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Syria: Can Tweets Prevent A Massacre?

Written by Jillian C. York Following the worst day of violence Syria has seen since protests broke out across the country in February, Syrian opposition and their supporters around the world have begun an attempt to raise global awareness of

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UN Security Council Condemns Syrian Violence

Written by Margaret Besheer | United Nations As Syrian tanks shelled the flashpoint town of Hama Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council overcame months of division and strongly condemned the on-going violence. The U.N.’s most powerful body expressed “grave concern” at

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World Press Photo Exhibit Closes Early Over Censorship

          A World Press Photo exhibit in Beirut is shutting down early after Lebanese authorities ordered the removal of an Israeli photographer’s prize-winning work, an organizer of the exhibit said Friday. Erik de Kruijf, a World

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Hundreds Protest Lebanon’s Sectarian Government System

Source: VOA   Hundreds of people protested in Lebanon Sunday against the country’s sectarian political system. The protesters in Beirut carried signs and chanted slogans calling for a secular government. Lebanon’s power-sharing system requires that the president be a Maronite

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December 4, 1991: Hostage Terry Anderson Freed in Lebanon

On this day in 1991, Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity. As chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, Anderson covered the long-running civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990). On March

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