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Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Syrian Army on Friday retook a strategic town on the doorstep of Daraa, a contested southern city that lies between Damascus and the Jordan border, according to activists and the Syrian state news agency.
Israeli court sentences 2 in Palestinian teen's murder
An Israeli court on Thursday sentenced two Israelis in the 2014 murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian, sending one to life in prison for a crime that sparked deep soul-searching in Israel and was part of a series of events that led to the Gaza war later that year.
Syrian refugee teachers help fill education gap
In the refugee camp in eastern Lebanon where Fatima Khaled lives with her two daughters, only three children found a spot in the local school.
Scholarships, tutoring to save Syrian 'lost generation'
Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Leaders seek aid for Syria; regional stability elusive
British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders on Thursday to dig deep to help millions of victims of Syria's civil war - even as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict stuttered and stalled.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Leaders seek funds for Syria, elusive stability for region
LONDON -- Leaders and diplomats from 70 countries are meeting in London Thursday to pledge billions to help millions of Syrians displaced by war -- and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe.
A 10-year-old Afghan boy who was declared a hero after fighting the Taliban has been shot dead by insurgents while on his way to school, officials said on Wednesday.
A Palestinian poet condemned to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy has had his sentence reduced to prison time and lashes instead, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Egyptian film star Yousra has taken up a role with the United Nations to help combat HIV and AIDS in the Middle East, where prevalence is low but growing rapidly.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Hard-liners should attend Syria peace talks: Russia
Russia said Tuesday it supports the inclusion of all opposition parties in Syrian peace talks, including two hard-line Islamic groups, as President Bashar Assad's troops captured a village north of Syria's largest city with the aid of Russian airstrikes.
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