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Der Speigel | Der Spiegel Staff |  June 22, 2011

In the Syrian city of Ariha, the cherry trees are covered with deep red fruit. It is harvest time and the cherries are sweet, but no one comes to pick them. Two weeks ago, after the regime’s elite troops had transformed peaceful demonstrations in the nearby provincial capital Idlib into bloodbaths, two young men tried to save the cherry harvest. They loaded their small truck full of cherries and took off for the port  city of Latakia in western Syria. They didn’t make it very far. A military patrol stopped the two men in front of a sugar refinery and shot them dead.

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MOGADISHU, 7 April 2011 (IRIN) – Fighting between pro-government forces and Al-Shabab in Mogadishu has made it much harder for residents to access the Somali capital’s economic heart, Bakara market. (more…)

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NAIROBI, 5 April 2011 (IRIN)

Just when he thought he had found sanctuary in Kenya, Hassan Abdulle, 43, says he was ordered by security officials there to cross the nearby border back into the battle-scarred Somali town of Bulo Hawo. (more…)

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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation; Written By:Rose Kamau/Agencies,

Posted: Sun, Apr 03, 2011

The heads of three United Nations agencies on Sunday expressed concern over the living conditions of more than 314,000 Somali refugees at three camps in Dadaab in northeastern Kenya. (more…)

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(AFP) – 4/3/11

MOGADISHU — Pro-government forces in Somalia Sunday attacked bases of the Al Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in a southern town sparking fighting in which seven people died, officials and witnesses said. (more…)

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COLOMBO, 30 March 2011
(IRIN)

Thousands of older returnees to Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected north feel marginalized and need medical care, experts say. (more…)

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IBAGUE, Colombia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Colombia’s FARC rebels released another hostage, bringing the total to four in the past week, but the additional handover of two kidnapped military officers was suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday. (more…)

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