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U.N. observer convoy bombed in Syria as 20 people are killed at funeral procession

A U.N. observer convoy was bombed Tuesday at a Syrian funeral procession, the opposition said, as the United Nations reported its vehicles were hit but that staff escaped unharmed in apparently the same attack. At least 20 people were killed … Continue reading

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Syria targets patients and doctors, preventing life-saving treatment

The Syrian regime is targeting wounded civilians and medical workers, Doctors Without Borders said today, preventing people from receiving life-saving emergency care. A GlobalPost reporter inside Syria confirmed the report. The journalist, who is in Syria’s northern Idlib Province, said … Continue reading

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Editorial: Middle East: Febrile and fragmented

By: David Gardner When Beshara al-Rai, patriarch of Lebanon’s Maronite church, this year described Syria as “the closest thing to democracy” in the Arab world, and Ignatius IV Hazim, patriarch of Antioch and the Greek Orthodox Christians in Syria, commended the … Continue reading

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U.N., Syria at odds over control of aid distribution: envoys

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS  - Damascus wants to manage the delivery of all humanitarian aid to a million people in need of assistance as a result of the 14-month-old conflict in Syria, but the United Nations insists on having some … Continue reading

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U.N.‚ Syria at odds over control of aid distribution: envoys

Damascus wants to manage the delivery of all humanitarian aid to a million people in need of assistance as a result of the 14-month-old conflict in Syria, but the United Nations insists on having some control, envoys say. The U.N. … Continue reading

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Video: Activist: There are no Jihadis in Syria

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Clashes in Syria leave more than 20 dead

Rebels have killed 23 Syrian soldiers in battles around the town of Rastan. The fighting on the outskirts of the town yesterday followed heavy army shelling in which opponents of President Bashar al Assad said at least nine people were … Continue reading

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McCain: Where’s Obama on Syria?

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Syria ceasefire undermined by Rastan clashes

Syrian rebels have reportedly killed at least 23 soldiers in battles around the town of Rastan just north of Homs. Several civilians also reportedly died. Activists say government forces began bombarding the town on Sunday night. According to the UK-based … Continue reading

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At least 25 killed in Syria violence as U.N.-backed truce looks in tatters

Syrian regime forces shot dead 25 people after storming several opposition strongholds throughout the country, according to local monitors said, as a U.N.-backed truce entered a second month looking in tatters. Army forces rained shells on rebel strongholds Douma and … Continue reading

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