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Syria conflict: ‘Barrel bombs’ dropped on Aleppo – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian government aircraft have dropped barrels laden with explosives on rebel areas of the northern city of Aleppo, opposition activists say. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said 22 people were killed, 14 of them children.Syria: children killed as Aleppo hit by worst bombing in six monthsTelegraph.co.ukSyrian helicopter bomb raids kill 36 […]

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IDF fire lightly injures Palestinian on Gaza border in 2nd incident in 24 hours – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostGroup of Palestinians carry out suspicious activity at security fence, refuse calls to vacate the area. IDF soldier sits atop a tank just outside northern Gaza Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen. A group of Palestinians approached the Israel-Gaza security fence on …Qatari-funded fuel enters Gaza to ease power crisisThe Daily StarGaza fighters head to Syria as […]

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Gaza fighters head to Syria as refugees flow in – BBC News

BBC NewsRecent videos posted on the internet show Palestinian militants doing target practice with rifles and training to storm buildings while Islamic music plays. They come from the Gaza Strip, where Islamist groups are committed to armed struggle with Israel. But the …Gaza flooding drives 40000 from their homesgulfnews.comIsrael begins fuel transfer for Gaza powerSky […]

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Results of Syria’s chemical weapons probe could be used in further inquiry: team … – Xinhua

XinhuaUNITED NATIONS, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — The UN’s top inspector of Syria chemical arms said Friday his team’s report “could be useful” in any possible further investigation into who used the weapons. However, Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom, head of the UN …UN chief deplores use of chemical weapons in SyriaBoston.comUN Chief Responds to Syria ReportNew […]

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EU failing Syria refugees, says Amnesty International report – BBC News

BBC NewsEuropean leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says. Only 10 member states have offered to take in refugees and even then only 12,000, it complains. The UK and …European response to Syrian refugees ‘pitiful’: AmnestyAFPMideast Snow Threatens Syrian Refugees […]

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Halt in aid is blow to US effort to help Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The U.S. decision to suspend the delivery of nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria is another blow to American efforts to strengthen and unify insurgents fighting Bashar al-Assad, analysts say. The State Department said Wednesday it …US, concerned about militants, suspends some Syrian rebel aidLos Angeles TimesTop US-backed Commander in Syria […]

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UPDATE 3-Syrian army retakes road needed to ship out chemical arms – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Syrian TV broadcasts footage in captured town of Nabak. * Watchdog chief says chemical arms removal may be delayed. * Russia says could help provide transport for chemicals (Adds Russia could give support). By Oliver Holmes. BEIRUT, Dec 9 …Deadline for removing Syria’s chemical weapons may be missed, officials warnTelegraph.co.ukSyria Retakes Road […]

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President Obama, Prime Minister Reinfeldt Of Sweden In Press Conference: Transcript

President Obama and Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt gave a joint press conference early this morning on Syria. Here’s the full, unedited transcript from that session: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT OF SWEDEN IN A JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Rosenbad Stockholm, Sweden 2:45 P.M. CEST PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT: It’s a great honor and pleasure […]

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White House Press Briefing On Syria: Transcript: Monday, August 26th, 2013

This is the full White House Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, from today, Monday, August 26th, 2013. It was held after President Obama’s remarks on Syria, and after Secretary Of State John Kerry made his statements about Syria. Here’s Mr. Carney: PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY James S. Brady Press Briefing […]

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#StopLyingCNN Campaign: What Is It About In The Turkey Protests?

#StopLyingCNN Campaign: What Is It About In The Turkey Protests? The Turkish protestor-produced campaign called #StopLyingCNN has been successful in that it made the hashtag #StopLyingCNN a Twitter Trend, but as this blogger wrote before, there’s been a problem. The problem has been that it’s so insular and in Turkish, that, to this point in […]

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Sarah Harrison Is WikiLeaks Member Traveling With Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden has a new girl in his life: Sarah Harrison. According to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison is a UK native and member of the WikiLeaks Legal Defense Team. According to accounts, she’s the mastermind behind Snowden’s departure from Hong Kong and for all practical purposes, his travel planner. CORRECTION. According to Lana […]

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Russian Meteor: Now 1,200 Injured, Vladimir Zhirinovsky Blames U.S.

The whole issue about the Russian Meteor that flew over Central Russia Friday morning at 33,000 MPH, causing a sonic boom of such massive proportions that it caused damage to buildings in various cities in that country, has taken an absurd turn. Now, a Russian politician is blaming America for the disaster. But before we […]

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Obama and Clinton On 60 Minutes, Transcript

President Obama and Secretary Of State Clinton appeared together on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday evening. What follows is the transcript from that TV event, assembled from the divided-by-page version published by CBS. Here it is: There are few people we think we know more about than President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan, City Of Oakland’s Inept Social Media Approach

The City Of Oakland has suddenly adopted a head-in-the-sand, protectionist, and just plain stupid social media strategy that results in a series of wrong-headed approaches that don’t protect the elected officials it claims to help. Today, the City of Oakland issued another email announcing a press conference about its silly municipal ID program about three […]

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Occupy Oakland Declares Love On Oakland, Or, A Day Of Public Sex

The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has reportedly passed a resolution declaring Tuesday, January 14th as “Make Love, Not War” day. The resolution reads like this: In the interest of diversity of tactics, and the spirit of love that we feel for our community, we propose a direct action to take place on February 14th. […]

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Syria Killed Over 5,000 Says United Nations Report

Syria’s methods of cracking down on protest are horrifying, and the United Nations (UN) assets that the country has killed over 5,000 of its own people. According to AlJazeera: The UN’s Navi Pillay said on Monday there were reports of increased attacks by opposition groups on President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces but highlighted “alarming” events […]