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3 hrs ago | CNN
Editor's note: Alex Vatanka is a senior fellow the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C., specializing in Middle Eastern affairs with a particular focus on Iranian foreign policy.
8 hrs ago | DFW Catholic
Vatican City, Aug 1, 2014 / 08:35 am .- In honor of the feast commemorating the founder of their order, Pope Francis made a last minute phone call to the head of the Jesuit General Curia expressing his desire to eat dinner with them.
12 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal
SYRIAN DEFECTORS PHOTOS COULD TRIGGER WAR-CRIMES CHARGES: The Obama administration is fashioning a new strategy to prosecute Syrian war crimes based on a trove of photos smuggled out of the country by the defector code-named Caesar, U.S. officials said.
16 hrs ago | Inter Press Service
And, after recent statements by Lebanon's foreign minister, some fear that the thousands of Syrian refugee children within them will soon have even slimmer chances of learning to read and write.
A forensic photographer smuggled images of Syrians killed and tortured by, he says, those working for Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad.
Until the eruption of the civil war in Syria, Kerry was a member of a tiny group of US Senators -- along with Chuck Hagel and Hillary Clinton -- who believed that Bashar Assad was a generous , constructive leader, a reformer and a man of his word .
Seconds before he detonated the massive truck bomb that killed him and a number of Syrian soldiers two months ago , Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha radioed other fighters in al Qaeda to say, "I see paradise and I can smell paradise."
The jihadist Islamic State , which has taken over large swathes of war-torn Syria in just a few months, was on Thursday engaged in fighting Kurds and members of a Sunni tribe.
Center for Research on Globalization, Canada July 30 2014 Wiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq to Remap the Middle East: Prerequisite to a Clash of Civilizations? PART I By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Historically, the Levant is the birthplace of Christianity and the oldest Christian communities have lived in it and the entire Fertile Crescent ... (more)
"My job on a daily basis was just regular accidents, burnings, drownings, routine things," he recently told a group gathered at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. In late 2011, as the Syrian uprising intensified, his routine changed.
Valerie Amos, who is also the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, delivered that warning and reiterated her appeal for action in a briefing to the Security Council on the situation of the millions of Syrians in desperate need of aid and protection, and on progress in implementing resolutions 2139 and 2165 on humanitarian access in ... (more)
People gather around wreckage after a car bomb at Wadi al-Thahb neighbourhood in Homs city July 30, 2014, in this picture released by Syria's national news agency SANA.
An explosive-laden vehicle went off in a pro-government district of Syria's central province of Homs on Wednesday afternoon, leaving an unknown number of casualties, the state news agency SANA reported.
Iran's support for the Palestinian militant group Hamas has diminished significantly in the past three years, limiting Tehran's influence over talks to end the war in the Gaza Strip, according to U.S. and Israeli officials.
Foundland Collective is one of two participants of Edge of Arabia's first artist residency in the US, in partnership with Art Jameel and ISCP.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says he will gladly return an award given to him by a Jewish-American association a decade ago in a letter released by his office, which also called on the US group to condemn Israel's government policies in Gaza.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 06:28 pm
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