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Blast kills four in Bab Touma

Blast kills four in Bab Touma

An explosion struck the Christian Bab Touma district in the Old City of Damascus on Thursday in what  Syria n state television said was a suicide bombing. Opposition sources said it was a mortar attack. It was the first major blast reported inside the walls of the Old City, a UNESCO...

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Three reasons to care in Domiz Town

Three reasons to care in Domiz Town

   Domiz Camp is overcrowded – 45,000 people living in a place designed for 25,000 – so people look for other places to live.  Many refugees have moved into the cities and towns of Kurdistan, Iraq. This is where I met Ahmed, Shaheen and Hadija. Three reasons...

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Syria war likely to drag on, Red Cross president says

Syria war likely to drag on, Red Cross president says

The Red Cross said on Thursday it was planning humanitarian operations for an extended conflict in  Syria  in the absence of any sign of a political solution and military stalemate between rebels and government troops. Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of...

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Talkalakh :Ethnic cleansing by Hezbollah, Shabiha and Assad's Forces

Talkalakh :Ethnic cleansing by Hezbollah, Shabiha and Assad's Forces

  The full Report about Tal Kalakh Prepared by Syrian Network for Human Rights Period covered: 18/6/2013 to 25/6/2013   Lebanese Hezbollah accompanied by Shabiha and Syrian Government's Armed Forces started wide attack in the period...

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Angela Merkel warns against arms in Syria: ‘Incalculable’ risks

Angela Merkel warns against arms in Syria: ‘Incalculable’ risks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that arming Syrian rebels is a bad idea, and parliamentary leaders ought to think long and hard before acting. “The risks would be incalculable,” she said in an address to Parliament, The Associated Press reported. Ms. Merkel also...

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Angelina Jolie wants to adopt Syrian orphan after visiting al-Zaatari Syrian refugee camp

Angelina Jolie wants to adopt Syrian orphan after visiting al-Zaatari Syrian refugee camp

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are said to want two more children and are thinking of adopting a Syrian orphan from a refugee camp in Jordan. Prolific humanitarian Angelina is said to have made the decision in Jordan last week, and hopes the high-profile adoption would help raise awareness of...

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Assad army declares victory in Tal Kalakh

Assad army declares victory in Tal Kalakh

The Assad army, backed by Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite group, declared victory over a second city in the central province of Homs, Al Arabiya television channel reported on Wednesday. The city was already under the regime control in most of it Activists said. The...

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Russia reports pullout from Its base in Tartus

Russia reports pullout from Its base in Tartus

 Russia has evacuated all military personnel from its small naval base in Syria, Russian news organizations reported Wednesday. The base, at Tartus on the Mediterranean, has been Russia’s only foothold in the Middle East. Although it is a minor facility, its importance has...

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Susan Rice: Syria inaction a 'stain' on security council

Susan Rice: Syria inaction a 'stain' on security council

Susan Rice has called the UN Security Council's inaction on the Syrian war "a stain" on the body, in final remarks as US ambassador to the organisation. She criticised Russia and China for vetoing three resolutions that would have increased pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad....

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Hezbollah prepares for new battle in Aleppo

Hezbollah prepares for new battle in Aleppo

Tens of Hezbollah militants occupied a school, close to Shia villages in Aleppo, to make it a military point, Aleppo Media center reported. 500 fighter have gathered there in step to break the siege implemented by FSA on the Nobul and Zahraa, Pro-Assad towns and the mean...

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25 Syrians  stabbed by unknown assailants in  Beirut

25 Syrians stabbed by unknown assailants in Beirut

  25 Syrian riding a van in the area of Jisr al-Wati in Sin el-Fil were attacked with knives on Wednesday by several assailants, the state-run National News Agency reported. NNA said that the passengers, who included Lebanese, Palestinians and Syrians, were heading to a studio to...

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Why do we still put Syrian refugees in tents? IKEA has a new idea

Why do we still put Syrian refugees in tents? IKEA has a new idea

This World Refugee Day, Swedish furniture maker IKEA offers up a new design for a shelter that would offer more privacy and comfort than the ubiquitous canvas tent. Nothing says misery like a hot tent in a refugee camp. That's especially true when a family spends year after year...

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Bashar al-Assad’s uncle sells Paris mansion for 70 million euros

Bashar al-Assad’s uncle sells Paris mansion for 70 million euros

Bashar al-Assad’s uncle has hastily sold a sprawling Paris mansion for 70 million euros after it had been on the market for 100 million euros, apparently fearing it could be seized by police, it emerged on Tuesday. Rifaat al-Assad, who allegedly has the blood of at least 25,000...

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More than 100,000 killed in Syria since uprising started in 2011, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

More than 100,000 killed in Syria since uprising started in 2011, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

More than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the country's uprising in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog said in a new toll on Wednesday. The toll was now 100,191 people, with at least 36,661 civilians killed, along with 25,000 regime...

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Syrian refugee flees all the way to Colombia to escape the violence at home

Syrian refugee flees all the way to Colombia to escape the violence at home

 Millions of Syrians have been displaced internally by their civil war or fled abroad, but few have gone as far as Ahmed to escape the violence. Now he is a refugee in Bogota, learning Spanish so he can support himself in Colombia. Ahmed, aged 25, had a normal life in Syria with a job,...

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  Geneva 2 unlikely to take place in July: Lakhdar Brahimi

Geneva 2 unlikely to take place in July: Lakhdar Brahimi

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Tuesday that a conference on ending the war in  Syria  was unlikely to take place in July as he had hoped, and called on the United States and  Russia  to help contain the conflict. Brahimi was speaking to reporters...

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Syrian army hits rebels, Riyadh accuses Assad of genocide

Syrian army hits rebels, Riyadh accuses Assad of genocide

  Syria's military pounded rebel bastions in Damascus on Tuesday and   Saudi Arabia   demanded an arms embargo on what it called President Bashar al-Assad's genocidal and illegitimate regime. Attacking  Iran , Russia and Lebanon's Hezbollah for supporting Assad,...

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Counterterrorism Court Used to Stifle Dissent in Syria

Counterterrorism Court Used to Stifle Dissent in Syria

    The  Syrian  regime is using its sweeping Counterterrorism Law and its recently established special court against human rights defenders and other peaceful activists. On June 26, 2013, the court will resume the trial of Mazen Darwish and four of his...

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