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2011–2012 Syrian uprising

Sunday, February 21

Daily Mail - ‎51 minutes ago‎
2011 - Negotiators for the Philippines government and communist rebels agree in Norway on a road map for continued peace talks aimed at resolving one of Asia's longest-running conflicts by June 2012. 2012 - Greece gets a second massive financial ...
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Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

The Times of Israel - ‎2 hours ago‎
Syrian troops have been advancing under cover of Russian airstrikes with the aim of besieging rebel-held parts of Aleppo, Syria's largest city. If they are able to do so, it will be the biggest defeat for insurgents since the conflict began in March 2011.
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Germany, Italy Still See Refugee Flow for Years After Syria Deal

Bloomberg - ‎13 hours ago‎
With EU countries reintroducing border controls and the threat of terrorism associated with the Syrian conflict looming over the continent's largest cities, the refugee crisis has exposed fault lines across European politics.

A new book looks at life in the world's largest refugee camp

PRI - ‎10 hours ago‎
When the influx came in 2011 because of the famine, the crowding was determined to be an international humanitarian emergency by Oxfam.

Russian PM warns against foreign ground action in Syria

My Fox Boston - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
... the suit couldn't be considered under the Russian code of administrative offenses, the Interfax news agency reported. Navalny, a popular blogger and anti-corruption crusader who played a key role in organizing anti-Putin protests in Moscow in 2011 ...

Murder in Cairo: How the West should respond

Middle East Eye - ‎15 hours ago‎
He was a student researching labour movements - all too redolent of the April 6th movement, a student-trade union coalition that was a driving force behind the 2011 uprising - who was also writing as a journalist under a pseudonym. We are unlikely to ...
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7 things to consider before sending troops to Syria

Al-Monitor - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
By participating in a major anti-government demonstration in 2011, US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford emboldened extremist forces by making them believe Washington was on their side.

Aleppo Before and After: Syrians Sick of War, Tired of 'Marauding' Rebels

Sputnik International - ‎14 hours ago‎
... of Aleppo and its surrounding province continues; RT Syria correspondent Murad Gazdiev returned home to share his impressions about the situation on the ground there, the city's history before the war, and its fate since the ill-fated Arab Spring ...
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What Happens If Aleppo Falls?

The Atlantic - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
This would cut supplies not only to a core of the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but also to the city's 300,000 remaining civilians, who may soon find themselves besieged like hundreds of thousands of others in the country ...
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Parsing Hillary Clinton's Disingenuous Foreign Policy Record

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Her representative in Libya, Ambassador Christopher Stevens (who tragically died in an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012), was at the center of a massive arms smuggling operation that saw hundreds of millions of dollars worth ...

INTERVIEW: Author Tarek Osman on the past and future of Islamism

Hurriyet Daily News - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Keep in mind that the slogan “the people want the fall of the regime,” which became a symbol of many of these uprisings, did not appear in the first few days of these uprisings, whether in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, or other places. ... And in open ...
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More War than Peace

Mareeg Media - ‎13 hours ago‎
Since Syria's civil war erupted in 2011, the death toll has reached more than 250,000, and half of the population has been displaced, causing a flood of refugees into surrounding countries and into the European Union.

How Feeding Syrians Feeds the War

Foreign Policy - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Since 2011, the Assad regime has made concerted efforts to maintain its provision of subsidized bread, a key holdover from the country's prewar welfare system.
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Despite the failed revolution, Egypt's iron-fisted ruler won't last

Reuters Blogs (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
These young activists often seemed more adept at online organizing and protesting - no matter the cause - than protecting the gains of their protests. After fighting the military throughout 2011 and 2012, many joined the military-backed effort to ...

Syria: Letter from Aleppo

Fox News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
... left Syria in late 2012. He works in Beirut and Turkey for an international NGO that supports Syrian civil society.

Hospitals Under Constant Attack in Syria February 11th, 2016 · 2 min read

Syria Deeply - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
PHR documented 16 attacks on Syrian hospitals in October 2015 alone, more than any in one month since the conflict began in 2011. At least 10 were carried out by ... In late 2012, Mohammed al-Haj worked as a volunteer in Dar al-Shifaa. The hospital saw ...

Diplomacy's failure in Syria

Charleston Post Courier - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
It is an appealing principle that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have followed as the Syrian civil war has continued to drag on with no apparent end in sight.

The lost magic of England: journalist Peregrine Worsthorne on his long life at the heart of the establishment

New Statesman - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
He watches television - the news (we speak about Isis and the Syrian tragedy), the Marr show on Sunday mornings, and he has been enjoying War and Peace on BBC1.
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Are we seeing Palestine's spring at long last?

Washington Post - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Back in 2011, attempts by Palestinian activists to jump-start their own uprising fizzled. It was not for lack of trying.