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Syria blames Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for deadly bombings

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Syrian government has accused Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia of being behind a wave of bombings in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jableh.
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Syria civil war: Russia calls for 'regime of calm'

Aljazeera.com - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Russia has called for a temporary truce to begin in two towns in the Damascus countryside after multiple attacks in northwestern Syria killed at least 150 people. The Russian defence ministry wants the truce in the towns of Daraya and Eastern Ghouta.to ...
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Syrian Kurds point finger at Western-backed opposition

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
They are pressing ahead despite the objections of foreign governments which fear Syria's disintegration and alarm from neighboring Turkey, which fears a growing Kurdish sway in Syria is fuelling separatism among its own minority Kurds. While talks to ...
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When the world failed Syria, Turkey stepped in. Now others must help

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Violent conflicts claim lives in Syria, Libya and Yemen every day, while ethnic tensions and natural disasters haunt numerous countries in Asia and Africa.
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Syria rebels set 48-hour deadline to end regime assault

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 22, 2016‎
A statement by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), signed by nearly 30 rebel groups that operate across Syria, said that they would deem the ceasefire as having "totally collapsed" if the assault by Syrian government and allied Lebanese Hezbollah forces ...
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The Journey from Syria, Part One

The New Yorker - ‎18 hours ago‎
One afternoon last April, a Syrian jeweller named Aboud Shalhoub sat in a messy apartment in Istanbul, wrapping his legs in plastic film.

'First signs of new cold war emerging in Syria,' former senior IDF commander warns

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Noam Tibon, who until recently was commander of the IDF's Northern Formation, a wartime military command in charge of units maneuvering in northern arenas, told The Jerusalem Post he was concerned by the direction in which US-Russian rivalry in Syria ...
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Russian Security Council Slams US Refusal for Joint Syria Bombing

The Moscow Times (registration) - ‎13 hours ago‎
The deputy head of Russia's National Security Council, Yevgeny Lukyanov, accused the United States of operating with double standards in Syria after Washington denied reports that it agreed with Moscow to begin joint bombing of the al-Nusra extremist ...
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US losing foothold in Syria: Analyst

Press TV - ‎14 hours ago‎
Press TV has interviewed Scott Bennett, a former US army psychological warfare officer in San Francisco, to discuss the secret visit by General Joseph Votel, the head of US Central Command (CENTCOM), to northern Syria. Read a rough transcription of the ...
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Irish woman jailed over plan to raise children in Syria under Isis

Irish Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
A Northern Irish mother who wanted bring up her children under the Islamic State in Syria has been jailed by a London court for two and a half years.
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Iran helped Syria hold Daesh back

Press TV - ‎9 hours ago‎
Soleimani also hailed the Iranian military advisers who had given their lives in the battle against terrorism in Syria. Earlier in the month, the IRGC announced that 13 of its advisers have been killed and 21 others wounded in the town of Khan Tuman ...
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Monitor: 60000 dead in Syria government jails

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 21, 2016‎
More than 60,000 people have been killed through torture or died in dire humanitarian conditions inside Syrian government prisons throughout the country's five-year uprising, according to a monitor.
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US General's Surprise Visit to Kurds Prompts Syrian Rebels' Fury

Voice of America - ‎18 hours ago‎
A visit by a top U.S. military commander to northeast Syria to confer with Kurdish commanders and plot the next stage in the battle against the Islamic State group has provoked the anger of Syrian rebel commanders, who accuse the Obama administration ...
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This hospital attack is just another stop on Syria's descent into hell

New York Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
BEIRUT - In the final minutes of his life, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz was making late-night rounds at the children's ward at Quds Hospital in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. Closed-circuit video showed him padding down a corridor in his green scrubs ...

Malvani youth Ayaz Sultan has reached Syria: security agencies

The Indian Express - ‎5 hours ago‎
Nearly six months after he fled from India, security agencies believe Malvani youth Ayaz Sultan, 24, has reached Syria to fight for the Islamic State.
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Fighting Terrorism in Syria: It's More Than ISIS

The National Interest Online - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The once-promising cessation of hostilities that had significantly reduced the fighting between the Assad regime and the armed opposition in Syria is collapsing, and major questions are being asked about the future course of U.S. policy toward Syria.
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IGNATIUS: Fighting for a nation called Syria

Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
NORTHERN SYRIA - The raw Sunni recruits in crisp camouflage uniforms, popping off rounds at the firing range at a U.S. training camp here, illustrate the dilemma for the U.S.
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Syria army commander 'poses next to dead bodies'

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Syrian social media users have circulated photos online of a well-known government army commander posing next to dead bodies in the eastern Syria's Deir Az Zor province. Tasked with leading the Syrian government's military operations in Deir Az Zor, ...

Message from Syria inspires Czech captain Rosický - News - UEFA.com

UEFA.com - ‎15 hours ago‎
Finally injury free, Czech Republic captain Tomáš Rosický is determined to make the most of UEFA EURO 2016, with a message of encouragement from a Syrian refugee camp inspiring the 35-year-old. Having not played for his country since June 2015 due ...
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Stephane Dione's Syria gambit

Radio Canada International - ‎May 22, 2016‎
I, for one, believe our foreign minister when he says that there was no deal with the Kremlin and that the Liberals didn't shelf Canada's version of the Magnitsky law in exchange for Russia not vetoing Ottawa's invitation to join the International ...
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