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Amid Ongoing Conflict in Syria, Activists Work to Keep Alive Revolutionary Spirit of 2011 Uprising

Democracy Now! - ‎May 13, 2016‎
As the death toll in Syria's five-year conflict reportedly reaches half a million people, we look at how Syrians are working at the local level to survive and organize in the midst of war—and to keep the revolutionary spirit of the 2011 Syrian ...

Syrian students finally sit exams after escaping IS clutches

DunyaNews Pakistan - ‎3 hours ago‎
In Hasakeh province, schools are run by either the government or Kurdish authorities who declared an autonomous region in areas under their control after the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Many of the students who travelled to the ...

Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts

Daily Sabah - ‎17 hours ago‎
... off-limits in conflicts. Attacking them constitutes a war crime. Violations have happened before, but aid groups say the cruelty and frequency in recent years has been unprecedented.
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Calm near Syrian capital as fighting freezes

Al-Arabiya - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Daraya was one of the first towns to erupt in anti-regime protests in 2011, and was one of the first areas to be placed under crippling government siege in late 2012. The US and Russia have both pushed for local truces as a way to bolster the ...
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Turkey's Authoritarian Turn

Jacobin magazine - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The third is the upheaval that crosses the border areas during imperialist interventions (like the two interventions under the command of the United States in Iraq), the crushing of the Syrian revolution, and the emergence of ISIS amid the chaos. The ...

Syrian regime's relentless siege on Daraya, 'thorn in Assad's side'

The National - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The town was one of the first to erupt in demonstrations against the government - and one of the first to be placed under a strict regime siege in late 2012. Despite appeals from its residents, the United ... When Syria's uprising began in 2011, the ...
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Islamic State strikes in Assad territory expose his and Russia's weaknesses

The Conversation UK - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Months after Russia spectacularly entered the Syrian conflict, Islamic State (IS) is still thumbing its nose at both Moscow and the Assad regime in murderous fashion.

Syria regime relentless on siege of 'thorn in side' Daraya

The National - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The town was one of the first to erupt in demonstrations against the government - and one of the first to be placed under a strict regime siege in late 2012. Despite appeals from its residents, the United ... When Syria's uprising began in 2011, the ...

One in 8 UK militants prosecuted after returning from Syria, Iraq

Press TV - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Some 400 British citizens have reportedly traveled abroad since 2012 to join militant groups such as Daesh Takfiri group and al-Qaeda-affiliated ones and then moved back to the UK.
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ILO head praises Turkey's treatment of Syrian refugees

Anadolu Agency - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The summit comes as the Syrian civil war enters its sixth year, as Europe is facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and as global social inequality has reached a peak amid a rising population.

Dion invited to join international talks on Syrian conflict

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict ...
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PYD Impose Kurdish Education Curricula on Assyrians, Arabs in Syria

AINA (press release) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Teacher Jacob Lahmo explains Assyrians fonts. The language of the Assyrian Christians is now taught again in Syria but its speakers fear being marginalized.
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Sectarianism, suicide bombers and retaliation along the coast: 'The monstrous way this hatred can manifest itself'

Syria Direct - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The bombings in Tartus, the site of a large Russian naval base, are the first major attacks in the city since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011. The bus station targeted in Jableh was the target of a similar attack in ...

Slump in Agricultural Exports a Threat for Government's Vision for Farmers

The Wire - ‎May 24, 2016‎
India is a dominant player in the global rice export trade, a position it has maintained in recent times, despite a complete ban in exports between October 2007 and September 2011 due to India's huge volume of production and price advantage over other ...
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Oman: a peaceful oasis in a flaming region

Daily News Egypt - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Furthermore, Oman has used its neutrality to develop trusting relationships with all sides in the Syrian crisis, enabling the sultanate to serve as an acceptable mediator there.
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Why are Syria's refugees going through hell?

Socialist Worker Online - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The city has been at the heart of the revolution from the beginning. Its eastern part, which is the working class district, has been liberated since the summer of 2012. Revolutionaries have held it since then, fending off not only the regime, but also ...

Turkish president's blame game on refugees irritates the West

Hurriyet Daily News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Between 2011 and 2014, this number was around 80,000 to 90,000 annually. As they are given permanent residency, which means they can bring their families, more Syrians will be going to Sweden to join their relatives. There are already as many or more ...

As fighters return from Libya, Tunisia faces growing challenge

AOL News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Tunisia, one of the most secular countries in the Arab world, is trying to nurture the nascent democracy that grew out of its 2011 uprising against the government of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. But it also faces ... At first the jihadists mostly headed to ...
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Trauma and Deprivation Lead Syrian Youths to Extremist Groups, Says New Report

The Intercept - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Established by al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri after the 2011 uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Jabhat al-Nusra is widely viewed as one of the most effective fighting forces on the ground against Assad's regime. “Many Syrians want to ...
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Commentary: Commander's death pulls Hezbollah deeper into Syria quagmire

Reuters UK - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Badreddine is the most senior Hezbollah official to be killed since the group sent thousands of fighters to Syria in 2012 to help save the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The support of Hezbollah and its main patron, Iran, has been crucial for ...