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2011–2012 Syrian uprising

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What Happens If Aleppo Falls?

The Atlantic - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
This would cut supplies not only to a core of the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but also to the city's 300,000 remaining civilians, who may soon find themselves besieged like hundreds of thousands of others in the country ...
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Are we seeing Palestine's spring at long last?

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Back in 2011, attempts by Palestinian activists to jump-start their own uprising fizzled. It was not for lack of trying.
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Despite the failed revolution, Egypt's iron-fisted ruler won't last

Reuters Blogs (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
These young activists often seemed more adept at online organizing and protesting - no matter the cause - than protecting the gains of their protests. After fighting the military throughout 2011 and 2012, many joined the military-backed effort to ...

How Feeding Syrians Feeds the War

Foreign Policy - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Since 2011, the Assad regime has made concerted efforts to maintain its provision of subsidized bread, a key holdover from the country's prewar welfare system.

Syrian Emergency Relief Fund Has Received Less Support From Canadians Than Feds Anticipated

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
But, he said, MSF also finds it more challenging to raise money for crises such as Syria's, where MSF is running five hospitals and supporting another 120 hospitals and clinics all over the country.

More War than Peace

Project Syndicate - ‎7 hours ago‎
Since Syria's civil war erupted in 2011, the death toll has reached more than 250,000, and half of the population has been displaced, causing a flood of refugees into surrounding countries and into the European Union.

Syria: Letter from Aleppo

Fox News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
... left Syria in late 2012. He works in Beirut and Turkey for an international NGO that supports Syrian civil society.

Aniseh Makhlouf, mother of Syria's Assad, dies

The Boston Globe - ‎18 hours ago‎
Aniseh Makhlouf's nephew, Rami Makhlouf, is one of Syria's most prominent and wealthy businessmen. He controls the mobile phone network and other lucrative enterprises, and the protesters behind the 2011 uprising saw him as a symbol of corruption.

Spring Arts & Entertainment Guide 2016

Washington City Paper - ‎7 hours ago‎
Moroccan-born artist Lalla Essaydi's triptych, “Bullets Revisited #3” (2012), for example, shows a dream-like space in which a female figure, her skin covered in Islamic calligraphy, reclines on a bed made of glittering bullet casings.

The lost magic of England

New Statesman - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
He watches television - the news (we speak about Isis and the Syrian tragedy), the Marr show on Sunday mornings, and he has been enjoying War and Peace on BBC1.

Women's rights and struggles: Five years after Jasmine revolution

Socialist Resistance - ‎9 hours ago‎
“I can claim that the democratic transition in Tunisia was possible also because the feminist movement in the country was strong”, says Ahlem Belhadj.
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Putin's Patriarch George Soroka

Foreign Affairs - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
He must have been quite pleased when, for example, the current head of the church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Rus' (the geographic reach of the title is significant), declared prior to the 2012 presidential election that the prosperity and ...
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World powers agree to a 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria — sort of

GlobalPost - ‎4 hours ago‎
It's the first time since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011 that any kind of formal truce has been declared.
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Setting the Record Straight on Benghazi

Foreign Affairs - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
There has been no shortage of attention paid to the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. Most of the questions, however, have centered on the shortcomings in Washington's response to the crisis, rather than the causes and effects of ...

Pope Benedict XVI

Jamaica Observer - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
2011: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns and hands power to the military after protesters flood the streets of Cairo and other cities.
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In meeting Pope Francis, patriarch asserts Russia's role

Sioux City Journal - ‎10 hours ago‎
8, 2012 file photo then Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill during his meeting with Russia's religious leaders in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow, Russia.
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Exodus and betrayal: How a Syrian Nakba was created

Middle East Monitor - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Four factors turned those protests into an armed uprising: the brutality of the regime's response, Assad's decision to release Jihadis from Sednaya Prison, an act which "Islamised" the opposition, the Libyan intervention, and the intervention of ...

SPD officer buys shoes for woman in crisis

KIRO Seattle - ‎21 hours ago‎
MUNICH (AP) - The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another.
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How Vladimir Putin lost Ukraine

New Statesman - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Poroshenko was a second-tier oligarch who had served briefly as foreign minister in the Orange Revolution government and as minister for trade and economic development under Yanukovych in 2012. He helped fund the .... It was a sharp reversal from 2011 ...