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Where next for Russia in Syria?

Aljazeera.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
A good means of predicting what Moscow's next steps in the Syria conflict is to listen to what Russian political and military leaders say and prepare for the opposite.
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In Syria's Mangled Economy, Truckers Stitch Together Warring Regions

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 24, 2016‎
AL-MABROKEH, Syria—Just before this stretch of Kurdish-controlled territory gives way to Islamic State land, there is a lonely checkpoint consisting of a table, plastic chair and tarp.
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US-backed Syrian militias not preparing assault on Islamic State capital: spokesman

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
Movements by the fighters in the U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, and leaflets dropped on Raqqa urging its citizens to leave had given rise to speculation that they were about to attack the city.
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Concerns grow about abuses, war crimes in Syria

Deutsche Welle - ‎7 hours ago‎
However, the incident in Syria's largest city is now being taken as an example of other abuses carried out by rebel groups, including forces affiliated with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), at a time when intra-Syrian talks on the country's future, as well ...
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Paving the way to peace in Syria

Belfast Telegraph - ‎7 hours ago‎
So, the way to peace in Syria is to enforce a ceasefire between Assad and moderate rebels and destroy Isis. That is a realistic proposition.

Syria: Could Tehran Face Charges of Mercenary Crimes?

Asharq Alawsat - ‎4 hours ago‎
“We have to take a hard look at our role in the war in Syria,” says General Mohsen Kazemaini who commands the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's forces in Tehran.
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Syria's refugee crisis focus of interactive exhibit

Daily Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
"Anti-refugee rhetoric and cynical efforts by politicians to create more hurdles won't make the U.S. any safer," says Aljundi, who came to Massachusetts from Syria in 2012 to attend graduate school. "Thousands of Syrian refugee families are waiting in ...
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NHS doctor leaves family in Sheffield to 'join Islamic State in Syria'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎22 hours ago‎
An NHS doctor who spent seven years working in Britain left his wife and two children in Sheffield to join Isil fighters, it has emerged.

Syria civil war: Russia calls for 'regime of calm'

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Russia has called for a temporary truce to begin in two towns in the Damascus countryside after multiple attacks in northwestern Syria killed at least 150 people. The Russian defence ministry wants the truce in the towns of Daraya and Eastern Ghouta to ...
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Shared Tragedy

BBC News - ‎22 hours ago‎
When it comes to the ongoing war in Syria, the media spotlight has generally focused on action in key cities, notably Damascus, Raqqa, Aleppo and Homs.
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No 'yellow card' for Ahrar Al-Sham in Syria despite massacre reports – State Dept.

RT - ‎18 hours ago‎
Ahrar Al-Sham (Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham al-Islamiyya or “Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant”) is one of the largest rebel groups in Syria, and belongs to the Saudi-backed High Negotiating Committee (HNC). It is considered a party to the ...

Accounting for human rights: lessons from Syria

Open Democracy - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Syrian refugee crisis has garnered much attention from the media and the international community, but how do we channel this attention into action that results in effective and sustained protection of refugees?
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Pope prays for victims of terrorist attacks in Syria

Vatican Radio - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Syrian Army soldier inspects a damaged emergency room in a hospital hit by a terrorist attack. Following his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of the terrorist attacks that took place in Syria on Monday. - REUTERS.
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Being a Doctor in Syria 'Means Waiting for Death'

Newsweek - ‎18 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syrian aid workers have pleaded for the international community to do more to protect them from deadly attacks, and to make sure aid reaches those most in need, saying statements of support need to be translated ...
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Coalition airstrikes kill over 400 civilians in Syria

Rudaw - ‎21 hours ago‎
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has been closely monitoring the situation in Syria. In numbers released Tuesday, they state that, between dawn on September 23, 2014 and dawn on May 23, 2016, 4885 people have been killed ...
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When the world failed Syria, Turkey stepped in. Now others must help

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Violent conflicts claim lives in Syria, Libya and Yemen every day, while ethnic tensions and natural disasters haunt numerous countries in Asia and Africa.
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The Journey from Syria, Part Two

The New Yorker - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“Greece is just a stop for the Syrians who make it here,” he says. His goal is to reach the Netherlands and apply for asylum and family reunification, so that his wife and two young children can join him.
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Why hasn't Egypt taken a clear stance on Syria?

Al-Monitor - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Riot police stand guard while Syrian protesters hold anti-Assad placards in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo where a meeting of Arab foreign ministers is taking place Sept.
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