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23 bodies found near Damascus


September 7th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) At least 23 bodies of victims of a suspected mass execution have been found near the Syrian capital, Al Jazeera reported.The bodies were found in the ... Read more...

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Five Killed, many injured in Syria blast


September 4th, 2012 - 3:21 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least five people were killed and about 30 injured in a car bomb blast in the Jaramana neighbourhood of Damascus, reported Al-Mayadeen TV Monday.Until ... Read more...

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Iran stresses support to Syria


August 27th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 27 (IANS) Iran's national security chief has said his country stands against any foreign intervention in Syria, and that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran will aim ... Read more...

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Iranian parliamentary delegation in Syria for talks


August 26th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 25 (IANS) A delegation from Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission arrived in the Syrian capital on a two-day visit Saturday for talks with top Syrian ... Read more...

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Syrian vice president defects: Rebels


August 18th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of two deputies of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled the country for Jordan, an opposition spokesman said Saturday.Vice President Farouq ... Read more...

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Iran denies Syria captives are elite guards


August 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian foreign ministry Monday denied that the 48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria were members of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards."We strongly deny the information ... Read more...

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Iran asks Turkey, Qatar to help release pilgrims in Syria


August 5th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 5 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on Turkey and Qatar to help release 48 Iranian Shia pilgrims abducted in Syria, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In ... Read more...

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48 Iranian pilgrims abducted in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 4 (IANS) At least 48 Shia Muslim pilgrims from Iran were Saturday abducted in the Syrian capital by militants while they were on their way to the Damascus ... Read more...

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Russian airline to shut flights to Damascus


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot will shut down its service to Damascus Aug 6 due to business reasons, an airline official said Monday."Yes, we will close ... Read more...

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Syrian journalists killed in TV station attack


June 28th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 28 (IANS/AKI) At least four journalists were killed when armed gunmen blew up the newsroom of a pro-government television station near the Syrian capital.Hours before Wednesday's attack at ... Read more...

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Bus carrying Russians attacked in Syria


June 10th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bus transporting Russian passengers came under fire in Syrian capital Saturday, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov."Today a bus that was carrying Russian specialists ... Read more...

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UN observers pelted with stones in Syria


May 12th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 12 (IANS) Unidentified people pelted a UN observers' convoy with stones Friday near a suburban area of Syrian capital city of Damascus, Xinhua reported.According to witnesses, the convoy ... Read more...

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Damascus bombings toll rises to 55 (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 10 (IANS) At least 55 people were killed and more than 370 people, including military personnel, were wounded Thursday when two suicide bombers triggered massive blasts in the ... Read more...

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40 die in Damascus suicide bombings (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 10 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed and 170 wounded Thursday when two suicide bombers triggered massive blasts in the Syrian capital city.The deafening explosions took place ... Read more...

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Amid shaky truce, 2 more UN monitors expected in Syria


April 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 25 (IANS) As the UN-Arab League envoy voiced concern at the "bleak" situation in Syria, Neeraj Singh, spokesman of the first UN monitoring team in the country, said ... Read more...

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Car bomb rocks Damascus suburb, hits peace deal


April 25th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 24 (IANS) As the UN prepares to deploy 300 monitors and the US unveiled new sanctions, a car bomb Tuesday hit a suburb of Damascus, dealing a ... Read more...

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From bullets to ballot, Syria prepares for polls


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 23 (IANS) Amid a shaky truce and presence of UN monitors, Syria is bracing to hold its first multi-party parliamentary elections in five years next month that hopes ... Read more...

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Syria says it won’t go the Libya way


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Amid mounting international pressure, Syria Sunday asserted that it will not allow itself to be invaded like Libya and rubbished the opposition as a rag-tag collection ... Read more...

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Seven killed in twin Syrian blasts


April 5th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 4 (IANS) Twin blasts ripped through two residential areas in the Syrian capital of Damascus Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring many others, media reports said.The first explosion ... Read more...

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27 die in Syria blasts


March 17th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 17 (IANS) As many as 27 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Saturday in two suicide bombings targeting security headquarters in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syrian ... Read more...

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Annan asks UNSC to speak in one voice over Syria


March 17th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 17 (IANS) Kofi Annan, the joint special envoy of the UN and the Arab League on the Syrian crisis, said Friday that he has urged the UN ... Read more...

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Iran to build power plant in Syria


March 11th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 11 (IANS) Iran has inked an agreement with Syria to construct a 470-MW thermal power plant, IRNA news agency reported Sunday.The plant will be built in Swaida city ... Read more...

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Palestinian militant groups reject new round of Israel talks


August 16th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 15 (DPA) Eleven militant Palestinian groups based in Syria Sunday warned against a "concession and compromise" policy ahead of a possible round of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian ... Read more...

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Demands in exchange for Shalit will grow: Hamas


June 28th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 28 (DPA) Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal said Monday in Damascus that as Israel delays securing a prisoner exchange deal, the demands of the group will grow. Meshaal was speaking at ... Read more...

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Blast hits crowded bus in Syria


December 3rd, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 3 (AKI/IANS) An explosion hit a crowded bus Thursday in the Syrian capital and caused casualties, medical officials said. The blast took place near a pilgrimage site for Shia ... Read more...

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Ancient necropolis unearthed in Syria


December 18th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus (Syria), Dec 18 (ANI): A research team from Udine University in Italy has uncovered a vast, ancient necropolis near the Syrian oasis of Palmyra.The team, headed by Daniele Morandi Bonacossi ... Read more...

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Neighbours voice support for Iraq’s security


October 24th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Oct 24 (DPA) Iraq's neighbouring countries have pledged their support for the restoration of security to the violence-torn country.According to a joint communique, issued at the end of a one-day ministerial ... Read more...

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Lebanon, Syria agree to establish diplomatic relations


August 14th, 2008 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
DPA Damascus, Aug 14 (DPA) Lebanon and Syria agreed Wednesday to establish diplomatic relations at the outset of a two-day summit in Damascus between Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. ... Read more...

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Architectural historians ramping up efforts to restore Syria’’s historic bathhouses


August 3rd, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus (Syria), August 3 (ANI): Architectural historians are ramping up efforts to restore Damascus''s historic bathhouses, which experts say are crumbling and in danger of disappearing altogether.The baths in Damascus are ... Read more...

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Arab leaders wrap up Damascus summit


March 30th, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Damascus, March 30 (Xinhua) The 20th Arab League (AL) summit in the Syrian capital wrapped up Sunday with a call to boost solidarity and unity among the Arab countries. The Damascus Declaration, ... Read more...

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