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December 1, 2014

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Ottawa investigates reports that Isis has captured Canadian-Israeli woman

"Gill Rosenberg reported to be among female fighters taken prisonerFormer Israeli military pilot reportedly went to fight alongside KurdsThe Canadian government said on Sunday it was investigating reports that a Canadian-Israeli woman who joined Kurdish militias fighting in northern Syria has..."

Pope and patriarch condemn Middle East persecution of Christians

US-led coalition bombards Isis at Raqqa with up to 30 air strikes

Inside the Islamic State’s capital: Red Bull-drinking jihadists, hungry civilians, crucifixions and air strikes

Big Brother IS watching you. Don’t be complacent about surveillance

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Jailed Kurd Leader: Peace Is Possible With Turkey

Jailed Kurd Leader: Peace Is Possible With Turkey

"A settlement to end a three-decade insurgency by Kurdish militants in Turkey could be reached within months if the government puts in place legal guarantees for Kurdish rights, a jailed militant leader was quoted as saying on Sunday. The siege by Islamic State militants of the Syrian Kurdish..."

Pope Wraps Up Visit to Turkey


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Pope, patriarch demand end to IS attacks

Pope, patriarch demand end to IS attacks

"ISTANBUL (AP) — Pope Francis and the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians demanded an end to the persecution of religious minorities in Syria and Iraq on Sunday and called for a "constructive dialogue" with Muslims, capping the pontiff's three-day visit..."

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new: Gill Rosenberg, Canadian citizen, reportedly captured by ISIS in Syria -

"CBC.caGill Rosenberg, Canadian citizen, reportedly captured by ISIS in SyriaCBC.caRosenberg, 31, told Reuters that she was in Syria in November. A source linked to the YPG, the Kurds' dominant fighting force in northern Syria, said earlier this month that she was their first female foreign..."

Airstrikes mark shift in coalition focus to ISIS 'capital' Bombs over Syria - CNN International

Flesh-eating maggot disease surfaces in Syria - Al-Arabiya

US warplanes hammer ISIS stronghold in Syria, activists say - CBS News

Fighters in Syria recruited 'for a cause' -

ISIS Launches Attack On Syria's Kobani From Turkey: Activists - Huffington Post

What if the Syria crisis were happening in the UK? - BBC News

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The Islamic State (IS) and Pledges of Allegiance: The Case of Jamaat Ansar al-Islam

"By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi With the rise of IS, it is of interest to examine how IS has secured pledges of allegiance (bay’ah) from other groups both on the domestic front (i.e. within Iraq and Syria) and abroad (e.g. in Gaza-Sinai and Libya). I would argue that the case of Jamaat Ansar..."


جديد: البابا: المتشددون الإسلاميون يقترفون "خطيئة كبرى بحق الرب" في سوريا والعراق - سريانيوز

"سريانيوزالبابا: المتشددون الإسلاميون يقترفون "خطيئة كبرى بحق الرب" في سوريا والعراقسريانيوزقال البابا فرنسيس الأول, يوم الأحد, إن المتشددين الإسلاميين يقترفون "خطيئة كبرى بحق الرب" في سوريا والعراق, مؤكداً أنه "لا يمكن تجاهل صرخات ضحايا الحرب" في البلدين. وأضاف البابا, خلال قداس مشترك مع البطريرك الأرثوذكسي..."

عبدالله اوجلان: من الممكن التوصل الى تسوية مع انقره "في غضون اشهر" - بي بي سي العربية

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جديد: المعارض عمر المرادي لـزمان الوصل: اجتماعات حكومة طعمة تكلف الائتلاف نحو مليون دولار

"كشف الناشط والمعارض السوري "عمر المرادي" عن تجاوزات كبيرة في آلية صرف الأموال داخل أروقة مؤتمرات واجتماعات الائتلاف الوطني خُصص أغلب جدول أعمالها لتعيين رئيس للحكومة المؤقتة ثم سحب الثقة، ثم إعادة تكليفه ثم إعادة الثقة للحكومة، وتم تهميش باقي البنود التي تمس أهداف الثورة السورية بالصميم.ونشر المرادي على صفحته الشخصية في"فيسبوك"..."

جديد: منظمة الشباب المدني.. مشروع حضاري يسعى لتنمية قدرات السوريين في مواجهة المتغيرات

جديد: ألمانيا: إحالة 300 جهادي للمحاكمة بتهمة تنظيم الدولة

جديد: مواطن كندي يتعرض للطعن في السعودية وآخر يُخطف بسوريا

جديد: محكمة مصرية تعلن تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية تنظيما إرهابيا محظورا