United by fear: Life under militants more radical than al Qaeda

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An Islamist militant group disowned even by al Qaeda is finding few followers in the Syrian city it controls.

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Three years of hell: How Syria spiraled Into unthinkable war

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Three years ago, no-one believed it would come to this: the deadliest war in the world, the worst conflict in the recent history of the Middle East.

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Infographic: Syria’s children of war

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The toll of the Syrian Civil War has been staggering. At least 10,000 children have been killed in the conflict and more than 5,000,000 are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to UNICEF.

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Syria’s children suffering, dying three years into conflict

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Three years of conflict are testing the resilience of Syrian children.

More than 5.5 million Syrian youth have been deprived of schools, food, medical attention, or a safe community to grow up in, according to UNICEF, which released sobering statistics on Syria’s youngest victims days before the third anniversary of the crisis on March 15.

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UN official describes ‘shocking’ scene in Syria refugee camp

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A top United Nations official has described conditions in a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital as “shocking.”

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'People are eating cats': Starvation, deaths plague Syria camp

In one suburb of Damascus, hunger is so severe that a significant number of people are said to be now starving to death.

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Syrian forces kill over 80 in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo, activists say
Syrian military helicopters dropped more improvised “barrel bombs” on the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitoring group said, bringing the death toll to at least 83 people in the latest episode of a campaign many consider a war crime.
BREAKING: United Nations rescinds invitation to Iran to take part in Syrian peace talks

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Did Syria’s Assad get away with gas attack?

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ANALYSIS: Somehow, Syria’s President Bashar Assad not only got away with a chemical attack, but appears to have emerged stronger after it.

NBC’s Richard Engel asks: How is that possible?

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Syria’s terrifying new crisis: Al Qaeda-linked extremists drive families from home

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Syrian refugees once sought sanctuary from the forces of President Assad, but now a reign of terror imposed by hard-line Islamic fighters linked to al Qaeda is what’s forcing many to flee.

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UN: More than 5 million Syrian refugees by end of 2014

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The United Nations has predicted almost a quarter of all Syrians will be forced to flee their country by the end of 2014 as a result of the escalating civil war.

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BREAKING: UN Security Council votes unanimously to destroy Syria's chemical weapon stockpiles

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Obama: Iran overtures on nukes a step toward relationship of ‘mutual respect’

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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent overtures from Iran on its nuclear program could start the United States and Iran down a “long road towards a different relationship — one based on mutual interest and mutual respect.”

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Kerry: Security Council must be prepared to act on chemical weapons

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Speaking ahead of the General Assembly of the United Nations next week, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the Security Council must be prepared to act to rid the world of Syria’s chemical weapons.

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