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Syrian conflict takes center stage in upcoming Arab summit in Mauritania

Kuwait News Agency - ‎22 hours ago‎
NOUAKCHOTT July 23 (KUNA) -- The Syrian conflict, which erupted in 2011, will be heavily focused upon in the upcoming 27th Arab summit in Mauritania.
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What Hillary Clinton Got Wrong About The World

Daily Beast - ‎2 hours ago‎
Through competing airstrikes, the U.S. is supporting opponents to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad while Russia has helped prop up the regime.

Democratic Convention: Bernie, the Kurds and Lack of Moral Clarity on Syria

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Back in 2011, when the Arab Spring first broke out across the region and Assad brutally moved to repress secular revolt, the U.S. considered coming to the aid of the Syrian people. At the time, Hillary Clinton was the leading advocate of such an ...
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Aren't these pictures worth thousand words?

Gulf Digital News - ‎20 hours ago‎
A picture is worth thousand words and these pictures will tell you the enormity of destruction conflict and war have brought in once a beautiful country called Syria. ... It was predicted during the crisis of late 2011 and early 2012, how bad things ...
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FactChecking Trump's Big Speech - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Trump said that “there's no way to screen” Syrian refugees to determine “who they are or where they come from. ... True, but it was through an election after an uprising against President Hosni Mubarak. ... 8, 2011, report, the IAEA reported, “Since ...

This Kurdish woman who fled oppression in Syria has graduated from a Welsh university

WalesOnline - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Human Rights Watch has previously called for an end to the persecution of Kurds. Mrs Hasan said the discrimination became worse after a 2004 uprising by Syrian Kurds in the city of Qamishli. A citizen journalism image showing anti-Syrian regime ...
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Fact-checking Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC

Washington Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Libya, Syria and Egypt were run by dictators in 2009, but it's odd to somehow suggest the 2011 uprising in those countries against the repressive regimes had much to do with U.S.
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Who Lost NATO?

The Weekly Standard (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
When the anti-Assad rebellion began in 2011, the White House contracted its Syria policy out to Erdogan, who tried to talk sense to his former friend the Syrian dictator. When Assad only amped up his war on peaceful protesters, Erdogan called for his ...

A Closer Look at the Senior Hezbollah Commanders Killed in Syria

Haaretz - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
... war in 2012 to support Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, it has lost several prominent members in combat and has gained a broader range of enemies.
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Syrian regime forces besiege rebel-held areas of Aleppo

FRANCE 24 - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Aleppo was once Syria's commercial powerhouse but has been ravaged by fighting since mid-2012, with several temporary truces failing to bring an end to the violence there.
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Weapons of the Syrian War: Small Arms

Defense One - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
After the conflict began, small arms began flooding to Syrian rebel groups via Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq. Contributions arrived from nations like the U.S.

This Day in History - July 21, 2016

Jamaica Observer - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
2011: Eurozone leaders agree to a sweeping deal that will grant Greece a massive new bailout - but likely make it the first euro country to default - and radically reshape the currency union's rescue fund, allowing it to act pre-emptively when crises ...
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Is Christie telling the truth about Clinton's Libya record?

Politico - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Nigeria: Christie said that Clinton "fought" to keep the radical Islamist group Boko Haram off an official State Department terrorism watch list before she left government in 2012. In 2014, the group abducted hundreds of young women and girls who are ...
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Aleppo Rebel Tunnel Blast Killed 38 Regime Forces: Monitor

Outlook India - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
... Syria's economic powerhouse, but it has been ravaged by the conflict that began in March 2011. The city has been roughly divided between government control in the west and rebel control in the east since shortly after fighting began there in mid-2012.

SYRIA: Strange Alliances Suddenly Shifting

Strategy Page - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Since 2014 Syrian rebel hopes that Turkey would intervene have faded as the Islamic political leadership in Turkey coped with an internal rebellion of sorts. Since 2012 Turkish citizens have been increasingly vocal in protesting against their government.
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Family of slain US journalist Marie Colvin sues Syrian government over her death

Business Insider - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs in 2012 while reporting on the Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year. The lawsuit, filed in Washington ... The lawsuit included as evidence a copy of an August ...
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Let's Count the Lies in Chris Christie's Attack on Hillary Clinton

Slate Magazine - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Obama agreed (yes, with a push from Clinton and National Security Adviser Susan Rice) to send in U.S. air power but only if the European allies, who had more stake in the conflict, restored order and cleaned up afterward. The leaders of France and ...
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Bahrain snubs Western allies' condemnation of opposition ban

Middle East Eye - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The tiny but strategic Gulf state, a former British protectorate and home base of the US Fifth Fleet, has been racked by persistent unrest since its Sunni rulers bloodily suppressed an uprising by its Shia majority in 2011. Western ... Authorities have ...

Day 1 of GOP convention speeches: CNN vets the claims

CNN - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
In September, the White House announced it planned to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year, a significant bump at that point from the 1,500 refugees admitted since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. Shortly after, on CBS News' "Face the ...

Exclusion and Despair Make Tunisia's Border Regions a Powder Keg

World Politics Review - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Tunisia is often and rightly lauded for the progress it has made since the popular uprising that toppled longtime strongman Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. But social inequality and regional asymmetries are undermining Tunisia's democratic ...