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2 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Defeating the Islamic State: Sunnis must lead the way

What are the strengths of ISIS ? I posed this question to two deeply knowledgeable observers - a European diplomat and an American former official - and the picture they painted is worrying, though not hopeless.

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6 hrs ago | Nepalnews.com

Battling terrorism major challenge for new Syrian gov't: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that battling terrorism is a major challenge for the new government, according to the state-news agency SANA.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Reuters

Assad appoints new cabinet

ROUGH CUT STORY: A new Syrian cabinet was sworn in on Sunday in the presence of President Bashar al-Assad after it was formed last week.

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Canada.com

Israeli army on high alert as UN hostage crisis in Syria raises prospects of Golan Heights operation

From surfing in Australia, badminton in Copenhagen and Highland Games in Scotland, to NCAA football and tennis action at the U.S. Open, it's been a great weekend for sport.

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The Daily Star

Siniora condemns extremists, rejects Aoun's presidency bid

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora called Sunday for the election of a new president who can achieve inter-Lebanese reconciliation and who is not biased toward regional or international powers, in what appeared to be an implicit rejection of MP Michel Aoun's bid for the presidency.

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Hindustan Times

37 children killed in string of Syria attacks NGO

At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.

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Times of Oman

Government air strikes kill 37 children across Syria

Damascus: At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.

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Ynetnews

Al Nusra Front: We'll free UN peacekeepers in return for humanitarian aid

After 40, Filipino peacekeepers flee to Israel overnight, Syrian rebels claim to have reached deal to see additional 45 peacekeepers go free.

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CNN

U.N. peacekeepers under fire in Golan Heights

Druze men watch from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights side of the Quneitra border with Syria as smoke rises during fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels over the control of the area on Wednesday, August 27. The United Nations estimates more than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in ... (more)

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Juan Cole

Israelis Alarmed as al-Qaeda Captures Golan, UN Peacekeepers

Israeli observers have been alarmed by the capture of the Quneitra checkpoint between Syria and the Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights by the al-Qaeda affiliate, the Succor Front .

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Explosions, gunfire in Syria

Syrian government soldiers advance in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, where they were engaged in heavy fighting against anti-government forces, according to the Syrian army.

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Amnesty International

Secret detention in Syria: "We could hear the screams of torture victims"

When Shappal Ibrahim, a peaceful activist with the Union of Young Kurds, was approached by a Syrian government official claiming to be a fellow supporter of the country's "revolution", he did not realize it was part of a ploy to detain him for his human rights activities.

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Dissident Voice

Iraq and Syria: The U.S. Goes In Deeper

The maintenance of superpower prestige above all obligates the Obama Administration to launch a full scale air war against the against the well organized, well supplied and so far victorious barbaric Islamic State in Iraq and Syria .

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The Daily Advance

Douglas Cohn: ISIS group transferring its military attention to Syria

A general misunderstanding of the nature of warfare often leads politicians and the people they represent to assume that military operations move at a controlled pace, a pace that allows time to debate and formulate plans.

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Nepalnews.com

Syria rebels besiege UN position near Golan Heights

Armed militant groups on Saturday besieged a position of the UN peacekeepers in Syria's southern province of Qunaitera, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.

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The Daily Star

Kerry urges global 'coalition' to fight ISIS jihadists

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters keep watch on the Jalawla front line in the northeastern district of Baquba near the city of Khanaqin August 29, 2014.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Reuters

The search for signs of life in Aleppo

War rages across Syria as residents in Aleppo rescue a man from rubble in a war that has already claimed the lives of more than 190,000 people.

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Trend

Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus, Reuters reported.

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Silicon Alley Insider

UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million

Britain raised its terror alert level Friday over fears of possible jihadist attacks as the United Nations said the number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million.

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Switched

Most Americans Now Support Airstrikes In Syria, Poll Shows

A majority of Americans think the United States should expand its military campaign against insurgents in Iraq into Syria as well, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

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