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London mother and four children bound for Syria, say police – The Guardian


The Guardian

London mother and four children bound for Syria, say police
The Guardian
“Whilst we do have some concerns that Zahera may be thinking of travelling to Syria, there is no current information to suggest that she's already travelled there. “Her family are extremely worried about her and her three sons and daughter and we would
Police fear missing mother and four children are travelling to SyriaITV News
Missing mother and four children 'feared travelling to Syria'expressandstar.com
Missing mother and four children feared to be en-route to SyriaTelegraph.co.uk
BBC News -Evening Standard
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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 10:42 am

A Syrian Photographer Survives to Show His Country’s Destruction – Mother Jones


Mother Jones

A Syrian Photographer Survives to Show His Country's Destruction
Mother Jones
Four years earlier, when Syria's revolution began, Basha had rallied in the streets during the first demonstrations against Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. His activism led to him getting kicked out of his university in Homs and being imprisoned by

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 10:08 am

Syria ceasefire breaks down in three areas, monitor says – The Guardian


The Guardian

Syria ceasefire breaks down in three areas, monitor says
The Guardian
“The ceasefire has collapsed in Zabadani, Fuaa, and Kafraya this morning,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “There are clashes and shelling in Zabadani, and opposition fighters are shelling Fuaa and Kafraya,” he …
Brief ceasefire between Syria regime, rebels endsYahoo News
Local Syrian ceasefires break down as shelling resumesReuters
Local ceasefire between Syria regime, rebels ends: MonitorEconomic Times
euronews
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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 7:54 am

At a Glance: Syria – Four years deep in conflict – 3News NZ


3News NZ

At a Glance: Syria – Four years deep in conflict
3News NZ
Syria's four-and-a-half year conflict has driven half of the country's people to flee their homes, with the number of those who have left the country approaching 20 percent of the pre-war population. At least 7.6 million people are displaced within
Syrian conflict: The lives of the refugees who fledBBC News
Aid-starved Syria refugees desert Mideast for EuropeWND.com
12 mn Syrians have fled their homes since conflict began: UNBusiness Insider

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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 2:44 am

Social media finds Syrian refugee, provides dad a new start – CNN


CNN

Social media finds Syrian refugee, provides dad a new start
CNN
But with a boost from social media, an anonymous pen seller in Beirut, Lebanon became a Syrian refugee success story. When Gissur Simonarson, an activist from Oslo, Norway, posted a photo last week of a father selling pens on the streets of Beirut as
People Found This Syrian Man After His Photo Went Viral And Raised $50000 In BuzzFeed News
#BuyPens: Fund for Syria Refugee Abdul Reaches $58K in 22 HoursNBCNews.com
Viral photo of desperate Syrian father selling pens in the street as he Daily Mail
Huffington Post -Telegraph.co.uk -Channel News Asia
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Posted on 29 August 2015 | 1:14 am

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq – Department of Defense


Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, August 28, 2015 — U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:05 pm

Russia emerges as key player in new round of Syria diplomacy – Washington Times


Washington Times

Russia emerges as key player in new round of Syria diplomacy
Washington Times
Moscow is increasingly emerging as a center of diplomacy on Syria's four-year-old civil war, with the Obama administration sending a key emissary to the Russian capital discuss the conflict on Friday, following recent visits by high-level Saudi
Achieving peace through strength – a good lesson for Syria's revoltAl-Arabiya
Readout of US Special Envoy for Syria Michael Ratney's Trip to MoscowUS Department of State (press release)
U.S. envoy for Syria meets with Russian officials in MoscowUPI.com
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -Washington Post (blog) -gulfnews.com
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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:02 pm

Syrian Shiites Take Up Arms in Support of Assad’s Army – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Syrian Shiites Take Up Arms in Support of Assad's Army
U.S. News & World Report
In the four years since the start of the civil war in Syria, Shiite groups have been fighting militant Salafists alongside the Syrian army. The most prominent of these groups is the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, whose presence has had a direct impact on …

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 6:48 pm

Analysis: Syria War Is Growing Threat to Israel – Voice of America


Voice of America

Analysis: Syria War Is Growing Threat to Israel
Voice of America
Israeli missiles launched into Syria last week, in addition to reports of major military training operations in Israel, raised questions about whether or not it was planning on more direct involvement in the Syria war, according to Jordan-based

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 6:38 pm

The refugee tragedy in Austria shows the range of Syria’s civil war – Washington Post


Yahoo News

The refugee tragedy in Austria shows the range of Syria's civil war
Washington Post
Reports suggest that the majority of the 71 people who died of suffocation inside a truck found this week in Austria were refugees from Syria. If confirmed, the grisly incident would be yet another bloody episode in Syria's brutal civil war. The
Syrians fear for relatives after Austrian migrant tragedyYahoo News
Three people in custody in Hungary over death of 71 Syrian migrants in truck9news.com.au
Italy arrests 10 in migrant deaths at sea; Austrian officials sort out deaths CNN

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 6:27 pm

Syria – Bing News

US and Turkey not helping Syria, let the yuan fluctuate, Japan’s WWII apology, US not able to handle challenge of climate change

“It is time for the US and Turkey to recognize that the not so hidden agenda of settling for nothing less than regime change in Damascus is dangerous and deadly. It is hard to look at their actions and still believe the decision to calibrate their …

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 5:11 am

Syria: Ceasefire breaks down in three strategic towns

Fighting is said to have resumed in three key Syrian towns at the end of a 48-hour ceasefire. Reports of the breakdown, from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, shatter hopes of extending the truce, to allow food and medical supplies in.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 4:39 am

London mother and four children bound for Syria, say police

Scotland Yard launches appeal after Zahera Tariq, three sons and daughter go missing from home in Walthamstow, east London A missing mother and her four children are feared to be travelling from Britain to Syria, Scotland Yard has said. Police are trying …

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 4:37 am

Ceasefire breaks down in three areas in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT: A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and two villages has broken down after renewed shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday. The truce between the Syrian army and the Lebanese group …

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 4:16 am

Syria ceasefire breaks down as shelling renews

PanARMENIAN.Net – A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday, Aug 29, Reuters reports.

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 4:16 am

A protector of Syria’s antiquities, to his grisly death

Beirut: For decades, he was the bespectacled caretaker of some of Syria’s greatest archaeological treasures. He explored the sprawling ruins in his hometown, named a daughter Zenobia after its ancient queen, and became so intertwined with its development …

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 3:36 am

UK Police Say Woman and 4 Children May Be Syria-Bound

British police say a 33-year-old woman and her four children aged 4 to 12 may be trying to reach an Islamic State group-controlled area of Syria. The Metropolitan Police says Zahera Tariq and her children left their London home on Tuesday and flew to …

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 2:51 am

Local ceasefire between Syria regime, rebels ends: monitor

Beirut (AFP) – A brief truce between Syrian regime forces and rebel groups in three key towns ended early Saturday as the warring parties resumed clashes and shelling, a monitoring group said. Pro-regime forces, including Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah militia …

Posted on 29 August 2015 | 2:36 am

A 17-year-old American was just sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for tweeting about ISIS and helping a teen travel to Syria

A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and for providing other aid to the militant group. The judge said he considered 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin …

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 4:26 pm

Analysis: Syria War Is Growing Threat to Israel

As U.S. officials head to Israel to try to calm fears surrounding the Iran nuclear deal, some analysts say Israel is preparing for what may be greater involvement in the war in neighboring Syria. But it’s not just the Iran deal making Israel nervous …

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 3:52 pm