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2014-03-27 16:21:09

-- Following Vindication of Washington Post Correction, Shipping Company Contracted by the U.S. Government Asks all Outlets that Carried False Story to Report Correction As Well-- ODESSA, Ukraine, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaalbye Shipping International has called upon media outlets and other organizations to correct any inaccurate reports that falsely link the shipping company to serious accusations including shipping cargo to Syria and disengaging ship transponder...

2014-03-14 08:24:17

Syria: Life, Liberty, Dignity For All rally to be Held March 15, 2014 STRATFORD, Conn., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dylan Connor will perform this weekend, Saturday March 15, 2014, at the Syria: Life, Liberty, Dignity For All rally in front of the White House. Connor is the only American protest singer selected to be a part of the official event. The rally begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. More info on the event can be found here: www.mar15th.com In addition to his...

2014-03-09 20:21:30

WESTPORT, Conn., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syria's shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices, and a series of epidemics have left millions of children exposed to a plethora of deadly diseases, Save the Children says in a new report. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140309/MM78933-a The report, "A Devastating Toll: the Impact of Three Years of War on the Health of Syria's Children," sheds light on a broken health system and its...

2014-02-11 12:24:08

ODESSA, Ukraine, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaalbye Shipping International was vindicated by a rare Washington Post correction to a September 2013 story that inaccurately linked Kaalbye to shipping cargo to Syria. In the February 6, 2014 correction, the Washington Post admitted it "incorrectly described details about the operation of a Ukrainian cargo vessel highlighted in a feature about military aid to Syria." Corrections to the feature story include the Washington...

2013-12-31 16:21:52

All Proceeds to Benefit Children of Syria through Karam Foundation STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The food is running out now/ there are children without heat/ rockets force them into the street" As much as these words ring with horrifying truth torn from today's headlines, they are in actuality, lyrics from American singer/songwriter Dylan Connor's new album Blood Like Fire (Songs for Syria). In 2012, Connor's protest song, Weary World became a rallying cry to...

2013-12-13 16:24:03

STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dylan Connor's new record Blood Like Fire (Songs for Syria) will be released worldwide in January 2014, via iTunes, Amazon etc. At this juncture, Connor is the ONLY American singer to write and record an album solely about Syria and the Syrian struggle. Connor will be presenting CD release events in several major US cities: Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. All profits from album sales will go directly to the...

2013-12-10 12:33:19

Humanitarian group passes half million dollars to WHO to vaccinate children EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International will provide a US$500,000 emergency response grant to support efforts to quell a recent outbreak of the crippling disease polio in strife-torn Syria. The funds are the first to the World Health Organization in direct support of a Global Polio Eradication Initiative plan aimed at outbreak response throughout the Middle East, as the...

WHO: Mexico Cholera, Syria Poliovirus, MERS Coronavirus On The Rise
2013-11-29 09:03:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MERS Coronavirus has been gripping the Middle East and parts of Europe for more than a year; Wild poliovirus type 1 has been on the rise in Syria after being nonexistent for more than 14 years; Mexico has seen an insurgence of infections from Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa in recent months. This week the World Health Organization (WHO) has received three separate reports from health officials in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Syria pertaining...

WHO Confirms Syria Polio Originated In Pakistan, Threat To Europe
2013-11-13 06:05:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in the Syrian Arab Republic has risen from 10 to 13, after laboratory testing has confirmed three new cases of patients who had previously been diagnosed with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Initially, health experts found 22 cases of children, mostly under the age of two, with AFP from the Deir al-Zor province. Preliminary analysis led health officials to believe these children could have...

Syria Vows Polio Fight Will Continue, Blames Pakistan Rebels For Disease
2013-11-05 07:44:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was confirmed in Syria, with 10 of 22 suspected cases being confirmed, the Syrian Arab Republic has vowed that it will ensure that all children in the country will receive vaccinations against the debilitating disease. Syria said it will work feverishly with international organizations to ensure that all children in the country, even those in rebel-held regions, will be...

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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