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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Civilians embrace farming to make besiegement bearable

BEIRUT: Accused of using starvation as a weapon of war, the Syrian government continues to besiege areas across the country, forcing civilians to find new ways to make ends meet.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home

6 hrs ago | Dissident Voice

Monopoly Media Titans

On July 4, Independence Day in the United States, Channel 4 News broadcast a Jon Snow interview with Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State and presumed presidential candidate.

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Related Topix: Prison, Jon Snow, Journalism, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Middle East, Israel

14 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Middle Israel: Eyeless in Gaza

Isolated on all fronts, Hamas's strategic situation has never been worse, and the current clash won't improve it; Hamas's isolation reflects a lack of flexibility, sophistication needed to fulfill its quest to lead a nation.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WTVC

Watchdog Group: Syria Hands Over Last of Chemical Weapons

The organization charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons program says the last of the country's acknowledged stockpile has been handed over.

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Rock Hill Herald

In Syria, we should first do not harm

The general consensus is that if the administration had done this three years ago, the situation in Syria would not have turned into a sectarian civil war.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Voice of America

Staffan de Mistura to be New UN Syria Envoy

Staffan De Mistura, Italy's then-foreign ministry undersecretary, speaks during a news conference in New Delhi, India, March 22, 2013.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Islamic militants on offensive against Kurds

Islamic militants using weapons they recently seized in neighboring Iraq intensified an offensive against Kurdish areas in northern Syria as they fight to expand the territory under their control, activists said Thursday.

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Nerve News

Militant groups kill seven in Syria

At least seven people, including three women, were killed in separate incidents in central and southern Syria Thursday, media reported.

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Christian Science Monitor

Mother, father, sister, brother: The roles of Syria's refugee women

In this 2012 file photo, a Syrian refugee woman, who fled her house in the Syrian town of Tal-Kalakh, sits next to her baby at a school playground where she lives with her family and relatives temporarily in Shadra village at the northern Lebanese-Syrian border town of Wadi Khaled, in Akkar, north Lebanon.

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The Daily Star

Cabinet unlikely to resolve LU teachers, refugee issues

File - From left, UCC head Hanna Gharib, Minister Elias Bou Saab and MP Ali Bazzi chat as they leave the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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Newsday

The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

Syria, graced with thousands of historic sites, is seeing its cultural heritage vandalised, looted and destroyed by war - but volunteers are doing what they can to document the damage and save the country's cultural identity from obliteration.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Syria Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, Damascus, Syria Travel, Asia Travel, Aleppo, Syria Travel

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Free Republic

200 Muslims Attack Church, Christians Fight Back, Slaughter Them, And Take The Victory For Christ

We stopped them and we killed them but Christian guys from Saidnaya also died in the battle... The Syrian government protects and provides Christian people with weapons and ammunition because they are loyal to Syria Shoebat.com wrote an exclusive and detailed report on the Christian militia, called The Lions of the Cherubim, who are are protecting ... (more)

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The Daily Beast

Inside Hezbollah's Hash PlantationsBy Alberto Mucci

As you drive along the provincial roads of the Bekaa Valley, a region that stretches for about 75 miles from Mount Lebanon to the mountains next to the Syrian border, it's not uncommon to come across marijuana plantations extending almost as far as the eye can see.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Lebanon, IN, Lebanon Travel, Travel, Middle East Travel, Drugs

The Raw Story

Syrian opposition elects Hadi el-Bahra as new leader

The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian opposition figure Hadi el-Bahra as its new president.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.S. blacklists UAE firm for flouting sanctions on Syria

The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on a United Arab Emirates company for supplying specialty petroleum products to the Syrian government, and blacklisted two additional Syrian companies.

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Reuters

Syrian government forces squeeze insurgents in Aleppo

Syrian armed forces have taken strategic ground around Aleppo this week, residents and state media said on Wednesday, squeezing the main rebel supply line into the city after months of battlefield gains by Damascus.

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KAUZ

Syria rebels storm Sunni village, kill 14

Officials in central New York say four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses amid severe thunderstorms.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Syria rebels storm Sunni village, kill 14

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin - who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of Hurricane Katrina and his own corruption investigation - will learn Wednesday how much... Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin - who swept into office on promises of reform but saw the city crumble under the weight of ... (more)

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News9 Oklahoma City

Syria rebels storm Sunni village, kill 14

Top Shelf Cannabis was able to open its doors to sell marijuana when Washington state's recreational pot industry finally opened for business because of growers like Sea of Green Farms.

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The Globe and Mail

Syrian sarin gas likely made from British chemicals sent in 1980s, U.K. says

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks during a news conference in Mumbai on July 7, 2014.

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