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Syria Announces Presidential Elections for June
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Monday the Syrian regime announced that presidential elections will be held June 3. The State Department dismissed the news. “The fact that you would even think you can hold free and fair elections in the middle of a civil war,” said a State Department …

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Turkish soldiers inside Syria abducted by Islamist rebels, news reports say
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ISTANBUL — Turkish troops conducting a resupply mission to a small Turkish military post inside Syrian territory were ambushed and detained Wednesday by Islamic extremists affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to Turkish media …

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3 Charged With Sending Chemical Equipment to Syria
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U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was under seal for 17 months until …

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Top Al Qaeda commander relocates to Syria
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A member of Al Qaeda's senior leadership, Sanafi al Nasr, has relocated to Syria, where he is living openly and publicly courts his followers on twitter, according to counter-terrorism analysts and social media messages. "This is a guy who fought with …

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Police make Syria appeal to UK Muslim women
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British counter-terrorism police chiefs are making an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge men against travelling to possibly fight in Syria. The national campaign for women to intervene follows a string of deaths of men from the UK who were …

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Joint Statement By Heads Of UN Humanitarian Agencies On …
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One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people whose lives and futures hang in the balance: Enough, …

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Ban blames all Syria sides over aid
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria’s civil war of “flagrant violations” of international law over the delivery of aid.

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Syria eyes end of chemical arms monitoring mission; West disagrees
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After the closed-door session, which Kaag participated in via video link, Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari was asked what should happen to the U.N.-OPCW mission once declared materials linked to the Syrian chemical weapons were shipped out of …

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