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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Priest Francis Van Der Lugt assassinated in Syria, rebels and government blame each other

The Syrian government and rebel groups are blaming one another in the assassination of Dutch Jesuit Priest Francis Van Der Lugt in his garden in Homs. No group has taken responsibility for the April 7 killing, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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New laws in Saudi Arabia label atheism as a form of terrorism

New laws and regulations in Saudi Arabia link atheism to terrorism, Human Rights Watch reported in an April 2 article. Anti-terrorism regulations issued by the Saudi interior ministry are called “sweeping” More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Israel responds to Syrian attack on Israel Defense Forces with focused assault, US cuts ties to Assad diplomats

Early Wednesday morning, Israel Defense Forces targeted several Syrian army positions that attacked Israeli soldiers Tuesday. The targets included a Syrian army training facility, military headquarters, and artillery More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Nuns from Syrian monastery released after three months in al-Nusra captivity

Thirteen nuns and three attendants were released by Syrian insurgents after disappearing from their monastery in Maaloula, reported Lebanese and Syrian officials early Monday. The rebels claim they were protecting More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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US announces ‘non-lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels will resume, peace talks stall as Assad won’t resign

The US is resuming non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces, U.S. officials announced Monday. Coordinated by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), aid is being funneled through Turkey and will include equipment such as More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 20th, 2013
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John Kerry presses for UN actions against Syria after latest report

The US has called for a binding UN resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons next week, as a senior Syrian official said the country’s conflict has reached a stalemate. donkeyhotey [email protected] John More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Assad promises to have chemical weapons destroyed within one year

Syrian President Bashar Assad said he is committed to the chemical weapons agreement and vowed to hand over the country’s chemical arms to be destroyed. He added that the plan will cost around $1 billion and take More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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President Obama waives federal law preventing arming terrorist so America can aid Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama on Monday announced he would waive the federal law intended to prevent the supply of arms to terrorists groups so the U.S. can provide arms and other military assistance to the Syrian rebels, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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Bashar al Assad denies use of chemical weapons on his citizens, asks where the evidence is

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected claims that he was behind a purported chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb in August, in an interview with U.S. based CBS News on Sunday. “There has been no evidence More...

By Robert On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Senator Mike Lee opposes military intervention in Syria, so does 98% of his constituents

Utah’s junior Senator said Thursday concerning the potential of military intervention in Syria–“The real threat to U.S. credibility is not what happens if we don’t intervene, but what happens if More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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Senate committee votes to move ahead on Syrian intervention, full Senate vote next week

The Senate foreign relations committee voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. Syria’s Bashar al-Assad may be More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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John Kerry refuses to call Syria chemical weapon use as ‘slam dunk’

Secretary of State John Kerry looked particularly uncomfortable when Meet the Press host David Gregory asked if he thought the case for Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons was a “slam dunk.” Sec. of More...

By Robert On Monday, September 2nd, 2013
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Prominent Republican ‘Hawks’ respond to President Obama’s handling of Syria situation

In the wake of President Obama’s decision Saturday to “seek Congressional approval” before instituting military action against Syria and the Assad regime, several prominent Republicans spoke about More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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President Obama to seek approval by Congress before using force against Syria

A US military attack against Syria was unexpectedly put on hold on Saturday, after president Barack Obama said that while he backed the use of force after what he called “the worst chemical weapons attack More...

By Robert On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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John McCain and Lindsey Graham on Syria: ‘Now is the time for decisive actions’

In response to the reports of use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement Sunday: “Recent reports and information More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 19th, 2013
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Hezbollah leader to join forces with Bashar al-Assad in Syria to battle ‘radical Sunni Muslims’

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said he is ready to fight radical Muslims in Syria, a day after a deadly bombing in a Beirut stronghold of his Shiite pro-Damascus group. Nasrallah also accused Sunni extremists More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Syrian rebels behead Catholic priest Francois Murad to cheers, photographers and chants of ‘Allahu Akbar’

Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad was beheaded by jihadi fighters, according to a report by Catholic Online which is linking the video showing the brutal murder. Murad, age 49, was setting up a monastery in More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
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Russian PM Vladimir Putin calls out US aid to Syrian rebels asking why America sides with cannibals

“Don’t arm people that eat people” began The Jewish Voice article covering the recent statements by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. “I think you will not deny that one does not really More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Russia sending air defense system to Syria to assist Assad regime

Russia will not cancel plans to deliver an air-defense system to Syria despite Western opposition in order to help deter foreign intervention in the two-year-old conflict, according to the country’s deputy More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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John McCain visits Syria, meets with rebels as Hezbollah terrorists assist Assad regime

Republican Sen. John McCain has quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with Syrian rebels. Rachael Dean, a spokeswoman for the politician, confirmed that the Arizona Republican made the visit. That said, she has More...


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