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Man sentenced after admitting to attempted rape of child
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - Prosecutors in southwest Ohio say a man has been sentenced to serve a decade in prison after admitting he tried to rape a young child. Warren County prosecutors announced on Thursday that 29-year-old Jonathan Schneider had been sentenced this week after pleading guilty to felony counts ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Criminal law Sexual intercourse Assault Statutory rape Lebanon Ohio Rape Crimes Pennsylvania
Ask Amy: Friend becomes possessive regarding friend’s romance
If I mention spending time with anyone other than her, she gets upset. Every time I try telling her something positive about my boyfriend, she doesn't want to hear it. Of course, she's all there if I want to complain about something he did.
4 points by The Denver Post | Interpersonal relationship Friendship Love Need Want WANT Lebanon Tennessee Intimate relationship
Israeli police shoot dead Palestinian in Jerusalem camp
Israeli forces shoot dead man after alleged car ramming attack, an account denied by the victim's family.
66 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Israel Defense Forces West Bank Second Intifada Six-Day War Druze Lebanon Israelis
Over 70 aid groups say U.N. allows Syria to manipulate relief
More than 70 humanitarian organizations are accusing the United Nations of allowing the Syrian government to manipulate relief efforts and deprive thousands in besieged areas of help. The aid groups working in Syria ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Syria Bashar al-Assad United Nations Humanitarian aid Lebanon Turkey Hafez al-Assad Humanitarianism
Syrian government forces capture more areas in Aleppo
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces and their allies captured new ground on the edge of the contested northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the city, state media and an activist group said.The latest push came after pro-government troops recaptured several military academies over the weekend that they had lost in attacks by insurgents a month ago.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Syria Turkey Iraq Damascus Lebanon Fertile Crescent Aleppo Mesopotamia
The best women’s fight in UFC history will never happen
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vs. Ronda Rousey is quickly becoming the Pacquiao-Mayweather of the MMA world: the superfight everyone wants, but probably won’t get while the fighters are in their primes. The problem with setting up a Cyborg-Rousey fight is weight. For years, Rousey dominated the UFC’s 135-pound women’s bantamweight division while Justino destroyed everyone in her...
14 points by New York Post | Weight cutting Want WANT Weight class Need Lebanon Tennessee Weight classes Smith
Syrians on haj pray for peace; Damascus says Riyadh plays politics
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Syrians from territory held by opposing sides in the civil war prayed together for peace as they flew to Mecca for the haj, even as President Bashar al-Assad's government accused Saudi Arabia of politicizing the annual Muslim pilgrimage.
32 points by Reuters | Syria Mecca Iraq Lebanon Damascus Muhammad Saudi Arabia Egypt
Syrian army and allies regain important Aleppo district: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies have regained control over the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, a monitor and pro-government media reported on Thursday, building on an advance last week that reimposed a siege on rebel areas.
205 points by Reuters | Syria Bashar al-Assad Iraq Reuters Thomson Reuters Military Lebanon Iraq War
The town where children attempt suicide
The besieged Syrian town of Madaya has seen a "worrying increase" in child suicide attempts as the long war takes its toll, a rights group warned.
48150 points by CNN | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Bashar al-Assad Syria Lebanon Secretary-General of the United Nations Israel Humanitarian aid
Syrian opposition vision for post-Assad era could work: UK's Johnson
LONDON (Reuters) - A blueprint for a political transition in Syria, due to be presented by an opposition group in London on Wednesday, offers the first credible picture of a peaceful Syria without President Bashar al-Assad, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.
23 points by Reuters | Iraq Reuters Gulf War Thomson Reuters Jordan Canada United States Lebanon
Yemen foreign minister urges more support for fight against militia foes
BERLIN (Reuters) - Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi on Wednesday urged the international community to step up its support of his government in its fight against the armed Houthi movement, and to help combat arms smuggling from Iran and elsewhere.
99 points by Reuters | United Nations Human rights Yemen United Arab Emirates Iraq Saudi Arabia Arabian Peninsula Lebanon
Aoun: Israeli threats to Lebanese sovereignty will meet 'appropriate response'
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that any Israeli attempt to violate Lebanon's sovereignty would be met with the "appropriate response", in a statement released by his office.
-2 points by Reuters | Hezbollah Lebanon Syria Hassan Nasrallah Israel Bashar al-Assad Lebanese Civil War Iraq
Aoun, Hariri's Hezbollah comments lay bare Lebanon's political divide
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister called Hezbollah's arms illegitimate on Tuesday after its President said the group's military wing was vital to its security, spelling out the country's political divisions more clearly than at any time since they took office.
-2 points by Reuters | Lebanon Bashar al-Assad Syria Beirut Iraq Lebanese Civil War Reuters Egypt
Berlinale: Lebanon’s Abbout Prods. to Shoot First Arab Zombie TV Series (EXCLUSIVE)
Lebanese producer Georges Schouair’s Abbout Prods. is set to shoot groundbreaking skein “Ghoul,” touted as the first zombie TV series out of the Arab world. The eight-episode skein, in which eight strangers from different corners of the Middle East face the outbreak of a zombie plague, has been developed by Abbout — which is among... Read more »
168 points by Variety | Middle East Jordan Israel Film Egypt Arabic language United Arab Emirates Lebanon
UN: 'Looming catastrophe' in four besieged towns
UN official pleads with Assad government to allow life-saving aid deliveries to 60,000 civilians trapped in four towns.
1022 points by Al Jazeera English | Syria Bashar al-Assad Fertile Crescent Damascus Lebanon History of Syria Hafez al-Assad Deir ez-Zor
Is the PLO helping or harming Palestinians in Syria?
Critics accuse the PLO of failing to protect or financially support Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria.
784 points by Al Jazeera English | Palestinian people Syria Jordan Lebanon Israel Palestine Liberation Organization Fatah Hamas
Syrian opposition picks delegation to Geneva talks
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition body on Sunday approved a new delegation to take part in Geneva peace talks later this month, which include Russian-backed blocs that have been critical of the armed insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Syria Thomson Reuters Negotiation News agency History of Syria News Lebanon
Palestinian Actress Hiam Abbbas On ‘Insyriated’ and Why The First Victims of Trump Travel Ban Are Americans
Paris-based Palestinian actress and director Hiam Abbas is one of the few Arab talents who stars regularly in American movies. She has worked with Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Tom McCarthy, and Jim Jarmusch, among others, and will appear in the upcoming Denis Villeneuve-directed “Blade Runner 2049.” In “Insyriated,” an Aleppo-set chamber drama by French director... Read more »
51 points by Variety | Syria Jordan Damascus Donald Trump Golan Heights Lebanon Israel Palestine
‘Americans are welcome in Syria if they come here to work with us’ – Assad
Syrian President Bashar Assad has said that US troops would be welcome in his country provided they work together with the government, but decried US President Donald Trump’s idea of “safe zones.” Read Full Article at RT.com
5385 points by Russia Today | Human rights Amnesty International Terrorism Torture Jordan Golan Heights European Union Lebanon
‘I would die for this’: Liverpool woman joins fight against ISIS in Syria
The first British woman to join the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria says she is ready to die fighting the jihadists. Read Full Article at RT.com
701 points by Russia Today | Kurdish people Syria Iraq Kurds in Syria Kurdish language Turkey Lebanon
George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins
Twins are apparently trending these days.
7201 points by New York Post | Lebanon Hollywood Walk of Fame House
Turkish-led rebels attack IS posts inside al-Bab city: rebels
AMMAN (Reuters) - Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters resumed a major offensive inside the Islamic State-held city of al-Bab on Thursday, a day after they broke through IS defenses in its remaining stronghold in Aleppo province.
127 points by Reuters | Syria Turkey Iraq Ottoman Empire Reuters Thomson Reuters Lebanon Kurdish people
Lakewood surveys residents to develop parks and recreation plan
Lakewood is looking to put a fresh face on its 2008 community resources master plan and the public will have the opportunity to play a key role in how the future of the city’s parks and recreation facilities evolve over the next decade.
1 points by The Denver Post | Want Need Park WANT PARK The Plan Debut singles Lebanon Tennessee
In Lebanon, Syrian lives on hold after U.S. refugee ban
Florence Massena, Syria DeeplyFeb. 7 (UPI) -- The lives of Syrian families hang in the balance despite the ruling overturning President Donald Trump's indefinite ban on Syrian refugees entering the U.S.
-2 points by UPI | 2016 Lebanon United States Refugee Leap year starting on Friday United Nations United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Sudan
World Bank gives Lebanon $200 million to upgrade roads
BEIRUT — The World Bank says it has earmarked $200 million for repairing Lebanon's unsafe roads.It said in a statement Tuesday that the funds will be used to repair around 500 kilometers (312 miles) of roads in the first phase of a broader government plan "to revamp the country's crumbling road sector."It said the Roads and Employment Project was approved Monday by its board of directors.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Jordan Middle East Asia Israel Beirut Lebanon Arabic language Europe
Russia denies involvement in airstrike on Idlib
BEIRUT — The Russian military is denying that its warplanes have attacked the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria.Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Tuesday that Russian warplanes haven't conducted a single strike on Idlib this year.Syrian opposition activists said a series of Tuesday morning airstrikes on the rebel-held city have killed at least 15 people, wounded dozens more and demolished several buildings, in one of the deadliest attacks since a cease-fire went into effect last year.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Russia Israel Lebanon Jordan Bashar al-Assad Syria Turkey Mediterranean Sea
Syria's Civil War Explained
The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.
15283 points by Al Jazeera English | Syria Bashar al-Assad Iraq Egypt Hafez al-Assad Kurdish people Lebanon Jordan
Besieged South Damascus 'wants truce not war'
The last rebel-held districts near Damascus are under increasing pressure by the Syrian government to give up for good.
91 points by Al Jazeera English | Syria Lebanon Jordan Damascus Refugee Palestinian people Palestine Internally displaced person
Syrian army, allies cut off Islamic State supply route near al-Bab: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies advanced towards the northern Islamic-State held city of al-Bab on Monday, cutting off the last main supply route that connects to militant strongholds further east towards Iraq, a monitor said.
432 points by Reuters | Turkey Syria Lebanon Iraq Damascus Reuters Fertile Crescent Kurdish people
It was 'one of the most beautiful cities in the world.' That Aleppo is gone, but its residents remember
Aleppo al Shabaa, Aleppo the White. That was the nickname its people bestowed upon it, a nod to the brightness of the marble used in the buildings of this once proud metropolis. For at least 5,000 years, it has been a jewel in the crown of empires, a place that drew poets and polymaths, industrialists...
3230 points by Los Angeles Times | Syria Bashar al-Assad Damascus Aleppo Kibbeh History of Syria Lebanon Latakia
Houston-area teenage girls draw inspiration from NFL Women's Summit
Houston-area teenage girls draw inspiration from NFL Women's Summit The two-day conference featured speakers such as astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, female cast members of the musical "Hamilton" and activists. The gathering focused on female empowerment, equal pay, confidence and ways to find your passion. "No matter who you are, when you're doing something that's breaking ground and out of the norm, you will have naysayers, " said Maya Penn, who is the CEO of her own eco-friendly fashion company at age 16. The 15-year-old attends Pro-Vision Academy in Sunnyside, a charter school originally started as an after-school program for boys but that now accepts girls in grades 5 to 12. [...] she has dreams of running her own interior design business and also modeling.
9 points by The Houston Chronicle | Want Need WANT High school Super Bowl Adolescence Vice President of the United States Lebanon Tennessee
Kiszla: There’s a stench in the Nuggets’ locker room and it smells like pouting
On a Denver roster with no history of real NBA success, there’s too much entitlement, too much pouting, too much selfishness.
67 points by The Denver Post | New York Knicks Need Want National Basketball Association WANT Denver Nuggets Danilo Gallinari Lebanon Tennessee
UN struggles to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp
Destroyed in 2007 clashes, Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared camp is now in the midst of a reconstruction process.
1292 points by Al Jazeera English | Lebanon Palestinian people Palestinian refugee Jordan Gaza Strip Gaza Oslo Accords Israel
UNHCR chief says safe zones would not work in Syria
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that safe zones would not work inside Syria for people fleeing the country's nearly six-year-old war.
-2 points by Reuters | Syria Bashar al-Assad Reuters Thomson Reuters Terrorism Iraq Lebanon Federal government of the United States
Lebanese president calls for safe zones in Syria for refugees
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Friday world powers must work with Damascus to create safe zones in Syria so refugees can return to their country.
-2 points by Reuters | Syria Bashar al-Assad Hafez al-Assad Lebanon Reuters Iraq War Iraq Thomson Reuters
Battle for Aleppo escalates, U.N. sees 'bleak moment'
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels fought fiercely with pro-government forces as they tried to advance into opposition-held areas of eastern Aleppo on Friday and warplanes kept up their bombardment of the area in a renewed bid by Damascus to retake the entire city.
470 points by Reuters | Syria Damascus Lebanon Aerial warfare Military of Syria United Nations Aleppo Shia Islam
Battle for Aleppo: Syria army intensifies air campaign
Total number of people killed in city since start of government offensive on Tuesday climbs to 150, activists say.
9660 points by Al Jazeera English | Syria Damascus Aleppo Bashar al-Assad Jordan Muhammad Naji al-Otari Fertile Crescent Lebanon
For Syria rebels, Trump win adds to uncertain fate
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - On the eve of Donald Trump's election victory, members of a Western-backed Syrian rebel group met U.S. officials to ask about the outlook for arms shipments they have received to fight President Bashar al-Assad.
43 points by Reuters | Iraq United States Syria Lebanon Barack Obama Turkey Gulf War Iraq War
$1M bond for woman charged in ex-husband's fatal shooting
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - Bond for a woman who authorities say called 911 to report fatally shooting her ex-husband in southwestern Ohio has been set at $1 million. Bond was set this week for 35-year-old Mercedes Robb. Court records show the Warren County woman is charged with aggravated murder and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Warren County Ohio Legal terms Child custody Assault Lebanon Ohio Symmes Purchase Middletown Ohio Washington D.C.
Police: At least 12 arrested in New Hampshire drug sweep
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - Police in New Hampshire say a drug sweep has led to at least 12 arrests after an investigation into drug activity. Lebanon police said Wednesday about nine of the suspects live in areas including the town of Hartford, Vermont, the New Hampshire towns of Enfield and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Vermont Lebanon New Hampshire Law enforcement terminology Connecticut River Crime Arrest Constable
U.N. resumes humanitarian aid to Syria
The U.N. suspended deliveries Tuesday after a convoy was struck in northern Syria Monday.       
18 points by USA Today | Bashar al-Assad Syria United Nations Damascus Lebanon Humanitarian aid Hafez al-Assad Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Syrian refugees: Displaced by war
The Syrian refugee experience in photos, from scenes of joy after arriving to new lands to despair in overwhelmed camps.
1600 points by Al Jazeera English | Refugee European Union Syria Lebanon United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Europe United States Jordan
What could go wrong? Obama mulls arming Syrian Kurds against ISIS
The US may send weapons to Kurdish militias in Syria, hoping to launch a major offensive against ISIS while Obama is in office, the New York Times said, citing government sources. The plan would put the US on collision course with both Turkey and Syrian “rebels.” Read Full Article at RT.com
333 points by Russia Today | Syria Kurdish people Iraq Turkey Fertile Crescent Kurdish language Lebanon Kurds in Syria
Iran 'determined' to boost military after U.S.-Israel deal
Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces says a $38 billion aid deal between the United States and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Israel United States Hezbollah Lebanon Iranian Revolution Hamas Iran Saddam Hussein
Is there any hope left for Syria?
The blame game started even before the guns fell silent.
170 points by CNN | Syria History of Syria Muhammad Naji al-Otari Damascus Golan Heights Aleppo Diplomacy Lebanon
U.N. Suspends Convoys to Syria After Attack on Aid Trucks
A top official at the organization said the airstrike would amount to a war crime if found to have targeted humanitarian workers.
-1 points by The New York Times | United Nations Geneva Syria Human rights Humanitarian aid International Committee of the Red Cross World Health Organization Lebanon
UN suspends convoys in Syria after attack on aid trucks
The attack plunged Syria’s U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire further into doubt        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Bashar al-Assad Syria International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian aid Civilian Military of Syria Lebanon Air raid
Syria: Truce is over
Syria’s military on Monday declared that the week-long U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire was over as the government and opposition traded accusations over mounting violations.The U.S. said it’s prepared to extend the fractured truce, and Russia – after blaming rebels for the violations – suggested it...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United Nations Syria Humanitarian aid United States Damascus Lebanon United Nations General Assembly Muhammad Naji al-Otari
Educate refugee children or lose them forever
Children forced to flee their homes also end up missing out on schooling.
2655 points by Al Jazeera English | Barack Obama Lebanon High school Refugee Syria Refugee camp School Child
Israel pounds Syrian govt positions in Golan Heights with retaliatory fire
The Israel Defense Force has targeted Syrian army positions in the government-controlled area of the northern Golan Heights, it confirmed Sunday. The retaliatory fire caused “material damage,” according to Damascus. Read Full Article at RT.com
1774 points by Russia Today | Golan Heights Syria Israel Defense Forces Israel Six-Day War Lebanon Druze Yom Kippur War