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3 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Important step in bid to help the suffering Syrians

Along the country's border with neighbouring Lebanon, I met some of the three million refugees who have sought sanctuary away from the killing fields of cities like Aleppo and Homs.

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7 hrs ago | Free Republic

Official: Terrorists in Syria Now As Dangerous to US As Those in Yemen

Syria has risen as a top threat to the U.S. homeland that rivals Yemen's al Qaeda affiliate known for its innovative bombs successfully smuggled aboard airplanes, a top Pentagon official said on Thursday.

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9 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

OPCW says almost 32% of Syria's chemical weapons destroyed

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Thursday that 31.8 percent of chemical weapons, removed from Syria earlier this year, have been destroyed, according to RIA Novosti All 1300 metric tons of chemicals removed from the Syrian Arab Republic by the joint mission of the Organization for the Prevention of ... (more)

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13 hrs ago | West Australian

Exclusive - Allegations of GSK corruption spread to Syria

Britain's biggest drugmaker said on Thursday it was investigating the latest claims dating back to 2010, which were laid out in the email received by the company on July 18. The allegations relate to its former consumer healthcare operations in Syria, which were closed down in 2012 due to the worsening civil war in the country.

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18 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Islamic State militants turn conquered Syria/Iraq territories into jihadist tourist paradise

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows militants of the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant waving the Islamic Jihad flag and holding up their weapons as a vehicle drives on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the ... (more)

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19 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on both sides, activists said.

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21 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

All toxic chemicals removed from Syria now at destruction sites: OPCW

All the toxic chemicals removed from Syria under a deal with the Syrian government to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile have been delivered to destruction facilities outside the country, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday.

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Yesterday | Groong

For Arab Christians and secular Arab nationalists, Isis may be the

For Arab Christians and secular Arab nationalists, Isis may be the death knell In a Middle East rebuilt on intolerant ideologies, there is likely to be little place for beleaguered minorities William Dalrymple The Guardian, Wednesday 23 July 2014 16.47 BST ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Foreign Policy

Operation Lifeline Syria

The Middle East suffers a new trauma every week. Iraq is disintegrating, as the Syrian conflict crashes across its borders.

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Foreign Policy

Under the Gun: Russia Ramps Up Defense Spending and Looks Inward

Lost amid the chaos of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a little-noticed development in the western press about the Russian defense industry.

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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.

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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.

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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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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."

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Channelnewsasia.com

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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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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