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Iran sent 18,000 Afghan militiamen to Syria: study

Iran sent 18,000 Afghan militiamen to Syria: study

(Middle East Institute)- While much ink has been spilled about how Iran’s involvement in the Syrian civil war has fueled sectarianism and instability in the Arab world, the implications of Iran’s increasing recruitment of Afghan and Pakistani Shiites on security and stability in South Asia...

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Photo of dead Syrian boy boosts fundraising 100-fold

Photo of dead Syrian boy boosts fundraising 100-fold

An iconic photo of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach had a greater impact on fundraising efforts for Syrian refugees than hundreds of thousands of deaths, a study has shown. The photo of Kurdi appeared in media across the world in the days after he...

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Why is there war in Syria?

Why is there war in Syria?

(CNN)- According to the UN, more than 400,000 people have died in Syria's civil war. Thousands of these victims have included women and children caught in the crossfire In the most recent horrific scenes, children were said to have been burned alive as the Syrian government...

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Al-Qaeda Steps Back to Let Nusra Move Forward in Syria

Al-Qaeda Steps Back to Let Nusra Move Forward in Syria

By Hassan Hassan and Bassam Barabandi (The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy)- In a well-publicized announcement on Thursday, Jabhat al-Nusra announced that it was changing its name in order to distance itself from the al-Qaeda brand. The maneuver was a well-executed public relations...

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