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1 hr ago | The Peninsula

Syria army launches assault in Homs

Syrian refugees wait with their luggage outside a hotel in Beirut to be transported by buses to Beirut international airport for resettlement in Germany, yesterday.

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6 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Syrian regime retakes Christian village from Islamist rebels

But as state television hailed what it called the liberation of Maaloula _ where rebels abducted 12 nuns from a monastery in December and released them in a hostage swap in February _ and the broader Qalamoun region, Syria's allies in Hezbollah were mourning the loss of three journalists killed in the fighting.

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9 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Both Sides Allege New Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria

A deadly gas not on the list of chemical weapons Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was made to relinquish to the international community last year was used twice in a northern Syrian village this weekend, prompting accusations that both the government and the Syrian opposition used the gas on civilians.

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13 hrs ago | KMIR 6

Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said.

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17 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.

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17 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Saudi Arabia: reported poison gas use by Syria is challenge to world

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Tuesday said the "grave news" that President Bashar al-Assad 's forces had carried out two poison gas attacks last week was a challenge to "international will".

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18 hrs ago | TIME.com

The World Shrugs at Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

The Syrian regime and the opposition agree that an attack took place in Kfar Zeita, but they each blame each other.

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22 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Security Council to view photos of Syrian dead

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency on April 13, 2014 shows the body of a rebel fighter during alleged operations conducted by the pro-regime forces to take the control of the surrounding areas of the Rankous plain in the Qalamoun region on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Mafia port in Italy will host transfer of Syria's chemical weapons

It's the sort of thing expected of a port nicknamed "The Cathedral of the Mafia," the place through which an estimated 80 percent of Europe's cocaine flows.

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The Georgia Straight

Gwynne Dyer: Seymour Hersh claims false-flag poison gas attack in Syria

But he's getting old , and he's a freelancer, and he won't even disclose the name of his key informant.

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Reuters

Three Lebanese journalists for al-Manar TV killed in Syria

Three Lebanese journalists working for Hezbollah's al-Manar television were killed on Monday after coming under attack in the historic Christian town of Maaloula, north of Damascus.

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Horizon

Gulbenkian Grants for Syria exceed $ 800,000 in 2013

Last year, the Armenian Communities Department pledged a total of 612,415 in aid to Armenians affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria.

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Yahoo!

Syria troops retake Christian town

Syrian regime troops have retaken the ancient Christian town of Maalula, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the conflict was turning in his government's favour.

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KSWO

Syrian forces take rebel town near Lebanon border

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Al Bawaba

Things are getting artsy again in Syria.

The will to live and triumph over ugliness of war is giving Syria's culture scene a much needed facelift Since the start of the crisis in Syria, the capital has been experiencing the bourgeoning of a unique kind of cultural scene.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

CNN

Guinness record-setting mural offers relief in war-torn Syria

The multicolor artwork made by Syrian artist Moaffak Makhoul and his team is the world's largest mural made of recycled materials, according to Guinness World Records.

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National Public Radio

Drought Could Complicate Already Difficult Food Crisis In Syria

According to the World Food Programme, it costs $41 million a week to meet the country's food needs.

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Al Jazeera

Syrian jets hit rebel bastions near Damascus

Syrian jet fighters are reported to have launched a fierce offensive against a string of opposition strongholds, including Kafr Zita, a village north of Damascus that was recently hit by an alleged poisonous gas attack.

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Connecticut Post

Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 image made from amateur video provided by the Shams News Network, a loosely organized anti-Assad group based in and out of Syria that claim not to have any connection to Syrian opposition parties or any other states, and which is consistent with independent AP reporting, a man lies on the floor with an oxygen mask at ... (more)

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Washington Times

Syrian rebels: Assad regime using poison gas again

The Rebels' Damascus Military Council reported a nerve-gas attack in the Harasta area of Damascus on March 28, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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