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2014-09-28 04:20:51

FORT LEE, N.J., Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is written by Patrick R. Romain, editor in chief of The Weekly Leaf: The execution of U.S. foreign policy that has relied on the use of force and support provided to selected factions, whether in the volatile Middle East or in other hot spots, has been an abject failure. An astronomical cost has been paid with American and foreign lives and currency. The war against the Islamic State will be no different. Photo -...

2014-09-23 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued the following statement today: The Royal Saudi Air Force today participated in military operations over Syria to confront terrorism emanating from Daash (ISIS). These efforts will support the moderate Syrian opposition as part of an international coalition to defeat terrorism, which is a deadly evil afflicting the world, and the fraternal Syrian people to restore security, unity and to rebuild...

2014-09-18 08:28:46

A new International Rescue Committee report gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls, who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international community, including governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, have been strong on rhetoric but weak on follow through when it comes to the protection of Syrian women and girls, with devastating consequences. That is feedback provided by Syrian women and girls in a new IRC...

2014-09-04 04:21:17

BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid the shocking images of beheadings and mass executions by ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Azerbaijan has called for an urgent meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to deal with the threat posed by the rampant terror group. Azerbaijan presently holds the chairmanship of the Committee, a body it believes is well-placed to discuss the ISIS threat as a matter of urgency. Elkhan Suleymanov,...

2014-06-24 08:25:13

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info European countries face trouble at their own borders as home-grown jihadists, battle-hardened in Syria, return to their home countries. Al-Qaeda linked groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have become a transnational terrorist threat as incubators of these radicalized terrorists who are being exported back to their home countries in...

2014-06-18 00:20:41

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven year trend in violence overturns 60 years of increasing peacefulness New model identifies countries at risk of descending into violence and unrest - The ten countries most likely to deteriorate in peace in the next two years are Zambia, Haiti, Argentina, Chad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, Burundi, Georgia, Liberia and Qatar...

2014-06-16 18:04:37

SAGE Publications Citizen reporters are increasingly getting stories out of remote areas of Syria, which are difficult for traditional media to reach during the conflict, according to data collated for Index on Censorship magazine. It showed more reports were coming from citizen journalists than traditional media, in all areas of the country, with the exception of Homs. Index on Censorship magazine worked with Syria Tracker, the independent news tracker, which has scanned 160,000...

2014-06-10 12:21:23

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a noon press conference on Wednesday, June 11 at the National Press Club, three prominent Syrian rebel commanders will respond to the recent comments of former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford regarding U.S. policy toward Syria. Earlier this week, Ambassador Ford claimed that he left his post because he could no longer defend U.S. policy, then called for U.S. military support to vetted elements of the Syrian opposition. Speaking...

2014-05-27 23:01:18

Beats, Rhymes & Relief & Love4Syria launched #RestoreHappy, a fun video showcasing the resilience of Syria's children as they dance, smile and sing along to 'Happy'. The video is a public relations appeal to support education and medical relief programs for Syrian children. Washington, DC & Amman, Jordan (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 #RestoreHappy Syria (Restore) Happy video Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” released in 2013, became a global craze with dozens of imitation...

2014-05-26 13:29:45

The Lancet A study published in The Lancet Oncology journal reveals a high demand for costly cancer treatment among refugees from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria, with host countries struggling to find the money and the medicine to treat their new patients. The findings have prompted calls from lead author Dr Paul Spiegel, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Medical Expert, for innovative financing schemes to improve access to affordable high-quality...

Latest Syria Reference Libraries

2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

2007-10-23 17:27:13

The Caucasian Squirrel or Persian Squirrel (Sciurus anomalus), is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found throughout Armenia,Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. It is naturally found to thrive in temperate forests.

2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.