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Russia’s Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria
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Russia’s Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there…
Syrians go to the polls in election that Assad is set to win
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Syrians go to the polls in election that Assad is set to win

Polling stations opened on Wednesday across Syria in a presidential election that is set to usher Bashar al-Assad into a…
Lebanese attack Syrians heading to vote at their embassy
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Lebanese attack Syrians heading to vote at their embassy

BEIRUT (AP) — Groups of angry Lebanese pelted buses and cars carrying Syrians expatriates and refugees heading to the Syrian…
Syria to hold presidential election, slammed by opposition, on May 26
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Syria to hold presidential election, slammed by opposition, on May 26

Syria will hold a presidential election on May 26 that is virtually certain to return President Bashar al-Assad for a…
Syrian president, wife test positive for coronavirus
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Syrian president, wife test positive for coronavirus

DAMASCUS, SYria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president’s office…
Turkey withdraws from base in northwest Syria, sources say
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Turkey withdraws from base in northwest Syria, sources say

AMMAN/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is withdrawing troops from a military post in northwest Syria that was surrounded by Syrian government…
Syria says US oil firm signed deal with Kurdish-led rebels
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Syria says US oil firm signed deal with Kurdish-led rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s foreign ministry said on Sunday that an American oil company had signed an agreement with Kurdish-led…
US slaps sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war
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US slaps sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions aimed at cutting off funds for Syrian President Bashar…
Syrian tycoon says front companies used to dodge sanctions as rift with Assad widens
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Syrian tycoon says front companies used to dodge sanctions as rift with Assad widens

AMMAN (Reuters) — Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf revealed on Sunday he had set up a web of offshore front companies…
Syria: Assad’s party wins expected majority in parliamentary polls
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Syria: Assad’s party wins expected majority in parliamentary polls

Syria’s Baath party and its allies have won a majority in parliamentary elections that were delayed twice due to the…
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