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  1. UN Special Syria Envoy Meets with Syrian Foreign MinisterRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The United Nations' Special Envoy to Syria, Stefan de Mistura, met in Damascus with Syria's Foreign Minister, Walid al-Muallen, in an attempt to formulate and agreement for a temporary halt in fighting between Syrian Armed Forces and rebel forces in Aleppo. Syria's official news agency announced that the two agreed that a UN probe team would travel to Aleppo.

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  2. Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels from SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The Peninsula

    The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an official said. "I can say that the train-and-equip will begin as of March 1," Tanju Bilgic, spokesman for the Turkish foreign ministry, was quoted as saying by the state-run Anatolia news agency.

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  3. Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The Daily Star

    A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he runs while others take positions in Ratian village, north of Aleppo, after what the rebels said was an offensive against them by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad that attempted to advance in the village but failed to February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah ANKARA: The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an official said.

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  4. Turkey, Britain exchange blame for missing Syria-bound schoolgirlsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | ABC News

    ELIZABETH JACKSON: News this week from London that three British schoolgirls crossed the Turkish border into Syria to join the Islamic State group and become Jihadi brides was met with widespread criticism of Turkey. Many commentators argued that Turkey is not sincere in its support of the Western coalition because it grants militants such easy access across it borders.

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  5. ISIS using Disney movie a oeMulana to recruit?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WWLP

    ISIS is known for using western culture in its recruiting tactics with strong social media campaigns that appeal to youth but a Disney movie?! The Disney film "Mulan" is based on a Chinese legend of a warrior woman. A dutiful daughter cuts off her hair and pretends to be a man.

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  6. French lawmaker faces party sanctions for trip to Syria as part of delegation that met AssadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Straits Times

    A French lawmaker who went to Damascus for the first talks with Syrian officials since the 2012 closure of France's embassy there faces possible ejection from the ruling Socialist Party, its chairman said on Thursday. The possible sanction for Mr Gerard Bapt, part of a four-man cross-party delegation of parliamentarians who travelled to Syria this week, underlines sensitivities surrounding France's policy of shunning President Bashar al-Assad.

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  7. U.N. envoy de Mistura en route to SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Daily Star

    United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura answers journalists' questions after a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Moqdad in the Syrian capital Damascus on February 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA BEIRUT: U.N. envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura will land in Beirut Thursday to travel to Syria, a source from the airport said.

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  8. How Turkish media embarrassed GoebbelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    About 120 weeks after Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoAYlu accurately predicted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's days in power were numbered and President Recep Tayyip ErdoAYan promised that "we shall soon have prayers of gratitude in Damascus" , the Turkish military, in alliance with its Kurdish nemesis, heroically crossed into Syria to move the tomb of a 12th century Turkish sheik - Suleyman Shah - to a spot by the border. It also destroyed the remaining monument in the only officially Turkish territory outside Turkish soil.

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  9. French lawmakers in first Damascus visit for three yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Daily Star

    PARIS: A cross-party group of French lawmakers held talks with Syrian officials in Damascus Tuesday, the first such contacts in the Syrian capital since the closure of France's embassy there in 2012. However, the French Foreign Ministry made it clear the lawmakers did not represent France, which opposes any rapprochement with the government of Bashar Assad.

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  10. Evacuated military post in Syria still on Turkish land: FMRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 22 | Xinhuanet

    Turkey sent a letter to the United Nations and issued a note to Damascus affirming that the evacuated military post of Suleyman Shah Tomb in northern Syria "is still on Turkish land," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. "We confirm that the evacuated military post is still on Turkish land, and we'll be back later," the minister told reporters in the tourist Antalya province along Mediterranean Sea, saying, "We did not evacuate, we relocated the tomb."

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  11. Syrian refugee a piano prodigy with big dreamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | CBC News

    Syrian refugee Tambi Cimuk is being called a piano prodigy and hopes his performances will inspire youth in his war-torn homeland. Steven D'Souza is a Gemini Award-nominated journalist with more than a decade of experience in broadcasting. 1 comment

  12. Iraqi-Kurdish military force of 25,000 "prepared to retake Mosul from IS"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - A joint Iraqi-Kurdish military force of up to 25,000 fighters is being prepared to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State , a U.S. official says. The senior military official has said that the operation to recapture the northern city would probably take place in April or May. Iraq's second largest city was currently being held by 1,000 to 2,000 IS militants, the official added.

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  13. Arab Idol Hazem Sharif joins Sharjah musical show 'Shadows'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Al Bawaba

    The management of Al Majaz Amphitheatre, affiliated to the Sharjah Media Centre , has announced its imminent showcasing of the musical show 'Shadows, written by Nadine Al Assad with music by composer Khaled El Sheikh, and featuring Munjid Al Sharif as director. Arab Idol star Hazem Sharif joins Carole Aoun and the Inana Group in this large stage production, scheduled to take place on Sunday 22nd of February, with a second performance planned for Friday February 27th, 2015.

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  14. Mueller boyfriend: How I escaped ISIS and tried to save herRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | The Arizona Republic

    Kayla Mueller's boyfriend says after escaping his second imprisonment and risking his life to save her, he says he feels under attack from critics. Mueller boyfriend: How I escaped ISIS and tried to save her Kayla Mueller's boyfriend says after escaping his second imprisonment and risking his life to save her, he says he feels under attack from critics.

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  15. Mueller boyfriend: How I fled ISIL, tried to save KaylaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | USA Today

    Mueller boyfriend: How I fled ISIL, tried to save Kayla Omar Alkhani gives details of work in Syria, relationship with Mueller and effort to free her. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1En5AiC After being captured once with his American girlfriend, Kayla Mueller, then being released and captured again, he made another bid for freedom, he says.

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  16. UN says Syria willing to suspend Aleppo air strikes for six weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Ynetnews

    The United Nations Syria mediator told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that the Syrian government was willing to suspend its aerial bombardment of the northern city of Aleppo to allow a local ceasefire to be piloted, diplomats said.

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  17. Kayla Mueller's Boyfriend Describes Effort to Free HerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | ABC News

    Kayla Mueller was in a detention cell in Syria , face to face with her boyfriend who was posing as her husband. Had she told her captors she was married to Omar Alkhani, she might have been freed from the hands of Islamic State militants, he said.

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  18. Kayla Mueller's boyfriend describes effort to free herRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Palestinian demonstrators hold portraits of Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old American who died while being held hostage by the Islamic State group, during a weekly demonstration against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Her death was confirmed this week by her family and the U.S. government, but how she died remained unclear.

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  19. More than 2 years after Austin Tice disappeared in Syria, his family wants answersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Mashable

    Although their son disappeared in Syria more than two years ago, Austin Tice's parents are not giving up the fight to bring him back safely. Tice's father Marc Tice told Mashable that despite a years-long search, he has more unanswered questions than sold leads on his son's whereabouts.

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  20. Red Cross chief warns freelancers against travel to SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | The Japan Times

    The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned freelance journalists against traveling to parts of Syria and Iraq controlled by the Islamic State group. Speaking at a news conference in Tokyo on Friday, ICRC President Peter Maurer said it is simply too dangerous and urged freelancers to stay away from the extremists.

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