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Syria rebels clash with Assad forces in Golan Heights
BEIRUT – Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where Al Qaeda-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.(9/2/2014 12:24:25 AM)
Syria's Assad swears in government, urges reconstruction
Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad swore in his new government on Sunday, saying security and reconstruction would be top priorities and urging ministers to tackle corruption. The new government, appointed earlier this week after Assad's June re-election, takes office as the death toll in the country's conflict since March 2011 soars past 191,000. Assad urged the new government to ...(8/31/2014 4:18:18 PM)
Westerners linked to extremist groups in Syria
As many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad. Many have joined extremist groups, including the al-Nusra front, an al-Qaida affiliate, and the Islamic State group, which now controls a territory straddling Syria and Iraq. The State Department lists these foreigners fighting the Assad government in Syria:(8/30/2014 4:02:26 AM)
Syria slams France for not cooperating over jihadists
Syria on Sunday criticised France's President Francois Hollande for his refusal to cooperate with Damascus against jihadists from the extremist Islamic State group. "The French president's insistence on pursuing his campaign of lies since the beginning of the crisis in Syria... has made his country one of those most responsible for the bloodshed in Syria," state news agency SANA quoted the ...(8/30/2014 8:44:48 PM)
Syria refugees top 3 million, US has no strategy 'yet'
The number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million, the UN said Friday, as US President Barack Obama admitted he has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists. In Geneva, UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres said Syria had become the "biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" after a million people joined the exodus in the past year alone. They have fled the war-wracked ...(8/29/2014 12:50:33 PM)
UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark
GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.(8/29/2014 11:56:24 AM)
France arrests suspected jihadist minor before departure to Syria
A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern city of Nice, France's interior minister said on Sunday. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that border police at Nice airport arrested the girl on Saturday, before her departure "for jihad". A man around the age of 20 was later arrested on suspicion of being ...(8/31/2014 12:17:22 PM)
Austria arrests suspected Syria-bound jihadist
A Chechen asylum seeker suspected of preparing to join Islamist guerrillas in Syria has been arrested in Austria, police said Tuesday, nearly two weeks after they detained nine others. European countries have tightened controls over potential jihadists travelling to and from Syria and Iraq ever since Islamic State (IS) combatants overran large swaths of Iraq in June. Alarm soared after the group ...(9/1/2014 8:21:44 PM)
Is it too risky to bomb ISIS inside Syria right now?
Democrats, Republicans divided over whether the U.S. should start attacking extremists in Syria and Iraq without help from allies(8/31/2014 1:40:03 PM)
Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.(8/29/2014 9:13:06 PM)
Source: Yahoo