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Jihadists kill at least 50 Syria troops in ambush

Beirut - Jihadists from the Islamic State killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush, summarily executing most of them after their capture, a monitoring group said.
In the Media by AFP

Jihadists kill at least 50 Syria troops in ambush: monitor

Beirut - Jihadists from the Islamic State group killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush on Friday, summarily executing most of them after their capture, a monitoring group said.
In the Media by AFP

Norway on alert over feared terrorist attack

Oslo - Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in Syria, the country's security officials said Thursday.
In the Media by Pierre-Henry Deshayes (AFP)

Warning of 'imminent' terror attack in Norway

Oslo - Norwegians were warned Thursday of the concrete possibility of a terror attack occurring in that country at the hands of people with connections to an extremist group in Syria.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Op-Ed: More deadly horrors in store for Syria's future

In light of the death of some 700 people in a single 48-hour period the situation on the ground in Syria demands to be reevaluated.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Beirut - Lebanon has arrested a man who spurred his two-year-old son to beat up a Syrian child after a video of the shocking blows went viral, state media reported on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Christians are under siege in the Middle East

Mosul - As the world turns their attention to the continued tragedy of more war and death in Gaza, Christians in the Middle East are fleeing like Palestinians from Israeli bombs.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 1 comment

Protest at Greek NATO base over destruction of Syrian chemicals

Chani - Hundreds of campaigners closed a road to a NATO naval base in Greece on Saturday, protesting against the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in the region.
In the Media by AFP

Battle for Syria gas field after jihadists execute hundreds

Beirut - Syrian regime forces launched an offensive Saturday to retake a gas field in Homs province seized two days ago by jihadists who killed 270 people, most of them executed, a monitoring group said.
In the Media by AFP

Syria's newly sworn-in Assad warns West of backfire

Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new term, warning Western and Arab governments of the backfire they face for their support of the armed revolt in Syria.
In the Media by Roueida Mabardi (AFP)

Op-Ed: Assad is no antidote to Islamism

The Syrian regime is trying to re-brand itself as a useful force for security when it comes to confronting the threat Islamists, who have taken root in Iraq and Syria, now pose to western countries.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Link-up between Yemen and Syria Islamists of 'extreme concern': US

Washington - US Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that intelligence suggesting bomb makers from Yemen have teamed up with militants in Syria was "more frightening than anything" he had seen before.
In the Media by AFP

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN envoy for Syria

New York - Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura was named UN mediator for Syria on Thursday, taking on the challenging task of finding a political solution to the dragging civil war.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Syria war toll tops 170,000, one-third civilians: NGO

Beirut - The death toll in Syria's three-year war has eclipsed 170,000 people, one-third of them civilians, a monitoring group said in a new toll released on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Syrian stillborn child sparks Swiss border control investigation

An investigation has been launched in Switzerland into the case of a 22-year-old Syrian migrant who gave birth to a stillborn baby after being ignored by Swiss border authorities when she told them she was heavily bleeding and needed medical attention.
In the Media by Madeleine French - 1 comment

West in push to stop flow of jihadists

Paris - Europe and the United States are drawing up a new wave of anti-terror measures to try to stop the growing number of would-be jihadists from going to fight in Syria and Iraq.
In the Media by Michel Moutot, Fiachra Gibbons (AFP)

Syrian opposition elects Hadi el-Bahra as new leader

Istanbul - The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian opposition figure Hadi el-Bahra as its new president.
In the Media by AFP

France to clamp down on would-be jihadists with new bill

Paris - France is set to beef up its anti-terrorism laws on Wednesday to prevent aspiring jihadists from fighting abroad amid concern over the the number of people travelling to Syria.
In the Media by AFP

Anonymous' Operation Syria Aid attempts to save Syrian hospital

Aleppo - The hacktivist group Anonymous is turning to Twitter and other social media outlets in an attempt to save a hospital just outside the war torn city of Aleppo which is scheduled to close within the next few weeks.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Obama wants half a billion to aid Syrian rebels, but why?

Washington, D. C. - Unfortunately, it's far too early to tell whether U.S. President Barack Obama's recent proposal to spend $500 million in support of Syrian rebels will accomplish anything.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Syrian chemical weapons transferred to US ship

Gioia Tauro - The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, with the stockpile being loaded onto a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.
In the Media by Giovanni Grezzi with Ella Ide in Rome (AFP)

Islamic State, Al-Qaeda rivalry could spark dangerous contest

Paris - The declaration of an Islamic caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria is a direct challenge to Al-Qaeda and could set off a dangerous contest for the leadership of the global jihadist movement, experts say.
In the Media by Michel Moutot and Michael Mainville (AFP) - 1 comment

Traffickers left migrants to die 'like beasts': Survivors

Rome - Horrific accounts emerged Tuesday of how 30 migrants were left to die, bolted by traffickers into the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat, as their bodies were brought to Sicily for burial."There were too many of us.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

Jihadists fighting in Syria, Iraq declare 'caliphate'

Beirut - A powerful jihadist group known for its ruthless tactics and systemic abuses in the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts announced Sunday the establishment of a "caliphate", or Islamist state.
In the Media by Rana MOUSSAOUI (AFP)

Syrian rebels could aid fight against Iraq militants: Kerry

Jeddah - Syrian rebels can help weaken jihadists fighting in Iraq, US Secretary of State John Kerry said as Washington unveiled plans to boost Syria's opposition with $500 million in arms and training.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP) - 1 comment

Kerry in Syria opposition talks as U.S. moves to arm rebels

Jeddah - The U.S. top diplomat headed for talks with the Syrian opposition and its key backer Saudi Arabia Friday after the White House asked lawmakers for $500 million to train and equip vetted rebels.
In the Media by AFP

Towards Southern Shores: Russia in the Middle East Special

Russia's close support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria over the last three years along with its recent annexation of Crimea has led to considerable worry over its intentions and foreign policy. But how much of it do we in fact understand?
Digital Journal Report by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Qaeda 'merges with ISIL' at Syria-Iraq border town

Beirut - Al-Qaeda's Syrian offshoot on Wednesday made an oath of loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at a key town on the Iraqi border, a monitor said.
In the Media by AFP

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The Hague - The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The Hague - The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said on Monday.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)
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A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a Soviet-made Model ShMS nuclear-biological-chemical warfare masks.
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A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demon...
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A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a Soviet-made Model ShMS nuclear-biological-chemical warfare masks.
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Russian warship at Tartus naval facility some years ago.
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Russian warship at Tartus naval facility some years ago.
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Syria s commercial hub Aleppo.
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Syria's commercial hub Aleppo.
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Homes that have been attacked in Syria
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Homes that have been attacked in Syria
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A body found in a mass grave in Al Qadam is exhumed
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A body found in a mass grave in Al Qadam is exhumed
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Yara Saleh, a nationally acclaimed news correspondent for Syria's Al-Ikhbariya network appearing in a Free Syrian Army propaganda video after she was abducted along with her camera-crew at gunpoint by rebels while covering a story in a Damascus suburb. Saleh, forced in to wearing a headscarf in the video is later rescued by the Syrian military unharmed.
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Syrian nuclear reactor under construction  fuel tubes and reactor room floor prior to concrete pour.
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Syrian nuclear reactor under construction, fuel tubes and reactor room floor prior to concrete pour.
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Bedu children in Aleppo, Syria.
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A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
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File photo: An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube, allegedly shows a tank from forces loyal to the Syrian government being hit by a projectile in the town of Izaz, on the Turkish-Syrian border
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Italian protesters demonstrating for freedom in Syria
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Italian protesters demonstrating for freedom in Syria
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An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet MiG-23 Flogger aircraft. The aging piece of military hardware is currently the premier fighter aircraft of the Syrian Air Force.
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Syria: Wounded civilians
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Syria: Wounded civilians
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A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district
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Men carry the coffin of a member of the activist , who was killed by "Al Chabiha", or armed civilians loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad
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I child cleans debris off the roof of his home after Syrian military launched an attack on a neighborhood in Damascus.
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