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Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Hezbollah chief vows to continue fighting in Syria

Nov 14, – The public appearance of Hassan Nasrallah — his second in as many days — came as tens of thousands of Shiites and Hezbollah supporters marched in their southern Beirut stronghold for the Ashoura, one of the Shiite sect’s most important religious occasions. The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group showed up at […]

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Troops kill 40 rebels near Damascus

Troops kill 40 rebels near Damascus

Oct 25, – Syrian government troops on Friday ambushed rebels near the capital, Damascus, killing at least 40 opposition fighters, state media reported. The ambush was part of the military’s offensive against rebel strongholds around President Bashar Assad’s seat of power. Also Friday, Kurdish gunmen battled jihadi rebels in a northeastern Syrian town along the […]

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Activists: Syria releases 61 women detainees

Activists: Syria releases 61 women detainees

Oct 24, – Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said on Thursday, the latest in a three-way prisoner exchange that was one of the more ambitious negotiated deals in the country’s civil war in which rival factions remain largely opposed to any bartered peace. Meanwhile, electricity returned to […]

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Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Bomb near Syrian capital kills 16

Oct 19, – The violence came a day after nine Shiite pilgrims from Lebanon kidnapped in Syria last year were freed as part of a negotiated hostage deal that could see two Turkish pilots held by Lebanese militants and dozens of Syrian women held in Syrian government jails released. Syrian rebels assaulted a checkpoint in […]

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Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Oct 05, –  A look at democratic reform efforts in Arab and Gulf nations since the Arab Spring erupted in December 2010: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi women were allowed this year for the first time in the Shura Council, an advisory body, and women will for the first time be allowed to vote and run in […]

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Syrian children attend school amid war

Syrian children attend school amid war

Oct 01, – It has been a year since they were last in school. The area has seen ongoing battles between opposition forces and troops loyal to President Bashar Assad, and like pretty much everything else in Madaya, the school was forced to shut down because of the violence. Clutching his books close to his […]

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UN chemical inspectors to probe 7 sites in Syria

UN chemical inspectors to probe 7 sites in Syria

Sep 27, –  The U.N. office in Damascus said in a statement Friday that its team will write up a report “it hopes will be ready by late October.” It was previously thought the U.N. probe would only look into three locations in Syria. The U.N. says its inspectors in Syria will investigate a total […]

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Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing

Car bomb hits Syria-Turkey border crossing

Sep 17, – Syrian activist groups say a car bomb has exploded at a crossing point along the country’s volatile border with Turkey. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has no immediate word on casualties from the explosion at the Bab al-Hawa crossing point on Tuesday. The crossing, located in Syria’s northwestern […]

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Intense clashes rage overnight lebanon; 12 soldiers dead

Intense clashes rage overnight lebanon; 12 soldiers dead

June 24, BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese news agency says military forces battling followers of a hard-line Sunni cleric are closing in the mosque where they are taking cover in a southern coastal city. It says the fighting brought the death toll to 12 soldiers. The clashes in Sidon are one of the most intense […]

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Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

June 11, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The blasts — which occurred in central Marjeh Square near the Interior Ministry — were the first such attacks to target President Bashar Assad’s seat of power since the regime chased rebels from the strategic town of Qusair nearly a week ago. Two suicide bombers targeted a police station […]

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