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2 hrs ago | The Age

British police ask Muslim women to help stop youngsters going to Syria

London: British police are asking Muslim women to dissuade young people in their communities from going to fight in Syria - the latest tactic by a European government worried about the security risk posed by youths radicalised by war.

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4 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Al-Qaida branch, other Islamist groups take Syrian army post near Golan

"It is indeed the first time that Islamist groups took over an outpost of such importance and at this proximity to the Israeli border."

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8 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 27

An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from... Marion County commissioners have given final approval to an order to stop a company from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place ... (more)

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12 hrs ago | KMIR 6

Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 25

Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said.

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12 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 25

In this Feb. 11, 2014 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, hold up his portraits as they march during a demonstration is solidarity with government forces, in the al-Inshaat neighborhood of Homs, Syria.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Chemical weapons watchdog weighs chlorine attack probe: sources

AMSTERDAM: The head of the global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's toxic stockpile is considering launching a fact-finding mission there to investigate reports of attacks with chlorine gas, sources said.

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18 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Jordan amends anti-terror law to face Syria fallout

This aerial photo shows a truck after a Jordanian air strike on a convoy at the border between Jordan and Syria on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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19 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

UN calls for investigation into Syria's use of chlorine gas

There have been conflicting accounts of the alleged chlorine attack on Kafr Zeita, with the government and the opposition trading blame.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Russia Taday

a Three charged conspiring to smuggle chemical lab equipment to Syria

Three men including an American have been charged with plotting to illegally export lab equipment and chemical warfare devices to Syria, according to unsealed indictment.

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The Daily Star

Obama's Syrian cyberwar conundrum

Rebel fighters and civilians stand looking at a burning building following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces on April 20, 2014 in the northern city of Aleppo.

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TheCourier.com

UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in SyriaUNITED NATIONS (AP) "...

A " The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries.

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The Baltimore Sun

Syrians' plight worsens, hope for political deal fades

Hopes for a political deal to end Syria's war are fading and it is getting harder every day to send aid to millions of trapped and displaced civilians, U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said on Wednesday.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Diplomatic efforts to end civilian suffering in Syria have failed, top U.N. officials declare

This file photo released on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by the anti-government activist group Lens Young Homsi, has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damaged buildings are seen in the Jouret al-Chiyah neighborhood, Homs province, Syria.

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AlertNet

First candidate for Syria's presidential election steps forward

A Syrian lawmaker has nominated himself for president, state media said on Wednesday, the first candidate in an election likely to cement President Bashar al-Assad's rule over a country devastated by civil war.

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KAUZ

Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.

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AlertNet

Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April, 2014. One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance: Enough, we said, enough! That appeal has gone largely unanswered.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The American Conservative

Turkey Cooks the Books in Syria

If you had been a reader of The American Conservative magazine back in December 2011, you might have learned from an article written by me that "Unmarked NATO warplanes are arriving at Turkish military bases close to Iskenderum on the Syrian border, delivering weapons [to the Free Syrian Army] derived from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's arsenalsa " ... (more)

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Stars and Stripes

Syria chemical weapons stockpile removal almost complete

In this Aug. 28, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by the United Media Office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, members of the UN investigation team take samples from sand near a part of a missile that is likely to be one of the chemical rockets according to activists, in the Damascus ... (more)

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The Daily Star

Iraqi running for office after fighting in Syria

Election posters showing Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and parliamentary candidate Faleh al-Khazali are seen in the southern port city of Basra, on April 21, 2014.

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