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guardian

Funeral of British doctor who died in Syria to take place on Boxing Day

Funeral of British doctor who died in Syria to take place on Boxing Day

"Dr Abbas Khan's family, who believe he was murdered in Syrian custody, announce plans for burial in LondonThe funeral of a British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria will take place on Boxing Day.Dr Abbas Khan was on the verge of being released when his family were told of..."


Bombs targeting Christians kill dozens in Baghdad

Archbishop of Canterbury highlights plight of Middle East Christians

foreign policy

Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 23, 2013

"To catch Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter: @FP_DemLab. Fadil Aliriza profiles Tunisian rapper Klay BBJ, the man with a unique ability to touch a society's raw nerves. Brian Klaas explains why allegations of a power-grab by Tunisia's toppled dictator continue to haunt the..."


voice of america

World Marks Christmas Holiday

World Marks Christmas Holiday

"World and religious leaders have marked the December 25 Christmas holiday with celebrations and messages to their supporters. Some leaders have focused on peace and reconciliation. As he stood on the balcony at St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis focused on some of the world's hot spots as..."


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abc.net.au

Pope Francis calls for end to deadly conflict in Christmas address

Pope Francis calls for end to deadly conflict in Christmas address

"Pope Francis has called for an end to violent conflicts in South Sudan and across the globe in his first Christmas message as pontiff.As reports emerged of the scale of killing in South Sudan, the Pope called for social harmony in the young state, saying current tensions have already cost numerous..."


yahoo news

new: Pope prays for South Sudan, Syria on first Christmas

Pope prays for South Sudan, Syria on first Christmas

"Pope Francis on Wednesday called for humanitarian aid access in Syria and "social harmony" in South Sudan on his first Christmas in the Vatican after months of shaking up the papacy with his humble style and common touch. Francis also pleaded for divine aid to rescue child soldiers..."


google news

new: Al Qaeda leader targeting UN workers in Syria - Washington Times

"Washington TimesAl Qaeda leader targeting UN workers in SyriaWashington TimesAl-Golani is a nom de guerre, indicating he was born in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. A Syrian native, he joined the insurgency after moving to Iraq. He advanced through al Qaeda's ranks and eventually became..."


Iraq closes border with ally Syria - Al-Arabiya

New report exposes digital front of Syria's civil war - Al Jazeera America (blog)

Funeral of British doctor who died in Syria to take place on Boxing Day - The Guardian

Pope Francis on Christmas hopes for 'a better world,' peace for Syria and Africa - CTV News

Pope Francis urges aid access to Syria in Christmas speech - BBC News

What makes Syria's 'barrel bombs' so scary - Washington Post (blog)

syria comment

EXCLUSIVE: Moroccan ex-Guantánamo Detainee Mohammed Mizouz Identified In Syria

"By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi So far I have identified two ex-Guantánamo detainees of Moroccan origin fighting in Syria under the banner of Harakat Sham al-Islam: namely, Abu Hamza al-Maghrebi (Mohammed al-‘Alami) and Abu Ahmad al-Muhajir (Ibrahim bin Shakaran). The latter is the leader of..."


syria deeply

Hungry for Bread in Yarmouk Camp

"DAMASCUS — The tobacco seller at the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp here is used to the daily pranks of 10-year-old resident Nidal. Tricking people by imitating the sounds of mortar shells being dropped, he stands on his balcony and watches them run for cover or fall to the ground as they..."


Week in Review: Air Raids Over Aleppo, Bread Grows Scarce

صبحي حديدي

أغاممنون الأسد

"من إنتاج الشركة البريطانية "رفيوج"، شهدت العاصمة الأردنية، عمّان، عرضاً مسرحياً بعنوان "نساء طروادة"، نفّذه فريق عمل سوري تألف من ماري إلياس(التي قدّمت ترجمة جديدة لنصّ يوربيديس الكلاسيكي)، عمر أبو سعدة (المخرج، الذي يُعرف له تعاون مميّز في المسرح التفاعلي، مع عدنان عودة ومحمد العطار في "المردود والمكحلة"، 2006)، و48 لاجئة سورية..."


على ذمة غالاوي وفيسك: براءة الأسد من دم عباس خان!

زمان الوصل

جديد: نايل سات يوقف بث قنا ةدير الزور الفضائية بتهمة دعم الإرهاب!

"أوقفت إدارة قمر نايل سات عصر اليوم الأربعاء بث قناة "دير الزور" الفضائية على موجات القمر. وعزت الإدارة سبب إيقافه إلى اتهام القناة "بدعم الإرهاب خاصة جبهة النصرة"، وفق ما ذكر عاملون في القناة،لـ"زمان الوصل" أكدوا أن مراسلات تتم الآن مع إدارة القمر لحل المشكلة وإعادة البث.قناة "دير الزور" الفضائية، تبث من المملكة العربية السعودية،..."


جديد: طائرتان تركيتان تطردان طائرة للنظام عن الحدود المشتركة

جديد: شاب من السويداء اعتقل بنية الإنشقاق وقتل في ظروفٍ غامضة

جديد: هل يستوي الذين يعلمون و الذين لا يعلمون؟.. مؤيد اسكيف

جديد: ويكليكس.. الملك السعودي ساخرا: سأتحدث مع بشار حينما أصبح رجلا كاملا

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