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Terror is a British Accent in Syria’s ‘Little London’

Sputnik An area of Syria is so heavily populated with British-born Jihadi fighters that it has been nicknamed ‘Little London’, according to a former hostage and aid worker.

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ISIS Executes at least 150 Women for Refusing to Marry its Militants

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed at least 150 women who refused to marry its militants in the western Iraqi western province of al-Anbar, Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights said. According to a ministry statement released Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Chabad to Pay $850,000 for Misappropriating Homeland Security Funds

Haaretz Dec. 13, 2014 Chabad misappropriated U.S. federal funds and must pay nearly $850,000 in damages, an American federal court ruled, the LA Times reported Saturday.

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Camps and Cities: The Experience of Displaces Syrians in Jordan

by Matthew R. Stevens The treatment of Syrian refugees living in urban centres in Jordan is changing radically. New laws, passed in July, are placing strict new limits on who can receive services and support from UNHCR, agencies, and the … Continue reading

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‘They Have Butchered Children’

By Richard Edmondson “The truth is that ISIS was created in Iraq in 2006. It was the United States which occupied Iraq, not Syria. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was in American prisons, not in Syrian prisons. So, who created ISIS, Syria … Continue reading

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Israeli Soldier Kills PA Minister at Nonviolent Protest

ISM Yesterday, an Israeli soldier killed Palestinian Authority (PA) Settlment minister, Ziad Abu Ein, at a non-violent demonstration in the village of Turmusaya.

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The Christian East; the Atheist West

Perhaps it’s just a coincidence–that the US, a country that has largely cast off its spiritual faith, is also an empire in decline. Then again, maybe there’s a cause-and-effect relationship there somewhere.

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Back in the US

I just made it back from Syria, and in addition to being tired, I have also come down with something that has me feeling pretty under the weather, so it may be a few days more before I can get … Continue reading

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Half Moon Over Damascus

Inside the launching pad— Washington and Civilization Recklessly colliding—peace, logistics, And the influential curves of a Bevy of Syrian beauties By Richard Edmondson The above lines are from a new poem I’m sort of working on, tentatively to be entitled … Continue reading

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Déjà vu: Heavy Flooding Hits Gaza

It was almost exactly a year ago when major flooding hit the Gaza strip. Now torrential rains have set in again, leaving people in the enclosed, blockaded territory battered by a devastating combination of wind, rain and war crimes. By Mohammed Omer … Continue reading

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