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3 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Lebanon, IN

6 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Lebanon, IN

7 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Hezbollah to Hamas: - You're on Your Own'By Jamie Dettmer

Hezbollah boss Hassan Nasrallah made a phone call to Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal on Monday and vowed to support "the resistance in Gaza in any way necessary."


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Muslim Brotherhood

13 hrs ago |

Syria air raid kills 6 children from same family: NGO

Six children from the same family were killed in an air strike by government forces on a village in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said on Wednesday .


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14 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Rebel-held Damascus hit by fierce clashes

Rebel-held eastern Damascus was hit by its fiercest fighting in months Tuesday, as the sacking of a Syrian opposition chief deepened divisions among those bidding to oust President Bashar al-Assad.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Saudi Arabia, Qatar

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Times of Israel

Jihadists organize tours in their Syria, Iraq 'caliphate'

Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its "caliphate".


Related Topix: Middle East, World News

The Washington Post

Syrian death toll and extremist threat increases, but the U.S. does little

THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

Albany Times Union

The Remarkable Story Of A Rising Terrorism Analyst Who Got Too Close To His Subjects

The young terrorism analyst's sudden fall was due, in part, to the same factors that had made him one of the fastest rising stars in his field - his online connections and self-presentation to jihadists he was attempting to mine for information.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Journalism

Free Republic

ISIS militants ransack Syrian Catholic monastery in Iraq / missile strikes Franciscan monastery

Islamic militants have seized a monastery in northern Iraq, kicking out its Christian monks as well as Christian residents of Mosul.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Iraq, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Islam


.com | 'I no longer talk to Obama' - Turkey's Erdogan

The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, especially Russia.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden

Inter Press Service

Spain: A Precarious Gateway to Europe for Syrian Refugees

Spanish Refugee Aid Commission centre in the southern city of Malaga. The banner on the second floor balcony reads, "The right to live in peace."


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The Coastal Courier

Obedience to God is a must for blessings

Anyone who desires to be saved needs to realize that God's will must be obeyed. Some will teach that man has no part in his own salvation, but that is not the way God's word explains it.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama lacks resolve

Here is the sad state of affairs in U.S. foreign policy today: We are seeing more resolve projected from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations than from the Oval Office.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Middle East, Opinion, US Politics, US News

Islamic State thwarts Syrian government forces on two front

Anti-government activists said 14 government troops were killed in battles for two villages outside the east Syrian city of Deir el Zour.


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Daily Times

Syria rebels press bid to expel militants from Damascus area : July 22, 2014,

DAMASCUS: Rebels have expelled militants from four areas in the Damascus region, after having lost territory to the Islamic State in the north and east of Syria, a monitoring group said Monday.


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Washington Examiner

What could possibly go wrong? Malaysia Airlines rerouting flights over Syria instead of Ukraine

A girl holding a candle stands in front of a banner during an event to mourn the victims of the... After one of its passenger airliners was blasted from the sky over eastern Ukraine , killing all 298 onboard, the ill-starred carrier Malaysia Airlines is rerouting flights away from the region -- and over war-torn Syria instead.


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Turkey hatching plan to clear Syrian beggars off Istanbul streets

Authorities in Istanbul are working on plans to clear the streets of Syrian beggars and house them in camps like those on the border, as Turkey struggles with an influx of over a million refugees and the hospitality of locals starts to wear thin.


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Al Bawaba

A 'top priority': property of Saudis in Syria 'still safe'

"Saudi businessmen who visit Jordan for investment and trade often fall victim to fraud," he explained, adding: "We strongly advise our citizens to seek legal consultation here in the embassy free of charge."


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Flood of Syrian Refugees Strains Lebanon's Fragile Political Consensus

Dateline, Beirut. Well, sort of. I'm actually just back from two weeks in what should be the tourism capital of the Mediterranean.


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