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Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Dec 11, – For 19-year-old Ahmad Aloun and his family, the country some 12,000 kilometers (7,400 miles) away soon will become home. The tree-lined boulevards of Montevideo might as well be on another planet. The Syrian teen, driven from his home by his country’s civil war, swipes across the world on a mobile phone map, […]

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UN chief says Syrian war seriously affects Lebanon

UN chief says Syrian war seriously affects Lebanon

Nov 14, – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday that the conflict in Syria is having a serious impact on neighboring Lebanon, citing increased cross-border violence and broader threats to stability and security. Ban said the spillover of the 2 ½-year Syrian conflict has caused more than 800,000 Syrians to flee to Lebanon, straining the country’s […]

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Kerry: terrorists can run, but can’t hide

Kerry: terrorists can run, but can’t hide

Oct 06, – In raids in Somalia and in Libya’s capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa. They captured a Libyan al-Qaida leader allegedly involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies 15 years ago. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that […]

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US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

Oct 06, – The Pentagon identified the al-Qaida leader as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi. His capture would represent a significant blow to what remains of the core al-Qaida organization once led by Osama bin Laden. U.S. special forces on Saturday carried out a raid in the Libyan capital to capture […]

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Twin explosions kill 29 in north Lebanese city

Twin explosions kill 29 in north Lebanese city

Aug 23, TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Twin car bombs exploded outside mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Friday, killing at least 29 people, wounding over 350 and wreaking major destruction in the country’s second largest city, Lebanese Health Ministry officials said. Footage aired on local TV showed thick, black smoke billowing over the city […]

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Lebanese Hezbollah attacks in Syria draw response

Lebanese Hezbollah attacks in Syria draw response

May 31, HERMEL, Lebanon (AP) Shells fired by Syria’s overwhelmingly Sunni rebels regularly fall on the town, killing civilians, scaring off visitors and keeping schools and many shops shuttered. Many believe the shelling is a message from Sunni extremists that there would be a price to pay for supporting the Shiite Muslim group. In Shiite […]

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Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

May 24, AP – Two separate committees of Middle Eastern leaders convened on Thursday, seeking to outline their official positions and proposals ahead of the Geneva 2 conference.   Members of the Arab League and the Syrian National Coalition have drafted new proposals aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. Their plans come in anticipation […]

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Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

May 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusair from the rebels. The town lies along a strategic land corridor linking the capital, Damascus, with the Mediterranean coast, the heartland of Assad’s Alawite sect. Syria’s main […]

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Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

May 20, BEIRUT (AP) — With the regime scoring gains on the battlefield, the U.S. and Russia could face an even tougher task persuading Assad and his opponents to attend talks on ending Syria’s 26-month-old conflict. Washington and Moscow hope to start talks with an international conference as early as next month, though no date […]

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Massive explosion destroys French embassy in Tripoli

Massive explosion destroys French embassy in Tripoli

April 23, AP – Two guards were injured early Tuesday when the explosion hit at around 7 a.m. local time (0500 UTC). An unnamed embassy official told news agency Reuters it appeared the blast was caused by a car bomb outside the embassy’s entrance. An apparent car bomb has hit France’s embassy in the Libyan […]

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