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Lebanon's Hariri vows to confront Sunni radicals

Lebanon's Hariri vows to confront Sunni radicals

Leading Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri vowed on Friday to tackle sectarian radicalism in his Sunni sect but said Shi'ite Hezbollah must end its involvement in  Syria  if Lebanon is to avoid being drawn into a "sectarian holocaust". Citing the example set by his...

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Obama to meet Jordan’s king in California desert

Obama to meet Jordan’s king in California desert

President Barack Obama will launch a new round of Middle East diplomacy Friday in a plush oasis in the arid California desert, hosting a Valentine’s Day summit with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Obama and the king will swap the piles of snow in Washington for the Sunnylands retreat at...

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Hamas objects to U.N. human rights book in schools

Hamas objects to U.N. human rights book in schools

    Gaza's Hamas authorities have blocked a U.N. refugee agency from introducing textbooks promoting human rights into local schools, saying it ignores Palestinian cultural mores and focuses too heavily on "peaceful" means of conflict resolution....

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Militants seize part of north Iraq town, villages

Militants seize part of north Iraq town, villages

Gunmen seized part of Sulaiman Bek town and nearby villages in northern Iraq on Thursday, Agence France-Presse reported local officials as saying. This is considered to be the latest instance of authorities losing ground to militants, who have held all of the city of Fallujah and parts...

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Bombs kill at least 17 across Iraq: police and medics

Bombs kill at least 17 across Iraq: police and medics

At least 17 civilians and soldiers were killed in car and roadside bomb attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medics said. No group claimed responsibility for any of the attacks, but Sunni Islamists and other insurgents have been regaining ground in a violent campaign to...

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Lebanese army seizes top al Qaeda-linked militant

Lebanese army seizes top al Qaeda-linked militant

Lebanon's army on Wednesday arrested a senior al Qaeda-linked militant described by security sources as a "mastermind of car bombs" that have targeted several Shi'ite areas in recent months. Security sources said the arrest of Naim Abbas could help uncover radical jihadi cells in...

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Iranians rally to mark 35 years of revolution

Iranians rally to mark 35 years of revolution

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the streets of the Iranian capital and cities around the country to mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. In Tehran, huge crowds thronged central Azadi square on Tuesday for a speech by the president Hassan Rouhani, his...

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Lebanon:  Car bomb kills 4 in Lebanon's Hermel

Lebanon: Car bomb kills 4 in Lebanon's Hermel

Lebanon: A suspected suicide car bombing killed at least four people and wounded 42 others in a bustling neighborhood in the northeastern town of Hermel Thursday, a security source told The Daily Star. The blast occurred during the morning rush hour near the town’s...

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Worries Mount as Syria Lures West’s Muslims

Worries Mount as Syria Lures West’s Muslims

 A rising number of radicalized young Muslims with Western passports are traveling to  Syria  to fight with the rebels against the government of Bashar al-Assad, raising fears among American and European intelligence officials of a new terrorist threat when the fighters return...

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Lebanese Islamic Council calls on Hezbollah to withdraw fighters from Syria

Lebanese Islamic Council calls on Hezbollah to withdraw fighters from Syria

The Higher Islamic Council (HIC) held on Saturday a meeting under the chairmanship of its vice-president Omar Mesqawi, where discussions focused on the political and religious situations in the country.              The conferees...

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Iran cuts Hamas funding for supporting the Syria's revolution

Iran cuts Hamas funding for supporting the Syria's revolution

The two former close allies have also ceased military cooperation, effectively ending a warm relationship that saw Tehran provide weapons, technical know-how and military training to Hamas fighters. The rupture has been caused by Hamas's refusal to toe the Iranian line by supporting...

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British doctor dies in Syria as hospital is shelled

British doctor dies in Syria as hospital is shelled

A British doctor who left his home, family and job in the UK to help civilians wounded by the conflict in  Syria  has died after the makeshift hospital he was working in was shelled. Dr Isa Abdur Rahman, 26, was working as a volunteer in the north-western city of Idlib with the...

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Syria: why lifting arms embargo to supply rebels could be game-changing

Syria: why lifting arms embargo to supply rebels could be game-changing

For the past year, rebel groups that took their war to  Syria 's main cities have been unable to finish what they started. Pinned down by air power and shelling that can hit them wherever they are, opposition fighters have barely advanced in Aleppo and Damascus; their gains in some areas...

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Patriotic values is making a difference

Patriotic values is making a difference

,  Friday, May 24, 2013 Smoke and fire rises after explosives were dropped by a Syrian government warplane in Yabroud near Damascus, Syria, Monday May 20, 2013. The Syrian regime claims there is no civil war in the country but that the army is fighting foreign-backed terrorists...

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Syria: Death and Prayers in Damascus

Syria: Death and Prayers in Damascus

The golden cupola of the Sayyida Zainab mosque glints, magnificent, against the clear sky. In the courtyard, children play amid shoes shed by their parents before they entered to pray. Only the crack of gunfire, the hissing of bullets overhead and mortar fire close by disturbs the tranquil...

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Syrian rebels vow to punish militant who 'ate dead soldier's organs in online video'

Syrian rebels vow to punish militant who 'ate dead soldier's organs in online video'

 The Free Syrian Army vowed on Wednesday to punish those committing atrocities, as anger mounted at a video showing a rebel filmed apparently cutting out and eating the organs of a soldier. "Any act contrary to the values that the Syrian people have paid their blood and lost...

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