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Chemical Weapons Watchdog Members Voice Concerns Over Syria

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THE HAGUE - Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog voiced concern Tuesday that Syria may still possess such weapons after inspectors discovered traces of what could be a byproduct of a nerve agent or poison gas at a Syrian research facility. In a report submitted to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' Executive Council, the organization's director-general said the traces were found late last year at Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center in Barzah. Canada's OPCW envoy, Sabine Nolke, said in a speech to the meeting that the discovery, and reports that Syria destroyed equipment and munitions that had been earmarked for further assessment, add to growing evidence of deliberately false declarations by Syria, destruction of possible evidence, and the...

A woman injured in terrorist rocket attacks on Mharda in Hama countryside

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Hama, A woman was injured on Tuesday in terrorist rocket attacks on Mhardah in Hama northern countryside.SANA reporter said that terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra, positioned in the northern countryside of Hama, launched a number of rocket shells that fell on the residential houses in Mharda, injuring a woman and causing material damage to the properties.Two kids were killed last Wednesday and three persons were injured in similar terrorist attacks on villages in Hama northern countryside.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Syrian, Iranian talks to enhance social development and health care

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Tehran, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Rima Kaderi discussed with Iranian Minister of Cooperation, Labour and Social welfare Mohammad Shariatmadari means of enhancing joint work between Syria and Iran in the field of social development and health care services.During the meeting, Kaderi underlined the need for concentrating cooperation in the domain of technical training to provide different job opportunities as a step towards supporting efforts to develop rural areas.The Iranian Minister underlined his country's readiness to cooperate with Syria in all fields, particularly in the reconstruction process and setting up some social projects.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Turkey Detains 2 Russian Women Suspected of Joining IS

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ANKARA - Turkey's state-run news agency says two Russian women who are suspected of being Islamic State militants and are allegedly listed as wanted by Interpol have been detained by authorities. Anadolu Agency said Wednesday that the two were detained in the border town of Akcakale while trying to enter Turkey illegally from neighboring Syria and being accompanied by their nine children. The agency said the women told police that their husbands had been killed in Syria and that they were trying to return to Russia via Turkey. It said the women � identified them by their initials B.I. and F.B. � are scheduled to appear before a court in the city of Sanliurfa, which would decide their fate. It was not immediately clear what had happened to the children.Source: Voice of America

Civilians Remain Primary Victims of Syria’s Conflict

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The Commission of Inquiry on the human rights situation in Syria reports Syria's civilian population remains the primary victim of more than seven years of conflict. In a report submitted to the U.N. human rights council Tuesday, the Commission accuses everyone involved in Syria's conflict of failure to uphold international humanitarian law and human rights standards.In an impassioned presentation, chair of the Commission of Inquiry, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, told the Council the violent conflict in Syria is not over, nor are its devastating effects on the Syrian people.Since conflict erupted in 2011, he notes more than 5.6 million refugees have fled across borders and another 6.6 million people within the country have become internally displaced. To this day, he said ...

Al-Qaida-Affiliated Militants Claim to Have Killed Dozens of Syrian Troops

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At least 27 Syrian troops were killed and three wounded in two attacks on Thursday by al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in the central Syrian province of Hama, according to jihadi sources.The two surprise attacks took place against Syrian military positions near the village of Atshan in the northern part of Hama, al-Bayaan, an Arabic website dedicated to jihadi news in Syria, reported.The website also published a statement by a jihadi coalition that has launched an offensive against Syrian regime forces in parts of Hama and the nearby northwestern province of Idlib."This blessed operation resulted in killing and wounding more than 30 soldiers and officers from the [Syrian] army an ammunition depot unit was destroyed, and the army retreated from the checkpoints near the location of the raid, du...

Al-Qaida-Affiliated Militants Claim to Have Killed Dozens of Syrian Troops

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At least 27 Syrian troops were killed and three wounded in two attacks on Thursday by al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in the central Syrian province of Hama, according to jihadi sources.The two surprise attacks took place against Syrian military positions near the village of Atshan in the northern part of Hama, al-Bayaan, an Arabic website dedicated to jihadi news in Syria, reported.The website also published a statement by a jihadi coalition that has launched an offensive against Syrian regime forces in parts of Hama and the nearby northwestern province of Idlib."This blessed operation resulted in killing and wounding more than 30 soldiers and officers from the [Syrian] army an ammunition depot unit was destroyed, and the army retreated from the checkpoints near the location of the raid, du...

Spain Separatists’ Terror Link to Venezuela Appears Well-Trodden

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MADRID - When the Basque terrorist group ETA's most wanted fugitive, Josu Ternera, accused of ordering a 1987 bombing that killed 11 people in Spain,was arrested across the border in France on May 17, he was using a Venezuelan passport with the false name of Bruno Marti.Days later, Spanish police dismantled the Guerrilla Army of the Free Galician People (EGPCG), another separatist group that had conducted bombings in northeastern Spain. That group's leader, Jose Gil, had attempted an escape to Venezuela.When Anna Gabriel, a head of the Catalan far-left separatist organization CUP, fled Spain last year to avoid arrest for allegedly inciting violence, her first stop was: Venezuela."There is clear evidence of Venezuelan support for terrorist and separatist movements," said Ramon Peralta, a se...

Hariri, Lazzarini convene

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Prime Mnister, Saad al-Hariri, met this afternoon at Center House with Deputy UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Philippe Lazzarini, with talks touching on the general prevailing conditions, alongside the different missions carried out by the United Nations in Lebanon at various levels.Source: National News Agency

Syria strongly condemns US administration’s decision against symbols and leadership of Iran

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Damascus, Syria has vehemently condemned the US administration's decision which targets symbols and leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran.An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Tuesday that the decision falls under the US administration's reckless policy toward the states that are proud of their sovereignty and national dignity and reject the mentality of hegemony and subordination. Such policies are the main reason for fueling tension in the region and the world and constitute a serious threat to international peace and security, the source said..The source renewed Syria's full solidarity with the leadership and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the face of US arrogance, stressing that the recent US move is worthless and will not undermine the will ...