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Aug 14, 2014

Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels

Syrian forces regained control over a strategic suburb of the capital on Thursday as rebels under heavy bombardment said they were forced to withdraw...

Aug 07, 2014

From Syria to Ukraine, social media opens up warfare

In 2013, Eliot Higgins used videos posted online from Syria to track weapons and pinpoint a chemical strike in Damascus from a computer in the English Midlands. This year, the..... #Damascus, Syria #Syria

Aug 19, 2014

Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

(AP) -- As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #Aleppo, Syria

Aug 09, 2014

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A moral duty to clean up the mess we made before ISIS takes the region back to the Dark Ages

From Baghdad to Damascus and Tripoli, civil government is in meltdown. It is a problem of our and America's making and now we must help them... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #Aleppo, Syria

Aug 12, 2014

Permits, politics and patience: the reality of getting aid into Syria

Humanitarian workers are being frustrated by violence, bureaucracy and an obstinate government as they try to diminish the impact of the war on civilians With his blue helmet strapped to matching flak jacket and sweating in the scorching summer sun, ... #Syria #United Nations

Aug 19, 2014

Melbourne found most livable city; Damascus comes last

Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list... #Middle East #Melbourne

Jul 28, 2014

Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll

(AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists. The military casualties came as fighting... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #United Kingdom #Al-Qaeda

Aug 04, 2014

A guide to Middle East politics in 2014

From Egypt to Syria, Palestine to Iraq, the hopes of the Arab spring lie in tatters. And with the latest conflict in Gaza, the Middle East is more violent, volatile and complex than ever Its complicated and extremely violent in the Middle East these ... #Damascus, Syria #Israel #Syria #Iraq #Egypt #Iran #Saudi Arabia #Baghdad #Middle East #Palestine #Hamas #United Kingdom #Al-Qaeda #Bashar al-Assad #Nouri al-Maliki #Libya #Yemen #Tunisia #Qatar #Lebanon #Bahrain #Kuwait #Muslim Brotherhood #Turkey #Africa

Aug 20, 2014

Destroying Syria’s chemical weapons still leaves questions unresolved

Looking back a year, to the early hours of Aug. 21, 2013, when a series of missiles with poison gas payloads landed in suburban Damascus, experts can’t help but note that the results of an international reaction to use of the lethal chemicals can be ... #Damascus, Syria #Israel #Syria #Iraq #Egypt #Iran #Saudi Arabia #Baghdad #Middle East #Palestine #Hamas #United Kingdom #Al-Qaeda #Bashar al-Assad #Nouri al-Maliki #Libya #Yemen #Tunisia #Qatar #Lebanon #Bahrain #Kuwait #Muslim Brotherhood #Turkey #Africa

Aug 19, 2014

Melbourne found most "livable city"; Damascus comes last

Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list... #Middle East #Melbourne