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Hezbollah takes lead in pounding Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT, Lebanon — Forces of the terrorist group Hezbollah say they are winning battles to defeat a three-year rebellion against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad by pouring fighters into remote regions where the Sunni Muslim rebels have been strongest.Syrian Forces Claim Major Blow Against RebelsNew York TimesRegime: 175 Islamist fighters killed in ambushThe Daily Star175 […]

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Israel suspects Hezbollah will target top Israeli officials – Haaretz

HaaretzIsrael won’t publicly admit to Monday’s strike and Hezbollah is not making threats, but under the surface, the sides are locked in conflict. By Amos Harel | Feb. 26, 2014 | 12:31 AM | 4. Tweet. Hezbollah supporters listen to Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah’s …Analysis: Hezbollah unlikely to respond to Israeli air strike in LebanonJerusalem […]

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​No spying on friends: NSA bugs Merkel aides instead of chancellor – RT

RTIn the wake of President Obama’s promise to stop spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the US intelligence has switched its attention to her top government officials, a German newspaper reported. Washington’s relations with Germany were strained …US intelligence snooping on hundreds of key German figures, says reportBusiness StandardA turning point in German-Israeli relations 24.02.2014Deutsche […]

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At least 21 Afghan soldiers killed, seven kidnapped by Taliban – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 21 soldiers have been killed and seven kidnapped by Taliban in a raid on a border outpost, prompting Afghan President Hamid Karzai to blame Pakistan for failing to eliminate “terror nests”. The attack in the eastern province of Kunar was the single …Taliban kill 21 Afghan soldiers in predawn attackSydney Morning HeraldTaliban […]

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Libyan Vote on Charter Assembly Is Marred by Violence and Low Turnout – New York Times

New York TimesTRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s long-delayed efforts to draft a new Constitution hit another obstacle on Thursday when elections for a 60-member constitutional drafting committee fell well short of expectations, with a low turnout and 13 of 60 constituencies failing to …Libyans Vote for Panel to Draft New ConstitutionWall Street JournalUPDATE 4-Poor turnout in […]

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Made In Britain? Alfonso Cuarón Defends Gravity’s British Accolades – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseGravity stars an American actress, Sandra Bullock, and actor, George Clooney, who are directed by Mexican auteur, Alfonso Cuarón. So why does Alfonso believe his film deserves the British Academy of Film And Television’s “Made in Britain” awards?Lupita Nyong’o Feels ’12 Years A Slave’ Co-Star Chiwetel Ejiofor’s BAFTA Best …Contactmusic.com‘Gravity’: What makes the BAFTA winner […]

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Kerry: Russia Enabling Syria’s Pursuit of Military Path – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian government is trying to win a military victory over the opposition, and that Russia is enabling President Bashar al-Assad on that path. Speaking Monday in Jakarta, Kerry said Syria’s strategy is evident in its …Kerry appeals for political solution in SyriaXinhuaSyrian Opposition Appoints New […]

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Egyptian ex-leader Morsy to return to court, this time on conspiracy charges – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy and 35 Muslim Brotherhood members are scheduled to stand trial Sunday on conspiracy charges. They stand accused of spying for foreign organizations outside Egypt, committing terrorist acts inside the …Egypt’s Morsi stands trial on spying and teror chargesBBC NewsMohammed Morsi on trial for espionage, terror chargesCBC.ca2 killed during […]

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Bosnia-Hercegovina protests break out in violence – BBC News

BBC NewsDemonstrators in Bosnia-Hercegovina have set fire to government buildings, in the worst unrest since the end of the 1992-95 war. Hundreds of people have been injured in three days of protests over high unemployment and perceived inability of politicians to …Street violence flares in Bosnian protestsFinancial TimesBosnian Protesters Torch Government Buildings In Sarajevo, TuzlaRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyViolent […]

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Afghan presidential election campaign begins – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April, with 11 candidates to replace Hamid Karzai, who cannot stand again.Afghan Presidential Campaign Kicks OffVoice of AmericaAfghan presidential election campaign kicks offThe Daily StarAfghanistan presidential […]

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Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader – Fox News

Fox NewsBEIRUT – Al Qaeda fighters killed the leader of a rival Islamic brigade in a twin car bombing near Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, an attack likely to further exacerbate rebel infighting even as government forces continued their intense shelling of opposition-held …Syria barrel bombs ‘kill dozens of civilians’ in AleppoBBC NewsSyrian forces kill […]

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UN calls for unity after deadly Lebanon bombing – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBEIRUT: The U.N. Security Council appealed to the Lebanese people to preserve national unity despite consistent attempts to undermine the country’s stability, in the wake of the deadly bombing in the northeastern city of Hermel that was claimed by an …Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda battles in Lebanon to increase: AnalystsAhram OnlineLebanese extremist group says it […]

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Kerry warns Syria of consequences on chemical weapons – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBERLIN: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing his chemical weapons stockpile. Kerry told reporters ahead of talks in …Syria must accelerate chemical arms shipments: WatchdogAhram OnlineUS Concerned About Chemical Weapons DelayRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySyria stalling […]

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Ukraine Warring Sides Sharpen Rhetoric as President Out Sick (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekAnti-government protesters stand at a road block in Kiev on Jan. 30, 2014. Photographer: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images. Ukraine’s opposition accused President Viktor Yanukovych of foul play as he took sick leave and his Defense Ministry asked for “urgent” …Missing Ukraine Protester Bulatov Turns UpWall Street JournalMissing Ukraine activist says he was torturedWashington PostKerry to Meet […]

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Syrian government ‘demolished thousands of homes’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government has been “deliberately and unlawfully” demolishing thousands of homes, a new report by Human Rights Watch says. Satellite images appear to show large-scale demolitions with explosives and bulldozers in opposition strongholds in …Entire Syrian neighborhoods wiped out by Assad: rights groupNBCNews.com (blog)Assad army wipes rebel areas ‘off face of map’Irish IndependentSyrian […]

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High stakes, low expectations for Syria peace talks – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A new peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war convenes Wednesday in Switzerland, where the international community hopes to apply a tourniquet to the Middle East’s worst open wound. Here’s a quick thumbnail guide to the conference:.Iran, Disinvited From Syria Talks, Says Opponents Will Regret ItNew York TimesAssad Focuses on Fighting […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, criticized over crackdown – Reuters

ReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, making his first visit to Brussels in five years, faced sharp criticism from European Union leaders on Tuesday over a crackdown on the judiciary and police that has rattled investors. Erdogan has …Erdogan stirs concern but avoids showdown on visit to BrusselsFinancial TimesTurkey Puzzles Market With New […]

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Bomb Hits Hezbollah Neighborhood – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalHezbollah supporters gather at the site of a bomb blast in the Haret Hreik neighborhood in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday. European Pressphoto Agency. BEIRUT—A car bomb exploded in the Hezbollah stronghold of southern Beirut on Tuesday, killing …Car Bomb Hits Shiite Suburb of Beirut, Killing 4ABC NewsRaw: Explosion in Southern BeirutUSA TODAYFour killed […]

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Four killed in Beirut southern suburbs blast: security source – Reuters

ReutersBEIRUT (Reuters) – Four people were killed in a blast in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Tuesday, a security source told Reuters, attributing the blast to a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt. The source said another 20 people were wounded in the …Explosion ‘rocks Beirut suburb’BBC NewsLebanese officials: Explosion hits Beirut suburbWashington PostExplosion rocks Hezbollah […]

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Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter six months of negotiations, there are still believed to be enormous gaps between Israelis, Palestinians. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. Israeli’s top two negotiators with the Palestinians were scheduled to leave …Kerry can survive failure, but can Israel?HaaretzKerry Peace Accord Wagers Spur Palestine Stock Rally, CEO SaysBusinessweekNetanyahu proposes […]

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Analysis: Egypt vote muddies political outlook – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCAIRO (AP) — For all the self-congratulatory headlines in Egypt’s pro-military media, the results of last week’s constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the nation’s military chief was looking for before announcing his …Egypt’s Mansour Says Charter Approval Shows Nation on Right PathBloombergEgypt prosecutors send ex-president Morsi to new […]