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The Hezbollah leader affirms his support for Assad
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Should Columbia rescind the acceptance of Sheherazad Jaafari, who spun her boss’s atrocities to the press?
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Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
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Israeli officials condemns the violence in Syria even as the end game remains unclear
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