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Independent Voices: ‘Hell had arrived in Halabja’

It was 25 years ago that Saddam Hussein gassed 5,000 Kurds in the town of Halabja. The anniversary comes amid claims of chemical weapons use in Syria and the international community should heed history’s lessons.

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Independent Voices: ‘Hell had arrived in Halabja’

It was 25 years ago that Saddam Hussein gassed 5,000 Kurds in the town of Halabja. The anniversary comes amid claims of chemical weapons use in Syria and the international community should heed history’s lessons.

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The Independent: Assad’s Lionesses

An all-female paramilitary group called the “Lionesses for National Defence” has been formed in Syria to relieve pressure on regime forces and inject a morale boost as the army bleeds soliders.

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The Independent: Assad’s Lionesses

An all-female paramilitary group called the “Lionesses for National Defence” has been formed in Syria to relieve pressure on regime forces and inject a morale boost as the army bleeds soliders.

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The Independent: Syrian refugees on brink of disaster

The International Rescue Committee has warned of a “staggering humanitarian disaster” as refugees flood out of Syria. In Lebanon – where there are no official refugee camps – they are forced to seek shelter where they can. 

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The Independent: Syrian refugees on brink of disaster

The International Rescue Committee has warned of a “staggering humanitarian disaster” as refugees flood out of Syria. In Lebanon – where there are no official refugee camps – they are forced to seek shelter where they can. 

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The Independent: Dubai Buy, Buy

Three years after its debt crisis and bailout, has the emirate lost touch with reality by bankrolling another boom?

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The Independent: Dubai Buy, Buy

Three years after its debt crisis and bailout, has the emirate lost touch with reality by bankrolling another boom?

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The Independent: Hezbollah’s border battle

Special report: Rebel fighters and fleeing residents say Hezbollah militants from Lebanon began a major assault on the Syrian side of the border in mid-October, after the FSA tried but failed to take control of border villages and crossing points.

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The Independent: Hezbollah’s border battle

Special report: Rebel fighters and fleeing residents say Hezbollah militants from Lebanon began a major assault on the Syrian side of the border in mid-October, after the FSA tried but failed to take control of border villages and crossing points.

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Foreign Policy: The War for Free Kurdistan

Can Syria’s Kurds take advantage of the civil war to form their own government? Or are they too busy starting their own civil war?

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Foreign Policy: The War for Free Kurdistan

Can Syria’s Kurds take advantage of the civil war to form their own government? Or are they too busy starting their own civil war?

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Financial Times: Syria’s Kurds prepare for life after Assad

As the conflict rages on the Kurds in Syria’s northeast have been quietly preparing for a post-Assad future, opening police stations, courts and local councils that they hope will form the foundations of an autonomous region.

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Financial Times: Syria’s Kurds prepare for life after Assad

As the conflict rages on the Kurds in Syria’s northeast have been quietly preparing for a post-Assad future, opening police stations, courts and local councils that they hope will form the foundations of an autonomous region.

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Sunday Telegraph: Inside Syria’s ruling family

As mass protests sweep Syria many in the West remain determined to present the president as a moderate. But former Syrian officials and even members of Assad’s family have told The Sunday Telegraph that this perception is a fallacy.

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Sunday Telegraph: Inside Syria’s ruling family

As mass protests sweep Syria many in the West remain determined to present the president as a moderate. But former Syrian officials and even members of Assad’s family have told The Sunday Telegraph that this perception is a fallacy.

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The National: In Mossad’s sights

Mossad’s elite assassination squad – Kidon – meticulously prepare their hits, tapping phones, recording movements and even reconstructing replicas of the venue in the Israeli desert to practise taking out a target on their wanted list. 

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The National: In Mossad’s sights

Mossad’s elite assassination squad – Kidon – meticulously prepare their hits, tapping phones, recording movements and even reconstructing replicas of the venue in the Israeli desert to practise taking out a target on their wanted list. 

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The National: Anatomy of a Suicide Bomber

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the son of a former minister, and a passionate football fan, does not fit the profile of a typical suicide bomber. How did this privileged Nigerian make it on that Christmas Day flight without raising alarms?

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The National: Anatomy of a Suicide Bomber

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the son of a former minister, and a passionate football fan, does not fit the profile of a typical suicide bomber. How did this privileged Nigerian make it on that Christmas Day flight without raising alarms?

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