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Obama administration to train, arm rebels in Syria

Jul 18, 2014

Obama administration to train, arm rebels in Syria

Some questioned whether the administration could determine moderate forces in Syria as the 3-year-old civil war grinds on with 170,000 dead #Barack Obama #Syria #NewsTracker #US congress #USA #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Chemical weapons #Syrian rebels #Syrian civil war #islamic-state #Sunni insurgents #ISIL #ISIS
Syria: Assad to be sworn in as President for the third term

Jul 16, 2014

Syria: Assad to be sworn in as President for the third term

Official returns showed Assad winning 88.7 percent of the vote. It was the first contested presidential election in Syria. #World #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Chemical weapons #Syrian civil war #islamic-state #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #ISIL #Syrian Elections
Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Jul 11, 2014

Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Among the dead in Syria were 56,495 civilians, including 9,092 children, according to the toll, which included casualties documented up to 8 July this year. #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Sectarian violence #Free Syrian Army #Syrian civil war #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #Middle Easr
Syria punishes towns supporting ISIL, 16 dead in air raids

Jun 22, 2014

Syria punishes towns supporting ISIL, 16 dead in air raids

Syrian jets bombed rebel-held eastern areas close to the border with Iraq under the control of the ISIL, killing and injuring dozens. #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #rebel #Sunni insurgents #ISIL #ISIS #Indians in Iraq
Syria: Presidential poll begins, voters cast ballot

Jun 03, 2014

Syria: Presidential poll begins, voters cast ballot

Syria kicked off its presidential election today, with voters casting their ballots to elect the country's next president. #World #Elections #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Presidential elections #hassan al Nouri #Maher hajjar

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Syria: Presidential poll begins, voters cast ballot

Jul 16, 2014

Assad Is Sworn In for Third 7-year Term in Syria

During a closely scripted ceremony, President Bashar al-Assad swore on the Quran to respect the Constitution as he embarked on his third seven-year term as president of a country mired in a war... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad
Syria: Presidential poll begins, voters cast ballot

Jul 16, 2014

Assad Is Sworn In for Third 7-year Term in Syria

During a closely scripted ceremony, President Bashar al-Assad swore on the Quran to respect the Constitution and look after the Syrian people... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad
Syria: Presidential poll begins, voters cast ballot

Jul 14, 2014

Women of war: The powerful portraits of Aleppo's all-female fighting unit which have won a prestigious photography prize

In March last year, photographer Sebastiano Tomada ventured to Aleppo, Syria, then a centre of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, to photograph the fighters there... #Bashar al-Assad #Aleppo, Syria