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Islamic State: WA doctor Tareq Kamleh urges people to travel to Syria in … – ABC Online


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Islamic State: WA doctor Tareq Kamleh urges people to travel to Syria in
ABC Online
He appears in the new video, calling for other medical professionals to join him in Syria. "I saw this as part of my jihad for Islam to help the Muslims in the area that I could, which is in the medical field," he says during the video. In the video

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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 10:54 pm

Latest from Iran – Press TV


Press TV

Latest from Iran
Press TV
Damascus says any diplomatic effort to resolve the crisis in Syria would be in vain if it excludes the Arab country's true friends, including Iran. In an article published on Lebanese al-Binaa newspaper on Saturday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister

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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 5:16 pm

Syria conflict: Islamists capture Jisr al-Shughur – BBC News


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Syria conflict: Islamists capture Jisr al-Shughur
BBC News
Islamist rebels in Syria have taken over the key north-western town of Jisr al-Shughur, activists say. It was the last major town under government control in Idlib province. Correspondents say it may give rebels a route to the ruling elite's heartland
Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliatesU.S. News & World Report
Islamist fighters seize Syria's Jisr al-Shughour, army says redeploysReuters
Syria loses another strategic town to rebelsChristian Science Monitor
Financial Times
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 2:33 pm

Syrian opposition group to Israel: Next year we celebrate Independence Day in … – Jerusalem Post Israel News


Jerusalem Post Israel News

Syrian opposition group to Israel: Next year we celebrate Independence Day in
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Nabhan said his hope to celebrate with Israel in Damascus next year would come after Syria was “liberated from axis of evil criminals led by Iran through its customers in the region, headed by the criminal Bashar Assad and his Nazi regime, who brought

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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 7:02 am

‘IAF struck missile bases in Syria,’ Al-Jazeera report says – Jerusalem Post Israel News


Jerusalem Post Israel News

'IAF struck missile bases in Syria,' Al-Jazeera report says
Jerusalem Post Israel News
A Western intelligence source said after the attack that Mughniyah was "the head of a major terrorist entity" who was setting up a base Syrian side of the Golan Heights with Iranian help, and was planning deadly cross-border attacks against Israel
Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media reportLos Angeles Times
Report: Israel airstrike hits Syrian, Hezbollah targets in al-QalamounYnetnews
Report: Israel strikes Syrian military bases, Hezbollah targets near Syria Haaretz
The Times of Israel -Al-Arabiya -DEBKA file
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 6:34 am

UN Refugee Official Calls Situation in Syria and Iraq ‘Unsustainable’ – New York Times


UN Refugee Official Calls Situation in Syria and Iraq 'Unsustainable'
New York Times
The war that has engulfed Syria and spread into Iraq has displaced 14 million people, including four million Syrian refugees scattered to neighboring countries, and it has created “host fatigue,” which has further aggravated the crisis, United Nations

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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 3:12 am

UN invites Syrian parties to Geneva peace talks in May – Reuters


Reuters

UN invites Syrian parties to Geneva peace talks in May
Reuters
De Mistura described his planned meetings as "a stress test of the willingness to narrow the gaps" three years after the agreement of the Geneva Communiqué, a document setting out guidelines on Syria's path to peace and a political transition. "There
UN invites Syrian government, opposition to peace talks but ISIS not includedFox News
UN to host talks to help end four-year crisis in SyriaPress TV
'Stress test' will flush out desire for Syria peace: UN envoyThe Daily Star
ABC News -Al-Arabiya -Jerusalem Post Israel News
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:12 am

Syria Remains Silent on Intelligence Official’s Death – New York Times


Reuters UK

Syria Remains Silent on Intelligence Official's Death
New York Times
Rustom Ghazali, long a powerful figure in Syria's intelligence apparatus, has died in Damascus, the capital, a Lebanese television channel reported Friday. Reports simmered for weeks that he had been severely beaten in an internal government dispute.
Syria's former spy chief dies in unclear circumstances – sourceReuters UK
Syria's former spy chief dies mysteriouslyThe Hindu

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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 11:23 pm

Angelina Jolie attacks UN paralysis over Syria’s refugee crisis in New York – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Angelina Jolie attacks UN paralysis over Syria's refugee crisis in New York
Daily Mail
The UN reports that about 440,000 people are besieged in Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year. Of those, 167,500 are trapped by government forces, 228,000 by Islamic State militants and the rest by other armed groups. The 39-year-old actress and
Angelina Jolie criticizes UN security council for paralysis over SyriaThe Guardian
Watch Angelina Jolie Call on the UN to Save Lives in SyriaTIME
Angelina Jolie scolds UN Security Council for inaction on Syria refugeesJerusalem Post Israel News
CBC.ca -Al-Arabiya
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 7:09 pm

Why Syria needs an earthquake: Because Americans are ignoring the greatest … – Fox News


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Why Syria needs an earthquake: Because Americans are ignoring the greatest
Fox News
April 12, 2015: This photo posted by the anti-government activist website of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Syrians walking at the damaged backyard of a school after an …

Posted on 23 April 2015 | 1:09 pm

Syria – Yahoo News Search Results

Human Rights Watch: Syria used chemical weapons in March

Danielle Haynes NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) — Evidence observed at several bombing sites in Syria indicate the government used chemical weapons, the Human Rights Watch said.

Posted on 15 April 2015 | 12:17 am

'Strong' evidence of Syria regime chemical attacks: HRW

Eyewitness accounts and evidence collected from Syria's northwestern Idlib province "strongly" suggest regime forces dropped toxic chemicals on civilians several times last month, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The report came as a monitor said at least 12 people were killed on Tuesday in a barrel bomb attack in the province. Human Rights Watch said the chemicals appeared to have been packed …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 7:30 pm

U.N. confirms new push for Syria talks, Iran to be invited

The United Nations said on Tuesday that its Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura planned to consult Syrian factions and interested countries on a new round of peace talks, confirming a Reuters report. "Starting in May … de Mistura will proceed with a series of in-depth, separate consultations with the Syrian stakeholders and regional/international actors to take stock of their views as of today," U …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:33 pm

Syria says only 6,000 residents remain in Damascus camp

Syria said on Tuesday only 6,000 residents remain in the war-battered Palestinian camp Yarmouk on the edge of Damascus that has seen intensified fighting since Islamic State launched an offensive to seize it from rival insurgents. U.N. and Syrian officials had earlier put at 18,000 the number of inhabitants when Islamic State launched its attack earlier this month. It recaptured the world's …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:33 pm

IS losing ground in Syria's Yarmuk camp: Palestinians

Jihadists from the Islamic State group have lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmuk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said on Tuesday. UN officials in Syria said, meanwhile, they were discussing ways of getting humanitarian aid into the camp and helping residents who have fled Yarmuk. The withdrawal was confirmed by an official from a pro-Syrian regime Palestinian faction …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 3:03 pm

Syria peace envoy eyes 'separate' talks with rival sides in May

The UN peace envoy for Syria wants to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the country's four-year conflict by hosting separate talks with rival sides next month, a spokesman said Tuesday. Staffan de Mistura will begin "in-depth separate consultations… with Syrian stakeholders as well as with the regional and international actors in order to take stock of their views," UN spokesman Ahmad …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:58 pm

Southern Syria rebels set collision course with al Qaeda

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) – Western-backed fighters in southwestern Syria, the one part of the country where they are still strong, have spoken out against al Qaeda, a move could lead to fighting among of President Bashar al-Assad. The most powerful opponents of Assad in Syria's civil war are Sunni Muslim jihadists from two groups: the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, and al Qaeda …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:44 pm

Syria-bound son of UK councillor arrested on return to homeland

The son of a British local politician who was detained in Turkey with eight other Britons on suspicion of trying to cross illegally into Syria, was arrested on his return to his homeland on Tuesday, police and media said. The 21-year-old man, named in the media as Waheed Ahmed, was deported from Turkey a day earlier, the state-run Anatolian news agency reported. British police said the man, one …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:05 am

More than 6,000 European jihadists in Syria: EU official

The number of Europeans fighting with jihadist groups in Syria could exceed 6,000, a top EU official told a French newspaper Monday. "At the European level, we estimate that 5,000-6,000 individuals have left for Syria," EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jouriva told Le Figaro in an interview, adding the true number was likely to be far higher due to the difficulty of tracking foreign fighters in the …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 6:29 am

UN envoys visit Syria on Yarmuk aid mission

Two senior UN officials were headed Saturday for Syria on an "urgent mission" to aid thousands of civilians trapped in a beleaguered Palestinian refugee camp on the edge of the capital. Pierre Krahenbuhl, who heads the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, is to meet Syrian officials to discuss the delivery of aid to the Yarmuk camp which has been stormed by Islamic State group jihadists …

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 6:11 pm

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Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra takes key town in Idlib

Jihadists capture Jisr al-Shughur – the last major government-held city in Idlib province







Posted on 25 April 2015 | 6:08 pm

Angelina Jolie criticises UN inaction on Syria as ‘world’s lowest point’

Actress Angelina Jolie, UN special envoy on refugee issues, pleads with world powers to help millions of Syrian refugees in briefing to Security Council in New York







Posted on 24 April 2015 | 3:26 pm

Hizbollah ‘drone airstrip’ discovered in Lebanon

Airstrip in the northern Bekaa Valley for Iranian-made drone flights into Syria reportedly built sometime between February 2013 and June 2014







Posted on 24 April 2015 | 10:22 am

Young Western women who joined Islamic State and married jihadi fighters ‘now widows’

Out of 106 active women in Isil territory, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) think tank says 15 say their husbands have died fighting







Posted on 22 April 2015 | 9:11 pm

World’s Richest Terror Army, BBC Two, review: ‘chilling’

Peter Tayor’s investigation into the finances of Islamic State was journalism at its best







Posted on 22 April 2015 | 9:01 pm

The EU migrant crisis explained in 90 seconds

Thousands of migrants are dying every month while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Why are they fleeing and risking their lives on unsafe boats?







Posted on 22 April 2015 | 8:30 am

Leopard print and shocking pink: The day I went lingerie shopping for Syria’s refugee women

The border region of Syria and Lebanon is home to 75,000 refugees and surrounded by IS militants. Maggie Tookey travelled there to offer aid – and was met with a request that she could never have anticipated…







Posted on 22 April 2015 | 7:00 am

Labour and the Conservatives are keeping quiet about foreign policy to hide their poor records

Watching this election campaign it’s as if the outside world just doesn’t exist, says Con Coughlin







Posted on 22 April 2015 | 5:45 am

Coventry teenagers, 17, arrested on suspicion of bid to travel to Syria for terrorism

West Midlands Police say two teenagers from Coventry detained in dawn raids by officers on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to engage in terrorism







Posted on 21 April 2015 | 11:22 am

‘Islamic State has tried to kill me four times’

Syria’s Kurdish armed security force is fighting the Islamic State – with a woman at its helm. Sofia Barbarani speaks to General Aitan Farhad about life as an IS target







Posted on 20 April 2015 | 6:00 am