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2011–2012 Syrian uprising

Rebuilding Syria's Aleppo under fire - ‎11 hours ago‎
Since Syria's uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011, it has morphed into a full-on armed conflict that has spanned more than five years without pause. UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura recently estimated that at ...

'Kurdish-Assad fighting is conflict between allies'

Kurdistan24 - ‎6 hours ago‎
“In 2011, nearly 3,000 Kurdish fighters came from PKK's military base in Qandil Mountains near the Iraq-Turkey border, and their leadership had many meetings with President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat, who served as Syria's Deputy ...

Frenchman seeks to 'give voice to those who have none' in Syria's Aleppo

FRANCE 24 - ‎5 hours ago‎
Yet there's no reason for him to be in Syria, let alone on the most dangerous front in the country's five-year conflict. Le Corf's journey to Aleppo began a little more ... More than 270,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the ...
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Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Resumé: What the Record Shows

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎8 hours ago‎
He perhaps came to regret it, and has implicitly criticized her recommendations for war in Syria and her role in the (disastrous) NATO destruction of the Libyan state in 2011. But compared to her insignificant record (her vaunted ... During Clinton's ...
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Deals without Borders: Europe's Foreign Policy on Migration

ISN - ‎13 hours ago‎
Visa liberalisation talks began in 2012, and the readmission agreement was signed in 2013, with two caveats. The visa ... Under the March 2016 agreement, the EU reaffirmed its commitment to release €3 billion to improve the situation of Syrians in ...
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A look at key events in Syria since March 2011

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
August 2011: President Barack Obama calls on Assad to resign and orders Syrian government assets frozen. - July 2012: A bombing at the Syrian national security building in Damascus during a high-level government crisis meeting kills four top officials ...

With News Deeply, Lara Setrakian has created a new model of impact journalism

TechCrunch - ‎May 3, 2016‎
From the Iran election crisis in 2009 to the Arab Spring uprisings throughout 2011, Setrakian spent her days witnessing events whose aftershocks are still felt throughout the geopolitical landscape.
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Ferocious fighting in Syria's Aleppo after rebel offensive

Ahram Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
Since 2012, Aleppo city has been divided by a front line separating government forces in the west from rebel groups in the east.
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Syria and the Holocaust: Putting 'Never Again' to the test

Washington Post - ‎May 3, 2016‎
As our nation's leaders gather under the Capitol Rotunda for the annual remembrance of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, we should find room in our observance for a discussion of Syria, the setting of one of the greatest humanitarian crises since World War ...
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Five Years After bin Laden's Death, al-Qaeda Lives On

The Atlantic - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Ever since ISIS swept through territory in Iraq and Syria in 2014 before declaring itself a “caliphate” and demanding the allegiance of Muslims worldwide, the Islamic State has eclipsed al-Qaeda in coverage of and policy pronouncements about ...

Syrian refugees in Europe fear stigmatization

Deutsche Welle - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Suicides, for example, or drownings; traffic accidents or house fires," Caesar remembered in a series of interviews with French journalist Garance le Caisne last year.
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Iraqi Regime Shaken by Storming of Baghdad's Green Zone

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The crisis of the Iraqi state has only intensified since the official US withdrawal in 2011, as Iranian influence in the country has grown, and sectarian conflict has intensified. ... The emergence of strike movements among Kuwaiti oil workers, the ...

Five years since Osama's death, his ghost lives on

The Hindu - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Yet, led by Egyptian cleric Ayman al-Zawahiri since June 16, 2011, the terror group has either directly conducted or more tangentially influenced multiple terror attacks the world over.
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Aleppo bloodshed continues despite 'freeze' in Syrian fighting

FRANCE 24 - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Aleppo was once Syria's economic powerhouse, but it has been ravaged by fighting since 2012, when rebels seized the east of the city, confining the government to the west.

Tunisian mother's grief: Two daughters lost to Islamic State

Middle East Eye - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Since 2011, about 6,500 Tunisians have joined militant groups in Syria, Iraq and Libya, according to the Soufan Group.

Five Years After the Arab Uprisings: An Interview with Asef Bayat

Jadaliyya - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Expectations were not high but there was still some hope for the region in 2011. Today Libya and Yemen are failed states, and the worst has happened in ... Asef Bayat (AB): If we look carefully to all of these experiences, all of the protests ...

Key dates in Al Qaida's development - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Dubai: The terrorist group Al Qaida has survived the death of its founder Osama Bin Laden on May 2, 2011, and bolstered its notoriety with attacks in Africa, Europe and Yemen.
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Al-Qaida after Osama bin Laden? Notorious as ever

Times of India - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
The jihadist group Al-Qaida has survived the death of its founder Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 and bolstered its notoriety with attacks in Africa, Europe and Yemen.

Former Qatari PM's bombshell on Syria revisited

Press TV - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani suggested that the 2012 crisis in Syria, which has claimed about 400,000 lives so far, was a political game and not a revolution as claimed by the West and its allies. The London-based tycoon who still maintains close ...

The Middle East's fading frontiers

The Boston Globe - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
One of the Islamic State's first gestures after conquering a vast portion of the Syrian and Iraqi deserts was to bulldoze the sand berm delineating the official border between the two states.