15 Nov

The View from Damascus: State, Political Community and

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But the naval depot at Tartus is also being expanded. The Saudi-led coalition denied on Saturday carrying any air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa, sources from the coalition confirmed to local news Al Arabiya. Rio Olympic gold medalists from ASEAN nations included Vietnamese shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh, Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling, Indonesian badminton pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliana Natsir and Thai weightlifters … [Read more...] Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai Ministry of Commerce has decided to carry out a number of measures to improve the country’s weakening exports in recent time, targeting Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).

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15 Nov

Syria: A Recent History

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In July 2011, as the NATO and Gulf states’ destabilization operations against Assad in Syria were in full swing, the governments of Syria, Iran and Iraq signed an historic gas pipeline energy agreement which went largely unnoticed amid CNN reports of the Syrian unrest. The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine.

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15 Nov

Adventures During Overland To India, By Way Of Egypt, Syria,

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We can't -- and shouldn't -- endorse something just because a country's opposition wants us to, but we do need to take their calls seriously, particularly because they happen to be directed to us. Military officials from the United States and Russia, which back opposite sides in Syria's five-year war, have been meeting for weeks to try to work on terms of a deal. Nevertheless, the present move is of an unprecedented scale. S.-Russian diplomacy and the escalating violence in Aleppo have once again opened the floodgates for ideas on how to intervene in Syria.

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14 Nov

Syria and the USA: Washington's Relations with Damascus from

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While the INS estimates are several years old and those from the Census Bureau are still preliminary, where comparisons are possible the results are similar. In a speech to Jordan's King Abdullah and religious dignitaries in Amman, Francis said the Middle East was still plagued by "continuing grave tensions" but praised the Western-backed kingdom for its efforts to end years of conflict. "This great goal urgently requires that a peaceful solution be found to the crisis in Syria, as well as a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," he told the monarch, whose country is one of only two Arab states to have signed a peace treaty with Israel.

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14 Nov

Indian Church History: or an Account of the First Planting

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According to Wayne Madsen, "Israel, using its agents of influence in the UN delegations of the United States, Britain, Germany, Canada, Sweden, and the Netherlands, has ensured that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has tainted his agency's report on Iranian nuclear developments in a manner that would have never been tolerated by his predecessor, Mohammed ElBaradei. There are many other types of kebab: ribs, thin slices of meat wrapped around a skewer; small cubes of liver, kidney, and sweetbreads, sometimes alternating on a skewer with cubes of fat (kofte or liver); wrapped in caul fat, like a sausage, and many others.

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14 Nov

Catalogue of the Syriac MSS. in the Convent of S. Catharine

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He left on July 28, though a year later; he was put on the throne of the British mandate of Iraq. The key question obviously is what to do now. It is worth noting that the Turkish Lira is one of a number of rapidly developing nation currencies that has significantly strengthened against western currencies and to find the very best value you have to head to the east of the country. Afraid American taxpayers happily picked the multi-trillion dollar tab and gave the banks a sizable tip in 2008.

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14 Nov

Arab Cities in the Ottoman Period: Cairo, Syria and the

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If you are looking for adventure in a country that is rich in ancient history, then you might want to visit Syria in the Middle East. There have been repeated attacks against American soldiers and diplomats, perhaps most spectacular being the Katyusha artillery rocket barrage in May 1983 on Secretary of State Shultz as he spent the night in the U. How about a senior Palestinian Authority official who recently declared on Lebanese television that the PA would nuke Israel if it had nuclear weapons?

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14 Nov

That Goodly Mountain & Lebanon, a Narrative of a Ride

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The sales volume is far down the list of Moscow’s largest transactions but account for nearly 80 percent of all Syrian arms purchases. French and British special forces trainers are on the ground, assisting the Syrian rebels while the CIA and U. That's not to say that the warring parties are fighting over, say, the definition of God. According to local Syrian groups, as of October 2015, the conflict’s death toll topped 250,000 people, including more than 100,000 civilians.

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14 Nov

Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising

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S. officials claim that progress had been made in getting exiles to agree broadly on terms of a transition. For that, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 proved a godsend, with Syria joining the gulf war coalition pieced together by the United States. The Student Leaders program is an intensive 6-week exchange program to the United States for approximately 120 undergraduate students from the Middle East and North Africa. A European Parliament resolution in March condemning attacks on Christians and other minorities said more than 700,000 Syrian Christians were among those who have fled the country.

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13 Nov

Around the world: or, Travels in Polynesia, China, India,

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In addition, citizens of Malaysia, Turkey and Iran do not require visas. Yogurt, a Turkish contribution, is commonly consumed plain, used in cooking, used in salad dressing, or diluted as a drink (Turkish, aryan ). It is the antithesis of the US-backed sectarian and misogynist rebellion that has imposed Sharia courts everywhere. The spat came a day after Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem called on Israel to "stop launching threats" against Gaza, southern Lebanon, Iran and Syria. "Undoubtedly if we suppose that this war will break out … then I say that war will be all-out, whether it hits south Lebanon or Syria," he was quoted saying by the Syrian Arab News Agency.

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