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Syria goes to the polls as new sanctions hit war-ravaged economy

Syria held a parliamentary election on Sunday, gripped by a collapsing economy and new US sanctions after President Bashar al-Assad clawed back control of...

Syria’s army captures last insurgent area near Damascus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Communicate don’t abrogate!

The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...