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56 min ago | 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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2 hrs ago | 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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The Washington Post

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his countrya s struggle

In 2011, near the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Damascus-based husband-and-wife film producers Orwa Nyrabia and Diana El Jeiroudi began raising money for movies about their country's situation.

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TheBlaze.com

New Videos Purport to Show Syrian Kids Being Treated After Possible Chemical Attacks

New videos posted online appear to provide further evidence of the suspected recent use of some sort of chemical agent in Syria.

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The Daily Star

ICRC 'appalled' by rising violence in Syria's Aleppo

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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WRAL.com

Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

Some among the hundreds of rebels remaining in the city talk of surrender, according to opposition activists there.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Another Massacre?'Video Evidence' of Fresh Syrian Chemical Attack

The bloody Syrian conflict continues to rage into its third year, and according to reports, President Bashar al-Assad's regime has once again carried out a chemical weapons attack.

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The Washington Post

#AssadCampaignSlogans: Syriaa s elections mocked

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency on April 21, 2014 shows Syrians holding their national flags and a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad during a rally to show him their support in Damascus' Halboon neighborhood.

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The Daily Star

'Almost one million' Syrian refugees in Turkey: PM

Residents try to cross from Syria to Turkey illegally, from the Assi River, in Al-Hmazih village March 13, 2014.

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The Huffington Post

Evidence Of Chemical Attack In Syria This Month: State Department

The United States has indications of the use of a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, in Syria this month and is examining indications that the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Daily Mail

Syria is burning - but Assad orders an ELECTION which critics say he will simply rig

'It was my dream to win for the people of Boston': American man wins city's marathon for the first time in THREE DECADES while wearing bombing victims' names, just a year after tragedy hit EXCLUSIVE - The killer smirk that says I'm free: Ronald Reagan shooter John Hinckley pictured for first time after winning his controversial fight to be released ... (more)

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UPI

Approximately 80 percent of Syrian chemical weapons removed and destroyed

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and United Nations Joint Mission announced that the Syrian government is nearing the goal of removing and destroying its chemical weapons by April 27. As of April 19, "the Syrian Arab Republic has removed or destroyed in-country approximately 80 percent of its chemical weapons material," ... (more)

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The Washington Post

U.S. cites a indicationsa toxin was used in Syria attack

The State Department said Monday that it is investigating allegations that the Syrian government used a toxic chemical in an attack in a rebel-controlled area of the country, raising questions about whether President Bashar al-Assad is violating an international agreement to destroy his most lethal chemical stockpiles.

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Global Voices Online

Syria: "Two Years Later, We are All So Terribly Wrong"

In a must-read post on Facebook , Syrian Hiba Diewati reflects on the situation in her country, on the third anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

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CNN

Syria announces presidential election

Security and emergency medical personnel work at the site of a car bomb explosion Monday, April 14, in the Ekremah neighborhood of Homs, Syria.

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BBC News

Syria to hold June presidential poll

Bashar al-Assad is expected to seek a third seven-year term, despite an uprising against his rule that has left an estimated 150,000 people dead and forced 9 million from their homes.

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Juan Cole

Rebel In-Fighting Endangers Syrian Civilians in their Territory

Tensions between Syrian rebel forces stationed in civilian areas are causing problems for residents, who say they risk being caught in crossfire or regime strikes.

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