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Liz Sly
Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond. RT=Gosh, hmm or huh. Favorites are my filing cabinet.
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Gareth Browne 16h
The ‘crazy club’: Inside the British propaganda trips that seek to legitimise Assad’s barbarism My final piece from
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Joyce Karam 12h
Glimmer of hope from Middle East: Reversing the menace of by rebuilding what it destroyed. UAE & start with Minaret of Mosul. reporting from Baghdad
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Liz Sly 13h
Briefly in the UK, it was inspirational to watch tonight. A reminder that real journalism is alive & kicking where it counts. Respect to , & their team. (Spoiler: royal birth #3 barely got a look in).
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Elizabeth Tsurkov Apr 22
Hayat Tahrir a-Sham opened fire to disperse protesters in Tokad, Aleppo, who called on the jihadists to leave the town (Video)
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James Longman 23h
Unsuspecting couple have new baby - and find the world’s press waiting outside.
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Aron Lund Apr 22
“Our Homes Are Not for Strangers” - New report on Syrian refugees being harassed and expelled from homes and shelters by Lebanese municipal authorities.
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Loveday Morris Apr 22
Deputy speaker of Israel's parliament says Ahed Tamimi, the unarmed then 16yo Palestinian who slapped armed Israeli soldiers, should have been shot "at least in the kneecap". “That would have put her under house arrest for the rest of her life”
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Margherita Stancati Apr 21
No coup attempt in Riyadh. A toy drone/plane got too close too the King’s palace and was shot down.
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Liz Sly Apr 20
Hey someone out there who knows where Austin Tice is, there’s $1 million waiting for you. Go for it. (And FBI, why did you wait 6 years??)
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Louisa Loveluck Apr 20
Chemical weapons coverup suspected in Syria as inspectors remain blocked:
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إبن بالدوين Apr 20
Meanwhile in , "At least 13 municipalities have forcibly evicted at least 3,664 Syrian refugees from their homes and expelled them from the municipalities."
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Barak Ravid Apr 20
Israeli official told me PM Netanyahu's conclusion from his phone call with Putin last week was that Russia has no real ability to contain Iran in Syria
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Hazem Balousha Apr 20
Four Palestinians shot dead including a 15 years old boy by Israeli forces in Strip & 729 injured, 156 with live ammunition according to ministry of health for the fourth Friday in row.
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Liz Sly Apr 20
One reason the US strikes might have had no impact is that Russia told the Pentagon where it could and couldn’t bomb. According to Lavrov.
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Liz Sly Apr 20
The Pentagon concludes its strikes on Syrian chemical weapons sites won’t make a difference to Syria’s chemical weapons program. A 5-ton truck left one site the night before. Surprise
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Liz Sly Apr 19
Just in the past couple of months 151,000 Syrians have been displaced from eastern Ghouta and 137,000 from Afrin. Seven years on the war is far from over, the number of desperate people continues to grow, and donations continue to shrink.
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Liz Sly Apr 19
Interesting on how Rosneft acts as an outlet of the Russian foreign ministry, in this instance playing off Iraq against Kurdistan
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Liz Sly Apr 19
This fascinating project by & is well worth your time. Millions of parents in China & India aborted girls because they preferred boys, and now their sons are paying the price, in misery & loneliness.
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Melissa Dalton Apr 19
With waning support among some in Washington for stabilization in NE Syria, this in-depth look at the situation in Raqqa by is a sober reminder of the scale of the task that remains and the risks of walking away or adopting a "mowing the grass" strategy.
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Aron Lund Apr 18
A new law decreed by Bashar al-Assad allows his government to seize the property of Syrians driven from their homes, paving the way for large-scale dispossession—a Kafkaesque process with echoes of Israel's 1950 Absentee Property Law, writes .
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