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Battle for Aleppo: UN welcomes Russia's 48-hour truce proposal UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura welcomes Russian's proposal of a 48-hour pause in fighting in the city of Aleppo to allow aid deliveries.
BBC News | Aug 19, 2016 12:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Rio Olympics 2016: Ahmad Abughaush wins historic gold for Jordan in taekwondo Ahmad Abughaush wins the men's -68kg taekwondo title to give Jordan a first medal at an Olympic Games.
BBC News | Aug 19, 2016 10:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
State Department: Iran Payment Used As 'Leverage' In Prisoner Swap State Department officials say a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on its release of U.S. prisoners. The revelation is fueling critics who say the White House paid ransom to Iran.
NPR.org | Aug 19, 2016 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Doctor In Battle-Ravaged Aleppo Reveals How Civilians Endure A viral video of an injured Syrian boy is a reminder that the war is in its 5th year. Renee Montagne talks to a woman believed to be the last female OB-GYN in eastern Aleppo about conditions there.
NPR.org | Aug 19, 2016 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.N. Calls For Ceasefire To Reach Besieged Areas In Syria While the image of dazed, bloodied young boy has refocused the world on the Syrian civil war, hopes for a ceasefire are dim as the U.S. and United Nations have little sway over Russian and Syrian bombers.
NPR.org | Aug 18, 2016 8:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amnesty International: Over 17,000 People Have Died In Syrian Detention Centers A newly published report from the human rights group cites horrific conditions in detention facilities operated by Syria's state security branches.
NPR.org | Aug 18, 2016 6:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Syria conflict: Government jets 'bombs Kurds in Hassakeh' Syrian government jets reportedly bomb Kurdish-held areas of the north-eastern city of Hassakeh for the first time since the civil war began in 2011.
BBC News | Aug 18, 2016 4:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Wounded Child In Aleppo, Silent And Still, Shocks The World Opposition activists in Syria released a video showing a child in the back of an ambulance. The haunting image of a quiet boy, covered in blood and dust has captured global attention.
NPR.org | Aug 18, 2016 12:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russia Begins Using An Air Base In Iran To Strike Syrian Targets The Syrian war has drawn in Russia and Iran countries fighting to keep Syria's president in power. David Greene talks to retired Admiral James Stavridis about Russia's use of an air base in Iran.
NPR.org | Aug 18, 2016 09:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Op-Ed Columnist: But What if My Dog Had Been a Syrian? Readers had different reactions to two reasons I am grieving.
New York Times | Aug 18, 2016 07:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend