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The New Statesman
A life in motion: the many passions of Oliver SacksThis book, though no kind of failure, may seem a little pinched and bashful to
A life in motion: the many passions of Oliver Sacks
The New Statesman / Posted 20 hours ago
This book, though no kind of failure, may seem a little pinched and bashful to readers of Mathias Énard’s novel Zone, a 500-page, single-sentence rumination on European cruelty that was published last summer to giddy applause. A back-cover blurb by... Read more
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The New Statesman
Mathias Énard is the most brazen French writer since HouellebecqThis book, though no kind of failure, may seem a little pinched and bashful to
Mathias Énard is the most brazen French writer since Houellebecq
The New Statesman / Posted 23 hours ago
This book, though no kind of failure, may seem a little pinched and bashful to readers of Mathias Énard’s novel Zone, a 500-page, single-sentence rumination on European cruelty that was published last summer to giddy applause. A back-cover blurb by... Read more
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Zawya
Lebanese ministers walk out of meeting over garbage crisisLebanonUPDATE 1-Lebanese ministers walk out of meeting over garbage crisis (Updates t
Lebanese ministers walk out of meeting over garbage crisisLebanon
Zawya / Posted 5 days ago
UPDATE 1-Lebanese ministers walk out of meeting over garbage crisis (Updates throughout) By Laila Bassam and John Davison BEIRUT, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The powerful Shi'ite party Hezbollah and its Christian allies walked out of an emergency Lebanese... Read more
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Zawya
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic StateSyriaSyria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic State BEIRUT, A
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic StateSyria
Zawya / Posted 5 days ago
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic State BEIRUT, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the idea of a coalition against Islamic State but indicated there was little chance of it happening... Read more
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Swissinfo
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic StateBEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the ide
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic State
Swissinfo / Posted 5 days ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the idea of a coalition against Islamic State but indicated there was little chance of it happening with his enemies, casting further doubt on a Russian plan to forge an alliance... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic StateBEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the idea of a coal
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic State
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the idea of a coalition against Islamic State but indicated there was little chance of it happening with his enemies, casting further doubt on a Russian plan to forge an alliance against... Read more
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The Star
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic StateBEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the ide
Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic State
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the idea of a coalition against Islamic State but indicated there was little chance of it happening with his enemies, casting further doubt on a Russian plan to forge an alliance... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Tea Party Speaker Says America, Christians "Losing The War" To IslamDr. Bill Warner, a university professor with a PhD in physics and math and an a
Tea Party Speaker Says America, Christians "Losing The War" To Islam
The Chattanoogan / Posted 5 days ago
Dr. Bill Warner, a university professor with a PhD in physics and math and an applied physicist, said at a Chattanooga Tea Party-sponsored meeting Monday night that America and Christianity "are losing the war to Islam." Dr. Warner, who is also... Read more
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Zawya
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north - monitorSyriaIslamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north - monitor BEIRUT, Aug 2
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north - monitorSyria
Zawya / Posted 6 days ago
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north - monitor BEIRUT, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Attacks by Islamic State militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers holed up in an air base in the northern province of Aleppo this month, a monitor said on... Read more
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Swissinfo
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north - monitorBEIRUT (Reuters) - Attacks by Islamic State militants have killed 51 Syrian sol
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north - monitor
Swissinfo / Posted 6 days ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Attacks by Islamic State militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers holed up in an air base in the northern province of Aleppo this month, a monitor said on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in northBEIRUT: Attacks by Islamic State militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers holed
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
BEIRUT: Attacks by Islamic State militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers holed up in an air base in the northern province of Aleppo this month, a monitor said on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces... Read more
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The Star
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north - monitorBEIRUT (Reuters) - Attacks by Islamic State militants have killed 51 Syrian sol
Islamic State attacks kill 51 Syrian soldiers in north - monitor
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Attacks by Islamic State militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers holed up in an air base in the northern province of Aleppo this month, a monitor said on Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said... Read more
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Zawya
Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quitLebanonUPDATE 2-Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quit (
Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quitLebanon
Zawya / Posted 7 days ago
UPDATE 2-Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quit (Adds material from Salam, background) By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day... Read more
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Swissinfo
Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quitBy Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Protests against the Lebanese
Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quit
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on Sunday, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets. Anger... Read more
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Yahoo News
Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quit Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during a news conference at the
Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quit
Yahoo News / Posted 7 days ago
Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during a news conference at the government palace in … By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Protests against the Lebanese... Read more
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Swissinfo
Beirut protest turns violent for second day as PM threatens to quitBy Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Protests against the Lebanese
Beirut protest turns violent for second day as PM threatens to quit
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on Sunday, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets. Anger... Read more
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Gulf News
Entire families wiped out in Syria regime strikesToll from Saturday’s attacks climb to 34 civilians including 12 children and ei
Entire families wiped out in Syria regime strikes
Gulf News / Posted 7 days ago
Toll from Saturday’s attacks climb to 34 civilians including 12 children and eight women ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATHA medic carries an injured girl that survived from under debris caused by what activists said... Read more
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Zawya
Thousands of Lebanese protest against government in BeirutLebanonUPDATE 1-Thousands of Lebanese protest against government in Beirut (Adds clas
Thousands of Lebanese protest against government in BeirutLebanon
Zawya / Posted 8 days ago
UPDATE 1-Thousands of Lebanese protest against government in Beirut (Adds clashes subside, detainees released and PM to hold news conference) By Laila Bassam BEIRUT, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Lebanese police fired tear gas and water cannon and shot in... Read more
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WA Today
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study saysDamaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study says
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels have fallen during the armed conflict. Photo: Bassam Khabieh New York: Civil unrest and humanitarian crises can now be detected from space – because of, somewhat... Read more
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The Age
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study saysDamaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study says
The Age / Posted 9 days ago
Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels have fallen during the armed conflict. Photo: Bassam Khabieh New York: Civil unrest and humanitarian crises can now be detected from space – because of, somewhat... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study saysDamaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study says
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels have fallen during the armed conflict. Photo: Bassam Khabieh New York: Civil unrest and humanitarian crises can now be detected from space – because of, somewhat... Read more
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Canberra Times
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study saysDamaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study says
Canberra Times / Posted 9 days ago
Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels have fallen during the armed conflict. Photo: Bassam Khabieh New York: Civil unrest and humanitarian crises can now be detected from space – because of, somewhat... Read more
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Brisbane Times
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study saysDamaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels
As war sows chaos on ground, it can lead to cleaner air, study says
Brisbane Times / Posted 9 days ago
Damaged buildings in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, where nitrogen dioxide levels have fallen during the armed conflict. Photo: Bassam Khabieh New York: Civil unrest and humanitarian crises can now be detected from space – because of, somewhat... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
UC Davis researchers reveal how four proteins come together to help assemble tubulinWhen they think about how cells put together the molecules that make life work,
UC Davis researchers reveal how four proteins come together to help assemble tubulin
News-Medical-Net / Posted 9 days ago
When they think about how cells put together the molecules that make life work, biologists have tended to think of assembly lines: Add A to B, tack on C, and so on. But the reality might be more like a molecular version of a 3-D printer, where a... Read more
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PhysOrg
Molecular machine, not assembly line, assembles microtubulesUC Davis researchers show how four proteins come together to make the machine t
Molecular machine, not assembly line, assembles microtubules
PhysOrg / Posted 10 days ago
UC Davis researchers show how four proteins come together to make the machine that assembles tubulin, the building block of microtubules. Credit: Jawdat Al-Bassam, UC Davis When they think about how cells put together the molecules that make life... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
As Modcon Directors Releasedjudge Extols LawyersJustice Alusine Sesay yesterday extolled counsels representing the plaintiff an
As Modcon Directors Releasedjudge Extols Lawyers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Justice Alusine Sesay yesterday extolled counsels representing the plaintiff and defendants in the US$365,000 payment claim suit at the Freetown High Court for exhibiting what he described as tolerance in bringing the matter to an amicable... Read more
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Business Insider
We are witnessing 'a better recruiting tool for ISIS than any propaganda'The strategic security firm The Soufan Group notes that the regime's brutal tre
We are witnessing 'a better recruiting tool for ISIS than any propaganda'
Business Insider / Posted 12 days ago
The strategic security firm The Soufan Group notes that the regime's brutal treatment of civilians encourages people both inside and outside Syria to support alternate groups that are fighting for power in the country, including the Islamic State... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Syria bombs Damascus suburb a day after deadly air strikes on marketplaceWarplanes attacked the district for the second day running on Monday amid claim
Syria bombs Damascus suburb a day after deadly air strikes on marketplace
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
Warplanes attacked the district for the second day running on Monday amid claims from survivors that the global focus on Islamic State meant other atrocities were increasingly being ignored. Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s most senior humanitarian... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
As Tanda Makes History in Cote d'IvoireAfter Onze Frères de Bassam (1960, 1961), SC Gagnoa (1976) and Sewe Sports (201
As Tanda Makes History in Cote d'Ivoire
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
After Onze Frères de Bassam (1960, 1961), SC Gagnoa (1976) and Sewe Sports (2012, 2013, 2014), AS Tanda becomes the fourth club from outside the capital to win the Ivorian League. In the ultimate match of the season on Sunday, AS Tanda beat CO... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
UN condemns Syria market attack as witnesses tell of 'corpses everywhere'Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s most senior humanitarian official, said he was horrif
UN condemns Syria market attack as witnesses tell of 'corpses everywhere'
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s most senior humanitarian official, said he was horrified by the total disrespect for civilian life in the conflict, which has killed at least 250,000 people and maimed up to four times that number. Speaking briefly in... Read more
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metro
If this doesn't explain why people are seeking asylum in UK, nothing willAn ‘official massacre’ in Syria shows yet another reason why people flee to the
If this doesn't explain why people are seeking asylum in UK, nothing will
metro / Posted 13 days ago
An ‘official massacre’ in Syria shows yet another reason why people flee to the UK At least 96 people were killed and another 240 injured – most of whom civilians – following ‘government sanctioned’ airstrikes in Syria, a human rights organisation... Read more
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iol.co.za
Scores killed in air raids on DoumaREUTERSPeople attempt to identify bodies after what activists said were air str
Scores killed in air raids on Douma
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
REUTERSPeople attempt to identify bodies after what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. Picture: Bassam Khabieh Damascus - The toll in a deadly series of Syrian government air raids on a rebel-held... Read more
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FOX News
At least 80 killed in government airstrikes on Syria market, activists sayAug. 16, 2015: People inspect a site hit by what activists said were air strike
At least 80 killed in government airstrikes on Syria market, activists say
FOX News / Posted 14 days ago
Aug. 16, 2015: People inspect a site hit by what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on a marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS/BASSAM KHABIEH) BEIRUT – Syrian airstrikes... Read more
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Canberra Times
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near DamascusAn injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near Damascus
Canberra Times / Posted 14 days ago
An injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near Damascus on Sunday. Photo: Bassam Khabieh Beirut: A Syrian government air strike north-east of Damascus killed... Read more
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Brisbane Times
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near DamascusAn injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near Damascus
Brisbane Times / Posted 14 days ago
An injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near Damascus on Sunday. Photo: Bassam Khabieh Beirut: A Syrian government air strike north-east of Damascus killed... Read more
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The Age
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near DamascusAn injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near Damascus
The Age / Posted 14 days ago
An injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near Damascus on Sunday. Photo: Bassam Khabieh Beirut: A Syrian government air strike north-east of Damascus killed... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near DamascusAn injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near Damascus
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 days ago
An injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near Damascus on Sunday. Photo: Bassam Khabieh Beirut: A Syrian government air strike north-east of Damascus killed... Read more
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WA Today
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near DamascusAn injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes
'This is a massacre': Syrian government air strike kills dozens near Damascus
WA Today / Posted 14 days ago
An injured person is moved to safety after what observers say were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near Damascus on Sunday. Photo: Bassam Khabieh Beirut: A Syrian government air strike north-east of Damascus killed... Read more
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Aljazeera
Neighbours gather to protest West Bank eviction orderSilwan, occupied West Bank - For days, neighbours, friends and family have been
Neighbours gather to protest West Bank eviction order
Aljazeera / Posted 14 days ago
Silwan, occupied West Bank - For days, neighbours, friends and family have been gathering at the home of Abdullah Abu Nab in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan, hoping to stop his family's looming eviction. A recent ruling from Israel's... Read more
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Zawya
Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist clericLebanonUPDATE 1-Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist cleric (Adds details)
Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist clericLebanon
Zawya / Posted 15 days ago
UPDATE 1-Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist cleric (Adds details) By Laila Bassam BEIRUT, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Lebanese authorities detained a militant Sunni Islamist cleric wanted for attacks on the Lebanese army as he tried to flee the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist leaderBEIRUT: Lebanese authorities have detained a hardline Sunni Islamist leader wan
Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist leader
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities have detained a hardline Sunni Islamist leader wanted for militant activity, including attacks on the Lebanese army, a senior security official said on Saturday. The Lebanese National News Agency reported that Ahmed... Read more
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The Star
Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist leaderBEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese authorities have detained a hardline Sunni Islamist
Lebanese authorities detain militant Islamist leader
The Star / Posted 15 days ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese authorities have detained a hardline Sunni Islamist leader wanted for militant activity, including attacks on the Lebanese army, a senior security official said on Saturday. The Lebanese National News Agency reported that... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Trocaire faculty agrees to three-year contractFaculty at Trocaire College in South Buffalo have agreed to a new three-year co
Trocaire faculty agrees to three-year contract
The Buffalo News / Posted 16 days ago
Faculty at Trocaire College in South Buffalo have agreed to a new three-year contract, retroactive to 2014, that will provide a three percent salary increase each year. The new contract also will require faculty to contribute 10 percent of the cost... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Turkey, Iran help broker rare truce in SyriaBEIRUT: Syria's warring parties declared a 48-hour ceasefire in a frontline are
Turkey, Iran help broker rare truce in Syria
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
BEIRUT: Syria's warring parties declared a 48-hour ceasefire in a frontline area on Wednesday after a month of unprecedented mediation from Turkey and Iran, signalling a new approach by some regional powers backing opposing sides in the... Read more
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Reuters
Turkey, Iran help broker rare truce in SyriaBEIRUT Syria's warring parties declared a 48-hour ceasefire in a frontline area
Turkey, Iran help broker rare truce in Syria
Reuters / Posted 18 days ago
BEIRUT Syria's warring parties declared a 48-hour ceasefire in a frontline area on Wednesday after a month of unprecedented mediation from Turkey and Iran, signaling a new approach by some regional powers backing opposing sides in the conflict. The... Read more
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Zawya
Man questioned over fatal assault at shisha loungeLegalMan questioned over fatal assault at shisha lounge Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 A GC
Man questioned over fatal assault at shisha loungeLegal
Zawya / Posted 19 days ago
Man questioned over fatal assault at shisha lounge Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 A GCC national who unintentionally caused the death of an Indian man on Monday has ben arrested, Dubai Police and prosecution sources said on Tuesday. Major General Khalil... Read more
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DNA Info
Haifa Market Closes After 45 Years in Business in Prospect HeightsThe Haifa Market in Prospect Heights closed over the weekend after 45 years in
Haifa Market Closes After 45 Years in Business in Prospect Heights
DNA Info / Posted 20 days ago
The Haifa Market in Prospect Heights closed over the weekend after 45 years in business. View Full Caption PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Say goodbye to the Haifa Market. After more than four decades in business, the popular Prospect Heights market closed its... Read more
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Channel 4 News
Why banning football journalists makes the beautiful game uglyThe current predicament of Channel 4 News says much about the bizarre ways of m
Why banning football journalists makes the beautiful game ugly
Channel 4 News / Posted 24 days ago
The current predicament of Channel 4 News says much about the bizarre ways of modern British football. We find ourselves banned today from a major football club because we wanted to ask about football clubs banning the media. The club? Why,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Republicans push back on Homeland Security's fight against ISISFederal officials remain reluctant to clearly link Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez'
Republicans push back on Homeland Security's fight against ISIS
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 26 days ago
Federal officials remain reluctant to clearly link Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez's actions on July 16 to his Islamic faith, and after one official in the Obama administration explained why, his statements created a firestorm among conservatives. Late... Read more
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Aljazeera
Panic in Damascus?The view that 2015 has not been a particularly good year for Syrian President B
Panic in Damascus?
Aljazeera / Posted 27 days ago
The view that 2015 has not been a particularly good year for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has much to recommend it. Within Syria, the government has lost control over most of the province of Idlib, and was recently dislodged from Palmyra by the... Read more
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