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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

Op-Ed: West may face charge of hypocrisy in blaming Russia for Flight 17

The U.S. is suggesting that Russia bears some responsibility for the alleged Ukrainian separatist missile strike that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But when it comes to debates over who provided which weapons to whom, hypocrisy abounds...
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Russell Chapman

Syrian Army attacking opposition-strongholds near Lebanon border

The Syrian Army are engaging against the last of the Syrian opposition forces who are holding out near the Lebanese border. They are preparing to launch an offensive against the opposition-held town of Yabrud.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

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.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Syrian rebel commander killed in airstrike

A major Syrian rebel commander belonging to an Islamic faction was killed after a government airstrike. As well as killing the commander, the airstrike left two other high ranking members of the organisation wounded.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Geneva 2 peace conference postponed again

Geneva - Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria said today (Nov. 5) that the peace talks between the Assad government and rebel groups will not go ahead in November as planned.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Assad: Foreign powers must stop aiding Syrian rebels

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has revealed he is open to peace talks, but says they will not become a reality until foreign nations stop supporting the rebel fighters trying to overthrow him.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Conditions not ready for Kerry's Geneva II Syria Peace Talks

New York - Beautiful Syria, home of some of the West’s most sacred roots is now an ugly thing. Its long running civil war has claimed over 100,000 Syrian lives , has created millions of refugees, and has ravished treasure never to be part of our heritage again.
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 1 comment

Report warns on Al Qaeda's access to Syrian biological weapons

In a disturbing report released this week by the Henry Jackson Society, a direct line is drawn between the instability of the Assad regime in Syria and the ability of the Al Qaeda terrorist network to acquire biological weapons.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

CIA boosting support for 'moderate' Syrian rebels

The United States Central Intelligence Agency is saying they will train a few hundred 'moderate' Syrian rebels each month in order to ensure that these elements in the rebel opposition don't lose the war against their Islamist rivals and Assad.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syrian rebels in call for 'Islamic leadership'

Many thousand of the ragtag Syrian opposition fighters have broken ranks with the western-back wing of the opposition and have made a call for the formation of an Islamist front.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Man convicted in Toronto 18 terror plot reported killed in Syria

Ali Mohamed Dirie, who was sentenced to seven years in jail for his role in the Toronto 18 plot, reportedly went to Syria after his release and was killed fighting for the rebels.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Spanish journalist hostage in Syria since early September 2013

Hama - According to an announcement late on Monday, Marc Marginedas, a special correspondent in Syria for Spanish newspaper El Periodico, has been kidnapped and has been held hostage since September 4 this year.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: Obama looks for support as Cameron ups financial aid for Syria

Saint Petersburg - As the G20 summit drew to a close in St Petersburg, Russia, UK PM David Cameron offered increased financial support to ease the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Pope calls on world leaders to seek peace, not war, in Syria

As world leaders attend the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pope Francis has called on them to seek peace in Syria through diplomatic means rather than military action.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by David Delmar - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why intervention in Syria is suddenly an option

After the latest Syrian gas attack that killed hundreds, the U.S., France, and Britain appear ready to act. This is after two years of inaction in a war that has cost an estimated 100,000 lives. Many people are wondering why it is imperative to act now.
In the Media by Shane Blanchard - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Syrian rebels claim they now control the west of Aleppo Province

Syrian opposition rebel forces claim they have virtual control over the western part of the country's northern province Aleppo.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Sources say that Britain will not arm Syrian rebels

Britain has allegedly decided to abandon its prior considerations to arm the Syrian rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and believe that he may survive the revolt against his government.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syrian rebels send reinforcements to key Damascus suburb

Syrian rebels have sent additional forces to beef up dug-in rebels in the Damascus suburb of Qaboun, which is under heavy siege by Syrian Army forces trying to recapture it.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

UK to provide Syrian rebels with chemical protection gear

The United Kingdom has announced that it will provide the Syrian rebels fighting against the Syrian government protective gear to protect them from biological and chemical weapons.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syrian rebels call on the international community to provide arms

The Free Syrian Army have called on the international community to supply them with more weaponry so they can fight Al-Qaeda affiliates as well as the Syrian government.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Russia says chemical weapons use carried out by Syrian rebels

Russia has alleged that the use of chemical weapons in Syria, spurring western nations to agree on arming Syrian rebels, was fired by rebels, and not by the Assad regime.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Syrian rebels possess 'game-changing' weapons

The Syrian rebels reportedly have in their arsenals weaponry that can "change the course of the battle" in their favor according to a Free Syrian Army spokesman.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

France still undecided about arming the Syrian rebels

France has expressed reservations about providing the Syrian opposition with heavy weapons. They assure these oppositional elements that Assad's recent gains in the conflict don't in turn constitute a "complete victory" on his part.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syrian rebels call on 'Friends of Syria' for weapons, no-fly zone

The Syrian rebels have called on nations belonging to the so-called 'Friends of Syria' to provide them with more weapons and a see to the imposition of a no-fly zone over parts of the country to support their efforts.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

France allegedly giving training to the Syrian rebels

Reports allege that French intelligence officers being funded by the Saudis are aiding the Syrian rebel fighters and training them.
In the Media by Paul Iddon
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A close-up view of the Za atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan  as seen on July 18  2013  from a ...
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A close-up view of the Za'atri camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as seen on July 18, 2013, from a helicopter
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists  who were killed during what ac...
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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Doctors and medical staff treating injured rebel fighters and civilians in Aleppo
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Doctors and medical staff treating injured rebel fighters and civilians in Aleppo
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists  who were killed during what ac...
With permission by Reuters / Bassam Khabieh
People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he peeks out from a balcony in the Harasta area in ea...
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he peeks out from a balcony in the Harasta area in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus
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Free Syrian Army rebels chant slogans against President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus.
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Free Syrian Army rebels chant slogans against President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus.
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A FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
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A FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
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Free Syrian Arab Army liberating Helfaya  Hama
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Free Syrian Arab Army liberating Helfaya, Hama
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