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  1. Hariri: Independence Day shows need for presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said marking Lebanon's Independence Day without a president emphasizes the need to elect a head of state, nearly six months after Michel Sleiman's term ended with lawmakers failing to elect a successor due to lack of consensus. "Independence Day is an occasion to renew the call for a roadmap, which would protect Lebanon from the surrounding storms and start without delay conducting consultations to agree on the election of president," Hariri said in a statement to mark the Nov. 22 holiday.

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  2. Moves on to relaunch Syria peace talksRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    DAMASCUS: A high-level Syrian delegation will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss possibly relaunching peace talks to end the country's civil war, a senior Syrian official said yesterday. "President Putin will receive the delegation headed by Syrian Foreign Minister Waleed Muallem, and the meeting will centre on the relaunch of negotiations," the official said of the meeting with the key Damascus ally.

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  3. Syria insurgents attack govt-held townRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    AMMAN: Fighters from Al Qaeda's Nusra Front and other insurgents attacked and briefly entered Baath City in southern Syria yesterday, the army's last major bastion in a province flanking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The battle is part of a campaign launched by the insurgents this week to take control of the entire Quneitra province.

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  4. Syrian regime wanted to turn Lebanon into a dictatorship, Hamade tells STLRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: The Syrian regime intended to end Lebanon's parliamentary democracy and transform it into a dictatorship, a campaign that led to the creation of an opposition movement aimed at curbing Syria's domination, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon heard Thursday. "We wanted to correct the path," said MP Marwan Hamade, a former minister and ally of the assassinated Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, describing the evolution of the opposition movement.

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  5. Lebanon's independence: Reality or dream?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Star

    ... country faces uncertainty and serious threats to its security and stability as a result of the spillover of the war in Syria into Lebanese territory. But although French rule ended in 1943, many today would question whether Lebanon, its history ...

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  6. Interview With MilliyetRead the original story

    Thursday | Scoop

    ... the obvious question. Is there a policy review, what's happening? We have all seen the CNN story. Are you reviewing Syria policy? Allen : We are always looking at the strategy. We have a policy with regard to Syria, which is that the U.S. intends ...

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  7. Samantha Power: Don't Knock U.S. Intervention In SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Switched

    ... she added. The ambassador used that reasoning to suggest that critics should not judge the U.S. intervention in Syria based on the outcome of its intervention in Libya. Power noted that Syria is hardly "a model society" despite the U.S. not having ...

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  8. Delusional US "Group Think" on Syria, UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | OpEdNews

    ... to remove" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Obama added, "we are looking for a political solution eventually within Syria. ... But we're not even close to being at that stage yet." The question itself -- from Kristen Welker of NBC News -- would ...

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  9. ICC prosecutor contemplating war crimes charges against Islamic State fighters: reportRead the original story

    Thursday | Jurist

    ... IS has caused increasing international alarm over its human rights abuses [JURIST report] since its insurgence into Syria and Iraq in 2013. Earlier this month the UN commission of inquiry for the Syrian Arab Republic [official website] reported ...

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  10. World News Update, what you need to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | NEWS.com.au

    GREENS Senator Sarah Hanson-Young says asylum seeker boat arrivals who face the prospect of being resettled in Cambodia are being "set up to fail". WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has failed to have a Swedish detention order overturned but is buoyed by the fact prosecutors have been criticised for allowing their sex assault investigation to stall.

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  11. Khair: Syria to assist Lebanon in hostage swap dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Star

    ... Nusra Front are calling for the release of Islamist inmates detained in Roumieh prison as well as female detainees in Syria's jails in return for the Lebanese soldiers and policemen they are holding captive. According to Khair, the delay in the ...

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  12. Amnesty: Syrian refugees facing border abuse, destitution in TurkeyRead the original story

    Thursday | Jurist

    The report [text, PDF], "Struggling to Survive: Refugees from Syria in Turkey," addresses hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have faced live fire at the Turkish border and destitution inside Turkey, while the international community is reluctant to take financial responsibility for the refugee crisis. Even though Turkey has opened its borders to Syrian refugees, the Turkish government is reportedly struggling to meet the most basic needs of hundreds of thousands of refugees.

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  13. Bashar Assad and the devil's bargainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Nation

    A man carries the body of a child killed by barrel bombs reportedly dropped by warplanes loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on November 6. A new plan to stop the bleeding in Syria means agreeing to a limited truce with the regime in Damascus. It's repugnant - but is it wrong? The Obama administration has at least a hypothetical way forward in Iraq, but not in Syria, which it is currently treating as the rear sanctuary for Islamic State forces besieging Iraq.

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  14. Syrian insurgents attack government-held town near IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | AlertNet

    Fighters from Al Qaeda's Nusra Front and other insurgents attacked and briefly entered Baath City in southern Syria on Thursday, the army's last major bastion in a province flanking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The battle is part of a campaign launched by the insurgents this week to take control of the entire Quneitra province.

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  15. Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: sourceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Star

    A minibus rides past a destroyed building in a rebel-controlled area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ZEIN AL-RIFAI DAMASCUS: A high-level Syrian delegation will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday to discuss possibly relaunching peace talks to end the country's civil war, a senior Syrian official said Thursday.

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  16. Near East: Interview With MilliyetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | State Department

    ... the obvious question. Is there a policy review, what's happening? We have all seen the CNN story. Are you reviewing Syria policy? Allen : We are always looking at the strategy. We have a policy with regard to Syria, which is that the U.S. intends ...

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  17. Opinion: Two-faced RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Deutsche Welle

    ... oscow and Washington have become de facto allies. Meanwhile, the Kremlin has accused Washington of double standards in Syria.

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  18. Report: Islamic State has weapons to fight for up to 2 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Catholic World News

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has sufficient resources "to continuing fighting at current levels for six months to two years," according to a new report from the UN Security Council. "ISIL is a self-sufficient organization with diversified funding streams," according to the report.

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  19. Independence Day comes at a 'sad moment': SalamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Daily Star

    ... the consolidation of internal immunity through disassociating Lebanon from the raging conflict (in neighboring Syria) and rallying around our legitimate armed forces tasked with the protection of our internal and border security," Salam said. ...

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  20. Russian FM Says Kerry Told Him to 'Ignore' Obama's CriticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Cybercast News Service

    ... when large nations trampled small ones in pursuit of territorial ambition," he said. "The brutality of terrorists in Syria and Iraq forces us to look into the heart of darkness." Lavrov expressed his astonishment at the time, telling reporters in ...

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