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Iraq contradicts Pentagon — US troops not approved to stay

U.S. troops leaving Syria and heading to neighboring Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country, Iraq's military said Tuesday as American forces continued to pull out of northern Syria after Turkey's invasion of the border region.

Video of German mob descending on refugees goes viral

Clausnitz - A video showing a group of Germans surrounding a bus carrying refugees, at which they chanted "we are the people," has gone viral. German authorities have expressed their shock at the scenes.

Op-Ed: Syrian man admirably expressed his gratitude to be an American Special

A Syrian family caught between two worlds tries to build a new life in a strange land, with strange laws and customs, because going home isn't an option.

Mass identification fraud committed as Pakistanis become "Syrian"

As the European Migrant Crisis deepens, authorities have discovered that not all Syrian refugees now seeking a new life in Europe are from the war-ravaged country.

U.S. intervention is worsening Syria's conflict and helping ISIS Special

Damascus - U.S. President Barack Obama has called for more forceful intervention in the Syrian conflict — but groups on the ground say that America's misguided actions aren't just not helping — they're making things worse.

Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas blames Hamas for Israeli conflict

The future of the Hamas-backed “Unity Government” established to unite Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah government with the terrorist organization that ousted Fatah from Gaza faces an uncertain future.

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.

Palestinian Syrians denied refuge in Lebanon

Beirut - As Palestinian-Syrian refugees try to escaped their warn torn country, they try to find refuge in a safer land. A new report by Amnesty International shows Lebanon is barring the refugees from entering the country.

Syrian refugees — the human story Special

Today, June 20, is "World Refugee Day." It is important we do not forget the suffering of people who have the same hopes and dreams as we do. They are people like us, many are educated but circumstances have forced them to flee their country.

Syrian rebels make progress on the southern front Special

After a year and a half long Syrian army siege, rebels of the Southern Front break through the blockade of strategically important Nawa to join with rebels trapped inside.

Absent Putin still looms large over Brussels G7 summit

Brussels - Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations meeting at a summit in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, are expected to put further pressure on Russia to act over the Ukrainian crisis.

Obama meets Syria's opposition leader Jarba

U.S. President Barack Obama has met the Syrian oppositions Ahmad Jarba. Both individuals said their meeting was important and productive.

Syrian opposition once again calls on U.S to supply them arms

The Syrian oppositions Ahmad Jarba has said that the United States needs to give Syria's opposition forces weapons they need to fight the Syrian military.

Syrian regime to retake full control over Homs

The Syrian regime is retaking full control over Homs today the once vaunted "capital of the revolution." The city, Syria's third-largest, has been under bombardment for nearly two years now.

Syrian insurgents bomb Aleppo hotel

Syrian opposition insurgents have blown up a hotel that is often used by Syrian army units currently fighting against opposition groups in Aleppo.

Davutoglu: Syrian conflict has claimed 74 Turkish lives

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that 74 citizens of Turkey have so far been killed in incidents relating to the war raging across neighbouring Syria.

Syrian regime gains ground as rebels set to pull out of Homs

Syrian opposition forces fighting the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad are set to leave Homs in the next 48 hours according to the governor there. Syria's tourism minister says he sees a "prosperous" tourist season ahead there.

Bashar al-Assad to hold presidential elections this summer

Damascus - The Syrian presidential election will proceed as scheduled, at least according to officials. Despite the heavy death toll and destruction in the war-torn country, experts say things are looking up for Bashar al-Assad.

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.

Syria's President Assad's letter to Pope Francis

Rome - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Saturday, sent a message to Pope Francis through a Syrian delegation to the Vatican headed up by Syria’s Minister of State Joseph Sweid.

Syria: Islamic Front fighters seize bases belonging to FSA rebels

Syrian activists have announced that an Islamic alliance that came together last month in Syria has just seized some bases and warehouses used by the Free Syrian Army near the Syria-Turkey border.

Clashes follow suicide bomb attack in Damascus

Following the blowing up of an army checkpoint by Syrian rebels in Damascus thirty people following the blast and subsequent clashes.

Escalating Syrian conflict may delay UN chemical inspections

The UN chemical disarmament team in Syria, which set out to begin its mission yesterday, is already encountering difficulties as fears abound that their lives may be in danger due to the increasingly more violent situation in Syria.

Syria's Information Minister: Assad will 'remain in office'

Syria's Information Minister Omran Al-Zohbi has said that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will remain in office and has the right to run for reelection in 2014 if he wishes to.

Op-Ed: The United States should not bomb Syria

New York - We now begin the week in which we will be dragged into President Obama's, and a compliant media's push for more US military interventionism and adventurism.

Syrian jets prompt RAF to scramble Cyprus-based fighters

Akrotiri - An incident last Monday illustrated just how easily UK forces could become involved should President Obama elect to proceed with ‘limited and narrow’ strikes against the regime of Syria’s President Assad.

Photo Essay: Chemical weapons and war threats? Israelis live on Special

Haifa - With the threat of war looming, how are some Israelis spending their leisure time and what are they thinking? A visit to an event at Tulip winery in Northern Israel shows that life in Israel carries on in the ‘waiting room’ and shadow of war.

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.

Labs expect delivery of UN Syrian chemical weapons samples today

Samples collected by the United Nations chemical weapons inspectors from the suburbs of Damascus in Syria should be delivered to laboratories for analysis today, said a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

France gears up for military strikes against Syria

Paris - In the build-up to what now seems inevitable military action of one kind or another against the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria, one of the surprising features has been the attitude of France.
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Syria: Smoke from expolosions can be seen rising into the sky.
Syria: Smoke from expolosions can be seen rising into the sky.
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Russian anti-submarine warship in the Eastern Mediterranean
Russian anti-submarine warship in the Eastern Mediterranean
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Doctors and medical staff treating injured rebel fighters and civilians in Aleppo
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A FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
A FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
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