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Syria to hold presidential election in June – BBC News


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Syria to hold presidential election in June
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The speaker of Syria's parliament has announced that the country will hold a presidential election on 3 June. Mohammed al-Lahham said candidates could register to run from Tuesday. Bashar al-Assad is expected to seek a third seven-year term, despite an …
Syria sets June election date as Assad claims 'turning point' in conflictThe Guardian
Syria: Bashar al-Assad 'launching chemical weapons attacks with chlorine'Telegraph.co.uk
Syria announces presidential election as civil war rages onCNN
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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:01 pm

Air strikes kill dozens in Syria’s Aleppo: monitor group – Reuters


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Air strikes kill dozens in Syria's Aleppo: monitor group
Reuters
The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 29 people on Sunday, including women and children, in the southern Al-Ferdous district of Aleppo, a city that was once Syria's largest and a major commercial hub. Another 14
More barrel bombs hit Syria's AleppoAljazeera.com
Syria: bombs and ballotsThe Guardian
Monitor group: air strikes kill dozens in Syria's AleppoAl-Arabiya

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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 10:27 am

British teenager posts Facebook photo of brother’s body after Syria battle death – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

British teenager posts Facebook photo of brother's body after Syria battle death
Telegraph.co.uk
The 16-year-old brother of a British teenager who died fighting in Syria has posted a picture of the dead youth on Facebook alongside the curse: "May the eyes of the cowards never sleep." Jaffar Deghayes was the youngest of three brothers fighting with …
Father of Abdullah Deghayes, who died in Syria, pleads to other sons to come Daily Mail
Father of UK teenager killed in Syria implores his other sons to returnThe Guardian
Father 'scared' for sons in SyriaThe Courier
The Argus
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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 10:05 am

France raises concern of new chemical attacks by Syria’s Assad – Fox News


France raises concern of new chemical attacks by Syria's Assad
Fox News
April 11, 2014: In this image made from amateur video, provided by Shams News Network, a loosely organized anti-Assad group based in and out of Syria that claim not to have any connection to Syrian opposition parties or any other states, and is

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 7:17 am

Syria’s Bashar Assad visits recaptured Christian village on Easter – CBS News


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Syria's Bashar Assad visits recaptured Christian village on Easter
CBS News
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, tours the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014. Assad visited a historic Christian village his forces recently

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 9:04 pm

Christians who fled Syria marking Easter in Chicago area – Chicago Tribune


Christians who fled Syria marking Easter in Chicago area
Chicago Tribune
Each time Edeette Chukro crosses herself at St. Mary's Assyrian Church in Roselle, she prays for her brother and sisters left behind in war-torn Syria, where it is no longer considered safe to make the sign of the cross outside their village. On Sunday

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 12:08 pm

French hostages tell of Syria basement ordeal – BBC News


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French hostages tell of Syria basement ordeal
BBC News
French journalists released from captivity in Syria have been speaking about their ordeal at the hands of suspected Islamist rebels. Didier Francois said the four men were chained to each other and kept in basements without natural light. His colleague …
French journalists arrive home after Syria hostage ordealYahoo News
Freed French journalists arrive home after Syria ordealFRANCE 24
4 French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria FreedTIME
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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 9:19 am

Syria’s starving civilians struggle to survive in bombarded cities – The Guardian


Syria's starving civilians struggle to survive in bombarded cities
The Guardian
More than three years into Syria's civil war, the country is split into the "haves and the have nots". Those who live in areas controlled by the state are not going without. Residents of opposition areas, however, are in an increasingly desperate

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:13 pm

Teenager from Brighton killed within weeks of joining Syrian conflict – The Guardian


The Guardian

Teenager from Brighton killed within weeks of joining Syrian conflict
The Guardian
Abdullah Deghayes, from Brighton, arrived in Syria in February in defiance of his father. He was accompanied by his 16-year-old brother Jaffer, as they travelled to join their older brother Amer, 20, who was shot in the stomach when his brother was killed.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 6:52 pm

British teenager killed in Syria – The Guardian


The Guardian

British teenager killed in Syria
The Guardian
Deghayes said that Amer first travelled to Syria to deliver aid but then decided to fight, and his two brothers followed the same path. He insisted that his sons were motivated by humanitarian concerns and had no involvement with radical groups in the UK.
Father of teenage fighter killed in Syria calls on UK to arm rebelsTelegraph.co.uk
Father of British teen Abdullah Deghayes killed fighting in Syria 'found out Daily Mail
Abdullah Deghayes, British Teen Killed In Syria Conflict Is A 'Martyr' Says FatherHuffington Post UK
Irish Independent -The Independent -Sky News
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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 11:07 am

Syria – Yahoo News Search Results

Syria announces presidential elections set for June 3

JC Finley DAMASCUS, Syria, April 21 (UPI) — The Syrian government announced Monday that presidential elections will be held June 3.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:59 pm

Syria calls presidential elections for June 3

Syria said Monday it will hold presidential elections expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office on June 3, despite a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people. Underlining the ongoing violence in the country, mortar fire hit near the parliament building shortly before the election date was announced, killing two people. Syria's first presidential election — after …

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:52 pm

Syria announces election in June

Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, a vote President Bashar al-Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:22 pm

Syria to hold June presidential poll

The speaker of Syria's parliament says a presidential election will be held on 3 June, despite a civil war that has left an estimated 150,000 dead.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 1:08 pm

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest, and win, as the country enters its fourth year of war.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 12:57 pm

Syria announces presidential poll

As more reports of bloodshed and chaos emerged from Syria on Monday, the government announced it will hold presidential elections on June 3.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 12:31 pm

Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad's opponents

Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power days after he said the war was turning in his favor. The three-year-old rebellion against Assad's rule has killed more than 150,000 people, forced millions to flee their homes and seen the government lose control over swathes of …

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 12:30 pm

Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town

Maalula (Syria) (AFP) – Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city. The surprise visit to Maalula, just north of Damascus, came as Pope Francis said in his Easter message that it was time for warring parties to "boldly …

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 7:18 pm

Mixed emotions for Christians back in Syria town for Easter

Maalula (Syria) (AFP) – Residents of Maalula returned to the historic Christian town on Sunday to mark Easter, glad that the Syrian army freed it from rebel control but pained at the widespread destruction. As they strolled into the picturesque town, flanked by reporters on a government-organised tour, President Bashar al-Assad also paid a rare visit less than a week after his troops recaptured …

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 6:08 pm

Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 1:31 pm

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Syria announces election in June

Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, a vote President Bashar al-Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war






Posted on 21 April 2014 | 11:38 am

British teenager posts Facebook photo of brother’s body after Syria battle death

Jaffar Deghayes’ Facebook profile photograph was replaced by a photograph of his dead brother, Abdullah. It has now attracted 50 “likes”






Posted on 21 April 2014 | 10:02 am

UN warns residents of Syrian district starving as food shipments cease

Starvation on the rise in Yarmouk as food supplies from the UN stopped by Syrian blockade






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:03 pm

Syria: Bashar al-Assad ‘launching chemical weapons attacks with chlorine’

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad continues to launch chemical attacks, Western officials believe, using lethal chlorine gas first used during the First World War






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:01 pm

British extremist in Syria says ‘this is no five-star Jihad’

Video uploaded to YouTube by jihadist group shows living conditions of fighters in Syria






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:54 pm

Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Mary continues to weep across the world’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has highlighted the hardship of people suffering from conflict around the world in his Easter sermon






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:33 pm

Beirut’s Syrian beggar boys

A sad glimpse into the lives of young Syrian refugees forced to sell chewing gum and roses on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 6:30 am

Despair of the Syrian beggar boy

Khaled is one of countless child refugees in Beirut whose parents, unable to make ends meet, have turned their children to work on the streets






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 6:30 am

Four French journalists freed after 10-month hostage ordeal in Syria

One of group speaks of their joy at being free after capture last June by Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Shams (ISIS)






Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:31 pm

Father of teenage fighter killed in Syria calls on UK to arm rebels

Syrian rebels must be gifted arms by the British government to overthrow Bashar al-Assad following the death of a Brighton teenager in the conflict






Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:57 am