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5 hrs ago | Nerve News

Hezbollah to offer full support to Hamas

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Friday pledged his full support to the Hamas movement during the latter's ongoing fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, despite their blatant difference regarding the Syrian crisis.

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Related Topix: Hamas (Palestine), Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories,

9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

ISIS presses ahead on three fronts in Syria war

BEIRUT: ISIS militants have entered a key military base in eastern Syria, killing at least 50 soldiers in an ambush while launching their first coordinated, multifront attack on government forces, an anti-regime monitoring group said Friday.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Growing power of ISIS a complication for Syrian army strategy

BEIRUT: The growing power of the ultra-hard-line group ISIS means the Syrian army is now having to confront a group it has until now been reluctant to attack for political reasons.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Metal, Isis, Lebanon

11 hrs ago | Daily Kos

'Why did everyone forget about Syria when Gaza started?'

The criminal bombardment of Gaza is a news story that deserves headlines. However, does it requires that everything else get pushed aside? There are limits on the time, empathy, and attention span of the public, so choices must be made.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Prison, Iraq

12 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Jihadists kill at least 50 Syria troops in ambush

Jihadists from the Islamic State group killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush on Friday , summarily executing most of them after their capture, a monitoring group said.

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17 hrs ago | Ukiah Blog Live

Death On All Sides

The refugee camp of 20,000, mostly children, on the Syrian side of the Turkish border north of Aleppo faces death on all sides.

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21 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Jordan downs drone near Syria border: security official

Jordan shot down a drone on Friday as it flew over the northeastern region of Mafraq near the border with Syria, a security official said, in the first such incident since the conflict erupted in neighbouring Syria in 2011.

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Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Jordan,

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sunday Herald

Important step in bid to help the suffering Syrians

Along the country's border with neighbouring Lebanon, I met some of the three million refugees who have sought sanctuary away from the killing fields of cities like Aleppo and Homs.

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Related Topix: Middle East, World News

Free Republic

Official: Terrorists in Syria Now As Dangerous to US As Those in Yemen

Syria has risen as a top threat to the U.S. homeland that rivals Yemen's al Qaeda affiliate known for its innovative bombs successfully smuggled aboard airplanes, a top Pentagon official said on Thursday.

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PanArmenian Network

OPCW says almost 32% of Syria's chemical weapons destroyed

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Thursday that 31.8 percent of chemical weapons, removed from Syria earlier this year, have been destroyed, according to RIA Novosti All 1300 metric tons of chemicals removed from the Syrian Arab Republic by the joint mission of the Organization for the Prevention of ... (more)

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West Australian

Exclusive - Allegations of GSK corruption spread to Syria

Britain's biggest drugmaker said on Thursday it was investigating the latest claims dating back to 2010, which were laid out in the email received by the company on July 18. The allegations relate to its former consumer healthcare operations in Syria, which were closed down in 2012 due to the worsening civil war in the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Medicine, Drugs

Russia Taday

Islamic State militants turn conquered Syria/Iraq territories into jihadist tourist paradise

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows militants of the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant waving the Islamic Jihad flag and holding up their weapons as a vehicle drives on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel,

Stars and Stripes

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on both sides, activists said.

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Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Activism, US Military, US Air Force

The Baltimore Sun

All toxic chemicals removed from Syria now at destruction sites: OPCW

All the toxic chemicals removed from Syria under a deal with the Syrian government to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile have been delivered to destruction facilities outside the country, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Netherlands,

Groong

For Arab Christians and secular Arab nationalists, Isis may be the

For Arab Christians and secular Arab nationalists, Isis may be the death knell In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minorities William Dalrymple The Guardian, Wednesday 23 July 2014 16.47 BST ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Armenia,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Foreign Policy

Operation Lifeline Syria

The Middle East suffers a new trauma every week. Iraq is disintegrating, as the Syrian conflict crashes across its borders.

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Foreign Policy

Under the Gun: Russia Ramps Up Defense Spending and Looks Inward

Lost amid the chaos of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a little-noticed development in the western press about the Russian defense industry.

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Related Topix: World News, Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Reuters

UPDATE 1-EU freezes assets of two firms accused of supplying oil to Syria

The European Union on Wednesday froze the assets of two oil- trading firms accused of organising covert shipments of oil to Syria.

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Counterpunch

The Stunning Collapse of Syria's Safe Spaces

While filming a documentary in Syria in the summer of 2003, I visited the Jaramana refugee camp near Damascus.

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The Daily Star

Syria: Hopes new peace mediator will be fair

A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province July 21, 2014.

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