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  1. Did Riyadh, Grozny Fear Chechen Hajj Pilgrims Would Join IS?Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    Chechen pilgrims who visited Saudi Arabia to perform the hajj this month reported that the Saudi authorities had significantly tightened controls over them compared to last year. Saudi Arabia stepped up security around pilgrims from Chechnya who travelled to that country to perform the hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, according to Chechens who took part in this year's journey.

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  2. Can Lebanon get back on track? First Arab railway to resurrectRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

    Lebanon hasn't seen a train on its tracks since the last service, shuttling cement to the capital, ceased to run in 1997. [the Independent] Hundreds of train carriages dot the landscape, their locomotives overgrown with shrubs and trees.

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  3. All aboard the Lebanon express: Nostalgia and an urgent need could...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Independent

    Lebanon hasn't seen a train on its tracks since the last service, shuttling cement to the capital, ceased to run in 1997 Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Hundreds of train carriages dot the landscape, their locomotives overgrown with shrubs and trees.

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  4. Free And Cheap London Events: 20-26 October 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Londonist

    Interesting and unusual things to do for a fiver or less this week. For more ideas have a look at our Free London map .

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  5. Russian spying from Syria: Why and for whom?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | The Times of Israel

    Israel can hardly be said to hold a balance of power with super-powerful Russia. But there are certain understandings in the eastern Mediterranean, where Israel remains a regional power, economically and militarily.

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  6. US launches six air strikes near KobaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Ynetnews

    US fighter aircraft launched six air strikes on Islamic State positions near Kobani, Syria, and its allies hit militant targets in Iraq, the US military said on Friday. US forces damaged Islamic State fighting positions, vehicles and buildings near Kobani and a strike hit oil collection equipment near Shadadi in a bid to disrupt the militants' ability to operate oil tankers, Central Command said in a statement.

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  7. Crossroads E-Newsletter - October 16, 2014Read the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Groong

    PRESS RELEASE Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apost. Church of America and Canada H.E. Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan Prelate, Easter Prelacy and Canada 138 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016 Tel: 212-689-7810 Fax: 212-689-7168 Web: http://www.armenianprelacy.org/ October 16, 2014 PRELATE OF ALEPPO VISITING U.S. AND CANADA Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo, arrived in the United States on Monday and will be visiting communities in the United States and Canada.

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  8. Safe haven aims to protect Syrian civilians - Turkish PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Trend

    Turkey's request for a safe haven inside Syria is based only on the need to safeguard Syrian civilians from attacks by the Assad regime and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said, Anadolu Agency reported. Speaking during a joint press conference with Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Tuesday, he said: "Turkey's demand for a safe zone in Syria should not be mistaken for a military buffer zone for itself."

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  9. Syrian-Canadian struggling to assist relatives asks Ottawa: 'Why are you not helping'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | CTV

    The Canadian government has promised to resettle hundreds of Syrian refugees, but the process is going too slowly for some Syrian-Canadians as they struggle to rescue family members from the war-torn country. Shortly after the uprising began in 2011, Wise, a Syrian Kurd who legally changed his name from Mustafa Arab, realized he had to do everything he could to bring them to Canada while talking on the phone to his mother and sister in Aleppo.

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  10. Western Prelacy News - 10/10/2014Read the original story

    Saturday Oct 11 | Groong

    October 10, 2014 Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate 6252 Honolulu Avenue La Crescenta, CA 91214 Tel: 248-7737 Fax: 248-7745 E-mail: info@westernprelacy.org Website: www.westernprelacy.org FEAST OF THE HOLY TRANSLATORS AND ARMENIAN CULTURE MONTH AT FORTY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ORANGE COUNTY Saturday, October 11, 2014 is the Feast of the Holy Translators, and October is designated as Armenian Culture Month. These joint occasions are celebrated each year at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and a Book Fair, organized by the parish and Ari Guiragos Minassian School.

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  11. Rebels find joint Russian-Syrian spy site near Golan HeightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | The Times of Israel

    A Free Syrian Army fighter points out photographs of Russian officers visiting a secret intelligence facility on the Syrian Golan Heights Rebel fighters from the Free Syrian Army apparently captured a secret joint Russian-Syrian spy station only kilometers from the Israeli side of the Golan Heights over the weekend. According to footage of the installation uploaded to YouTube by the FSA, and a report in The Daily Beast , an insignia from Russian radio electronic intelligence agency Osnaz GRU and a Syrian intelligence unit were found at the site on Al-Harah, a hill near the Syrian-Israeli border in the area of Alonei Habashan.

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  12. Here's The Major Reason Why ISIS Is About To Take A Critical Kurdish City In SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A black flag belonging to the Islamic State is seen near the Syrian town of Kobani, as pictured from the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Monday. A critical Kurdish city on the Syrian-Turkish border may be about to fall to the Islamic State after a three-week siege that has pitted lightly armed Kurdish YPG rebels against a jihadist onslaught that includes tanks and artillery.

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  13. Heavy fighting hits Syrian border townRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | News9 Oklahoma City

    The family of a former Army Ranger from Indiana who in an online video has been threatened with beheading by militants in Syria says the man moved to the Middle East to provide humanitarian aid to war refugees. Peter Kassig first visited Beirut on a college spring break trip.

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  14. How Much Money Have Israeli Hospitals Spent Treating Wounded Syrians?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | TheBlaze.com

    Hospitals in northern Israel have spent about $10 million treating wounded Syrians, some of whom are believed to be combatants, according to the Israeli media and a health ministry financial report. According to the health ministry report released Wednesday, treating the Syrians in Israeli hospitals has cost more than 33 million New Israeli Shekels - almost $10 million - in the past year and a half, and hospitals in northern Israel have treated more than 1,500 of the wounded, the Israeli news site NRG reported .

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  15. Syrian civil war activist to speak on experiences at film screeningRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Log Cabin Democrat

    "Red Lines", a new documentary showing the Syrian civil war through the eyes of two activists, will screen at the University of Central Arkansas's Stanley Russ Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The 7 p.m. screening, in room 103, is free and open to the public. A Q&A with one of the activists, Mouaz Moustafa, a UCA graduate born in Damascus, will follow.

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  16. Don't Be a HeroRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | Foreign Affairs

    JORDAN CHANDLER HIRSCH is a J.D. candidate at Yale Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. Follow him on Twitter @jordanchirsch.

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  17. Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Daily Herald

    For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic State group, which has overrun several large oil fields in Syria and a smaller one in Iraq.

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  18. Oilfield bombardments aim to stem income streamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | The New Zealand Herald

    Airstrikes on the Jeribe West Refinery in Syria aim to stop black market oil sales that the US says earn up to US$2 million a day for the group. Photo / AP For the first time since the United States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted yesterday.

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  19. Syrian Refugees Risk Lives to Flee FightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Voice of America

    A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carries a Kurdish Syrian refugee girl to the first aid tent after crossing the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Sept. 25, 2014.

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  20. 6 questions: Islamic State group's control of oilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Seattle Times

    For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic State group, which has overrun several large oil fields in Syria and a smaller one in Iraq.

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