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Syrian explosions kill more than 100

Bomb blasts in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have left more than 100 people dead, monitors and state media say. In Homs, at least 57 people, mainly civilians, were killed in a double car bombing, a monitoring group reported. At least four blasts later struck the southern Damascus suburb of Sayyida Zeinab, causing at least 50 deaths, state ...

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Japanese-Americans react to Syrian refugee crisis

Gosia Wozniacka/AP Saburo Masada was 10 years old when his family was loaded into an Army truck and taken from their Fresno, Calif. farm following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Calls for the closing of mosques, a database of American Muslims and references to mass detention led to a terrible sense of deja vu for survivors of Japanese-American internment ...

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Texas Gov. Orders Humanitarian Nonprofits To Ignore Syrian Refugees in Need of Help

After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that his state was not accepting people fleeing war and violence, he’s now ordered humanitarians to stop doing their jobs, too. Gov. Abbott announced last Monday that he, like dozens of other xenophobic governors, would stop efforts to allow Syrian refugees into his state in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris. Part ...

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John Kerry says he’s willing to talk with Syrian Pres. Assad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to stem that nation’s violence. In an interview with CBS News, Kerry said the U.S. is pushing for Assad to seriously discuss a transition strategy to quell the Arab country’s four-year civil war. “We have to negotiate in the end,” Kerry said. ...

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Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — A decision from the U.S. State Department to expel Syrian diplomats from the country was long overdue, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Syrian barrel bombs kill at least 25 in rebel-held city

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man stands next to bodies that were, according to activists, killed from an airstrike by the Syrian government forces in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian army helicopters dropped two barrel bombs ...

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OPCW: Syrian disarmament near half-way point

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 20 (UPI) — Nearly half of the declared chemical weapons in Syria have been removed from the country, a U.N. monitoring mission said Thursday. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Syrian rights groups call on world to save Kobani

October 8, 2014 8:34 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Turkish forces armoured vehicle patrols the border road in Mursitpinar, on the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, as fighting in nearby Kobani, Syria, intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of the Islamic State group, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (Credit: AP / Lefteris Pitarakis) Related media Obama: ‘This is ...

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Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — A decision from the U.S. State Department to expel Syrian diplomats from the country was long overdue, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said. Special Reports – UPI.com

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OPCW: Syrian disarmament near half-way point

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 20 (UPI) — Nearly half of the declared chemical weapons in Syria have been removed from the country, a U.N. monitoring mission said Thursday. Special Reports – UPI.com

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