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Call for a "localised" ceasefire in Syria

Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post.
– Did you hear it?: “Kerry, Lavrov call for ‘localized’ ceasefire in Syria ahead of Geneva II talks”.
– I wonder what “localized” exactly means.

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Al-Qaeda-linked group 'kills' Aleppo captives - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Al-Qaeda-linked group ‘kills’ Aleppo captives. At least 50 were executed, according to activists and a fighter. Fear for the situation of kidnapped journalists – Al Jazeera.

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Journalists killed and missing in Syria

As the regular army intensifies its attacks on Aleppo, it is targeting Syrian media and news providers with one journalist killed and two media destroyed by shelling. At the same time, Reporters Without Borders has noted a marked increased in abductions of Syrian news providers by armed groups since the start of November.

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Aleppo satellite images show devastation | Amnesty International

New satellite images of Aleppo provide the most recent evidence of how the protracted conflict in Syria is resulting in massive human rights violations against the civilian population which is bearing the brunt of the spiralling violence, displacement, and humanitarian crisis.

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Distracted looking for Snowden? Watch at Syria and Lebanon

Now that the world attention is looking at the whereabouts of Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor accused of espionage by the US after revealing data about secret programs of surveillance on phones and the Internet, it seems that news about Syria are not so urgent as before. They are. More […]

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An average of more than 5,000 deaths a month in Syria

According to the UN, an average of more than 5,000 people have ben killed every month in Syria since last July because of the war. Since November among the victims were at least 6,561 children, including 1,729  younger than 10. At the beginning of the year the Un estimated that the death toll of the war […]

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Link: Abducted Syrian bishops in "good health", held by rebels

Abducted Syrian bishops in good health, held by rebels. Summary: Acting President of the Syrian National Council George Sabra said Wednesday that the two Greek Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria are being held in a small village north west of Aleppo by a rebel group. In a telephone conversation with Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel, Sabra said that Aleppo’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop Boulos Yazigi and Syriac […]

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Mission impossible?

President Obama has sent Secretary of State John Kerry  to  Moscow, where he will meet with President Vladimir Putin to try to persuade him to withdraw his support for Syria and its president Bashar Al Assad in the Security Council of the UN. Kerry arrived to Moscow just a day after a demonstration by  the opposition anti Putin on […]

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The two Syrian bishops remain kidnapped, are in "good health"

Bishop Paul (Yazigi) of Aleppo and Alexandretta and Bishop John (Ibrahim) Syriac Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo,  kidnapped on their way back to Aleppo after accomplishing a humanitarian mission, are still abducted despite some news two days after the attack about their release that were finally wrong. The two were victims of an attack last April […]

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Killing Syrian civilians from the air: too easy for the Government

New Syrian government air and missile strikes are causing high civilian casualties in opposition-controlled areas of Aleppo in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said. A Human Rights Watch team in northern Aleppo province has investigated recent attacks that killed scores of civilians and destroyed dozens of civilian homes without damaging any apparent opposition military targets, according to […]

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