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Syria’s army captures last insurgent area near Damascus

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The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus for the first time since early in the seven-year-old...

Syrian army steps up strikes on capital’s last rebel enclave

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The Syrian army stepped up shelling and air strikes on the last rebel-held enclaves in the Syrian capital on Monday, its heaviest...

Syrian doctors struggle to care for mentally ill and traumatized

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It was cold and dark in the psychiatrist's office in downtown Damascus. The electricity had just gone out, a regular occurrence these...

Syrian crowd stones U.S. envoy’s convoy, U.S. condemns

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Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hurled rocks and tomatoes at U.S. ambassador Robert Ford's convoy as he visited an opposition figure...

EU powers circulate UN Syria draft resolution

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Britain, France, Germany and Portugal circulated a new draft UN resolution condemning Syria that drops previous calls for immediate sanctions against Damascus. The...

Loyalist troops besiege Damascus suburb after protests

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Loyalist troops commanded by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brother surrounded a suburb in the capital Damascus residents said, part of a campaign...

Failing to move Russia, EU and US slam Syria at UN

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Europe and the United States heaped criticism on Syria at the United Nations after failing to persuade Russia to support condemning Damascus...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...