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Nobody is winning in Syria

 RASHEED ABOU-ALSAMH Published — Sunday 20 April 2014 A series of recent interviews given by Syrian authorities to foreign journalists visiting Damascus at the invitation of the government, have…

Syrian Christians long to return to Maloula

April 17, 2014 08:40 AM By Roueida Mabardi Story Summary In the Bab Touma district of Syria’s capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town…

Jordan says it destroyed combat vehicles crossing from Syria

Aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, some 8 kilometers from the Jordanian-Syrian border. Jordan is home to a large Syrian refugee population. (AP)…

Videos show first U.S.-made rockets in Syria

Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be U.S. anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country’s civil war. The rebel faction shown…

Turkey’s actions in Syria see PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan go from model Middle East ‘strongman’ to tin-pot dictator Once a cuddly ally of Barack Obama, the Turkish Prime Minister has shown himself to be increasingly authoritarian

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama’s cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he…

Jordan, Russia ‘seeking solution to Syria crisis’

His Majesty King Abdullah is received by Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of their talks in Moscow on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court) AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah…

Nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families have at least one member with a medical condition — survey

by Khetam Malkawi | Apr 08, 2014 | 20:39 Updated: Apr 08, 2014 | 23:20 inShare A doctor from the French field hospital treat a Syrian child at the Zaatari…

Activists to start Syria peace movement from Iran

A group of international peace activists has arrived in Tehran to start a movement aimed at providing humanitarian aid to Syrians and the establishment of peace in Syria, Press TV…

Muslim Apocalyptic Prophecies Drive Both Sides to Syrian Battle for End of Time

Mariam Karouny/Reuter   A general view shows the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal in Lebanon near the Syrian border. Shiite Muslims from the Bekaa Valley town of al-Labwa recently…

Ibrahim says kidnapped bishops’ case ‘complicated’

Story Summary   The case of the bishops kidnapped in Syria for almost a year is complicated, Maj. Ibrahim, who helped secure the release of the Maaloula nuns earlier this…

Who are the ‘media activists’ covering the war?

March 29, 2014 12:08 AMBy Olivia Alabaster, Diana Saad The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY While many inside and out of Syria bemoan the lack of attention that the conflict is getting internationally,…

Audio Leak Reveals Turkish Intelligence Chief and FM Planning to Attack Own Soil to Start War

A new audio leak reveals secret conversations which allegedly took place between intelligence chief Hakan Fidan, FM Ahmet Davutoğlu, FM undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu and General Yaşar Güler. In the leaked audio…

KSA, EU to draw out joint plan to help Syrian refugees

Kristalina Georgieva RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN     ARABNEWS.COM Published — Friday 28 March 2014 The Kingdom and the European Union plan to develop a joint strategy to improve humanitarian aid…

Housing crisis threatens Syrian refugees — UNHCR report

Jordan Times, 28.3.2014 AMMAN — After three years of conflict in Syria, hundreds of thousands of refugees living in urban areas in the Kingdom are struggling to meet their daily needs,…

Angelina Jolie puts spotlight on Syrian refugees as U.N. Refugees chief warns Lebanon could collapse under burden

March 27, 2014 By Mick Krever, CNN Lebanon could collapse under the weight of the massive influx of Syrian refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres warned in an interview…

Qatar pays Syrian rebels £40m ransom to free nuns – or did it? It depends what rumours you believe

by Robert Fisk, The Independent     Oh, to be a Syrian conspiracy theorist in these days of civil war   Robert Fisk Damascus Tuesday 18 March 2014    …

‘There is no sectarianism in the army’: Syria’s war – the general’s view

      Robert Fisk joins General Yussef Swaidan on the streets of Daraya as the officer tells a crowd there is no army brutality – while his soldiers hand…

Assad is already counting on soldiers still at school to fill the gaps left by 30,000 casualties There are intriguing hints that the conflict is changing. There are mini-ceasefires now

by Robert Fisk, The Independent We were driving down the main road from Homs – fast, of course, as the Syrian war now requires – when, just outside the Damascus…

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