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Police arresting British Muslims before they travel to Turkey

London - On Wednesday, a British man made his way to London Luton Airport to board a flight to Turkey. Before the 22-year old could even board his flight to Istanbul, he was arrested by terror chiefs.

Syrian government aircraft unleash air strike in Aleppo, 83 dead

Aleppo - Syrian government helicopters and war planes have launched air strikes on 15 opposition-held neighbourhoods in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday.

U.N. Security Council demands elimination of Syria chemical arms

The United Nations Security Council adopted with an unanimous 15 votes in favor of dismantling Syria's chemical weapons.

Op-Ed: Obama and Syria — When credibility goes bankrupt

The drumbeat of war is deafening once again. These days, if the US is not fighting simultaneous wars the White House seems to reel from ennui. This time, the target is Syria.

Op-Ed: Syrian crisis — UK parliament recalled, warplanes sent to Cyprus

London - As Country Joe Fish's anti-Vietnam anthem loops around this bloggers' brain it looks like one, two three once again we could be off to war. This time the target is Syria.

Op-Ed: Is the US endorsing a war in Syria based on another WMD lie?

Damascus - Recent allegations of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government that reportedly killed hundreds, especially women and children, has finally propelled the US to act despite lack of solid political support from Americans.

UN inspectors soon to head to Syrian chemical weapons sites

Aleppo - A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced yesterday that following discussions between UN representatives and the Syrian government, UN weapons inspectors will visit Syria to investigate alleged chemical weapons use.

Syrian rebels clash with Al-Qaeda linked group

Fighting broke out in northern Syria, near the Turkish border, between a Syrian rebel group, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, one of Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the region.

Syrian opposition calls for international help in Homs

Homs - The main Syrian opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), has called on the international community to come to the humanitarian aid for the city of Homs.

Syria War: Obama to impose no-fly zone costing $50 million a day

Claiming to have found evidence of chemical weapon being used in Syria civil war, the US proposes to arm the rebels in Jordan and imposing no-fly zone stretching up to 25 miles into Syria, enforced using aircraft from Jordan – costing $50 million a day

Op-Ed: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrong on Syrian intervention

US Secretary of State John Kerry attempted an intervention in Syria's civil war through the Iraqi government, continuing a disturbing trend of American militaristic imperialism.

Video: Aftermath of Syrian bakery bombing that killed over 100

A recent bombing in Syria had struck a line of over 1,000 people waiting outside of a bakery for bread. The death toll in the bombing is believed to be over 100.

Dizzy tracking Makdissi: Where is the Syrian govt spokesman?

Syrian foreign ministry spokesman, Jihad Makdissi is on his way to the United States after it appears he escaped from war torn Syria.

Op-Ed: Israel unlikely to wait until six million are dead this time

With the Mid-East Peace process in ruins, the "Red Alert" text from Israel's Home Front Command warning about a million people near the Gaza border "to remain within 15 seconds" of a bomb shelter is now a daily call.

Op-Ed: British Troops may be deployed along Syrian border areas

London - British troops may be deployed in Syrian border areas should the humanitarian situation worsen. The Chief of General Staff, General Richards said that contingency plans were "continually brushed over".

More Syrian mortars misfired into Israeli territory — No injuries

Syrian forces are clashing and misfiring into Israeli territory. The fighting between President Bashar Assad's forces and opposition forces in the areas close to Israel's border cause missiles to land into the border region on the Israeli side.

Two-year-old Syrian boy believed to be dead reunited with parents

A two-year-old boy who got separated from his parents during a mortar attack in Damascus has been located and reunited with his parents.

Latest U.N./Arab truce proposal for Syria ignored

Damascus - A U.N. brokered cease-fire for warring Syrian factions to start Friday is attracting scant attention. Meanwhile, Tuesday, Syrian aircraft bombed a strategic rebel-held supply route in a north Syrian village, according to an Associated Press report.

Op-Ed: UN envoy seeking 3,000 troops for peacekeeing in Syria

Damascus - The UN peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is drafting plans for a 3,000 strong force to police a future truce in Syria. The force could include European troops.

Syrian crisis 'a threat to the world', says UN Envoy

Damascus - Immediately after his first meeting with president Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, the new UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had a warning for the world: the Syrian crisis, he said, is now a dangerous threat to peace.

Senior CFR official: Free Syrian Army needs al-Qaeda support Special

A top strategist at the prestigious U.S. Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is crediting al-Qaeda forces in Syria with the resurgence of the rebellion against President Bashar Al-Assad's regime.

UPDATED: Muslim leaders gathered in Mecca condemn Syrian violence

Mecca - According to Polish news media, Muslim leaders gathered in Mecca have agreed to suspend Syria’s membership in the Organization of the Islamic" (OWI), and have called for an immediate end to the violence within Syria.

Assad: Fate of Syrian nation at stake

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stated that the ongoing conflict between his regime and the rebel forces in Syria will ultimately decide the fate of the nation.

More clashes in Syria's commercial hub Aleppo

More attacks and clashes between government forces in Aleppo as the army continues its offensive against the rebel forces present there.

A recap of the Syrian crisis to date

This is a concise overview of the ongoing crisis in Syria from its origins as a series of protests against the Assad regime in concordance with the start of the Arab Spring in Tunisia to the present battle in Aleppo.

Aleppo clashes continue, rebels make plea for arms

Violence continues in Syria's largest city Aleppo between Syrian government forces and the Syrian opposition. The government is vowing to crush the rebels whilst the rebels in turn are making a plea to the international community for heavy weaponry.

Putin's 24 hours Middle East visit comes to end Special

Jerusalem - As Russian president Vladimir Putin wraps up his Middle East tour visiting Jordan, after starting out in Israel, and moving on to The Palestinian Authority, one may ask what parties objectives were achieved over the past few days...

Syrian crisis at 'critical moment'

The recent bombing that killed three senior Syrian security officials proves that the Assad government is indeed vulnerable.

Putin to back Annan peace plan for Syria

Russian President Vladamir Putin said today that he will "do everything" in order to support Kofi Annan's peace plan for Syria.

Syrian consulate in Almaty, Kazakhstan seriously damaged by fire

Police in the Kazakh city have launched an investigation into a suspected arson attack which has gutted the Syrian consulate there.
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Free Syrian Army rebels chant slogans against President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus.
Free Syrian Army rebels chant slogans against President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus.
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October 3  2012 - Aleppo  Syria:  A series of car bombs detonated in the central Saadallah al-Jabiri...
October 3, 2012 - Aleppo, Syria: A series of car bombs detonated in the central Saadallah al-Jabiri square in Aleppo, destroy an Officer's Club, hotel and a cafe. At least 44 are killed and 122 are wounded. The al-Qaida-linked al-Nursa Front claimed responsibility for the attack.
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A Free Syrian Army soldier preparing to fire a rocket launcher.
A Free Syrian Army soldier preparing to fire a rocket launcher.
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File photo of Al-Jadeed TV cameraman Ali Shaaban  shot dead on Lebanon-Syria border
File photo of Al-Jadeed TV cameraman Ali Shaaban, shot dead on Lebanon-Syria border
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A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
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Draft Resolution on Syria Vetoed in Security Council. The draft demanding an immediate end to violen...
Draft Resolution on Syria Vetoed in Security Council. The draft demanding an immediate end to violence by the Syrian Government against its people and withdrawal of armed forces from cities and towns, and supporting the League of Arab States’ decision for a Syrian-led political transition to democracy, was vetoed by China and the Russian Federation
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Burning building in Homs  Syria which is currently being besieged by regime forces.
Burning building in Homs, Syria which is currently being besieged by regime forces.
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Anti-riot police in central Damascus  Jan. 16  2012.
Anti-riot police in central Damascus, Jan. 16, 2012.
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Pieces of exploded mortar rounds in the streets of Aleppo on 8/16/12
Pieces of exploded mortar rounds in the streets of Aleppo on 8/16/12
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A Syrian man holds the head of a severely wounded man at the entrance of a house that is used as a h...
A Syrian man holds the head of a severely wounded man at the entrance of a house that is used as a hospital in Bab Amr. Feb. 6, 2012
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Aleppo  Syria - Damage caused by artillery projectiles and rockets bombarding Aleppo on 8/16/12
Aleppo, Syria - Damage caused by artillery projectiles and rockets bombarding Aleppo on 8/16/12
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Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib governorate.
Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib governorate.
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A burning house in the neighborhood of Orchard Court in Homs Syria after bombing by the Syrian army.
A burning house in the neighborhood of Orchard Court in Homs Syria after bombing by the Syrian army.
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