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International Business Times
How Bashar al-Assad's mother Aniseh Makhlouf became matriarch of Syria's two most powerful clans Aniseh Makhlouf, who died on 6 February aged 86, had been at the heart of Syria
How Bashar al-Assad's mother Aniseh Makhlouf became matriarch of Syria's two most powerful clans
International Business Times / Posted 12 hours ago
Aniseh Makhlouf, who died on 6 February aged 86, had been at the heart of Syrian politics for almost half a decade, first as close confidant to her husband, former ruler Hafez al-Assad, and then to her son, Bashar. She was not just the powerful... Read more
16h
AllAfrica.com
Daily Press BriefingIndex for Today's Briefing MR KIRBY: Okay, just a couple of things at the top.
Daily Press Briefing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 hours ago
Index for Today's Briefing MR KIRBY: Okay, just a couple of things at the top. On the funding announcement that the Secretary announced in London, I do want to reiterate some key points. As all of you know, the crisis in Syria has shaken our... Read more
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The Atlantic
How Not to Protect Syrian CiviliansRespected former U.S. diplomats Nicholas Burns and James Jeffrey published a Wa
How Not to Protect Syrian Civilians
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
Respected former U.S. diplomats Nicholas Burns and James Jeffrey published a Washington Postop-ed last week calling on the U.S. military to lead the creation of a “safe zone” in northern Syria. The authors propose, “to locate it over 25 to 30 miles... Read more
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Daily Mail
Slum Britain: Children playing in rags and families huddling in cellarChildren playing in rags, families huddling in a cellar lit by a single bulb: P
Slum Britain: Children playing in rags and families huddling in cellar
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Children playing in rags, families huddling in a cellar lit by a single bulb: Photographs of Britain's slums show the OTHER side of the swinging 60s Nick Hedges took shocking pictures of slums including London, Glasgow, Leeds, and Birmingham, from... Read more
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The Morning Call
Former Allentown residents trapped and starving in SyriaAfter spending 12 years saving his pennies, an Allentown man pulled his childre
Former Allentown residents trapped and starving in Syria
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
After spending 12 years saving his pennies, an Allentown man pulled his children from Sheridan Elementary School, gathered his young family in 2006 and went to pursue his dream of owning an apple orchard in his native Syria. Today, the former... Read more
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Orange County Register
Countries' pledges of Syria aid reach $10 billionLONDON – With no end to Syria’s five-year-old civil war in sight, rich nations
Countries' pledges of Syria aid reach $10 billion
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
LONDON – With no end to Syria’s five-year-old civil war in sight, rich nations pledged more than $10 billion in aid Thursday to help address the needs of the millions of people displaced by the conflict and prepare for new waves of refugees expected... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Freeing Julian Assange: the last chapter.2016-02-04The decent world owes much to Julian Assange. He told us how indecent
Freeing Julian Assange: the last chapter.
Op-Ed News / Posted 5 days ago
2016-02-04The decent world owes much to Julian Assange. He told us how indecent power behaves in secret, how it lies and manipulates and engages in great acts of violence, sustaining wars that kill and maim... Read more
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Aljazeera
Aya must not be left behindThe international conference on Syria today in London is an opportune moment to
Aya must not be left behind
Aljazeera / Posted 5 days ago
The international conference on Syria today in London is an opportune moment to remember that all wars, in particular this most catastrophic conflagration, are measured by their human cost. Aya Kassem is a seven-year-old Palestinian refugee from... Read more
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Swissinfo
Syrians in Switzerland on the ‘Geneva 3’ talksIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Syrians in Switzerland on the ‘Geneva 3’ talks
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
It is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on the website of the party requesting the content or the website of a third party. The framing of content from SWI swissinfo.ch is only allowed if it is unchanged, without... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Syrian opposition group in GenevaGENEVA -- The latest bid to end five years of war in Syria gathered some moment
Syrian opposition group in Geneva
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
GENEVA -- The latest bid to end five years of war in Syria gathered some momentum as the main opposition group arrived in Geneva for United Nations-sponsored talks, though it refused to lift a threat to boycott the peace process. The Saudi-backed... Read more
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The New Statesman
Rebel with a realist causeA man hangs upside down in a fire. Others are stabbed to death or tortured; the
Rebel with a realist cause
The New Statesman / Posted 10 days ago
A man hangs upside down in a fire. Others are stabbed to death or tortured; their womenfolk offer valuables to save their lives – or try to flee. Elsewhere, women are assaulted and violated. In another image the branches of a tree are weighed down... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Constitutionalism in Africa - Tanzania Shows the WayThere are landmarks in the life of a given nation, which a people of that given
Constitutionalism in Africa - Tanzania Shows the Way
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
There are landmarks in the life of a given nation, which a people of that given nation do not immediately consider as achievements unless, on reflection, some of their compatriots point out those achievements. Tanzanians who have been following... Read more
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The New Statesman
Ending the new Thirty Years warA man hangs upside down in a fire. Others are stabbed to death or tortured; the
Ending the new Thirty Years war
The New Statesman / Posted 14 days ago
A man hangs upside down in a fire. Others are stabbed to death or tortured; their womenfolk offer valuables to save their lives – or try to flee. Elsewhere, women are assaulted and violated. In another image the branches of a tree are weighed down... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Who lost the Middle East?To listen to the presidential debates, particularly on the Republican side, you
Who lost the Middle East?
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 15 days ago
To listen to the presidential debates, particularly on the Republican side, you would think it was the absence of U.S. (read Barack Obama's) leadership that is responsible for the current travails of a broken, angry, dysfunctional Middle East. Obama... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Who lost the Middle East?To listen to the presidential debates, particularly on the Republican side, you
Who lost the Middle East?
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 15 days ago
To listen to the presidential debates, particularly on the Republican side, you would think it was the absence of U.S. (read Barack Obama's) leadership that is responsible for the current travails of a broken, angry, dysfunctional Middle East. Obama... Read more
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Daily Mirror
This kid's grief for the brother will break your heartThis is the heart-rending moment a toddler sobs when he sees a poster of his ol
This kid's grief for the brother will break your heart
Daily Mirror / Posted 15 days ago
This is the heart-rending moment a toddler sobs when he sees a poster of his older brother who died fighting ISIS terror scum. The youngster weeps, kisses and places his head against the image of his beloved brother, who appears to have been... Read more
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Evening Standard
'Jihadi Jack' is no IS fighter, he's helping refugees, says his motherThe mother of a Briton feared to have joined the Islamic State in Syria today d
'Jihadi Jack' is no IS fighter, he's helping refugees, says his mother
Evening Standard / Posted 15 days ago
The mother of a Briton feared to have joined the Islamic State in Syria today denied he was a terrorist - and insisted he was only helping refugees. Jack Letts, 20, has been dubbed “Jihadi Jack” after leaving his home in Oxford to travel to the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Islamization Of France In 2015Submitted by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, The Muslim population of
The Islamization Of France In 2015
Zero Hedge / Posted 18 days ago
Submitted by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, The Muslim population of France reached 6.5 million in 2015, or around 10% of the overall population of 66 million. In real terms, France has the largest Muslim population in the European Union,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Contact with schoolgirls who went to Syria 'lost after air strikes'The lawyer for the families of three London schoolgirls who travelled to join I
Contact with schoolgirls who went to Syria 'lost after air strikes'
Evening Standard / Posted 21 days ago
The lawyer for the families of three London schoolgirls who travelled to join Islamic State in Syria today said contact with the trio was lost after air strikes were stepped up. Bethnal Green Academy pupils Shamima Begum, Kadiza Sultana and Amira... Read more
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walesonline
Should Wales get excited at a new world of opportunities in Iran?A new wave of spectacular Persian carpets may now be unrolled in the living roo
Should Wales get excited at a new world of opportunities in Iran?
walesonline / Posted 21 days ago
A new wave of spectacular Persian carpets may now be unrolled in the living rooms of Hollywood movie stars and Wall St moguls. One of the sweeteners in Iran’s nuclear deal is that the US has lifted sanctions on carpets, pistachios, saffron and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
LettersHelp Americans first Even with the problems and danger going on in Syria today
Letters
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
Help Americans first Even with the problems and danger going on in Syria today, I believe the United States shouldn't be letting Syrian refugees into our country. We are already over 18 trillion dollars in debt, and adding thousands of refugees... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
State Of The Union And NPR's Live Reality CheckPresident Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, f
State Of The Union And NPR's Live Reality Check
KPBS San Diego / Posted 27 days ago
President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, followed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican address. Below the video from PBS NewsHour, NPR reporters provided live analysis of the president's... Read more
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KERA North Texas
State Of The Union And NPR's Live Reality CheckPresident Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, f
State Of The Union And NPR's Live Reality Check
KERA North Texas / Posted 28 days ago
President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, followed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican address. Below the PBS NewsHour video, NPR reporters are provided live analysis of the president's... Read more
28d
Kansas City InfoZine
One-off Aid Convoys Won’t Save Starving Syrians International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a con
One-off Aid Convoys Won’t Save Starving Syrians
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 28 days ago
International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other first need items was finally allowed into Madaya where people have reportedly been dying of... Read more
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Evening Standard
'Don't take children to Syria': plea by mothers who fled warMothers from Syria today issued an emotional plea to British women not to trave
'Don't take children to Syria': plea by mothers who fled war
Evening Standard / Posted 28 days ago
Mothers from Syria today issued an emotional plea to British women not to travel to join Islamic State as new figures revealed 56 fled to the warn torn country last year. Counter terror officers said they were “deeply concerned” at the number of... Read more
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Evening Standard
Syrian mothers make emotional plea to British women not to join ISISMothers from Syria today issued an emotional plea to British women not to trave
Syrian mothers make emotional plea to British women not to join ISIS
Evening Standard / Posted 28 days ago
Mothers from Syria today issued an emotional plea to British women not to travel to join Islamic State as new figures revealed 56 fled to the warn torn country last year. Counter terror officers said they were “deeply concerned” at the number of... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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Daily Star
War on ISIS: US in new plan to BAN terrorists from the internetWEB WAR: ISIS online brainwashing is being targeted President Barack Obama has
War on ISIS: US in new plan to BAN terrorists from the internet
Daily Star / Posted a month ago
WEB WAR: ISIS online brainwashing is being targeted President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a task force to battle manipulative propaganda being punted on the net by twisted ISIS, also known as Daesh. They aim to flood the internet with... Read more
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My EastText
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
My EastText / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KY3 Springfield / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KSPR Springfield / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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News 8000
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
News 8000 / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KTXS Abilene / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KECI Missoula / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KCBA FOX 35 Salinas
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KCBA FOX 35 Salinas / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya | News - Home City might be representative of ongoing catastrophe of larger
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KTVZ Bend / Posted a month ago
| News - Home City might be representative of ongoing catastrophe of larger proportions Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KTUU Anchorage / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond MadayaEvidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount
Amnesty: Syria starvation goes beyond Madaya
KRCR TV Redding / Posted a month ago
Evidence of an unfolding famine in the Syrian city of Madaya continues to mount, with the international rights group Amnesty International publishing accounts of people trying to survive on boiled water and leaves. Except that now that it's winter,... Read more
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Orange County Register
Obama administration plans shake-up in propaganda war against the Islamic StateWASHINGTON – The Obama administration is overhauling its faltering efforts to c
Obama administration plans shake-up in propaganda war against the Islamic State
Orange County Register / Posted 1 months ago
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is overhauling its faltering efforts to combat the online propaganda of the Islamic State and other terror groups, U.S. officials said, reflecting rising White House frustration with largely ineffective efforts... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
With friends like theseIn the last week of 2015, the Islamic State (IS) group and the regime led by Sy
With friends like these
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 1 months ago
In the last week of 2015, the Islamic State (IS) group and the regime led by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad struck a deal allowing thousands of the group’s fighters and their families to leave the farmland surrounding Damascus for safer zones.... Read more

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