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David Cameron concerned over Syria-bound London girls – BBC News


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David Cameron concerned over Syria-bound London girls
BBC News
The Prime Minister has said he is "hugely concerned" that four girls feared to want to go to Syria attended the same school as four other pupils who have already travelled there. All eight are pupils at Bethnal Green Academy in Tower Hamlets. Three are …

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:45 pm

What does the ‘Facebook spy’ reveal about Israel’s hand in Syria war? – Haaretz


Haaretz

What does the 'Facebook spy' reveal about Israel's hand in Syria war?
Haaretz
An indictment filed last week in the Nazareth District Court against a resident of the town of Majdal Shams on the Golan Heights for espionage and assisting the enemy during wartime portrays Sudki Makat, a Druze supporter of the Assad regime in Syria, …
Press TV photos show Israel treating Syria militantsPress TV

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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 6:15 pm

Syria donors pledge nearly $4bn at UN crisis meeting – BBC News


BBC News

Syria donors pledge nearly $4bn at UN crisis meeting
BBC News
Donors at a UN conference in Kuwait have pledged $3.8bn (£2.6bn; €3.5bn) for victims of Syria's civil war. The pledges came as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon warned that the Syrian people were "victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".
Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid, far short of what's neededU.S. News & World Report
UN says donors pledge $3.8 billion to Syria crisisReuters
Syria aid pledges hit $3.8 billionDaily Mail
UN News Centre -Foreign Policy (blog) -Deutsche Welle
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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 3:21 pm

11 ‘illegal immigrants from Syria’ caught on M20 in Kent – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

11 'illegal immigrants from Syria' caught on M20 in Kent
Telegraph.co.uk
Police at the scene liaised with Border Force staff. A Home Office spokesman said: "Home Office Immigration Enforcement was contacted by Kent Police after police attended an incident on the M20 in Kent. "Eleven men, all claiming to be Syrian, were
Syria suspected immigrants arrested near Folkestone, KentDaily Mail

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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:18 pm

Syria conflict: Islamic State ‘kills 30 villagers’ – BBC News


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Syria conflict: Islamic State 'kills 30 villagers'
BBC News
Islamic State militants have killed at least 30 people, including children and women, in a government-held village in central Syria, a monitoring group says. Some of the victims in Mabouja were burned to death or beheaded, the Syrian Observatory for
ISIS kills more than 40 in attack on Syrian villageFox News
ISIS militants massacre 30 civilians in Syria by 'burning, beheading and Daily Mail
IS 'executes at least 37 civilians' in central SyriaYahoo News
CBS News -Huffington Post -Globalnews.ca
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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 12:41 pm

Is Canada’s ISIS mission ready for Syria’s moral maze? – CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Is Canada's ISIS mission ready for Syria's moral maze?
CBC.ca
In all of Canada's long military history, we've likely never known less about a territory we are about to attack than the Syria we're going to bomb from on high. We're not alone in that ignorance as virtually no one today can figure out the full scale
Three scenarios Canada may face in Syria against Islamic StateThe Globe and Mail
Canada poised to begin airstrikes in SyriaGlobalnews.ca
Parliament votes 149-129 to widen Canada's mission against ISIS to Syria and National Post
Toronto Star -CTV News
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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 11:36 am

The Pentagon Ups the Ante in Syria Fight – Foreign Policy (blog)


Foreign Policy (blog)

The Pentagon Ups the Ante in Syria Fight
Foreign Policy (blog)
The Special Forces group that ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan in 2001 is preparing to deploy to Jordan to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, but many of the U.S. military's most elite warriors have a gnawing fear that those efforts may

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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 9:56 am

Bashar al-Assad, Syria president, says US-led strikes haven’t slowed ISIS – CBC.ca


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Bashar al-Assad, Syria president, says US-led strikes haven't slowed ISIS
CBC.ca
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the
Syria's President: Islamic State Has Expanded Since Start Of U.S. Air StrikesHuffington Post
ISIS images show new fanatics graduating from school of terror in SyriaDaily Mail
Watch the moment rebels in Syria release Idlib prisoners from state security Telegraph.co.uk
CBS News -The Guardian -Yahoo News
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:11 pm

Syria’s lost generation: report counts cost of collapse in education system – The Guardian


The Guardian

Syria's lost generation: report counts cost of collapse in education system
The Guardian
Karim, from Hama, and the Bekaa Valley's children are just a handful of about 2.8 million Syrian children who are out of school, their childhood scarred by years of conflict, discrimination and displacement, their education replaced by months of
Half of Syria's children are not in school, creating dire consequences for the Quartz
Getting 2.8 Million Syrian Kids In School Could Help End Conflict: ReportHuffington Post

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 12:29 pm

Turkey Moves to Close All Gates at Border With Syria – New York Times


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Turkey Moves to Close All Gates at Border With Syria
New York Times
ISTANBUL — After maintaining an open-door policy throughout the four-year conflict in neighboring Syria, Turkey has moved this month to close the two remaining border gates between the countries, shutting out displaced Syrian refugees amid fears of a …
Turkey closes two border crossings with Syria amid fears of 'terrorist attack'Telegraph.co.uk
Islamic State In Syria: ISIS Raises Black Flag Near Turkey Border Amid US International Business Times
Ignoring Syria is not an optionThe National
Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 1:42 am

Syria – Yahoo News Search Results

Syria, Iraq a 'finishing school' for foreign fighters: U.N. report

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – More than 25,000 foreign fighters from some 100 countries are linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, with Syria and Iraq comprising a "veritable international finishing school for extremists," United Nations experts reported to the U.N. Security Council. The experts, who monitor al Qaeda sanctions violations, said in a report seen by Reuters that …

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 9:22 pm

Correction: Arab Museum-Little Syria story

DETROIT (AP) — In a story March 27 about a 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island, The Associated Press, due to incorrect information from the Arab American National Museum, erroneously reported the date the exhibit will open. It opens Oct. 1, 2016, not Oct. 1 of this year.

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:46 pm

Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid as thousands more displaced

BEIRUT (AP) — International donors at a conference in Kuwait pledged $3.8 billion Tuesday to help Syrians affected by the civil war, as U.N. officials warned of a fresh wave of mass displacement after Islamic groups took over a major city in northwestern Syria.

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 6:33 pm

Syria aid pledges hit $3.8 billion

International donors pledged $3.8 billion on Tuesday to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir warned was the worst in "modern history". UN chief Ban Ki-moon told participants at the meeting in Kuwait that four out of five people in Syria were living in "poverty, misery and deprivation". Addressing the closing session of the Third International Pledging …

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 5:58 pm

Donors pledge billions for Syria

Donors at a UN conference pledge $3.8bn for victims of Syria's civil war, termed "the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 12:17 pm

UN seeks billions for Syria at Kuwait donors' meet

A major UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria opens Tuesday in Kuwait with experts warning of a "humanitarian catastrophe" unfolding in the war-torn country. The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise $8.4 billion (7.7 billion euros) this year, and hopes to receive major pledges at the one-day conference which will be attended by delegates from 78 nations …

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 4:57 am

UN warns of Syria 'catastrophe' as NGOs pledge funds

A UN envoy warned Monday of a "horrifying" humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organisations pledged more than $500 million for refugees on the eve of a major donor conference. The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise $8.4 billion for Syria this year and hopes to receive major pledges at the donor meeting on Tuesday in Kuwait. "Failing to meet the required funds …

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 1:08 pm

Syria launches cigar business as war rolls on

In Syria's northwestern province of Latakia, workers roll the country's first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year. The workers are employed by the state-run General Tobacco Company, which has decided to branch out into cigars in a bid to create desperately needed jobs and boost revenue. Syria's conflict, which began with …

Posted on 30 March 2015 | 8:20 am

UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees.

Posted on 29 March 2015 | 4:38 pm

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.

Posted on 28 March 2015 | 9:02 pm

Syria news

Austrian teen charged with terror offences after communicating with Isil

The 14-year-old allegedly downloaded bomb-building plans from the internet







Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:50 pm

11 ‘illegal immigrants from Syria’ caught on M20 in Kent

Police say the suspected illegal immigrants were arrested close to the turn-off for the Eurotunnel at Folkestone







Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:17 pm

Turkey tightens Syria border in terror concern

Turkey partially closes two remaining border crossings with Syria, exacerbating refugee crisis amid fears of terrorist attack







Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:56 pm

Turkey closes two border crossings with Syria amid fears of ‘terrorist attack’

The Oncupinar and Cilvegozu border gates in Hatay Province were initially closed on March 9







Posted on 30 March 2015 | 5:16 pm

Watch the moment rebels in Syria release Idlib prisoners from state security prison

In the full video posted online men are released and kiss their liberators on the cheeks after the city was over-run on Friday and Saturday by rebels







Posted on 30 March 2015 | 7:17 am

Bashar al-Assad says US air strikes are not easing jihadist threat

Syrian president claims Isil is still growing but says he is ready to enter negotiations with the US to end four years of conflict







Posted on 29 March 2015 | 11:01 pm

Thousands flee Syrian city Idlib after rebel capture

Rebels smash a gold-painted statue of Hafez al-Assad, the Syrian president’s father and predecessor, in Idlib after defeat of government troops







Posted on 29 March 2015 | 6:46 pm

Fifth Isil runaway held on take-off

A fifth girl from Bethnal Green Academy was stopped from travelling to Syria in December by police two months before her three schoolfriends were able to travel to join Isil







Posted on 28 March 2015 | 10:00 pm

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims capture of Syrian city of Idlib

Jabhat al-Nusra fighters and other Islamist groups are pictured tearing down posters of Bashar al-Assad in key provincial city







Posted on 28 March 2015 | 6:02 pm

US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on Islamic State de facto capital Raqqa

America ups its stakes in the propaganda war against Isil with graphic cartoons







Posted on 27 March 2015 | 8:47 pm