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Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Syrian family moves from war to new world – Uruguay

Dec 11, – For 19-year-old Ahmad Aloun and his family, the country some 12,000 kilometers (7,400 miles) away soon will become home. The tree-lined boulevards of Montevideo might as well be on another planet. The Syrian teen, driven from his home by his country’s civil war, swipes across the world on a mobile phone map, […]

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In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

Nov 02, – Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. The statue is 12.3 meters (40 feet) tall and stands on a base that brings its height to 32 meters (105 feet), organizers of the project estimate. In the midst of a […]

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Activists: Syria releases 61 women detainees

Activists: Syria releases 61 women detainees

Oct 24, – Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said on Thursday, the latest in a three-way prisoner exchange that was one of the more ambitious negotiated deals in the country’s civil war in which rival factions remain largely opposed to any bartered peace. Meanwhile, electricity returned to […]

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Car bomb in northern Syria kills at least 15

Car bomb in northern Syria kills at least 15

Oct 14, – The bomb went off at a market in the town of Darkoush in Idlib province, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. The marketplace was busy with shoppers buying on the eve of Eid al-Adha, one of the most important Muslims holidays. A car bombing […]

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UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

In a response plan released on Friday, the United Nations outlined a proposal to distribute assistance to Syrians in dire need of aid, as the country’s civil war enters its 27th month. Citing skyrocketing figures for internally displaced persons and refugees, the report indicated that at least $5.2 billion (3.92 billion euros) would be needed […]

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