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Denver Post
Rogin: David Petraeus' plan to defeat Islamic State won't workFormer CIA Director David Petraeus this week confirmed that he is urging Obama
Rogin: David Petraeus' plan to defeat Islamic State won't work
Denver Post / Posted 20 hours ago
Former CIA Director David Petraeus this week confirmed that he is urging Obama administration officials to try to peel off some fighters from the radical al-Nusrah group, to join the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS. But Petraeus's explanation does... Read more
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guardian-series
Mother-of-four 'bound for Syria' detained in TurkeyA mother-of-four from Walthamstow who is believed to have been trying to take h
Mother-of-four 'bound for Syria' detained in Turkey
guardian-series / Posted 2 days ago
A mother-of-four from Walthamstow who is believed to have been trying to take her children into Syria has been held in Turkey. Police in several countries launched a hunt for Zahera Tariq, 33, after she went missing on Tuesday. She is believed to... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Petraeus explains jihadist vs. ISIS adviceIt was an arresting headline in The Daily Beast on Monday: "Petraeus: Use al Qa
Petraeus explains jihadist vs. ISIS advice
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 2 days ago
It was an arresting headline in The Daily Beast on Monday: "Petraeus: Use al Qaeda to fight ISIS." The report didn't quote retired Gen. David Petraeus directly, but suggested he had told associates that he supports using "so-called moderate members... Read more
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News.com.au
The stories you need to know todayGood morning, and welcome to our morning news coverage. We will be bringing you
The stories you need to know today
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
Good morning, and welcome to our morning news coverage. We will be bringing you the best of what’s happening this morning, so you can get across the news quickly. 7:10am: New penalties to deter phone-happy drivers on Queensland’s roads are to come... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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The Courier
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
The Courier / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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Aljazeera
Ghouta chemical attack: Two years onwardSome estimates suggest that up to 1,000kg of the deadly nerve agent sarin had b
Ghouta chemical attack: Two years onward
Aljazeera / Posted 13 days ago
Some estimates suggest that up to 1,000kg of the deadly nerve agent sarin had been dropped on the rebel held suburbs of Ghouta, near the Damascus heartland of Assad, killing upwards of 1,000 mainly women and children. The world was outraged, but not... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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The Young Witness
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
The Young Witness / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'You are all responsible for our death'A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border t
'You are all responsible for our death'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 13 days ago
A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border town of Zabadani, August 2015. Photo: Twitter @AmalHanano Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all responsible for our death. Your... Read more
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Canberra Times
'You are all responsible for our death'A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border t
'You are all responsible for our death'
Canberra Times / Posted 13 days ago
A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border town of Zabadani, August 2015. Photo: Twitter @AmalHanano Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all responsible for our death. Your... Read more
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Western Advocate
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
Western Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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Kiama Independent
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
Kiama Independent / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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Manning River Times
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
Manning River Times / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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The North West Star
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
The North West Star / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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Brisbane Times
'You are all responsible for our death'A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border t
'You are all responsible for our death'
Brisbane Times / Posted 13 days ago
A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border town of Zabadani, August 2015. Photo: Twitter @AmalHanano Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all responsible for our death. Your... Read more
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Daily Liberal
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
Daily Liberal / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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The Age
'You are all responsible for our death'A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border t
'You are all responsible for our death'
The Age / Posted 13 days ago
A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border town of Zabadani, August 2015. Photo: Twitter @AmalHanano Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all responsible for our death. Your... Read more
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The Border Mail
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged SyriansThe "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for di
'You are all responsible for our death', declare besieged Syrians
The Border Mail / Posted 13 days ago
The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people. Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all... Read more
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WA Today
'You are all responsible for our death'A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border t
'You are all responsible for our death'
WA Today / Posted 13 days ago
A tweet appealing for help from the inhabitants of the besieged Syrian border town of Zabadani, August 2015. Photo: Twitter @AmalHanano Beirut: "[The] Assad regime is killing us and destroying our city. You are all responsible for our death. Your... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Daily Press BriefingWashington, DC — August 12, 2015 Index for Today's Briefing EGYPT/CROATIA DE
Daily Press Briefing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
Washington, DC — August 12, 2015 Index for Today's Briefing EGYPT/CROATIA DEPARTMENT CHINA/RUSSIA SWITZERLAND/IRAN IRAN/RUSSIA UKRAINE TRANSCRIPT: 2:06 p.m. EDT MR TONER: Hey, everyone, welcome to the State Department. Happy Wednesday. Just... Read more
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The News & Observer
Warnings of jihadists among Syria’s rebels came early, were ignored | News & Observer August 13, 2015 Officials touted growth of moderates des
Warnings of jihadists among Syria’s rebels came early, were ignored
The News & Observer / Posted 18 days ago
| News & Observer August 13, 2015 Officials touted growth of moderates despite evidence of al Qaida... Read more
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Herald Sun
Australia must join military action to destroy IS in Syria, Dan Tehan saysTHE time has come for Australia to join the military coalition seeking to destr
Australia must join military action to destroy IS in Syria, Dan Tehan says
Herald Sun / Posted 21 days ago
THE time has come for Australia to join the military coalition seeking to destroy Daesh in Syria. We are acting in Iraq against Daesh with our Hornets launching air strikes on a regular basis. We should be doing the same in Syria. We should also be... Read more
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Slate
Jeb Bush’s Major Foreign Policy Speech Was Shallow, Vague, and WrongMost presidential candidates who deliver a “major foreign policy address” have
Jeb Bush’s Major Foreign Policy Speech Was Shallow, Vague, and Wrong
Slate / Posted 22 days ago
Most presidential candidates who deliver a “major foreign policy address” have something original, potent, or insightful to say. On Tuesday night, as with most other aspects of his campaign to date, Jeb Bush defied expectations. The history—his... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Unfair Trial of Muslim Leaders - Why It Undermines Counterterrorism in EthiopiaSomething was awry at a hearing of the High Court of Ethiopia on July 6, 2015.
The Unfair Trial of Muslim Leaders - Why It Undermines Counterterrorism in Ethiopia
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
Something was awry at a hearing of the High Court of Ethiopia on July 6, 2015. As the much anticipated conviction of Muslim civil society leaders (Abubaker Ahmed and 17 others) was underway, it was clear that this was no ordinary trial. Security was... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria Wadi Al Nasera, (Valley of the Christians) Syria Wadi al Nasera (Valley of t
The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria
Op-Ed News / Posted 23 days ago
Wadi Al Nasera, (Valley of the Christians) Syria Wadi al Nasera (Valley of the Christians) encompasses approximately 40 picturesque Christian hamlets in western Syria, located amidst the green plush rolling... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria Wadi Al Nasera, (Valley of the Christians) Syria Wadi al Nasera (Valley of t
The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria
Op-Ed News / Posted 24 days ago
Wadi Al Nasera, (Valley of the Christians) Syria Wadi al Nasera (Valley of the Christians) encompasses approximately 40 picturesque Christian hamlets in western Syria, located amidst the green plush rolling... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Brookings Institute Plan to Liquidate SyriaHere's your US foreign policy puzzler for the day: When is regime change not re
The Brookings Institute Plan to Liquidate Syria
Op-Ed News / Posted 27 days ago
Here's your US foreign policy puzzler for the day: When is regime change not regime change? When the regime stays in power but loses its ability to rule. This is the current objective of US policy in Syria, to undermine Syrian President Bashar al... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Crossing – My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria, by Samar YazbekReview: Barry Andrews of Goal salutes an eloquent, gripping and harrowing acc
The Crossing – My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria, by Samar Yazbek
The Irish Times / Posted 1 months ago
Review: Barry Andrews of Goal salutes an eloquent, gripping and harrowing account by an incredibly brave Syrian of her country’s decline into barbarism Aida cries as she... Read more
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Quartz
These female Kurdish soldiers wear their femininity with pride - Quartz women's work Beritan, 30, likes to wear her hair in a bun with blue
These female Kurdish soldiers wear their femininity with pride
Quartz / Posted 1 months ago
- Quartz women's work Beritan, 30, likes to wear her hair in a bun with blue pins to hold her tight black curls. Lilav, 19,... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
The man with the toughest job in the world | Janine di GiovanniIn July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish diplomat, was e
The man with the toughest job in the world | Janine di Giovanni
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 1 months ago
In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish diplomat, was enjoying a peaceful semi-retirement on the isle of Capri when he received a telephone call from his former boss, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, offering... Read more
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