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 Unannounced Israel-U.S. missile test fuels jitters over Syria

Unannounced Israel-U.S. missile test fuels jitters over Syria

Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did not announce the launch in advance, prompting a disclosure by  Russia  that kept the world on edge as the United States weighed an attack on Syria. The morning launch was first reported by Moscow...

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Sweden offers residency to all Syrian refugees

Sweden offers residency to all Syrian refugees

Swedish migration authorities have ruled that all Syrian asylum seekers who have come to Sweden will be granted permanent residency in light of the worsening conflict in  Syria . Sweden is the first country in the EU to offer permanent residency to refugees from Syria, news agency TT...

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NATO chief convinced Syrian government behind chemical attack

NATO chief convinced Syrian government behind chemical attack

NATO's secretary-general said on Monday he had seen evidence convincing him Syrian authorities were behind a deadly chemical weapons attack and said it would send a "dangerous signal to dictators" if the world did not respond firmly. However, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said it was up to...

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Syrian Rebels Want U.S. to Hit Hard, or Not at All

Syrian Rebels Want U.S. to Hit Hard, or Not at All

As the U.S. Congress prepares to debate military action against the Syrian regime, rebel commanders and fighters on the ground say that it would take a decisive strike to aid them in their fight. Salim Idris, the chief of staff of the Free Syrian Army's (FSA) Supreme Military Council, says...

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Top U.S. Republicans back Syria strike as refugee crisis mounts

Top U.S. Republicans back Syria strike as refugee crisis mounts

U.S. President Barack Obama won the backing of two top Republicans in Congress in his call for limited U.S. strikes on  Syria  to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians. Speaking after the United Nations said 2 million...

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Will Congress Support Military Action In Syria?

Will Congress Support Military Action In Syria?

As members of Congress consider President Obama’s request to authorize military force in Syria, following evidence that President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons killed over 1,400 people, a ThinkProgress analysis of the public statements of 232 Representatives found that 126...

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Russia And China Provide Practically No Aid To Syrian Refugees

Russia And China Provide Practically No Aid To Syrian Refugees

Providing funding for Syria’s two million refugees has fallen largely on the United States and its European allies, with some of the top international opponents to possible U.S. military action against Syria also double as the ones ignoring the growing refugee crisis. While the debate on...

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Syria neighbours brace for refugees fleeing US strike

Syria neighbours brace for refugees fleeing US strike

Syria's neighbours are bracing for an influx of refugees fleeing their country in fear of US-led military action, compounding what the UN has branded a "disgraceful humanitarian calamity." The movement could deepen an already enormous regional refugee crisis. The numbers of Syrians...

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Homs activists appeal to save life of heroic doctor

Homs activists appeal to save life of heroic doctor

Activists from the embattled city of Homs called for an immediate transfer for prominent Human rights activist outside Homs to receive treatment after suffering from a serious disease. The appeal for Human Rights organizations to help Dr. Anas al-Akhras, well-known...

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Sectarian tone raises in coastal cities over US Strike

Sectarian tone raises in coastal cities over US Strike

  Fears of sectarian revenge have raised among people of rebel-held areas in Latakia province, especially the Sunni neighborhoods of Jableh city and villages like Slama, al-Heffa and other villages with Turkman minorities.   Revolution supporters of the embattled...

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My heart is deeply wounded by what is happening in Syria: Pope Francis

My heart is deeply wounded by what is happening in Syria: Pope Francis

 Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons, but he called for a negotiated settlement of the civil war in Syria, and announced he would lead a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace there on Sept. 7. Francis abandoned the traditional religious theme of the...

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  Syria's opposition incites US congressmen for positive vote

Syria's opposition incites US congressmen for positive vote

Syria's opposition called on the U.S. congress to approve military action against President Bashar al-Assad and said any intervention should be accompanied with more arms for the rebels. Senior opposition member told Zaman Alwasl that Coalition envoy in Washington set a plan to...

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Syria refugees top 2 million mark, 1.8 in 12 months, 5000 daily: UN

Syria refugees top 2 million mark, 1.8 in 12 months, 5000 daily: UN

The U.N. refugee agency says the number of refugees fleeing Syria's violence has surpassed the 2 million mark — another tragic sign of a civil war that shows no sign of letting up. Antonio Guterres, the head of the Office for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, says Syria is...

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McCain: congress's failure would undermine US credibility

McCain: congress's failure would undermine US credibility

Senator John McCain said Monday that Congress's failure to authorize military action in Syria would be "catastrophic" because it would undermine US credibility. "It would undermine the credibility of the United States of America and the president of the United States. None of us want that,"...

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In Syria, Anger and Mockery as Obama Delays Plan

In Syria, Anger and Mockery as Obama Delays Plan

President Obama’s decision to seek Congressional approval for a military strike in response to reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria drew a range of reactions from Syrians on Sunday, with rebel leaders expressing disappointment and goverment leaders questioning Mr. Obama’s...

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Calls for Assad to step down before US strike

Calls for Assad to step down before US strike

  An initiative demands Assad to step down and forming a military council negotiates opposition Zaman Alwasl obtained a copy of an initiative appealing officers from regime’s army who still believe in themselves as protectors and defenders for the “nation” not...

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  US strike pushes Assad's Media to shift cooking programs into fighting imperialism

US strike pushes Assad's Media to shift cooking programs into fighting imperialism

  Syrian state-run channels have unified its broadcasting as the US strike getting close. The danger of Obama's strike will undermine the world peace when the 'Imperialist America' will invade the country of resistance and the last citadel in the face of Israel, Assad's...

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Arab League: Only UN can stop Syria crimes

Arab League: Only UN can stop Syria crimes

Secretary general insists military action "is out of the question" unless United Nations gives green light. The head of the Arab League has said military intervention in Syria is not an option - a further blow to United States efforts to act over a chemical weapons attack in Damascus last...

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