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    Assad: Russia creating multi-polar world

    Syrian President Bashar Assad told members of a Russian delegation on Wednesday that their country is playing an important role by creating a “multi-polar world.” The delegation of the Russian Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, headed by Sergei...

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    Syria: Islamists Find a New Way to Behead

    The horrific acts being carried out in the Syrian civil war know no bounds. The war has seen more than 120,000 people killed in just under three years, with many mass executions documented, as well as on...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Syrian opposition alleges new poison gas attack

    Opposition activists again accused President Bashar Assad’s forces of using poison gas in Syria’s civil war on Thursday, and said victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth. The activists told Reuters two shells loaded with...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Syria’s chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea – sources

    Syria’s chemical weapons could be processed and destroyed out at sea, say sources familiar with discussions at the international body in charge of eliminating the toxic arsenal. Four days after Albania rejected a U.S. request that it...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Obama vs. the Generals

    After a spate of news stories this summer citing tensions between President Barack Obama and his top military commanders over the possibility of U.S. intervention in Syria, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough hastened to assure...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologize after cutting off head of wrong person

    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man’s head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Saudi Arabia Chases Closer Ties With China

    Tensions are flaring between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, prompting the oil-rich desert kingdom to forger closer economic and energy ties with another world power: China. But don’t look for China to replace the U.S. as Saudi...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Exclusive: Syrian chemical weapons mission funded only until end of month

    The international body tasked with ensuring Syria’s chemical weapons are eliminated has enough money to fund its mission only until the end of this month, and needs more funds soon for the destruction of poison gas stocks...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Russia demands Iran be included as talks heat up over Syria conference

    Damascus, Syria — The UN’s top Syria envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, headed into meetings with senior Russian and US officials Tuesday to see if a UN-sponsored peace conference bringing together Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and a united...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    Kerry meets Saudi king in bid to repair relations

    John Kerry met King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Monday, aiming to soothe severe strains in the relationship over US policy on Iran, Syria and the Palestinian territories. The US Secretary of State was careful...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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