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Updated 2:16pm: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a traffic light in al-Midan district of Damascus, killing 25 and wounding 46, Syria's Addounia TV...
Friday, January 6, 2012
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Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group jihadists on Sunday freed 19 of the 220 Assyrian Christians they took hostage in Syria last week, after...
Monday, March 2, 2015
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Suhaib Anjarini
Battles are raging in the Aleppo countryside, but the residents of the city itself have stopped following the news of the fighting. There are many...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Ziad Ghosn
After three years of intervention by the central bank to sell foreign currency on the domestic market, the Syrian government has decided to back up...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Two simultaneous suicide attacks killed four people and wounded 13 on Monday in southern Damascus near a shrine, Syria's state news agency SANA...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Syrian Kurdish and rebel forces advanced on Thursday into al-Raqqa province, where the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has its...
Friday, February 20, 2015
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Hassan Illeik, Rida al-Bacha
The Syrian army and its allied forces are continuing the battle to besiege neighborhoods under the control of the opposition in the city of Aleppo,...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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The Syrian army was willing to suspend its aerial bombardment of Aleppo for six weeks to allow for a localized humanitarian ceasefire, a UN diplomat...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Ziad Ghosn
Black market dealers in Syria have taken control of the foreign exchange market, leading exchange rates to hit record levels. The past few days have...
Monday, February 16, 2015
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