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Syria civil war: Russia denies conducting Idlib raids

Aljazeera.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Russia has angrily denied its planes carried out air strikes overnight against the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, which the Syrian Civil Defence has said killed at least 50 people. "Russian planes did not carry out any combat missions, to say nothing ...

Once A National Hero, Syria's Lone Cosmonaut Is Now A Refugee In Turkey

NPR - ‎5 hours ago‎
As Syria's first and only cosmonaut, Mohammed Faris rocketed into orbit with two Soviet colleagues in 1987. He conducted experiments and photographed his country from space.

The orphans of Syria's war

Aljazeera.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hatay, Turkey - As Syria's civil war continues into its sixth year with no end in sight, more than 2.7 million Syrians have fled the violence in their home towns and crossed the border into Turkey. While some find themselves in refugee camps, others ...
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Chief Syria opposition negotiator quits

ABC Online - ‎May 30, 2016‎
The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in UN-brokered peace talks has announced his resignation, branding the stalled Geneva negotiations a failure on both the security and humanitarian fronts.
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UK air strike data shows scale of involvement in Iraq and Syria

Flightglobal - ‎4 hours ago‎
Figures released by the UK government show 43 air strikes have been carried out in Syria by the Royal Air Force under its Operation Shader since offensive activities were extended into the country in December: only a fraction of the total since the ...
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Liaison with group holding Japanese hostage Jumpei Yasuda in Syria says time running short

The Japan Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
“They want $10 million in exchange and if they don't get it they're going to trade him to ISIS to get back their own people,” Syrian journalist Tarik Abdul Hak, who has been involved in the negotiations, told The Japan Times through an interpreter Monday.
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Syria war: Casualties mount in air strikes on Aleppo

Aljazeera.com - ‎22 hours ago‎
Activists said that in 48 hours, Syrian and Russian forces launched more than 100 air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo city, and across the province.
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Anti-IS Forces Advance on Iraq, Syria Militant Strongholds

Voice of America - ‎3 hours ago‎
In Syria, U.S.-backed rebel forces and Russian-led Syrian forces started to converge on the edges of the IS “capital” of Raqqa, as Turkish warplanes pounded the Islamic State group in the countryside north of Aleppo.
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Lavrov: Syria to Back US Coalition's Operation if Coordinated With Russia

Sputnik International - ‎3 hours ago‎
“The Syrian leadership said, and the Americans have been informed of this stance, that if the coalition coordinates its operations [in Syria] with the Russian Aerospace Forces, then Syria would not voice protest. They will consider that they [US-led ...

Inmates in Syrian Prison Fear Reprisal After Revolt

New York Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Inmates who seized control of the main prison in the Syrian city of Hama feared a massacre on Monday night as security forces massed outside and the city's police chief, trapped inside, tried to mediate between them and the ...

Syria and Middle East Migrant Death Toll Rises

U.S. News & World Report - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Chief among these is the Syrian Civil War. But that is hardly the whole story. The Islamic State group's continued foothold in Iraq and Libya, the Iranian-Saudi proxy war in Yemen, continued Taliban power in Afghanistan and Pakistan, political ...

Britain must ensure air-drops to starving Syrians, with or without Assad's approval, says Lord Ashdown

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Syrian government has previously allowed air drops to Deir Ezzor - one of only three areas under its control which are surrounded by rebels.

UN worried for Syrians stranded by Islamic State advance

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
"An unknown number of people are also unable to flee due to fighting and the closure of the main road leading north towards the town of Azaz in northwestern Syria," said a joint statement from the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria and the ...

The Syrian Liaison Unit

Ynetnews - ‎5 hours ago‎
The new unit will coordinate humanitarian assistance to people in the area and transfers of wounded civilians from Syria to Israeli hospitals.
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Syria's cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch Nusra Front

The Japan Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
BEIRUT - Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United ...
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Russia's draft constitution: End of Syria's Baath era?

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Last January, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Syria needed to start working on a new constitution as a first step to finding a political solution to its civil war.

Reject Censorship at Conference on Refugees. The “Dirty War on Syria” is the Cause of the Refugee Crisis

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎56 minutes ago‎
All voices should be welcome at the “Crossing Borders” conference on refugees, 7-10 July 2016, organized by the Cooperative Institute for Transnational Studies (CITS) in collaboration with the University of the Aegean, and taking place on the Greek ...

Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Department of Defense - ‎1 hour ago‎
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq ...
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Cutaneous leishmaniasis: What is the tropical disease eating its way through Syria and can it be stopped?

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
A tropical parasitic disease causing serious disfiguration is sweeping across the Middle East. Cutaneous leishmaniasis has been common in Syria for centuries but recent social unrest and breakdown in the healthcare system have seen it develop into a ...
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