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  • A Teacher Uses Red Pens To Help Students And Syria

    A Teacher Uses Red Pens To Help Students And Syria
        Red Pens, everyone has used them, especially teachers. But one teacher takes their love for red pens to a whole different level. This teachers name is Dylan Connor.             Mr. Connor is a Latin teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford...
  • UN envoy starts consultations on Syrian civil war in Geneva

    A United Nations envoy began a series of low-level consultations Tuesday in Geneva with representatives of the Syrian government and its opponents in the hopes of restarting peace talks. Staffan de Mistura, however, lowered expectations that the talks...
  • Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack

    Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said. The relatively rare Damascus attack took place in the Rukneddine...
  • $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled

    $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled
    Eleven months after President Obama announced plans to arm opposition fighters to confront Islamic State militants in war-torn Syria, the $500-million program to train a proxy force has yet to begin, raising questions about its viability and...
  • Rebels worry about how to control Islamists if Assad losed northern Syria

    ANTAKYA, Turkey In three years of fighting, rebel commanders had never seen anything like the video that went up on the Internet last week. There was Brig. Gen. Suhail al Hassan, one of President Bashar Assad's favorite commanders, pleading with the...
  • Administration worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen

    The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the...
  • US airstrikes killed Syrian villagers, rights group claims

    ISTANBUL Scores of Arab villagers died in airstrikes Thursday in northeast Syria, and local activists charged Saturday that the U.S.-led coalition was responsible. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britian-based group that monitors violence in...
  • Activists: Suspected chemical attacks in Syria injure 40

    Suspected chlorine gas attacks by Syrian government helicopters injured some 40 people and killed a child in the country's northwest, activists said Saturday, a day after an international chemical weapons watchdog said it was ready to investigate a series...
  • US to look into claim airstrike killed 52 civilians in Syria

    The U.S. military said Saturday it was looking into an activist group's claim that at least 52 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes near the Syrian border town of Kobani amid its campaign against the extremist Islamic State group. The strikes...
  • In Iraqi malls, Syrian women work jobs spurned by locals

    Two years after fleeing from her home in Damascus, 22-year-old Rahaf Abdullah is working at a gleaming mall in Iraq's Kurdish region, selling sweets to local women who largely refuse to take such jobs. While the mall job is a rite of passage for...
  • Kobani still a ghost town, months after liberation from IS

    The battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani was a watershed in the war against the Islamic State group — Syrian Kurdish forces fought the militants in rubble-strewn streets for months as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies...