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Enter the Bear: Is Russia Planning Airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria? (Video)

The Israeli press is reporting that Iran has made a firmer military alliance with the Russian Federation in Syria and that Moscow is sending pilots to Damascus to fly missions in that country against Islamic State and other Muslim extremist groups.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 READ MORE



Putin Pitches Grand Alliance Against Islamic State, but Syrian Rebels Want Assad Gone (Video)

The Russian Federation is a key player in Syria—and backer of the dictatorial government of Bashar Assad.

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Almost a Quarter of a Million People Have Died in the Syrian Conflict

An activist group says 71,781 civilian deaths have been recorded in Syria’s devastating conflict, which began in March 2011, and 11,964 of those killed were children.

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Islamic State Beheaded Dozens in Palmyra, but How Strategic Is the City?

Nearly 500 people died in the campaign by the Islamic State group to take the Syrian city of Palmyra, including 49 who were executed before the fundamentalists reached the city center.

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Historic Syrian City of Palmyra Falls to Islamic State

The ancient city is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and best-preserved ruins, which now may face destruction at the hand of the extremist group.

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Did Iran Win 2014? Top 6 Iran Developments This Year

In 2014, Iran made news on a number of important fronts.

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Syrian Media Hail America as Damascus Ally, Support U.N. Ban on Foreign Fighters

It turns out that the Damascus press is giving President Obama an uncomfortable embrace.

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 READ MORE



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Egypt, Syria, Libya ... What Is the Appeal of Phony Elections in the Middle East?

The world has been treated to a whole series of “elections” in the Middle East recently.

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 READ MORE



Chemical Weapons Watchdog Says Team in Syria ‘Safe’

The world’s chemical watchdog Tuesday denied a report by the Syrian government that investigators and their drivers on a fact-finding mission were kidnapped, saying the group was “safe” and returning to base after an attack.

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Bashar al-Assad

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Assad Crimes

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Syrian Regime Should Face Trial on Allegations of ‘Systematic’ Mass Killings, Experts Say

As the diplomatic summit on the Syria crisis got underway in Switzerland on Wednesday, reports of the suspected “systematic killings” of 11,000 prisoners heightened the urgency of the proceedings.

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE


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Massive War Crimes: Syrian Regime Tortured, Starved, Murdered 11,000 Prisoners

A new report by three respected jurists argues that photographic evidence provided by a defector from the Syrian police proves systematic torture and summary execution of thousands of prisoners by the Baath regime headed by Bashar al-Assad.

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2014, As Seen from Syria

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Bloody Fashion Show

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Nobel Peace Prize 2013

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Syria Talks

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Bellicose Obama

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Putin Peace

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World View of Obama and Putin

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Miley and Putin

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GOP Syria Criticism

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Syria Diplomacy

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Red Line for Obama

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Obama’s Nuanced Path

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Assad: We’ll Give Up Chemical Weapons

The Syrian president said in a yet-to-be-televised interview that Russian diplomatic efforts persuaded him to cede control of his country’s chemical weapons stockpile to the international community.

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 READ MORE


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Obama Postpones Congressional Vote on Syria Strike (Video)

Tuesday night, perhaps after realizing he had neither the support of politicians nor that of the American people, President Barack Obama put a hold on Congress’ decision on military intervention in Syria.

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Syria Support

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Putin Saves the Day

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Constituents

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World’s Policeman

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Waiting for the Green Light

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G-20 Summit

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Don’t Bomb Syria

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From the Rubble of the Syrian Civil War, Visceral Poetry Arises

Turning away from the religious metaphors of the past, Syria’s new verse relies on realistic, raw descriptions inspired by war and expresses the hope for a united country to be formed. But the outspoken nature of this emerging literary tradition comes at a price.

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The Dog of War

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Grayson On Syria

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