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August 15, 2015

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Kos migrants: 'They said they'd give us papers, then locked us in like a prison'

Kos migrants: 'They said they'd give us papers, then locked us in like a prison'

"After being held in a stadium on the Greek island, refugees tell of their ordeal – as immigration officials bemoan Kos mayor’s alleged lack of cooperation“Water,” said the Syrian banker, who holds an accounting degree and an MBA. “All I want is water.” It was 2am on Thursday morning..."

the economist

The propaganda war

"A MASKED man stands behind a kneeling victim preparing to slit his throat, put a bullet in his head, or slice it off with a sword. Islamic State (IS) did not invent this gory bit of stagecraft, but it has now, in effect, taken ownership of it. Televised murder—all too often mass-murder—is..."

Locker hurt

voice of america

Greek Island Bears Brunt as People-smugglers Take Turkish Route

Greek Island Bears Brunt as People-smugglers Take Turkish Route

"Michel Allatuain waited beneath the 14th century fortress at the port of this Greek island on Thursday, desperate for a ferry ticket to the European mainland and a better life. The 30-year-old pharmaceutical firm employee from Aleppo, Syria, has been sleeping rough in Kos since he paid 2,000..."


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yahoo news

new: Russian, Iranian foreign ministers to discuss nuclear plan, Syria

"Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet on Monday to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and peace efforts in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said in a statement that the meeting would take place..."

Greek mayor hands out aid as Kos sets up floating migrant center

google news

Hearts, Minds, And Teeth -- Nusra Hands Out Tooth Twigs In Syria Propaganda Push - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

"RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyHearts, Minds, And Teeth -- Nusra Hands Out Tooth Twigs In Syria Propaganda PushRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyAl-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, has published a series of propaganda images showing its militants handing out "miswak sticks" --..."

18 Syrian civilians injured in militant mortar attacks - Press TV

Turkey builds concrete wall along Syria border after attacks - i24news

ISIS post pictures of 'Christian women kidnapped in Syria threatening that ... - Daily Mail

US-Led Air Campaign Is Linked to Civilian Deaths in Syria - New York Times

ISIS Is Suspected of a Chemical Attack Against Kurds in Syria - New York Times

DND in silent mode as Canadian Forces target Islamic State in Iraq, Syria - CTV News

Faint Signs of a Settlement in the Making in Syria - Newsweek

syria comment

How to Understand Those 60 Trainees

"by Joel Veldkamp   “I can look out at your faces and see you had the same reaction I do, which is that that’s an awfully small number.” So said American Defense Secretary Ash Carter in testimony before an incredulous Senate Armed Services Committee on July 7, explaining that the..."

Syrian Rebel Leader Subhi al-Refai on U.S. relations with Ahrar al-Sham

Liwa al-Sayyida Ruqayya: Recruiting the Shi’a of Damascus


جديد: تقارير: البغدادي اغتصب رهينة أميركية - الجزيرة

"الجزيرةتقارير: البغدادي اغتصب رهينة أميركيةالجزيرةذكرت تقارير صحفية أن زعيم تنظم الدولة الإسلامية أبو بكر البغدادي اغتصب رهينة أميركية كانت محتجزة لديه في أحد المنازل داخل الأراضي السورية. فقد أوردت صحيفة إندبندنت البريطانية في عدد الجمعة أن البغدادي دأب على استعراض النساء الأسيرات داخل أحد المنازل في سوريا واغتصب بعضهن..."

مقتل 5 جنود وعنصرين من الكردستاني جنوب شرق تركيا - الخليج

زمان الوصل

عصيان حماه المركزي ينتهي برضوخ النظام لمطالب المعتقلين

عصيان حماه المركزي ينتهي برضوخ النظام لمطالب المعتقلين

"أفادت مصادر من داخل سجن حماة المركزي لـ"زمان الوصل" بأن النظام رضخ لمطالب معتقلي حماة المركزي عقب عصيان مدني نفذه أكثر من 1200 معتقل بسبب عنف مخابرات النظام الجسدي واللفظي ضدهم.ومن شروط رضوخ النظام التي فرضها المعتقلون، بحسب المصدر، العمل على تعديل اللجنة الأمنية المسؤولة عن السجن بالكامل، وإطلاق المعتقلين الذين كانوا معزولين..."

أطباء بلا حدود: طائرات النظام تستهدف المستشفيات في إدلب

مدير العمليات الإنسانية في الأمم المتحدة يزور حمص الإسبوع المقبل

دفعة جديدة من هويات عناصر يخدمون الدفاع الوطني في دمشق

الأمن التركي يضبط 22 مشتبها بمحاولة الانضمام إلى الدولة