Syria

FBI Says Refugees Used Social Media To Plan Fight In SyriaAn Iraqi man bragged about his experience fighting in Syria and the skills he developed as a teenage insurgent as he urged a fellow Iraqi refugee in the U.S. to join him in what both hoped would be martyrdom, according to documents filed in federal court.
Fremont Man Accused Of Trying To Join Al Qaeda Branch In SyriaA Fremont man appeared in federal court Thursday morning on charges that he tried to travel to Syria and join a branch of Al-Qaeda there.
Gov. Brown Vows To Ensure Syrian Refugees Coming To California 'Fully Vetted' Following Paris AttacksCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown says he’ll work closely with President Barack Obama to ensure any Syrian refugees coming to California are “fully vetted in a sophisticated and utterly reliable way.”
Openly Gay Syrian Refugee Living In Oakland To Make Historic Appearance At UNA gay man who fled from war-ravaged Syria to the Bay Area is about to become the first openly-LGBT person ever to address the United Nations Security Council.
Stanford Student Works On Drones Delivering Humanitarian Aid To War Zones, Disaster Areas In war zones, it's often too dangerous to send supplies by ground or conventional aircraft. A Stanford student has come up with a solution that could be used to aid people who are hungry or in need of medical attention.
War On LGBT Community: ISIS Executes 5 'Gay Men' In 1 MonthThe self-proclaimed Islamic state has reportedly hurled a man believed to be gay off a Syrian high-rise as part of their continued war on the LGBT community.
U.S., Partner Nations Launch Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets In SyriaThe U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
Full Transcript: President Obama's Address To The Nation On ISIS And Terrorist Threats -- September 10th, 2014"We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL." Complete transcript of President Obama's speech outlining his plans for handling the ISIS (ISIL) threat in Iraq and the Middle East.
East Bay Congressman Says U.S. Must Lead Regional Effort To Attack ISIS President Obama will speak to the nation on Wednesday to address the continuing threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell, who returned from a trip to the Middle East, said the U.S. should lead a regional effort to attack ISIS.
Bay Area Assyrians Call For More International Military, Humanitarian Involvement In IraqThe Assyrian American Association of the Bay Area was staging a rally Friday morning at the United Nations Plaza in San Francisco to call for urgent humanitarian aide and international military support in Iraq against ISIS militants.
Central Valley College Student Arrested In Plot To Fight With Islamic Extremists In SyriaA California man who spoke of wanting to bomb the Los Angeles subway system was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists, federal prosecutors said Monday.
U.S. Deal With Russia On Syria Chemical Weapons Averts Military StrikeAn agreement announced early Saturday by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for Syria to eliminate all its chemical weapons by the middle of next year or face U.N. penalties.

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