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The terrible danger facing Syria’s refugees – Telegraph.co.uk


The Daily Star

The terrible danger facing Syria's refugees
Telegraph.co.uk
But the story was enough to bring home the fact that for the 9.5 million Syrians – almost half the population – now driven from their homes by the civil war and the threat of regime bombardment there is no guarantee of safety anywhere inside the country.
No recovery until Syria crisis ends: Hajj HasanThe Daily Star
UN: Syria's neighbors at 'breaking point'Al-Arabiya
Massive scale-up of assistance needed for countries impacted by ongoing crisis UN News Centre
Alaska Dispatch
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:17 am

Airstrikes against Islamic State do not seen to have affected flow of fighters … – Washington Post


Al-Arabiya

Airstrikes against Islamic State do not seen to have affected flow of fighters
Washington Post
More than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has so far been unchanged by airstrikes against the Islamic State and efforts by other countries to stem the flow of departures, according to U.S. intelligence and
US:1000 foreign fighters flock to Syria each monthAl-Arabiya
Air strikes fail to stem flow of foreign fighters to Syria: Washington PostChannel News Asia

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:29 am

Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ – UN – The Guardian


The Guardian

Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN
The Guardian
A report by the UN security council, obtained by the Guardian, finds that 15,000 people have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the Islamic State (Isis) and similar extremist groups. They come from more than 80 countries, the report states
Isis in Syria: General reveals the lack of communication with the US – and his The Independent
Time Is Running Out for Obama on SyriaDaily Beast
Few Arrests of Americans Who Fought In Syria or Iraq6abc.com

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:26 pm

Small Iraqi Peshmerga Force Enters Syrian Town – ABC News


ABC News

Small Iraqi Peshmerga Force Enters Syrian Town
ABC News
A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 8:00 pm

Syrian regime denounces Turkey for allowing foreign fighters to enter Kobane – Washington Post


The Economist

Syrian regime denounces Turkey for allowing foreign fighters to enter Kobane
Washington Post
ISTANBUL — Ten Iraqi Kurdish fighters crossed into the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane from Turkey on Thursday, drawing an angry response from the Damascus government, which accused Ankara of violating national sovereignty by allowing …
Syria's Kurdish areasThe Economist
Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic StateReuters
Syria IS: Iraqi Peshmerga fighters 'enter Kobane'BBC News

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:48 pm

Many killed in Syria barrel bomb ‘massacre’ – Aljazeera.com


The Guardian

Many killed in Syria barrel bomb 'massacre'
Aljazeera.com
A Syrian government helicopter has dropped two barrel bombs on a camp for people displaced by fighting in the country's north, reportedly killing dozens and charring some bodies beyond recognition. Activists in Syria told Al Jazeera that 40 people were …
Barrel bombs hit Syrian refugee camp, say residentsThe Guardian
ISIS attack on Syria oil field kills 30: monitorAl-Arabiya
Syrian helicopter bombs displaced persons camp, many dead: residentsReuters
International Business Times -SBS -McClatchy Washington Bureau
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:26 pm

Situation in Syria is ‘appalling,’ getting worse – UN – Reuters UK


Reuters UK

Situation in Syria is 'appalling,' getting worse – UN
Reuters UK
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The humanitarian crisis in Syria is getting worse as all parties to the war, including forces aligned with the government and Islamic State militants, show "callous disregard" for millions of suffering civilians, the United
Relief efforts in Syria hampered by lack of access – senior UN humanitarian UN News Centre

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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 7:06 pm

For Turkey and US, at odds over Syria, a 60-year alliance shows signs of … – Washington Post


For Turkey and US, at odds over Syria, a 60-year alliance shows signs of
Washington Post
ANKARA, Turkey — The increasingly hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the United States over Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point where some are starting to question whether the two countries still can be …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 6:33 pm

Hagel wrote memo to White House criticizing Syria strategy – CNN


CNN

Hagel wrote memo to White House criticizing Syria strategy
CNN
It was a detailed analysis, crafted directly by Hagel "expressing concern about overall Syria strategy," a senior U.S. official tells CNN. The official directly familiar with the contents declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter
Hagel blasts White House Syria strategy in memo to Susan RiceWashington Times
US defense chief will not discuss "critical" Syria memoReuters
Syria debate roils adminstrationPolitico
Daily Beast -The Hill -CBS News
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 4:55 pm

Don’t go to Syria, says father of two British jihadis killed fighting Assad – The Guardian


The Guardian

Don't go to Syria, says father of two British jihadis killed fighting Assad
The Guardian
The father of two young British jihadis who died fighting in Syria made an emotional appeal on Tuesday to his sons' peers not to travel to take part in the war after confirming the death of the second son. Abubaker Deghayes also made a direct appeal to
Jaffar Deghayes, brother of Abdullah who died fighting in Syria, is also killedDaily Mail
Second Deghayes brother 'dies in Syria'BBC News
British Jihadist, Jaffar Deghayes, 17, Dies Fighting In Syria, Just Six Months Huffington Post UK
Telegraph.co.uk -The Independent -RT
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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:13 am

Syria – Yahoo News Search Results

Syria debate roils adminstration

Chuck Hagel sends Susan Rice a memo that faults the administration's outlook on the conflict.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 10:09 pm

UN envoy proposes zones to 'freeze' Syria fighting

UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura presented an "action plan" for Syria on Thursday, proposing to "freeze" fighting in local areas to allow for aid deliveries and to lay the groundwork for talks. De Mistura told reporters after meeting with the UN Security Council that he did not have a peace plan but rather "an action plan" to ease suffering from the more than three-year war in Syria.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:10 pm

Few Arrests of Americans Who Fought In Syria or Iraq, as Feds Focus on Small Group Back Inside U.S

Man Nabbed For Allegedly Attempting to Recruit Americans to ISIS

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 8:02 pm

Situation in Syria is 'appalling,' getting worse: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The humanitarian crisis in Syria is getting worse as all parties to the war, including forces aligned with the government and Islamic State militants, show "callous disregard" for millions of suffering civilians, the United Nations said on Thursday. The comments from Kyung-wha Kang, U.N. assistant secretary-general and deputy emergency relief coordinator, came during a …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 6:39 pm

Hagel blasts US Syria strategy in memo: official

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel has castigated the US strategy in Syria in a memo to the White House, saying Washington must explain its intentions toward President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The memo was sent last week to President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, a defense official said Thursday, confirming a New York Times report. Hagel warned that the Syria policy was "in …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 6:37 pm

Prosecution cases primed for Syria trial, despite lack of court

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – A Canadian ex-soldier who once advised the defense in the trial of Saddam Hussein is leading an effort to prepare prosecution-ready dossiers of evidence against individuals responsible for crimes in Syria's war. But so far, no court will hear the case. William Wiley leads the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), a team funded by the …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 3:10 pm

New UN Envoy on Syria Briefs Security Council

New UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council, floats idea of 'freezing' conflict in key areas

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 3:09 pm

Foreign Fighters Pouring Into Syria Faster Than Ever: Officials

British and US officials say the flow of foreign fighters into Syria is increasing, and is greater than the flow into Afghanistan before 9/11.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 5:22 pm

Iran accuses Turkey of prolonging civil war in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran accused Turkey on Tuesday of prolonging the three-year conflict in neighboring Syria by insisting on President Bashar al-Assad's overthrow and supporting "terrorist groups" in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported. Tehran and Ankara back opposing sides in the civil war, which pits rebel forces including radical Sunni Muslim fighters from the Islamic State against …

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 1:41 pm

Syria's 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses with plunging necklines in the ancient Damascus bazaar — luxuries few can afford in today's Syria.

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 12:13 pm

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Isil advance: Watch live coverage of Turkey’s border with Syria near embattled Kobane

Live camera shot from Kucuk Kendirciler, on the Turkey Syria border near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane






Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:19 am

The terrible danger facing Syria’s refugees

For 9.5 million Syrians – almost half the population – now driven from their homes by civil war and threat of regime bombardment, there is no guarantee of safety anywhere inside the country

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:13 am

First Kurdish reinforcements cross Turkish border to Kobane

After weeks of delay, Peshmerga officers from Iraq enter Syrian Kurdistan in powerful symbol for long-oppressed minority






Posted on 30 October 2014 | 6:16 pm

Who are the Kurds? A user’s guide to Kurdish politics

Kurds dream of a state, but aren’t as united as you might think. Their factions could shape the Middle East. Here is a guide to who is who, by Richard Spencer






Posted on 30 October 2014 | 2:42 pm

Syrian helicopter bombs aid camp, say residents

US condemns attack as “barbaric” as unverified footage emerges showing apparent aftermath of two barrel bombs in Idlib province






Posted on 30 October 2014 | 4:59 am

Isil controls half of Kobane, says rebel leader

More than half of Kobane is now in Isil hands, according to veteren rebel leader, as Kurdish Peshmerga forces arrive in a last-minute bid to defend besieged town






Posted on 29 October 2014 | 8:37 pm

Turkey allows Iraqi Kurds across borders to fight Isil in Kobane, in pictures

Kurds allowed across Turkish-Iraqi border to fight Isil in Kobane






Posted on 29 October 2014 | 2:25 pm

Anti-terror police arrest man in Hackney

Scotland Yard says 21-year-old held in Hackney, in east London, on suspicion of assisting another to commit acts of terrorism






Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Denver teenagers accused of trying to join Isil ‘confused, stupid little girls’

The teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 17, are back with their parents, who say they had no idea what they were getting into






Posted on 28 October 2014 | 11:26 pm

Turkey sets conditions for helping West in Kobane crisis in Syria

Prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu says he wants to train Free Syrian Army, not Kurdish PKK militants, as peshmerga fighters from Iraqi Kurdistan began their journey towards Kobane






Posted on 28 October 2014 | 7:24 pm