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'Secret Art Sale for Syria', Initiative by Cambridge International Arts

'Secret Art Sale for Syria', Initiative by Cambridge International Arts

Cambridge International Arts is providing the opportunity for artists and others to draw or paint for Syria – raising money for  Oxfam’s Syria Campaign .  Secret Art Sale for Syria  invites you to contribute a piece of original art in any medium on an A5 piece of paper....

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CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels

CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels

The CIA is expanding a clandestine effort to train opposition fighters in Syria amid concern that moderate, U.S.-backed militias are rapidly losing ground in the country’s civil war, U.S. officials said. But the CIA program is so minuscule that it is expected to produce only a few hundred...

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Christians under threat in Syria as Islamist extremists gain influence

Christians under threat in Syria as Islamist extremists gain influence

When radical Islamists tore down a cross and hoisted a black flag above a church in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah last week, it underscored the increasingly hostile environment for the country’s Christians. Although Syria is majority Sunni Muslim, it is one of the most religiously and...

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Rebels executed 2 men to implement Shariah, Syrian Watchdog says

Rebels executed 2 men to implement Shariah, Syrian Watchdog says

Rebel fighters executed 2 men, by shots on the head, and threw their corpses in the main market of Yabroud city, Damascus countryside along with a paper which mentioned that the men were subject to Shariah punishment, Syrian  watchdog  said.   The...

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Fighting Between Rebels Intensifies Over a Strategic Town in Syria

Fighting Between Rebels Intensifies Over a Strategic Town in Syria

A group of powerful rebel brigades in northern Syria is struggling to defuse an armed standoff pitting insurgents against an affiliate of Al Qaeda for control of a strategic town near the Turkish border.   The conflict over the town, Azaz, has shuttered a Turkish...

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Weapons Inspectors report progress in Syria

Weapons Inspectors report progress in Syria

 International inspectors racing to meet a mid-2014 deadline to eliminate Syria's chemical stockpile said Thursday they have made "encouraging initial progress" in their mission, and hope to start onsite inspections and begin disabling equipment within the next week. An advance team of...

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HRW: Syria's Political Detainees Tortured, Killed

HRW: Syria's Political Detainees Tortured, Killed

   The Syrian government is unlawfully holding tens of thousands of political detainees solely on the basis of their peaceful activity, Human Rights Watch said today in opening a campaign to cast light on their fate. Many have been held for long periods and tortured....

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Syrian rebels urge rival groups to end infighting

Syrian rebels urge rival groups to end infighting

Six Syrian rebel groups called on al-Qaida and its rival Western-backed rebels to end their infighting in northern Syria as international inspectors tasked with overseeing the destruction of the government's chemical arsenal pressed on with their second full day of work in the...

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Severe capmaign by Assad aginst exchange agents, arrests and shutdowns

Severe capmaign by Assad aginst exchange agents, arrests and shutdowns

  Severe campaign by Syrian regime authorities on money exchange offices in Damascus where a series of closing shuts offices with arrests for the owners and employees to curb the illegal currency trading, the Assad-run SANA news agency reported. Special source told...

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Coalition Ambassador to Doha clarify inner disputes in the first Opposition Embassy

Coalition Ambassador to Doha clarify inner disputes in the first Opposition Embassy

    Syria's opposition Ambassador to Doha expressed his sorrow for the collective resignation by 4 employees including the consul last week. Mr. Nizar al-Heraki described the resignation of Consul Omar Idlebi with other three employees as “ a surprising act",...

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"Humanitarian disaster" in Damascus suburbs, UNSC urges access for aid

 A medical source from the embattled Ghouta towns revealed death of 6 children at least because of famine and lack of food, "we are not in Somalia,'' the source said to Zaman Alwasl. '' People are dying under severe siege by Bassar al-Assad forces to rebel-held areas....

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Syrian pound strengthens against US dollar after UN resolution approved

Syrian pound strengthens against US dollar after UN resolution approved

    The exchange rate of the Syrian pound rapidly strengthened against the US dollar recently after the international community agreed to resolve the chemical weapon crisis within the United Nations framework.   The Syrian pound showed more than 20...

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Rebels hit reconnaissance aircraft near Damascus

Rebels hit reconnaissance aircraft near Damascus

    Rebels in Damascus countryside have downed a reconnaissance aircraft  (portable by a parachute) for the first time, according to footage has surfaced on the internet .   Analysts assured that Assad's air force take into account the...

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Syrian man converts to Christianity when he wakes up from coma

Syrian man converts to Christianity when he wakes up from coma

A Muslim man who had a sudden brain aneurysm that left him in a coma has converted to Christianity following a near-miraculous recovery. Karim Shamsi-Basha was in a coma for a month in 1992 but when he woke up, he began a 20-year journey that lead to him becoming a Christian.  His...

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Syria Armenians move to disputed territory

Syria Armenians move to disputed territory

Azerbaijan on Wednesday accused Armenia of resettling Syrian refugees in a disputed territory the two have been fighting over for decades. Azerbaijan's UN ambassador said the rival neighbor had started a "very dangerous process" by moving Syrian Armenians into Nagorny Karabakh. Armenia...

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UN urges Kuwait to host Syria aid conference

UN urges Kuwait to host Syria aid conference

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) , Ban Ki- moon urged Kuwait to host the second donors' conference for Syrian humanitarian relief, KUNA news agency reported.   Ban expressed hope "for Kuwait to host the second donors' conference to support the humanitarian situation...

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Aoun doesn't object Hezbollah engagement in Syria

Aoun doesn't object Hezbollah engagement in Syria

Aoun says he doesn't object Hezbollah engagement in Syria in the absence of political solution, stresses he won't run for presidency Change and Reform parliamentary bloc leader, MP Michel Aoun, said the solution for the Syrian refugees influx does not lie in bringing donations...

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Al Qaida fighters resume attack on rebels in northern Syria

Al Qaida fighters resume attack on rebels in northern Syria

Fighters loyal to al Qaida have opened up a new offensive against a U.S.-backed rebel group that once escorted U.S. Sen. John McCain into northern Syria, according to Internet postings and news accounts. The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, an al Qaida affiliate whose fighters come from a...

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