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August 22, 2015

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Middle East conflict 'drastically altered' air pollution levels in region – study

Middle East conflict 'drastically altered' air pollution levels in region – study

"Rise of Isis led to substantial decrease in NO2 emissions in Baghdad and central Iraq since 2013, say researchers, with similar trends seen in Egypt and SyriaWar, humanitarian catastrophe and economic crises in the Middle East have drastically altered air pollution levels in the region, according..."

After taking this picture, I cared more about the people than the image | Daniel Etter

Islamic State destroys fifth-century monastery in central Syria

'It was the natural thing to do': family who took Calais migrant into their home

Girl, 16, who tried to travel to Syria must be removed from her home

the economist

Deadly experience

"Battle-hardened TOMBSTONES in a Lebanese cemetery tell the story of Hizbullah. Beneath rugged hills marking the border with Syria, modest graves display photographs of young men, their names etched in ornate calligraphy. “Died in a hateful Zionist air raid,” reads the headstone of one..."

Full of sound and fury

Nothing is sacred


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Turkish gov’t moves to renew Syria motion

"The government has submitted a parliamentary motion extending its permission to launch military attacks in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to launch attacks from Turkish soil as part of a bid to avoid potential problems if the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) joins an interim government..."

Turkish woman feeds 35 Syrian refugees, leaves restaurant without paying

ISIL destroys ancient monastery in Syria

16 suspected ISIL militants detained in southern Turkey

Three Syrian migrants die off Turkey’s Aegean coast

yahoo news

new: UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites

UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites

"DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the "most brutal, systematic" destruction of ancient sites since World War II, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Friday — a stark warning that came hours after militants demolished a monastery..."

Israel pounds Syria targets in response to rocket fire

Clashes as Macedonia becomes latest migrant crisis flashpoint

Israel says kills Palestinian rocket crew in Syrian Golan

IS destroying heritage in Syria and Iraq

google news

Israel Carries Out 2nd Round of Airstrikes in Syria - New York Times

"New York TimesIsrael Carries Out 2nd Round of Airstrikes in SyriaNew York TimesRAMALLAH, West Bank — The Israeli military mounted a second round of airstrikes in Syria on Friday morning, killing all of the passengers traveling in a vehicle and intensifying the most serious conflict in the..."

Girl, 16, who tried to travel to Syria must be removed from her home - The Guardian

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - Department of Defense

How West has strengthened extremists - CNN International

Islamic State in Syria demolishes ancient Mar Elian monastery - BBC News

America's Self-Inflicted Wound in Syria - Foreign Policy (blog)

Report: Turkey Erects Concrete Wall Along Border With Syria - ABC News

Poland favours Christian refugees from Syria - Financial Times

syria deeply

Syria’s Druze ‘Not Part of This War’

"Syria Deeply had the rare opportunity to speak to Druze – who find it increasingly difficult to maintain neutrality in the ongoing civil war – in the city of Sweida. Despite disputes within the community about whether to take a position, Syrian Druze are united in their concern about their..."

Syria: The Executive Summary, 8/21

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My Syrian Diary Part 35

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إسرائيل تقصف الجولان رداً على هجوم من حركة الجهاد الإسلامي - الرياض

"الرياضإسرائيل تقصف الجولان رداً على هجوم من حركة الجهاد الإسلاميالرياضقتل خمسة اشخاص على الاقل الجمعة في غارة اسرائيلية جديدة استهدفت محافظة القنيطرة السورية في هضبة الجولان، وذلك بعد سلسلة ضربات جوية استهدفت امس مواقع عسكرية في المنطقة ذاتها، وفق ما اعلن التلفزيون السوري الرسمي. واكد مصدر عسكري اسرائيلي من جهته شن غارة..."

المغرب تفرض تأشيرة دخول على رعايا سوريا وليبيا - الرياض

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البيت الأبيض يؤكد مقتل الرجل الثاني في الدولة بغارة جوية

"أعلن البيت الأبيض، الجمعة، مقتل "فاضل أحمد الحيالي"، الرجل الثاني في تنظيم "الدولة الإسلامية"، بغارة جوية شنتها مقاتلات أميركية على مواقع للتنظيم، قرب مدينة الموصل شمالي العراق، الثلاثاء الماضي.وقال المتحدث باسم مجلس الأمن القومي الأمريكي، "نيد برايس"، في بيان صدر عن البيت الأبيض، إن "فاضل أحمد الحيالي، والمعروف كذلك باسم أبو..."

تركيا.. تمديد تفويض الجيش للقيام بعمليات عسكرية في سوريا والعراق على أجندة البرلمان

بالصور.. الدفاع المدني في حمص وريفها يحيي ذكرى مجزرة الكيماوي

بالصور.. الدفاع المدني في حمص وريفها يحيي ذكرى مجزرة الكيماوي

تقرير عن ثاني أكبر هجوم كيميائي في العصر الحديث.. عندما تتفاخر روسيا بأنها خلصت أمريكا من ورطتها

لبنان.. أمل تطلب من 10 آلاف سوري مغادرة النبطية خلال 3 أيام