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Egypt: Boat sinking underlines wider tragedy for refugees from Syria

Egypt: Boat sinking underlines wider tragedy for refugees from Syria

Yesterday’s shipwreck off the coast of Alexandria that drowned at least 12 people, many believed to be refugees from Syria, highlights the crushing life-and-death decisions facing many who fled to Egypt to escape Syria’s armed conflict, Amnesty International said.  The...

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Syria's National Council not to attend Geneva 2: sources

Syria's National Council not to attend Geneva 2: sources

Syria's National Council (SNC) have decided on Friday meeting not to participate in Geneva peace conference regarding Syrian conflict, threatening to quit from the main opposition group, National Coalition, if its agreed to negotiate with Bashar al-Assad regime in Geneva 2, reliable...

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Syrian Chemical Weapons Site Near Rebel-Held Targets Bombed By Air Force

Syrian Chemical Weapons Site Near Rebel-Held Targets Bombed By Air Force

 Syrian air force warplanes bombarded rebel-held targets close to a major chemical weapons facility on Friday in fighting that highlights the perils facing an international mission to eliminate President Bashar al-Assad's chemical arsenal.   The...

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Nobel Peace Prize for chemical watchdog is an 'award to Assad'

Nobel Peace Prize for chemical watchdog is an 'award to Assad'

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to a chemical weapons inspectors has been attacked as premature and giving support to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Opponents of the Syrian dictator said the award of the prize to the Organisation for the Prohibition of...

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Video: Syria rebel with rifle in one hand, textbooks in other

Video: Syria rebel with rifle in one hand, textbooks in other

  University student Abu Yassin never imagined picking up a gun and fighting the Syrian regime, but all that changed when he saw a little boy bleeding to death in his father's arms . Source: AFP  

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Jihadi-led rebels accused of war crime in Syria

Jihadi-led rebels accused of war crime in Syria

  Jihadi-led rebel fighters in Syria committed a war crime when they killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200 during an offensive against pro-regime villages, an international human rights group said Friday.   The Aug. 4 attacks on...

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France Ambassador to Syria delays his flight to carry sample of rebel's schools exams

France Ambassador to Syria delays his flight to carry sample of rebel's schools exams

France Ambassador to Syria has delayed his flight from Gaziantep, Turkey to Paris days ago to pick up a sample of the first high school exams that took place in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo, according to the director of Education office in the local Council of the city....

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French Jihadist kills 10 soldiers in a suicide bombing in Aleppo

French Jihadist kills 10 soldiers in a suicide bombing in Aleppo

A French Muslim, fighting alongside armed rebels against the Syrian regime, has carried out a suicide bombing against an army position in Aleppo province, a monitoring group said on Friday, France Press Agency reported. The man killed 10 soldiers in the bombing during a...

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Assad troops backed with Shia fighters capture two suburbs of Damascus

Assad troops backed with Shia fighters capture two suburbs of Damascus

Assad army troops and Shia fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad captured two southern suburbs of Damascus on Friday, killing at least 70 people, opposition activists said to Reuters. The fighters, including some from the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah and Iraqi...

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Syrian Trade Routes Shift as Cucumbers Carve Out Divisions

Syrian Trade Routes Shift as Cucumbers Carve Out Divisions

The cucumbers at Haitham Mohammad’s stall used to travel a few miles to Damascus from the lush fields of Ghouta around the Syrian capital. They now get shipped from more than 200 kilometers (124 miles) away. The produce comes from the northern Aleppo Province after anti-government rebels...

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UNICEF: Child refugees face exploitation

UNICEF: Child refugees face exploitation

   UNICEF has said that the child refugees who fled Syria's war are vulnerable to exploitation including early marriage, domestic violence and child labour, despite efforts to keep them in school. More than one million children, some without parents or close...

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Chemical weapons Inspectors visit 3 Syria sites

Chemical weapons Inspectors visit 3 Syria sites

International inspectors have so far visited three sites linked to Syria's chemical weapons program, a spokesman said Thursday, as the team races to destroy the country's stockpile and delivery systems amid a raging civil war. Underscoring the complexity of the mission, a regime warplane...

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Al-Qaeda affiliates and rebels recapture a strategic town, northern Syria

Al-Qaeda affiliates and rebels recapture a strategic town, northern Syria

Al-Qaeda linked-groups with FSA rebels recaptured  a strategic town in northern Syria,  field sources told Zaman Alwasl.   The Islamic State in Iraq and and al-Sham  and Jabhat al-Nusrah have controlled  Khanasir, a town that sits on the government supply...

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Turkey to provide education in Arabic for refugees, to accept opposition certificates

Turkey to provide education in Arabic for refugees, to accept opposition certificates

  Free Syrian students Union stated via social media that the Turkish Government would accept the Syrian Students who got the high school certificate in rebel-held areas under the supervision of opposition National coalition in its universities and educational institutions....

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Reuters: U.S. suggests destruction unit for Syria's chemical weapons

Reuters: U.S. suggests destruction unit for Syria's chemical weapons

The Pentagon is suggesting the world's chemical weapons watchdog use a U.S.-made mobile destruction unit in  Syria  to neutralize the country's toxic stockpile, officials told Reuters. It gave a briefing on the unit on Tuesday to officials at the Hague-based Organization for...

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Assad air raids on rebels 'kill 30'

Assad air raids on rebels 'kill 30'

 Syrian air raids on rebel positions in the northern Aleppo and southern Daraa provinces killed 30 people on Thursday, including civilians, a monitoring group said . With the world's attention trained on Syria's chemical weapons, set to be destroyed by...

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Footage shows Hezbollah executing wounded Syrian rebels

Footage shows Hezbollah executing wounded Syrian rebels

  Footage has surfaced on the internet showed militants of Iran's proxy, Hezbollah, executing wounded Syrian rebels  the border city with Lebanon, Qusayr. '' We are killing them for the sake of God,'' one of militants said, without any mercy, many bullets were fired on rebel...

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Homs:  appeals to save people lives in western countryside

Homs: appeals to save people lives in western countryside

Translation from Arabic by Yusra Ahmed - Military and Local councils of al-Zara village near Tal-kalakh appealed to the National Coalition and for all humanitarian organizations to interfere as soon as possible to save thousands of lives of this region. The appeal,...

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