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Syrian civil war

US Treasury Department penalizes 6 companies for defying sanctions in effort to halt flow of oil to Syria's government - @nytimes

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Congress authorizes $577 billion in US defense spending; measure endorses plan to vet, train Syrian opposition - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Al Jazeera announces death of Arabic correspondent Mahran Al Deeri while covering a gun battle in Al Sheikh Maskin, Syria - @AlJazeera

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in Syria's capital Damascus for talks - @AP

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3 journalists from Syrian opposition television channel Orient News die in missile attack, Committee to Protect Journalists says - @Reuters

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After a social media campaign brought in a significant cash infusion, UN food agency says it has reinstated a food aid program that helps feed more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Canada has no plans to follow the US in expanding airstrikes against the Islamic State into Syria, foreign minister says - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Syrian government forces repelled attack by Islamic State militants on major air base in the country's east today, activists and state media say - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Syria's al-Qaida offshoot the Al-Nusra Front says it killed a captive Lebanese soldier after authorities failed to release detained women relatives of their leaders - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: Syrian President Bashar Assad, in remarks about airstrikes against Islamic State, says that 'you can't end terrorism with aerial strikes. Troops on the ground that know the land and can react are essential. That is why there haven't been any tangible results in the 2 months of strikes led by the coalition' - @AP

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Syrian President Bashar Assad says in remarks that US-led airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants are neither serious nor efficient - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Russia's agriculture ministry says Syria wants increased grain exports from Russia - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

USAID says they are concerned by World Food Programme's announcement it is suspending food vouchers for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees; 'We join WFP in calling on all donors to step forward with funding now to avert lapses in this critical aid' - statement

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At least 19 killed when Syrian government warplanes struck the town of Jassim in Deraa, watchdog says - @AlArabiya_Eng

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WFP to stop providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt - @Reuters

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Full text from Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs on reports of a Canadian woman captured in Syria - @KatieSimpson24

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Canadian government says it is aware of reports that a Canadian has been kidnapped in Syria; Foreign Affairs spokesperson says it is 'pursuing all appropriate channels to seek further information' - @KatieSimpson24

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Monitoring group: 30 US-led strikes hit Islamic State in Syria's northern province of Raqqa - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Syria rejects as 'fabricated' US accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes - @Reuters

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terrorism

2 brothers from London become first Britons jailed for conspiracy to attend terrorism training in Syria - @BBCBreaking

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