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Aug 20, 2014

American killed in Syria a journalist at heart; committee condemns his 'barbaric murder'

Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there... #Syria #Libya

Aug 02, 2014

Lebanese soldiers, civilians killed in Syria spillover violence

At least two Lebanese soldiers and several civilians were reported killed Saturday in clashes with Syrian rebels on Lebanese territory close to the Syrian border, according to press and official accounts... #Syria #Libya

Aug 01, 2014

Political Memo: Foreign Crises Fade on Congressional Campaign Trail

Violence in Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine has dominated the news this summer, but is drawing little reaction from candidates in the midterm elections... #Syria #Iraq

Aug 01, 2014

Political Memo: Foreign Crises Fade on Congressional Campaign Trail

Violence in Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine has dominated the news this summer, but is drawing little reaction from candidates in the midterm elections... #Syria #Iraq

Aug 20, 2014

James Foley: How social media is fighting back against Isis propaganda

In the wake of the journalists death, social media companies begin to take an editorial approach to the content they are hosting Outrage over Isis beheading of US journalist James Foley live updates On Tuesday, militants from Islamic State (Isis) rel... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #James Wright #Twitter

Aug 13, 2014

Letters: Needed focus on domestic violence

An order of protection isn't worth the paper it's printed on ["Unprotected: The death of Santia Williams," News, Aug. 10]. The restrictions stated on these orders are rarely enforced by police, so these horrendous acts continue, in this case ending i... #Syria #Suffolk County, NY #Levittown, NY #Valley Stream, NY

Aug 11, 2014

Opinion: The American lie about genocide

At a press conference last Thursday, Ed Henry of Fox News asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest a straightforward question about President Barack Obama's decision to authorize force against the Islamic State: "Is preventing a genocide in Ame... #Washington, D.C. #Syria #Iraq #White House #Barack Obama #Darfur #Ed Henry #Myanmar #Congo #Teddy Roosevelt

Aug 09, 2014

As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troo... #Syria #Iraq #Arizona #Barack Obama #United States Military Academy #New York (state) #Iowa State University

Aug 04, 2014

Iraq air force to back Kurds fighting Islamists

(AP) -- Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called upon his country's armed forces to help the Kurdish military battle a Sunni militant offensive in northern Iraq that has caused tens of thousands of people from the minority Yazidi community to... #Syria #Iraq #United Nations #Baghdad #Mosul #Nouri al-Maliki

Aug 04, 2014

Lebanese army battles Syrian militants near border

(AP) -- Hundreds of Lebanese civilians are fleeing an eastern border town that was overrun by militants from neighboring Syria as Lebanese troops fight to liberate the area. It's the most serious spillover of violence from the civil war in neighborin... #Syria #Iraq #United Nations #Baghdad #Mosul #Nouri al-Maliki