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Watchdog: Syria has likely used chemical weapons 17 times
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Watchdog: Syria has likely used chemical weapons 17 times

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog told the UN Security Council that its experts…
Syria releases hundreds of social media critics ahead of election
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Syria releases hundreds of social media critics ahead of election

Syria has freed more than 400 civil servants, judges, lawyers and journalists detained this year in a crackdown on social…
Syrian victims of chemical attacks file case with French prosecutors
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Syrian victims of chemical attacks file case with French prosecutors

PARIS (Reuters) – Lawyers representing survivors of a chemical weapons attack in 2013 in Syria have filed a criminal complaint…
US imposes fresh sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war
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US imposes fresh sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Tuesday slapped fresh sanctions on Syria, targeting its central bank and blacklisting several people…
Friends or foes? Syrian refugees divided on fate of defectors
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Friends or foes? Syrian refugees divided on fate of defectors

GERA, Germany (Reuters) – Should former members of the Syrian security forces who have defected from President Bashar al-Assad’s government…
Veteran Syrian diplomat Mekdad named foreign minister, state media says
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Veteran Syrian diplomat Mekdad named foreign minister, state media says

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syria’s President Bashar al Assad named veteran diplomat Faisal Mekdad as foreign minister on Sunday to replace…
US slaps more sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war
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US slaps more sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on officials, entities and individuals it accused of providing support…
Assad blames Syria’s current economic woes on Lebanese banks
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Assad blames Syria’s current economic woes on Lebanese banks

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said much of his country’s current economic distress is a direct result…
Syrian minister leads mourners for cleric killed in bombing
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Syrian minister leads mourners for cleric killed in bombing

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hundreds of mourners including Syria’s religious affairs minister attended a funeral in Damascus on Friday for the…
Syrian army opens corridor for people to leave rebel bastion: state media
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Syrian army opens corridor for people to leave rebel bastion: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces opened a corridor on Thursday for people who want to leave insurgent territory in…
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