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1 hr ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

The International Effort to Free James Foley

Before a video surfaced online appearing to show the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials made repeated efforts to win freedom for Foley, attempting to identify and reach his captors through Turkish, Russian and Czech intermediaries.

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Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

5 hrs ago | NewsBlaze

Why is ISIS Baffling US Intelligence Agencies?

On August 14th, The Daily Beast headlined with "ISIS Baffling U.S. Intelligence Agencies."

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9 hrs ago | Groong

The Christians Of Iraq And Syria

THE CHRISTIANS OF IRAQ AND SYRIA The Economist Aug 19 2014 UNTIL they fell victim to the Islamist advance across northern Iraq, few in the West knew much about the Yazidis, practitioners of an ancient, secretive religion which reveres the Peacock Angel as the chief among seven angels to whom God has entrusted the world.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Religion, Orthodox Church

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Alleging U.N. bias, Israel again keeping distance from Gaza probe

A Palestinian child amid the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in the northern Gaza Strip, Aug. 18, 2014.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Missing US photojournalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS

Media reports allege that ISIS beheaded Foley in a violent and graphic YouTube video called "A Message to #America ."

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Foreign Policy

AQAP Sides With ISIS; Karzai Calls for End to Impasse; Police Arrest...

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula published a statement on its website on August 14 announcing its support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria .

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The Daily Star

After 3 years of war, Damascus 'least liveable' city

Buildings damaged during battles between Syrian troops and rebels stand along an empty street in Mliha, some 10 kilometers southeast of downtown Damascus, Syria August 15, 2014.

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CBS News

Assad forced to hit advancing ISIS in Syria

As the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq , Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria , carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.

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Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Terrorism

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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Voice of America

Pentagon: US Ship Finishes Neutralizing Syria's Worst Chemical Arms

A U.S. Marine officer walks past the Field Deployable Hidrolysis System of the U.S. MV Cape Ray ship docked at the naval airbase in Rota, near Cadiz, southern Spain.

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BBC News

Syrians living with the mental scars of torture

Three storeys below ground in a concrete block in central Damascus, Omar Jibaii was shovelled into the darkness in a 7x4m room.

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KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Over 600 Metric Tons of Syrian Chemical Weapons Successfully Destroyed

The Pentagon has announced the completion of the destruction of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons aboard the American ship MV Cape Ray.

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CBS News

Syrian chemical weapons destroyed, but concerns continue, Obama says

The Danish ship Ark Futura, carrying a cargo of Syria's chemical weapons, sits docked in front of the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray as it arrives at Gioia Tauro port in Italy, July 2, 2014.

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The Baltimore Sun

Aberdeen Proving Ground team completes destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

A team of scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground has completed the historic mission of destroying the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons stocks, Pentagon officials said Monday.

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Jacksonville Daily News

Obama weighs strategy vs. Islamic State

In this Aug. 9 photo, President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House about the ongoing situation in Iraq.

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The Daily Star

Truce deal in district of Syrian capital: news agency

Buildings damaged during battles between Syrian troops and rebels stand along an empty street in Mliha, some 10 kilometers southeast of downtown Damascus, Syria August 15, 2014.

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WireNews+Co

In The West Respect For Truth No Longer Exists

The Western media have proved for all to see that the Western media comprises either a collection of ignorant and incompetent fools or a whorehouse that sells war for money.

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Nepalnews.com

Syrian airstrikes kill 31 radical fighters in Raqqa city

The Syrian air force on Sunday struck positions of the Islamic State militants in the country's northern province of Raqqa, killing 31 radical fighters, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based watchdog group.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

ABC News

Japan Looks Into Report Japanese Detained in Syria

The foreign ministry said Monday that it was still trying to confirm through the Japanese embassy in Damascus the reports that surfaced over the weekend.

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Daily Kos

Obama is right, Clinton wrong, on foreign policy

Hillary Clinton gave an interview to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic that was published Aug. 10 regarding foreign policy, and while more nuanced than the coverage of it reflected, she is still wrong that the hard power of the United States is as, um, powerful, in getting results as she believes.

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