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Syrian Civil War

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  • Lebanon's new visa rules for Syrians aim to curb refugee influx

    Lebanon's new visa rules for Syrians aim to curb refugee influx
    A line of cars stood at this frigid mountain border crossing on Monday, waiting for families and friends arriving from neighboring Syria — if they came at all. “It’s a tragic situation on the other side. We’re being treated like...
  • The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid

    The world's extraordinary refugee crisis demands extraordinary aid
    The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a...
  • Numerous casualties reported in bombing in Aleppo's Old City

    Numerous casualties reported in bombing in Aleppo's Old City
    Syrian rebels detonated a large bomb in a tunnel beneath the Old City of Aleppo, killing and wounding numerous soldiers, according to residents and opposition activists. Residents described a huge blast that reverberated across the city after the Syrian...
  • Islamic State uses social media to support call for pilot's execution

    Islamic State uses social media to support call for pilot's execution
    Supporters of Islamic State militants appealed via social media this week for the execution of a Jordanian pilot whom the group captured after his plane crashed in Syria on Christmas Eve. Those using the Twitter hashtag "Suggest a way to kill the...
  • Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle

    Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle
    From the summit of a hill named after St. Thomas the Apostle, Aqel Nasrallah peered into an impenetrable fog, scanning for potential infiltrators in the cottony horizon melding into the Syrian border. "Our great fear is that they will sneak in at...
  • At least 60 journalists killed in 2014, almost half in the Middle East

    At least 60 journalists killed in 2014, almost half in the Middle East
    At least 60 journalists around the world were killed on the job in 2014, including an unusually high proportion of international correspondents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual report Tuesday. The last three years have been the...
  • German journalist describes life inside Islamic State

    German journalist describes life inside Islamic State
    A German journalist who recently spent 10 days with Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria said he was surprised to find many were foreign fighters – including some Americans. “The guy from New Jersey. This surprised me," Jurgen...
  • Islamic State fighters capture pilot of Jordanian plane in Syria

    Islamic State fighters capture pilot of Jordanian plane in Syria
    A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed Wednesday in an area of northeastern Syria under the control of Islamic State militants, who quickly captured the pilot, according to statements from both sides. Jordan is part of a U.S.-led coalition that has been...
  • Jordan warns of 'grave consequences' if Islamic State harms pilot

    The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive. Jordan's lower house of parliament threatened "grave consequences" if the extremists harm Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh,...
  • Syrian war damages nearly 300 cultural heritage sites, report says

    Syrian war damages nearly 300 cultural heritage sites, report says
    Syria has seen damage to hundreds of historically significant cultural heritage sites since the outbreak of war three years ago, according to a new report released this week by the United Nations. The study finds that 290 culturally important areas in the...
  • Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support

    Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support
    Dozens of men with grim faces filed like mourners up a dirt path into the cavernous hall of the Kasasbeh tribal office, or diwan. But there was no funeral. They had come to this medieval fortress city about 55 miles south of the capital to support a...