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  1. The race to protect antiquities in Iraq, SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Windsor Beacon

    The Islamic State's wanton destruction of priceless antiquities in the Middle East has triggered a global mobilization to safeguard these treasures, ranging from calls for airstrikes to special protections for untouched sites. Iraq's tourism and antiquities ministry is demanding the U.S.-led coalition against the militants use warplanes to strike the group's machinery that is destroying relics in the region.

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  2. The race to protect antiquities in Iraq, SyriaRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Central Ohio

    The Islamic State's wanton destruction of priceless antiquities in the Middle East has triggered a global mobilization to safeguard these treasures, ranging from calls for airstrikes to special protections for untouched sites. Iraq's tourism and antiquities ministry is demanding the U.S.-led coalition against the militants use warplanes to strike the group's machinery that is destroying relics in the region.

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  3. US seeks negotiated settlement in Syria that excludes Assad: envoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Daily Star

    Syrians walk past a banner bearing a portrait of President Bashar Assad in Damascus on March 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA ISTANBUL: The United States still wants a negotiated political settlement in Syria that excludes President Bashar Assad, and its position on the Syrian leader has not changed, top U.S. envoy John Allen told Turkish officials late on Tuesday.

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  4. Turkish PM: Shaking hands with al-Assad, Hitler is the sameRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on March 17 rubbished suggestions that talks should be held with President Bashar al-Assad, saying that negotiating with the Syrian leader would be no different from shaking hands with Nazi tyrant Adolf Hitler. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a weekend interview that Washington would have to talk with al-Assad eventually if peace was to be forged, in comments that drew a strong rebuke from Ankara, which said there was nothing to negotiate with al-Assad.

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  5. Satellite View of Spreading Darkness in Syria Reveals Worsening CrisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Scientific American

    In war-torn countries it can be challenging for humanitarian groups to quantify deaths and damage accurately. But science can help them get a little closer.

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  6. Satellite photos show Syria's dark agesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | The Daily Star

    UNITED NATIONS: Over the four years that researcher Xi Li has watched Syria's civil war unfold through nighttime satellite imagery, he has seen the pinpricks of light that dotted the north and east fade and the Mediterranean coast darken until 83 percent of the country's lights have gone out. From a vantage point that few everyday people have seen, Li has produced a chilling measurement of a crisis that shows no sign of ending.

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  7. Reunited after fleeing Syrian war hellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Evening Times

    Mona Hussain's husband and four children feared they would never see each other again after being split up when their lives were turned upside down by the conflict in the Middle Eastern country. She was granted leave to remain by the Home Office - but her husband Mahmoud Alhamdu, 43, became stuck in Greece with their children because they had no passports.

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  8. Syrian magnate denies buying ISIL oilRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2011 | Turkish Daily News

    A Syrian businessman facing European Union sanctions denied on March 10 allegations that he bought oil from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant for President Bashar Assad's government. The EU put sanctions last week on George Haswani and six other prominent Syrian businessmen, freezing their assets and banning them from traveling to Europe.

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  9. Tight Lebanon entry rules dissuade would-be Syria refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | The Daily Star

    MASNAA, Lebanon: The normally bustling border crossing in east Lebanon, the most popular for visitors from Syria, has largely been quiet since the beginning of the year. That was when Lebanon decided it could not take in any more Syrian refugees and started enforcing strict entry regulations, narrowing one of the few escape routes left from the 4-year-old conflict that has displaced a third of Syria's population.

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  10. In Syria, Archaeologists Risk Their Lives To Protect Ancient HeritageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | KABC-AM Los Angeles

    The lost treasures are catalogued in a desperate hope that one day they can be recovered. One example is a mosaic, dated to around 330 BC, that depicts the ancient city of Apamea.

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  11. 25 OFWs to be repatriated from SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 8 | ABS-CBN News

    The Department of Foreign Affairs said the 25 OFWs will arrive at 4 p.m., March 10 at the NAIA via Emirates Airlines flight EK-332, as part of the government's on-going mandatory repatriation program. This would bring the total number of Filipinos repatriated from war-torn Syria to 5,604, of which 2,560 were repatriated through Lebanon.

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  12. Jewish mother, daughter make aliya from SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 7 | Jerusalem Post

    A UN observation tower is seen overlooking Syria, next to the Quneitra border crossing between the Golan Heights in Israel and Syria.. A mother and her daughter escaped from Syria and made aliya to Israel last year, Ma'ariv reported Friday after the news was cleared for publication by the censor.

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  13. EU imposes new sanctions on Syria regime supportersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | Al Bawaba

    The EU Friday announced that it is has strengthened sanctions against the regime and its supporters in Damascus as the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate. Seven persons and 6 entities providing support to the Syrian regime as well as benefitting from it have been targeted with a travel ban and an EU asset freeze, said an EU statement.

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  14. Emergency preservation activities completed at Syria's Ma'arra Mosaic MuseumRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 5 | Art Daily

    Syria's renowned Ma'arra Mosaic Museum, significantly damaged and in danger of collapse as a result of the country's long and ongoing civil war, has undergone emergency conservation and protection efforts by Syrian cultural heritage professionals and volunteers.

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  15. The refugee's long journey to finding a homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Deutsche Welle

    A never-ending stream of refugees have angered many Europeans, who ask why their countries should bear the burden of wars elsewhere. But who are these fleeing people and what have they put at stake to escape violence? "Milk, butter, flour, vanilla and sugar," says Amin Zalukh, describing the ingredients in her cookies, the first thing she offers to any guest visiting her new home.

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

    Wednesday Mar 4 | 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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  17. Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels from SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | 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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  18. Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | 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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  19. Turkey, Britain exchange blame for missing Syria-bound schoolgirlsRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | 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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  20. ISIS using Disney movie a oeMulana to recruit?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | 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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