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Obama Administration Ends Effort to Train Syrians to Combat ISIS

The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday abandoned its efforts to build up a new rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State, acknowledging the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and announcing that it will instead use the money to provide ammunition and some weapons for groups already engaged in the battle. 133 more words


Jordan's Desert Castles

The black asphalt road that runs towards Iraq and Saudi Arabia through Jordan’s Eastern Desert, sags under the heavy bellies of the trucks that rumble over it.  1,308 more words

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“When Things are Falling Apart”

Sometimes, in order for everything to come together, things need to fall apart first.

In fact, you hear it all the time – people hitting rock bottom before they bounce back up and soar. 805 more words


Aid Appeal for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Shagufta Ahmed, 27 years old Law graduate from Manchester, is raising money through Just Giving in support of UK registered charity Human Relief Foundation. 165 more words


Top Prospect Chooses Unconventional Route To U.S. National Team

Top U.S. National  Team striker Jordan Morris chose to attend college over turning professional. This article provides an inside look into his reasons for doing so and how he still managed to be successful against the odds. 47 more words


Synod Terce Prayer: Appeal for peace in the Middle East and Africa

Appeal for peace in the Middle East and Africa

Vatican City, 9 October 2015 (VIS) . The Pope exhorted bishops to dedicate the Terce prayer “to the intention of reconciliation and peace in the Middle East”, as he opened the fourth General Congregation of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Vatican City this morning. 189 more words

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