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3 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.

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7 hrs ago | ABC News

Group: Justice Elusive Year After Syria Gas Attack

An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Families of U.S. journalists missing in Syria filled with dread

Debra and Marc Tice, shown at their home in Houston, are the parents of missing journalist Austin Tice.

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United Nations

UN chief welcomes destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons material

The US Vessel Cape Ray on which all 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas removed from Syria were destroyed while sailing in international waters.

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National Public Radio

In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad carry their weapons as they walk along a street in Mleiha, near the Damascus airport, during a tour organized by the Syrian government on Aug. 15. Omar Sanadiki/Reuters/Landov hide caption Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad carry their weapons as they walk along a street in Mleiha, near the ... (more)

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad carry their weapons as they walk along a street in Mleiha, near the Damascus airport, during a tour organized by the Syrian government on Aug. 15. President Obama said Wednesday that the Islamic State is a a cancer that threatens all governments in the Middle East.

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The Independent

Jim Foley: My memories of a brave, selfless reporter

Two summers ago, Jim Foley was working hard trying to secure the release of two colleagues who had been kidnapped by jihadists in Syria.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

The International Effort to Free James Foley

Before a video surfaced online appearing to show the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials made repeated efforts to win freedom for Foley, attempting to identify and reach his captors through Turkish, Russian and Czech intermediaries.

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NewsBlaze

Why is ISIS Baffling US Intelligence Agencies?

On August 14th, The Daily Beast headlined with "ISIS Baffling U.S. Intelligence Agencies."

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Groong

The Christians Of Iraq And Syria

THE CHRISTIANS OF IRAQ AND SYRIA The Economist Aug 19 2014 UNTIL they fell victim to the Islamist advance across northern Iraq, few in the West knew much about the Yazidis, practitioners of an ancient, secretive religion which reveres the Peacock Angel as the chief among seven angels to whom God has entrusted the world.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Alleging U.N. bias, Israel again keeping distance from Gaza probe

A Palestinian child amid the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in the northern Gaza Strip, Aug. 18, 2014.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Missing US photojournalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS

Media reports allege that ISIS beheaded Foley in a violent and graphic YouTube video called "A Message to #America ."

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Foreign Policy

AQAP Sides With ISIS; Karzai Calls for End to Impasse; Police Arrest...

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula published a statement on its website on August 14 announcing its support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria .

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The Daily Star

After 3 years of war, Damascus 'least liveable' city

Buildings damaged during battles between Syrian troops and rebels stand along an empty street in Mliha, some 10 kilometers southeast of downtown Damascus, Syria August 15, 2014.

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CBS News

Assad forced to hit advancing ISIS in Syria

As the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq , Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria , carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

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Voice of America

Pentagon: US Ship Finishes Neutralizing Syria's Worst Chemical Arms

A U.S. Marine officer walks past the Field Deployable Hidrolysis System of the U.S. MV Cape Ray ship docked at the naval airbase in Rota, near Cadiz, southern Spain.

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BBC News

Syrians living with the mental scars of torture

Three storeys below ground in a concrete block in central Damascus, Omar Jibaii was shovelled into the darkness in a 7x4m room.

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KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Over 600 Metric Tons of Syrian Chemical Weapons Successfully Destroyed

The Pentagon has announced the completion of the destruction of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons aboard the American ship MV Cape Ray.

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CBS News

Syrian chemical weapons destroyed, but concerns continue, Obama says

The Danish ship Ark Futura, carrying a cargo of Syria's chemical weapons, sits docked in front of the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray as it arrives at Gioia Tauro port in Italy, July 2, 2014.

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