naval forces raided a ship in the Red Sea early Wednesday and seized dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza, the military said.
Suicide bomb suspect's family still 'in limbo'
The family of a terror suspect are still "in limbo" weeks after he was alleged to have carried out a suicide attack.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Syrian army advancing in battle for rebel town near Lebanese border, field commander says
Syrian state media say government forces are advancing in battle and tightening their grip on the last rebel stronghold near the border with Lebanon.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
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Shaftsbury native opening exhibit of Syria photography in town
In the fall of 2003, Kevin Bubriski of Shaftsbury was on assignment in Aleppo, Syria for the World Monuments Fund and Aramco World where he photographed "Syria: In Black And White -- 2003."
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Abducted Spanish journalist released in Syria
Syrian forces have been clashing with rebels near the nation's border with Turkey as they try to retake a military airport and villages.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Iran still among world's worst human rights abusers, U.S. says
WASHINGTON – Even as they make gestures toward rapprochement with the West, Iran's leaders remain among the world's worst human rights offenders, according to a State Department report Thursday that shows an increase in reported violations since the relatively moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office last year.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
UK police arrest former Guantanamo detainee on Syria terrorism charges
Begg was a detainee at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder], and he was one of the last detainees from the UK to be returned.
Hezbollah says Israel bombed positions in Lebanon near Syria border 2 days ago, vows response
Hezbollah said Wednesday that Israel carried out an airstrike targeting one of its positions near the border with Syria earlier this week, and vowed to retaliate.
Weyburn This Week
United Nations official calls on Syrian warring sides to allow aid into Damascus district
A United Nations official is calling on warring sides in Syria to allow aid workers to resume distribution of food and medicine in a besieged Palestinian district of Damascus.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Historians go head-to-head to find Newry's 'greatest person' thumbnail
SEVEN renowned local historians will battle it out in Newry Town Hall this weekend to determine who is Newry's greatest ever person.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Rebels: Senior al-Qaida operative killed in Syria in Aleppo suicide bombing attack
A spokesman for a rebel coalition says a suicide bombing has killed a senior al-Qaida operative in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
How The Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Us: A Detailed Timeline
Early Thursday morning, a Forbes senior executive was woken up by a call from her assistant, saying that she'd be working from home due to a forecast predicting the snowiest day of the year.
United Nations agency says aid workers resumed food deliveries to rebel-held area of Damascus
The relief agency supporting Palestinian refugees resumed food distribution inside the rebel-held district of the Syrian capital that has suffered from crippling shortages of food and medicine for months, a United Nations spokesman said Thursday.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Dotcom to appeal NZ Court of Appeal ruling
KIM Dotcom says he'll appeal the Court of Appeal decision that warrants used in the raid on his New Zealand mansion were legal.