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Syria: amateur photographers capture life inside war torn Homs

A mosque ravaged by bombing, a hospital destroyed after months of fierce fighting and entire neighbourhoods reduced to rubble. These photos have been posted to this Facebook page called “Lense of a young Homsi”: administered by a group of young … Continue reading

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Editorial: Israel plays a new game with old rules

Last week newspapers reported that Israel attacked Syria. It is true that Israeli planes attacked a Syrian convoy carrying antiaircraft weapons. However this does not mean that the attack targeted Syria. The main target of the raid seems to be … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees gunned down by Assad’s forces at Jordanian border

Syrian refugees seeking shelter away from violence in the country are being gunned down by President Assad’s forces alongside the Jordanian border, a recent video has revealed. The video, aired by Al Arabiya television on Sunday, showed several individuals struck … Continue reading

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Moscow to seek Syria progress, bigger Middle East role in Riyadh

By: Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW – Russia is expected to urge Saudi Arabia to allow its regional rival Iran to join moves to end the conflict in Syria in a rare high-level meeting on Wednesday between the world’s top two oil … Continue reading

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Syria: Fighting talk from Assad but air supremacy likely to wane

By: Elizabeth Kennedy and Brian Murphy Twenty months into the ­Syrian uprising, president Bashar al-Assad’s message to the world has been nothing if not consistent – his military is strong, his enemies are foreigners and terrorists and he will prevail … Continue reading

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Syrian president vows to ‘live and die’ in Syria, warns against foreign invasion

By: Holly Yan and Hamdi Alkhshali Syrian President Bashar al-Assad insists he will “live and die” in Syria, even as countries offer him safe passage in exchange for halting a gruesome civil war. “I’m not a puppet, and I was … Continue reading

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PM supports ‘arranged’ exit from Syria for Assad

David Cameron has suggested Syrian President Bashar al Assad should be spirited out of the country to avoid any further bloodshed. The Prime Minister said it “could be arranged” for Mr Assad to leave Syria, potentially escaping international justice over … Continue reading

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Editorial: 3 ways the Syria ceasefire could go wrong

The U.N.’s peace envoy says Syria’s warring sides have agreed to stop fighting during Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday. Will the truce happen and would it do any good? United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi raised hopes for a break from … Continue reading

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Assad’s regime main suspect in Lebanon’s high-profile assassination

Damascus has emerged the prime suspect in the assassination of Lebanon’s anti-Syrian police intelligence chief but his death is unlikely to plunge the country into chaos, analysts said on Saturday. They said the murder of General Wissam al-Hassan in a … Continue reading

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FSA captures two pilots after shooting down their plane near Aleppo

The opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured on Tuesday two pilots of the Syrian air force after shooting down their plane on the outskirts of the commercial hub city of Aleppo, Turkey’s state-run Andalou news agency reported. Bassam al-Dada, the … Continue reading

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