Explosion kills, injures people in Idlib countryside
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An explosion rocked north Syria’s Idlib countryside, on Saturday (August 18), killing and injuring people. Local sources said the explosion targeted one of the positions of the National Front for Liberation in ..
James Jeffrey appointed as US special Syria envoy
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appointed James Jeffrey, a lifelong service member and diplomat, as special envoy for Syria diplomacy on Friday (August 18). Jeffrey will be "coordinating policy on all ..
US: No Syria rebuilding before UN-backed political process
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Acting US Assistant Secretary David Satterfield said on Friday (August 17) the United States and other countries would not contribute to Syria’s full reconstruction until there was a “credible and irreversible” ..
US police use taser on 87-year-old Syrian woman cutting dandelions
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An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a police ..
Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies aged 80
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Kofi Annan, the former chief of the United Nations who also won the Nobel Peace Prize, has died at the age of 80. He served two terms at the UN from 1997 ..
Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister
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Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday (August 18), taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis ..