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Syria women facing displacement, horror of war to give birth

TRIPOLI –  Syrian women waiting for prenatal care at a Lebanese clinic know their pregnancies may end prematurely due to stress and fear, and that they may be unable to provide for their babies. Many of the women are unable … Continue reading

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Power outage hits capital and south, Syria state news agency says

DAMASCUS, Syria –  A power outage plunged Damascus and southern Syria into darkness late Saturday, Syria’s state news agency said, while anti-regime activists reported a string of tit-for-tat, sectarian kidnappings in the country’s north. The news agency, SANA, quoted Electricity … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebels Say They Have Seized a Military Airfield and Its Warplanes

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian insurgents seized control of a northern military airfield on Tuesday and captured usable warplanes for the first time in the nearly two-year-old conflict, according to rebels and activist groups. The development, if confirmed, would represent the … Continue reading

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Syria death toll likely near 70,000, says U.N. rights chief

By: Michelle Nichols United Nations – The death toll in Syria is likely approaching 70,000 – up almost 10,000 from the start of the year – and civilians are paying the price for the U.N. Security Council’s lack of action … Continue reading

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UN chief condemns blast on Syria border

New York – UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly blast in a minibus on the Turkey-Syria border amid concern that violence in Syria would spill over to its neighbors, a spokesman said. The vehicle exploded on Monday in the … Continue reading

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Bomb kills 15 in Homs as jets hit Damascus suburbs

A car bomb exploded in Syria’s central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least 15 people, Syria’s state news agency SANA said. At least 24 others were wounded, with some of them in critical condition, and many nearby residential … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie to give up acting ?

Angelina Jolie has spoken about why she feels compelled to take action to help Syrian rape victims. Jolie told Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman that she thought her humanitarian work was more time-consuming and more rewarding than her work … Continue reading

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Picture: The 1000 Strong challenge

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Google and Twitter re-launch ‘Speak2Tweet’ to aid isolated Syrians

By: Katherine Jane O’Neill Friday night generated the strength and longing of Syrians who reside outside their country to unite their voices across the globe through social media networks to show their support to family and friends inside Syria as … Continue reading

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War rips apart families, neighbors in Syria

BEIRUT – It’s at night that worries over her children hit the matriarch of the Khayyat family hardest, tormenting her as she tries to sleep. Four of her sons have joined the tens of thousands of rebels fighting to topple … Continue reading

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