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  1. 32 Filipinos arrive from SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | ABS-CBN News

    MANILA Thirty-two Filipinos who availed of the mandatory repatriation program of the Philippine government is set to arrive on Friday afternoon from Syria. The repatriates, on board Emirates Airlines flight number EK-332, will arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 4 p.m. The group's arrival will bring the number of Filipinos repatriated from Syria to 5,578.

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  2. Torah scroll held captive by Iraqi secret police restored for use in Foreign MinistryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Jerusalem Post

    A Torah scroll written some 150 to 200 years ago in Iraq but which fell captive to the Iraqi secret police has been restored to its former glory and was recently inaugurated in an official ceremony at the synagogue of the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. Buffeted around Mesopotamia for the last few decades, the scroll found its way to Israel of late and is now being used for the first time in dozens of years in prayer services as it was originally intended to be.

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  3. Kurds push IS out of Kobani after four-month battleRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | The Otago Daily Times

    Kurdish forces have taken full control of the Syrian town of Kobani, driving out remaining Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that became a focal point of the international fight against the ultra-hardline Islamist group. Monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian Kurdish YPG forces had retaken the town, close to the Turkish border, but were still proceeding carefully in the eastern outskirts where Islamic State had planted mines before fleeing.

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  4. Islamic State driven out of Kobane by Kurds after a four-month battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Beirut: Kurdish forces have taken full control of the Syrian town of Kobane, driving out remaining Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that became a focal point of the international fight against the ultra-hardline Islamist group. Monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian Kurdish YPG forces had retaken the town, close to the Turkish border, but were still proceeding carefully in the eastern outskirts where Islamic State had planted mines before fleeing.

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  5. Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | AlertNet

    A Kurdish People's Protection Units flag flutters on a lookout point between the Iraqi-Syrian border town of Rabia and the town of Snuny, north of Mount Sinjar December 20, 2014. REUTERS/Massoud Mohammed BEIRUT/ISTANBUL Jan 26 - Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, driving out remaining Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that became a focal point of the international fight against the ultra-hardline Islamist group.

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  6. An Eccentric Archeologist Who Drew a Line in the SandRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Forward

    A German Jewish Iranologist, who lost his University of Berlin post in 1935 after officially declaring that his grandparents were Jewish, is one of several focuses of an exhibit about Asian travel at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. "The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia" is on view through May 31. Ernst Herzfeld is not a household name but is renowned for his 1911-13 excavations in Samarra , an Islamic pilgrimage destination in Iraq designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007, and his 1931-34 work in Persepolis , where he unearthed the ruins of Darius the Great's palace, which Alexander the Great destroyed.

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  7. Dan Simpson: Freedom vs. security in the face of Islamist extremistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    It is interesting to watch European countries, also ostensible democracies, wrestle with the problem of security vs. personal freedom in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo and Jewish-supermarket attacks in Paris on Jan. 7. We all know the way the United States went in the wake of the 9/a 11 attacks. The George W. Bush administration, banking on the "weak in the knees" and "do anything, just keep us safe" response of most Americans, went on a major binge of secret surveillance of our mail, email, social media and telephone calls.

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  8. Turkey's porous Syria border no barrier for jihadistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Yahoo!

    On grainy Istanbul airport security footage, she is shown entering the country like any tourist. A week later, she is in Islamic State-controlled Syria, without ever being apprehended.

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  9. Kerry: US backs Russian effort on SyriaRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | KFBB

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is voicing support for a Russian effort to bring Syria's warring factions together for talks to end the four-year conflict. Meeting in Geneva on Wednesday with the UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, Kerry said he hoped the Russian initiative "could be helpful."

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  10. Kerry: US Hopes Russian Effort on Syria Will SucceedRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | ABC News

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced support Wednesday for a Russian effort to bring Syria's warring factions together for talks to end the four-year conflict. Meeting in Geneva with the UN and Arab League envoy for Syria , Staffan de Mistura, Kerry said he hoped the Russian initiative "could be helpful."

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  11. Petaling Jaya: Indonesians posing as M'sians for security measure to join is, says studyRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Asia News Network

    A number of Indonesians are posing as Malaysians while some Malaysians are transiting Indonesia in attempts to outwit the authorities and fight alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. A study by the Institute For Policy Analysis and Conflict said that based on Facebook pages it monitored, it was clear that IS supporters in Indonesia and Malaysia were "friending" one another.

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  12. Al-Qaida militants in Syria attack besieged Shiite townsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | KXXV-TV Waco

    A lawsuit brought by a 20-year-old man who was molested by a Boy Scout leader in 2007 could force the organization to reveal 16 years' worth of "perversion" files documenting sex abuse allegations. A lawsuit brought by a 20-year-old man who was molested by a Boy Scout leader in 2007 could force the organization to reveal 16 years' worth of "perversion" files documenting sex abuse allegations.

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  13. Israel, Iran and the evolving asymmetrical & conventional missile warfare part two of fourRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | Jerusalem Post

    Israel lives in a land under continuous siege- rockets, mortars, fly almost daily in or around Israeli communities. The emerging asymmetrical rocket warfare, there are no longer any areas safe from missile strikes.

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  14. Syrian refugees face barrier in Lebanon as new entry rules take effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Boston.com

    Lebanon introduced unprecedented entry restrictions for Syrians on Monday, imposing visa-like requirements in an apparent effort to curb inflows of refugees fleeing Syria's civil war in massive numbers. The procedures signal mounting concern in Lebanon, which had a population of more than 4 million before the Syrian war, over hosting more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees registered with the United Nations.

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  15. .com | Lebanon puts new controls at Syria borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | News24

    Lebanon enforced new immigration controls at the Syrian border on Monday in a move to gain control of the steady stream of refugees from its much larger neighbour. Shopkeepers and taxi drivers on the Lebanon side of the Masnaa border crossing said thousands of Syrians crossed the frontier on Sunday before the rules were implemented at midnight.

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  16. Syrians confused by new entry measures imposed on themRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | The Daily Star

    Traffic was slow at the Masnaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria after the new measures went into effect. BEIRUT: Majid's residency papers will expire in 10 days, and the coffee shop worker says he doesn't know how new controversial entry measures for Syrian nationals, which went into effect Monday, will affect his ability to renew.

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  17. Lebanon imposes unprecedented entry rules for SyriansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | The Washington Post

    Lebanon introduced unprecedented entry restrictions for Syrians on Monday, requiring them to obtain visa-like permission in an apparent effort to curb inflows of refugees who are fleeing Syria's civil war in massive numbers. The procedures signal mounting concern in Lebanon, a country of more than 4 million people, over hosting more than 1.1 million United Nations-registered Syrian refugees.

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  18. Lebanon interior minister defends new Syria visa rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | The Daily Star

    A Syrian refugee boy sits outside his tent next to his family at a temporary refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon. BEIRUT: Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk Monday defended the new regulations requiring Syrians traveling to Lebanon to obtain visas, saying they will reduce the number of Syrians in the country.

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  19. Syrian Refugees Between Containers and Tents in TurkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | Inter Press Service

    The Harran camp for Syrian refugees was one of the last to be built by the Turkish government in 2012 and is considered the most modern, with a capacity for lodging 14,000 people in 2,000 containers. Credit: FabA ola Ortiz/IPS - "We ran as if we were ants fleeing out of the nest.

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  20. Syria entry visas aim to differentiate refugee from visitor: Lebanon ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | The Daily Star

    File - Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. BEIRUT: Requiring visas for Syrians wishing to enter Lebanon is meant to differentiate a refugee from a visitor, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said in remarks published Sunday.

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