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  1. Photos show grandeur of Palmyra's antiquities as Islamic State continues to destroys themRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Washington Post

    Triumphal arch and great colonnade, Palmyra, Syria, albumen print, 1864. The "Arch of Triumph" in Palmyra, Syria, has been destroyed by the Islamic State, according to the country's antiquities chief "It's as though there is a curse that has befallen this city and I expect only news that will shock us.


  2. A look at combatants in the air and on the ground in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 1 | The Washington Post

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  3. Most Syrian refugees are just too poor to flee to EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 30 | The Washington Post

    A tender moment between Bassem al-Alyan, 30, and his son, Yazan, 3, who suffers from a blood disorder. Images of his countrymen streaming into Europe inspired Bassem al-Alyan to make the journey.


  4. Arctic a doomsdaya vault opened because of Syrian civil warRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 22 | The Washington Post

    Reporters and cameramen walk under a gust of cold wind near the entrance of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault after it was officially opened near Longyearbyen, Norway, on Feb. 26, 2008. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world's greatest repository of seeds.


  5. Hungary posts ads in Lebanese media warning off migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 21 | The Washington Post

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  6. British PM meets Syrian refugees in LebanonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 14 | The Washington Post

    British Prime Minister David Cameron met Monday with Syrian refugees in Lebanon who will resettle in Britain and vowed to continue his country's support for Lebanese troops fighting the extremists of the Islamic State group. Cameron spoke after meeting his Lebanese counterpart Tammam Salam in Beirut.


  7. 2Syria group: Russia expanding major Syrian airportRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 13 | The Washington Post

    Russian forces are expanding the tarmac of a major airport in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad and his minority sect, a prominent Syrian monitoring group said Sunday. The report comes amid rising concern among U.S. officials of increased Russian military activity in Syria.


  8. Iran's post-sanctions windfall may not benefit HamasRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Yet assertions that Hamas will benefit from the Iran deal are far from certain. Hamas is officially on the outs with Iran - and has been for several years.


  9. As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle EastRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2015 | The Washington Post

    While the world's attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the countries of the Middle East that have borne the brunt of the world's failure to resolve the Syrian war. Those reaching Europe represent a small percentage of the 4 million Syrians who have fled into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq, making Syria the biggest single source of refugees in the world and the worst humanitarian emergency in more than four decades.


  10. Young Lebanese activists challenge old political classRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | The Washington Post

    In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, a Lebanese activist is sprayed by water cannons as he tries to cross to the government house, during a riot protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Starting out as a small group of tech-savvy young activists who organized to protest the garbage that for weeks has been piling up on Beirut's streets, Lebanon's "You Stink" movement has now grown into a popular uprising that seeks to nip at the power base of an entire political class.


  11. A flurry of diplomacy to end Syria's war raises hope, but even more doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Concerns about President Bashar al-Assad's growing vulnerability and gains by the extremist Islamic State group are generating a burst of diplomacy among world powers to end Syria's civil war, analysts say. Officials from Russia, the United States and several Middle Eastern countries - including Iran, a key ally of Assad - have held a flurry of recent meetings and discussions about the four-year-old conflict.


  12. Deadly attacks ahead of Iran foreign minister's Syria visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Heavy rebel shelling and government airstrikes around Syria's capital on Wednesday killed at least 36 people and wounded scores more in a surge in violence just hours before the arrival of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, activists and state media said. Zarif arrived in Damascus later, likely to discuss a four-point proposal Iran wants to offer to the United Nations to end Syria's grinding civil war.


  13. Iranian foreign minister visits Lebanon on his way to SyriaRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Iran's foreign minister who negotiated Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers is visiting Lebanon on his way to Syria later this week. Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Tuesday in Beirut where he is to hold talks with Lebanese officials before proceeding on to Damascus.


  14. Ex-inmates regret destruction of notorious Syrian prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The notorious facility in the desert of central Syria was where thousands of dissidents were reported to have been beaten, humiliated and systematically tortured for opposing the Assad family's rule. This weekend, it was demolished by the Islamic State group, which took over the site near the ancient town of Palmyra last month, bringing mixed emotions from many Syrians who wanted it to remain standing so future generations would know its horrors.


  15. Former British premier: Refugees overwhelm Lebanese schoolsRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now a United Nations special education envoy, says Syrian refugees have overwhelmed Lebanese public schools, which need more global support. Brown said Tuesday that Lebanon has made tremendous efforts, enrolling 106,000 Syrian children by introducing double shifts in more than 150 public schools.


  16. Where to find Yemeni, Syrian, Iranian and Saudi Arabian food around D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Layalina, a Syrian and Lebanese restaurant in Arlington run by a husband and wife, serves dishes rich in spice, like the lamb shank stewed with baby okra. Describing a dish as "Middle Eastern" is about as specific as describing a reality show as "that one where they all get in fights."


  17. Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it "considers this action a dangerous step," and oil prices jumped in New York and London after the offensive.


  18. Syrian, Iraqi Christians plead for international assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Syrian and Iraqi Christians pleaded for more international assistance Tuesday from new homes in Lebanon where they recently arrived after fleeing attack by militants from the Islamic State group. They spoke in two Beirut churches where they lined up to receive food baskets and other humanitarian assistance from a non-profit organization called In Defense of Christians , whose mission is to protect Christians in the Middle East.


  19. 3 fined in Germany for trying to force boy into marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Washington Post

    A Berlin court has fined three Lebanese men on allegations they seized a 15-year-old relative against his will in what he says was an attempt to force him into marriage because he's gay. State Court spokesman Tobias Kaehne said Thursday the boy's father and two uncles were each fined 1,350 euros , or 90 days in jail, if they don't pay.


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