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2 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Here's How Heroic Irish Troops Rescued UN Peacekeepers Hunted By Syrian Rebels

Members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force ride on an armoured personnel carrier in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights before crossing into Syria August 31, 2014.

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4 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years.

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5 hrs ago | Voice of America

Syrian Forces Escalate Assault on Rebel-Held Damascus District

Syrian forces carried out their fiercest assault on the rebel stronghold of Jobar in Damascus since the start of the three-year war, conducting at least 27 air strikes on Tuesday and killing a child, according to activists and rights groups.

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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Many people complicit in Syria disaster

Given President Obama's preference for hacking away at the defense budget and disregarding military advice , it is not surprising that civilian-military relations are frayed.

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7 hrs ago | SFGate

UN provides aid for record 4.1 million in Syria

The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with shipments traversing borders and front lines, the agency said Tuesday.

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7 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Regime strikes on Syria rebel Jubar district

A member of the Syrian security forces walks past a burning truck following a reported mortar attack by rebel fighters in Damascus' al-Abbasyeen neighborhood on August 30, 2014.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

'Unprecedented' regime strikes on Syria rebel Jubar district

A member of the Syrian security forces walks past a burning truck following a reported mortar attack by rebel fighters in Damascus' Al-Abbasyeen neighborhood August 30, 2014.

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11 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captivesFiji says Syrian...

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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15 hrs ago | SFGate

Syrian rebels, gov clash in Golan Heights

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

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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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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WATE-TV Knoxville

Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives

Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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