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Syria vows coffins for foreign boots

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb 6, (Agencies): Syria’s foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would “return home in wooden coffins” and asserted that recent military advances put his government “on track” to end the five-year-old civil war. Walid al-Moallem’s comments capped a week that saw …

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Syria’s textile industry hangs on for survival – Factories destroyed, workers gone

BEIRUT, Feb 3, (AFP): At a stall in a Beirut exhibition hall, Syrian businesswoman Reem Abu Dahab displays her workshop’s lacy pink and white nightgowns, hoping to attract increasingly elusive buyers. Syria’s textile industry was once one of the country’s economic bright spots, with its products coveted throughout the region …

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Syrian Geneva … have mercy on your people

  DOES the humanitarian crisis, which has been devastating Syria, lead to more conditions and counter conditions — or the best way for the opposition to protect the Syrians is to seriously strive towards stopping the conflict and counter blockades? The Syrian opposition, regardless of its differences in political texture, …

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Girls, women going to Syria a ‘concern’

LONDON, Jan 12, (AP): British counter-terrorism police say they are “deeply concerned” about the increasing number of girls and women travelling to Syria from the UK, saying that many are unaware that they will likely never be able to return home. Latest figures show that 56 women and girls were …

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Syria opposition casts doubt on peace talks – 12 children dead after Russia strike hits school

PARIS, Jan 11, (Agencies): Syria’s opposition co-ordinator Riad Hijab accused Russia of killing dozens of children after a bombing raid on Monday and said such action meant the opposition could not negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Earlier the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 12 Syrian …

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Pope issues Christmas Day prayer for Syria, Libya peace – Call for unity against militant atrocities

VATICAN CITY, Dec 25, (Agencies): Pope Francis issued a Christmas Day prayer that recent UN-backed peace processes for Syria and Libya will quickly end the suffering of their people. He denounced the “monstrous evil” and atrocities they have endured and praised the countries that have taken in their refugees. Speaking …

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Saudi King Salman blames Assad for ISIS rise in Syria – ‘Security, economy top priorities’

RIYADH, Dec 23, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday of having aided the rise of the Islamic State group and called for a political settlement with moderate forces to end the war there. The solution would be to form “a transitional government made up of moderate …

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UN backs Syria peace plan – OPPOSITION REACTS COOLLY TO INITIATIVE

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19, (Agencies): The UN Security Council’s unanimous support of a peace process for Syria that is set to begin next month with government-opposition talks and a ceasefire represents its strongest gesture yet in support of a solution to the civil war. The council’s adoption of a resolution …

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2 brothers get 7-year jail for joining militant group – Ex-MP imprisoned

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Abdallah Al-Othman, sentenced two brothers to seven years in prison with hard labor for joining and funding the Al-Nusra Front in Syria. According to the prosecuting officer who testified against the brothers, he received a tip-off about the …

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Car bomb near hospital in Syria’s Homs kills 16 – Vehicle carrying 330 pounds of explosives

DAMASCUS, Dec 12, (AFP): A powerful car bomb exploded near a hospital in the central Syrian city of Homs Saturday, killing 16 people and wounding dozens, the provincial governor and a monitoring group said. Talal Barazi said the blast near the Al-Ahli hospital, in the Al-Zahraa neighbourhood where most residents …

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