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France vows ‘response’ if ‘red line’ of chemical arms crossed in Syria

Paris, April 10, 2018 (AFP) -France will retaliate against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if evidence emerges that it was behind a recent suspected chlorine gas attack in a rebel-held enclave, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Tuesday. “If the red line has been crossed, there will be a …

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IRANIANS AMONG 14 KILLED IN ‘ISRAELI’ AIR STRIKE

Nothing ruled out on Syria: US WASHINGTON, April 9, (AP): As President Donald Trump considered US options in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday took aim at Russia for what he suggested was its failure to ensure the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. The Pentagon chief said he …

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Russian army blames Syria airbase strikes on Israel

Moscow, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -The Russian army on Monday accused Israel of carrying out deadly missile strikes on a Syrian military airbase from Lebanon, Russian media reported. Damascus made the same accusation against Israel Monday. “Two F-15 planes of the Israeli army hit the airbase between 03:25 am and …

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AT LEAST 40 DEAD IN ALLEGED SYRIA GAS ATTACK

Big price to pay, says Trump as Russia warns off military strike BEIRUT, April 8, (Agencies): An alleged chemical attack that left at least 40 dead in Syria’s rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage Sunday, with US President Donald Trump warning there would be a “big price to pay”. …

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Syrian rescuers, medics say gas attack near capital kills 40

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital has killed at least 40 people, allegations denied by the Syrian government. The alleged attack in the town of Douma occurred late Saturday amid a resumed offensive by …

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Kuwait urges implementation of ceasefire in Syria

Pro-Syria forces move away from US troops NEW YORK, March 28, (Agencies): Kuwait and Sweden are keen on fully implementing UNSC Resolution 2401 which regards to the 30-day ceasefire in Syria, an act providing a leeway for humanitarian efforts to take effect, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Tuesday. In a …

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Fighting in Ghouta despite rebel ceasefire attempt

BEIRUT, March 23 (Reuters) – Air strikes hit a rebel-held enclave of Syria’s eastern Ghouta region on Friday despite a ceasefire that the area’s controlling rebel group had said was agreed to come into force at midnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. On Thursday a spokesman for rebel …

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Japanese court throws out Syrians’ bid to overturn refugee ruling

TOKYO, March 20 (Reuters) – Two Syrian asylum seekers on Tuesday lost a bid to overturn a government decision to deny them refugee status, in the first such lawsuit in Japan since civil war erupted in the Middle Eastern state in 2011. The Tokyo District Court upheld a government ruling …

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Russia says over 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on Sunday

MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) – More than 20,000 people have left Syria’s Eastern Ghouta via the town of Hammouriyeh so far on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the Centre for Reconciliation in Syria, a body run by Russia’s defence ministry. Since humanitarian corridors were set up in the …

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Thousands of Syrians flee raging assaults on 2 fronts

ARBIN, Syria, March 17, (Agencies): Thousands of terrified Syrian civilians fled for their lives on Saturday, as they sought to escape two raging offensives in a rebel bastion outside Damascus and a northwestern Kurdish enclave. Syria’s civil war this week entered its eighth year with world powers unable to stem …

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