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Syria

Woman flees Italy with 6yo son to join ISIS
A mother of three has left her family in northern Italy to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, taking her six-year-old son with her, Italian media report.

30.01.2015 14:36

134-day Islamic State siege of Kobani lifted
The apparently unstoppable progress of the IS terrorist group now seems to have come to an end on the Syrian-Turkish border. Kurdish fighters, opposition forces and coalition air strikes have thwarted the Caliph's designs on the town of Kobani.

30.01.2015 12:37

US 'routinely' violates judicial rights, fails to punish torture - HRW
US state and local officials should reconsider racial discrimination and police abuse, which triggered public outrage and demonstrations internationally, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015, which monitors the situation in over 90 nations.

29.01.2015 12:47

‘Hostage crisis – Jordan’s blowback from Syrian conflict’
Amman has allowed Saudi Arabia and the West to use Jordan as a training ground for military activities related to Syria, so it is natural that it is currently facing blowback, political analyst Sharmine Narwani told RT.

29.01.2015 09:47

Foreign intervention ‘100 times more likely’ in oil-rich states – study
Cutting-edge research from British universities has confirmed a belief long held by conspiracy theorists, realists and hawkish neoconservatives alike: oil drives foreign intervention and war.

28.01.2015 11:51

​Moscow hosts fractured Syrian opposition in attempt to break peace-talks deadlock
Thirty members of the highly-fractured Syrian opposition are in Moscow for talks among themselves, as well as with Assad government representatives. The negotiations come almost a year after the last attempt to find a political solution to the crisis.

28.01.2015 09:44

Syrian cartoonist illustrates UK govt’s failure to aid refugees
Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat has called out the UK for failing to help refugees from his country by allowing them seek asylum in a contribution for British newspaper the Independent.

28.01.2015 09:53

Retired Army General says Obama let Al-Qaeda grow ‘fourfold in last 5 years’
Retired military personnel told senators that the lack of White House strategy makes US combat efforts in the Middle East unwinnable. One general added that “failed” policy has allowed Al-Qaeda to grow “fourfold” since President Barack Obama’s election.

28.01.2015 04:16

Israel launches airstrikes on Syria following rocket attack, ‘red line’ warning from Iran
Israeli jets struck several targets in Syria in response to Hezbollah rocket fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the IDF said. The exchange came as Iran warned Tel Aviv of crossing a “red line” with the murder of an Iranian general in Syria.

27.01.2015 23:50

Swedish officer sparks Facebook debate over ISIS getting govt assistance over returning veterans
A Swedish officer on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan wants to see more government consideration for his fellow veterans upon his return home than what is being planned for former Islamic State fighters.

27.01.2015 10:25

ISIS threatens to kill 2nd Japanese hostage, Jordan pilot in 24 hours
The Islamic State has released a video with a threat to kill a second Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot in the next 24 hours if the Japanese authorities fail to persuade Jordan to release failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi from prison.

27.01.2015 16:17

‘Shameful’ UK scheme to resettle Syrian refugees condemned
A group of prominent UK celebrities have written a strongly-worded open letter to PM David Cameron denouncing Britain’s resettlement program for Syrian refugees, suggesting it lacks compassion and humanity.

26.01.2015 15:51