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U.N. chemical weapons investigators headed to Syria | UPI.com

A U.N. mission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria arrived Tuesday in Beirut on its way to Syria, the Lebanese government said. Lebanon’s official National News Agency reports U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane arrived Tuesday in Beirut with Ake Sellstrom, a former U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq and head of a fact-finding mission investigating the ...

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Why Hezbollah is not going away as long as Israel occupies Arab land | Stop the War Coalition

For the first time in the history of the Arab/Israeli conflict, a military force emerged under Hezbollah leadership that could not be defeated by US-backed Israeli forces. Attempts to brand Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation are not only futile, but fly in the face of the facts of this movement and its history. Like all genuine resistance movements, the Lebanese ...

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Russia, Iran support idea of talks in Syria | latimes.com

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A faint glimmer of hope of breaking the diplomatic standoff on Syria has emerged as two key allies, Russia and Iran, reacted positively to a leading opposition figure’s surprise offer of conditional talks with the government of President Bashar Assad. Officials from the two countries spoke approvingly of the offer at ...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: In the Arab world, building fridges to live in an oven | IRIN Middle East

In the last three decades, 50 million people in the Arab world have been affected by natural disasters, many of them extreme climate events, according to a new report by the World Bank. The report projects the horrific scenario of temperatures regularly rising over 50 degrees Celsius by the turn of the century, which experts fear could lead to countless more disasters.

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