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  1. One million people wounded, diseases spreading in Syria - WHORead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Star Online

    One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organisation's Syria representative said. A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 percent before the war to 52 percent this year and contaminated water have added to the woes, allowing typhoid and hepatitis to advance, Elizabeth Hoff said in an interview late on Thursday.

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  2. One million people wounded in Syria, diseases spreading: WHORead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organization's Syria representative said, according to Reuters. A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 percent before the war to 52 percent this year and contaminated water have added to the woes, allowing typhoid and hepatitis to advance, Elizabeth Hoff said in an interview late on Thursday, Dec 19. More than 200,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which began in March 2011 with popular protests against President Bashar al-Assad and spiraled into civil war after a crackdown by his security forces.

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  3. Hezbollah Exposes Major Mossad CellRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Make the World a Better Place

    Lebanese media report that Hezbollah uncovered a high level cell operating in one of its most critical intelligence units. Here is a second interesting article about the unmasking of the cell, which reveals: "After a series of failed security operations outside Lebanon, Hezbollah managed to uncover a Mossad cell within its ranks... [it is] the most serious [intelligence] breach in Hezbollah's history," Beirut-based Al-Janoubia reported on Tuesday.

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  4. UNESCO concludes training course on 'First Aid to Cultural Built Heritage in Syria"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | World Heritage Centre News

    Twenty-two conservation architects, engineers, archaeologists, and experts from different regions across Syria, including Damascus, Maaloula, Daraa, Homs and Aleppo, concluded today a three-week training course that aims to enhance their technical skills and introduce them to the recent conservation trends in order for them to secure their endangered built cultural heritage and take the appropriate preparatory procedures for the post-conflict recovery phase.

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  5. From Damascus To Carnegie Hall, A Refugee Child Prodigy Plays The Piano For PeaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Switched

    ... competition alongside pianists who have been playing for over a decade. The teenager, who left everything behind in Syria when his family fled to Turkey two years ago, says he hopes his music will somehow help foster peace. "Art shouldn't have ...

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  6. Pentagon: Top Islamic State lieutenants killed in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Stars and Stripes

    This image from a video provided by CENTCOM, released Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, shows an airstrike against Islamic State group vehicles on Nov. 29, 2014, near Ar Raqqah, Syria. "I can confirm that since mid-November, targeted coalition airstrikes successfully killed multiple senior and midlevel leaders within the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm.

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  7. What happened to "no boots on the ground"?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Kos

    ... at U.S. Central Command. An American force has fought its actual first battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria "ISIS" organization during a counter-attack that was carried out by tribal forces and other force of the Iraqi army near Ein ...

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  8. Hamas-Iran Rapprochement Bodes Ill for Israel and U.S. InterestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Commentary Magazine

    ... by the supposedly more moderate Palestinian Authority. That changed in 2011 when Iran and Hamas quarreled over Syria. Iran was fully committed to the survival of its ally, the brutal Bashar Assad regime. But Hamas, following the lead of some of its ...

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  9. Iran Slams U.S. Fight Against IS, Backs Russia's Push For Syria TalksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Payvand News of Iran

    Washington is "not serious about fighting terrorism," Iran's deputy foreign minister has said, in a sharply worded criticism of the United States and its allies fighting against the Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, according to Russian media reports. During a visit to Moscow, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the "overall policy of Tehran and Moscow, aimed at supporting Syria and Iraq, has been successful."

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  10. Israeli role in Syrian conflict brought into the openRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | OpEdNews

    Overtly, the Israeli superpower of the Middle East has been keen to posture as having no role whatsoever in the four-year old devastating conflict in Syria, where all major regional and international powers are politically and militarily deeply involved and settling scores by Syrian blood. In his geopolitical weekly analysis, entitled "The Islamic State Reshapes the Middle East," on November 25 Stratfor 's George Friedman raised eyebrows when he reviewed the effects which the terrorist group had on all regional powers, but seemed unaware of the existence of the Israeli regional superpower.

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  11. IS kills 20 Syrian rebels near DamascusRead the original story

    Thursday | Newkerala.com

    ... been considered as "moderate" and could confront government troops and radical groups whose presence has increased in Syria. Syrian government troops have been engaged in battles against rebel groups and extremists since last year in the western ...

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  12. Kurdish Journalists Reported Kidnapped By IS In SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Weekday Magazine

    According to one estimate, 20 journalists are still missing in Syria, most of them believed to be held by Islamic State militants. Kurdish outlet Rudaw reported that two of its freelance journalists, reporter Farhad Hamo, and photographer Massoud Aqeel, were abducted by IS militants on December 15 on the main road between Qamishli and Al-Yarubyia on the Syria-Iraq border.

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  13. Over 120,000 pro-Assad fighters killed in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Al Bawaba

    ... and 91 from Lebanon's Hezbollah, the Observatory said. Shiite fighters including from Iraq and Lebanon have joined Syria's fight to aid Assad against the rebels trying to overthrow him. Assad was inaugurated for a third presidential term in July ...

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  14. Floral Baskets Sent to Statues by Syrian, Mongolian PresidentsRead the original story

    Wednesday | Korean News

    Floral baskets sent by Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, president of Mongolia, were laid before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill Wednesday, the third anniversary of demise of Kim Jong Il.

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  15. 230 bodies found in mass grave in SyriaRead the original story

    Wednesday | Mid-Day Mumbai

    Damascus: More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by the Sunni radical group Islamic State were found in a mass grave in Syria's Deir al-Zour province, a media report said Wednesday. The bodies are believed to be belonging to the members of a tribe that fought the IS, BBC reported citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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  16. Iraqi ex-pat has extra reason for cheer at Mayor's holiday party in MorristownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Morristown Green

    WELCOME, CITIZEN: Salwa Al-Nashi became an American this week. Her husband, Tareq Majdi, hopes to follow suit.

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  17. Rights Group: 215,000 Detained in Syria Since UprisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Voice of America

    ... by Syrian authorities. "The Security Council seems completely helpless to take any action against the ruling regime in Syria after four years of ceaseless widespread killing," the report concludes. SHNR says the U.N. should assist rights groups to ...

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  18. Tehran center-stage of anti-terrorism negotiationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Tehran Times

    TEHRAN Iran has became the center-stage of negotiations on an anti-terrorism campaign drive, hosting the Syrian prime and Iraqi Parliament speaker, whose countries are caught in a serious fight with terrorist groups, as well as the Turkish foreign minister whose country's policy toward the developments in Syria and Iraq are very important. Iraqi army soldiers, backed by volunteer forces, have been fighting the ISIL terrorists, who control large areas across northern and western Iraq as well as eastern Syria, for several months now.

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  19. Mass grave of 230 IS victims foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Northern Territory News

    ... bodies of 230 people killed by the Islamic State group have been found in a mass grave uncovered by their relatives in Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group says. The discovery brings the number of members of the Shaitat tribe killed ...

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  20. Turkey, Iran for dialogue on SyriaRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Times of Oman

    ... Javad Zarif. "Iran and Turkey have different positions but our countries are cooperating to find a common solution in Syria," Cavusoglu added. Zarif said that although Iran and Turkey had differences, they nevertheless faced "common enemies" and ...

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