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Saudi-armed jihadists poised to attack Syria
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While ISIS has received much attention in Syria of late, it has been the Nusra Front, Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, that has gained major territory from the Turkish border to central and southern Syria. Al Nusra has also consolidated territory in the …

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Syria's Assad says open to dialogue with US: CBS interview
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is open to having a dialogue with the United States, but there can be no "pressuring of the sovereignty" of his country, he said in an excerpt of an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired on …

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War in Syria Pushes Asylum Applications to 22-Year High: UN
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The war in Syria, armed conflicts around the world and sustained human rights abuses have pushed asylum applications in industrialized countries to the highest rate in 22 years, the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday. Applications for …

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As Syria's Civil War Enters Fifth Year, UN Doubles Count Of Besieged To 440000
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U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos announced the new number Thursday while briefing the Security Council on what she called the "breathtaking levels of savagery" that continue as Syria's civil war enters its fifth year. The Syrian American Medical …

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How the US dropped these gory propaganda leaflets over Syria
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The graphic was on 60,000 leaflets dropped southwest of Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State's de facto capital, on March 16, U.S. military officials with U.S. Central Command said Thursday. The military used a PDU-5B leaflet cannister dropped from an F-15E …

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Record surge in asylum claims globally, especially from …
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Driving the flow are wars in Syria, Iraq and armed conflicts and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in other countries in 2014. But in the United States, conflicts in Mexico and Central America lead the asylum …

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Stephen Harper on the legality of bombing Syria: LOL …
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Asked about justifying airstrikes against targets in Syria, Stephen Harper decides to go for a joke.

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UN more than doubles count of besieged in Syria to 440000; 'breathtaking …
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UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starvation, dehydration and the lack of medical care — to roughly 440,000. U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos …

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