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2 hrs ago | SFGate

Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.

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2 hrs ago | Daily Journal

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.

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2 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

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5 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

Syria is not Iraq or Libya; this war will take long

Suffice to reiterate that the reason for taking too long to save civilians, namely women, children and other vulnerable persons from being turned into cannon fodder; as well as handling the tragedy with culpable abandon is not because there is no oil to loot but because Syria is more complex than the other Middle-Eastern countries.

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9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

The Presidential Game in Syria

If I can be permitted to set aside, just for this moment, the overpowering grip that temporizing has on him, never seen more clearly than in his first debate with M. Romney during the 2012 election, I think that, if he isn't, B. Obama should be deeply sorry that nearly a year ago he didn't take my advice to go with a U.S. strike in Syria, right ... (more)

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13 hrs ago | AlertNet

Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said on Monday.

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13 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

War-struck Syria forced to import wheat and oil

Before the civil war that tore the nation apart, Syria was one of the few countries in the world that was completely self-sufficient, with extensive wheat and oil reserves.

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17 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Defeating the Islamic State: Sunnis must lead the way

What are the strengths of ISIS ? I posed this question to two deeply knowledgeable observers - a European diplomat and an American former official - and the picture they painted is worrying, though not hopeless.

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20 hrs ago | Nepalnews.com

Battling terrorism major challenge for new Syrian gov't: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that battling terrorism is a major challenge for the new government, according to the state-news agency SANA.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Reuters

Assad appoints new cabinet

ROUGH CUT STORY: A new Syrian cabinet was sworn in on Sunday in the presence of President Bashar al-Assad after it was formed last week.

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Canada.com

Israeli army on high alert as UN hostage crisis in Syria raises prospects of Golan Heights operation

From surfing in Australia, badminton in Copenhagen and Highland Games in Scotland, to NCAA football and tennis action at the U.S. Open, it's been a great weekend for sport.

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The Daily Star

Siniora condemns extremists, rejects Aoun's presidency bid

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora called Sunday for the election of a new president who can achieve inter-Lebanese reconciliation and who is not biased toward regional or international powers, in what appeared to be an implicit rejection of MP Michel Aoun's bid for the presidency.

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Hindustan Times

37 children killed in string of Syria attacks NGO

At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.

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Times of Oman

Government air strikes kill 37 children across Syria

Damascus: At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.

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Ynetnews

Al Nusra Front: We'll free UN peacekeepers in return for humanitarian aid

After 40, Filipino peacekeepers flee to Israel overnight, Syrian rebels claim to have reached deal to see additional 45 peacekeepers go free.

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CNN

U.N. peacekeepers under fire in Golan Heights

Druze men watch from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights side of the Quneitra border with Syria as smoke rises during fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels over the control of the area on Wednesday, August 27. The United Nations estimates more than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in ... (more)

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Juan Cole

Israelis Alarmed as al-Qaeda Captures Golan, UN Peacekeepers

Israeli observers have been alarmed by the capture of the Quneitra checkpoint between Syria and the Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights by the al-Qaeda affiliate, the Succor Front .

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Explosions, gunfire in Syria

Syrian government soldiers advance in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, where they were engaged in heavy fighting against anti-government forces, according to the Syrian army.

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Amnesty International

Secret detention in Syria: "We could hear the screams of torture victims"

When Shappal Ibrahim, a peaceful activist with the Union of Young Kurds, was approached by a Syrian government official claiming to be a fellow supporter of the country's "revolution", he did not realize it was part of a ploy to detain him for his human rights activities.

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Dissident Voice

Iraq and Syria: The U.S. Goes In Deeper

The maintenance of superpower prestige above all obligates the Obama Administration to launch a full scale air war against the against the well organized, well supplied and so far victorious barbaric Islamic State in Iraq and Syria .

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