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New opposition bloc is Syrians’ only legitimate representative: Britain

Britain has formally recognized the newly formed Syrian opposition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people. The Associated Press reported British Foreign Secretary William Hague saying Tuesday. Last week, France became the first Western nation to officially recognize … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees face freezing cold

The international charity Save the Children announced Sunday that Syrian refugees, including 200,000 children, are at considerable risk as winter in the Middle East approaches. Without adequate shelter, the charity said, refugees will face dire, life-threatening circumstances. “As winter sets … Continue reading

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EU recognizes new Syrian opposition bloc

European Union foreign ministers, in a new blow to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, on Monday said they viewed Syria’s just-formed National Coalition to be the “legitimate representatives” of the Syrian people. A statement from the bloc’s 27 ministers welcomed the … Continue reading

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Syria rebels say seized military base near Turkey border

Syrian rebels said they captured a large special forces base on a main road between the city of Aleppo and the Turkish border on Sunday. No independent verification of the rebels’ statement was immediately available. Video footage showed rebels inside … Continue reading

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Violence rages across Syria

Clashes raged in southern Damascus on Saturday, a monitoring group said, as rebels and regime troops exchanged mortar fire in the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp on the edges of the capital. Elsewhere, Syria’s air force dropped deadly explosive-filled barrels on … Continue reading

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Israel fires at Syria after shooting aimed at its troops

Israeli soldiers fired artillery into Syria in response to gunfire aimed at its troops in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, a military spokeswoman said on Sunday. There were no reported injuries on the Israeli side from the shootings, which occurred on … Continue reading

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Syrian activists prosper in peaceful town

Children go to school, women shop with confidence, artists work and independent newspapers are flourishing — the town of Minbej is a rare example of the potential in a post-Assad Syria. Unlike other cities in the northwest heavily, which are … Continue reading

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Women’s participation in the uprising

Since the outbreak of protests for democratic reforms, women have been on the frontline, organizing demonstrations, strikes and all-women marches in solidarity with victims, calling for the release of family members and an end to state violence. Women protesters, like … Continue reading

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Aid Community Facing Challenges in Helping Abused Syrian Women, Girls

By: Larisa Epatko As Syrian refugees continue to pour out of the country, aid agencies are boosting their efforts to help women and girls who have experienced abuse. Syrians seeking a safer place to wait out the violent revolution in their … Continue reading

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France to host ambassador representing Syrian opposition

French President Francois Hollande and the new Syrian opposition leader announced plans Saturday to install an ambassador to represent Syria in France. The surprise move came after talks at France’s presidential palace between Hollande and Moaz al-Khatib, head of the … Continue reading

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