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Syria's Food Shortages Put A Damper On Ramadan 2013

Syria's Food Shortages Put A Damper On Ramadan 2013

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Wednesday, many Syrians who observe the daily dawn-to-dusk fast that is broken with lavish family meals are struggling to find the usually festive mood and holiday warmth as the country's bloody conflict rages for a third year. In one rebel-held...

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U.S. arms haven't reached Syrian rebels, analysts say

U.S. arms haven't reached Syrian rebels, analysts say

 A month after the White House announced it was boosting aid to the Syrian opposition, rebel leaders say they have seen little or no evidence of U.S.-supplied arms entering the country and momentum on the ground is shifting toward the regime, analysts say.   It is...

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Events in Egypt may influence, won't define Syria war

Events in Egypt may influence, won't define Syria war

The fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt  has put a new spring in the step of Bashar al-Assad, who sees it as a sign that Islamists - including those spearheading the Sunni-dominated rebellion against him - are in decline. Exuding confidence after a recent successful army...

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U.N. calls on Lebanon's Hezbollah to stop involvement in Syria

U.N. calls on Lebanon's Hezbollah to stop involvement in Syria

 The U.N. Security Council called on Lebanese Hezbollah militants on Wednesday to end any involvement in the conflict in neighboring  Syria , while Lebanon's U.N. envoy pledged that his country would keep its borders open to Syrians fleeing the violence. Hezbollah has sent...

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Syrian rebel blockade in Aleppo leaves thousands hungry: activists

Syrian rebel blockade in Aleppo leaves thousands hungry: activists

    Syrian rebels have intensified their blockade of government-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo, where residents now face severe food shortages, opposition activists said on Tuesday. Bustan al-Qasr route, had been blocked by FSA units. 'We can't move food at...

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Egypt FM: 'Entry visa' It's only for a transitional period

Egypt FM: 'Entry visa' It's only for a transitional period

Syrians travelling to Egypt are now required to apply for a visa, after the authorities in Cairo issued a new rule amid soaring unrest in the country, consulate staff in Beirut told AFP on Tuesday. "There is a decision from Cairo that any Syrian travelling to Egypt must apply for a visa...

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Egyptian regulations besiege Syrians, 8 passengers delay a flight

Egyptian regulations besiege Syrians, 8 passengers delay a flight

    Egyptian Airlines has delayed its flight to Beirut for 3 hours after the refusing of 8 Syrian passengers to be deported on the same plane to Beirut, according to the new Egyptian regulations which require visas and security clearances for Syrian nationals. Ninety-five...

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'They can't succeed without us': Women take front-line role in Syria conflict

'They can't succeed without us': Women take front-line role in Syria conflict

Nora Husari worked at a beauty salon before the war in Syria broke out. Today, she carries an AK-47 and plays a deadly game of cat and mouse in the bombed out remains of her former home. "I've seen children and women crying in front of my eyes because Bashar al-Assad killed their...

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 Syrian Regime held Talks with Kurdish groups in Qamishli

Syrian Regime held Talks with Kurdish groups in Qamishli

 Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad last month sent a three-man delegation to Qamishli for negotiations with Kurdish political parties “to resolve the Kurdish issue,” a knowledgeable source said to RUDWA, Kurdish website.   “A three-man delegation...

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Egypt deports Syrians and Palestinians to Assad prisons

Egypt deports Syrians and Palestinians to Assad prisons

  The Information Office of the Revolutionary Command Council in Damascus said That Egyptian security forces had arrested and deported a group of young Syrians and Palestinians, on charges of fomenting riots, ''they are now being detained in the prisons of the regime of Bashar...

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Al-Hasakah joins the fight with Assad forces

Al-Hasakah joins the fight with Assad forces

Al-Hasakah, north-east corner of Syria has joined the armed revolution after sudden clashes with the Assad forces in the center of the city. A group of defected officers from Syria Army have established '' Infantry Division-15'' as new armed group joins the Free Syrian Army....

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Cautious calm prevails between FSA and militia of 'Iraq and al-Sham'

Cautious calm prevails between FSA and militia of 'Iraq and al-Sham'

Cautious calm prevailed in al-Dana, the Syrian border village with Turkey, after fierce clashes killing 25 fighters between Free Syrian Army and the ' State of Iraq and al-Sham' militia.  The small town has been under the control of Islamic group months ago. Abo usama...

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Islamic group arrests media activist in Ar Raqqa

Islamic group arrests media activist in Ar Raqqa

Militants of 'The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham' in Ar Raqqa have arrested Journalist Mohamed Matar, 20-year-old,  during his sit-in in front of the governorate headquarter.     The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham which took control on Ar raqqa...

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Fiji confirms another 380 U.N. peacekeepers for Golan

Fiji confirms another 380 U.N. peacekeepers for Golan

 Fiji has announced it will send a further 380 troops to join a U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights, lifting the Pacific nation's contribution to 562.   The move comes after several countries withdrew from the peacekeeping force due to escalating violence...

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Al-Khatib fails to join political  board of coalition

Al-Khatib fails to join political board of coalition

  Zaman Alwasl reported that Sheikh Mouaz al-Khatib, former coalition president, had nominated himself for the Political board of the National Coalition but he didn't achieve the required quorum. Two day ago the National Coalition has elected its political commission...

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"Brigade 313" adopts car bomb of Hezbollah stronghold

A car bomb rocked a stronghold of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group south of the Lebanese capital Tuesday, wounding at least 53 people and setting several cars ablaze in the most serious knock-on effect from Syria's civil war on its smaller neighbor since the Syrian crisis began,...

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Syrian citizens in Turkey welcome Ramadan with a heavy heart

Syrian citizens in Turkey welcome Ramadan with a heavy heart

Syrian citizens, being away from their native land, in Turkey welcomed  Ramadan  with a heavy heart. Syrians, wishing peace settlement in their country, were praying to return to  Syria. "We pray for ending the pain and tear in holy  Ramadan  month" said one...

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Davutoglu received newly elected premier of National Coalition

Davutoglu received newly elected premier of National Coalition

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet  Davutoglu  received the newly elected interim Prime Minister of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad Assi Jarba in Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday. Davutoglu  came together with Jarba at the ministry's residence where...

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