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Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Hezbollah, Syrian army make big gains in border battle

Apr 13, –The gains in the Qalamoun region against groups including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front come at a time when Assad has suffered significant defeats elsewhere, notably in Syria’s northwest near the Turkish border. Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Syrian army made big advances against insurgents in mountains north of Damascus on Wednesday, Hezbollah and […]

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UN envoys hear doctor’s account of Syria chemical attack

UN envoys hear doctor’s account of Syria chemical attack

Apr 16, – The 15 ambassadors were to hear a report by Syrian doctor Saher Sahloul on the alleged use of chlorine gas in the fighting in Idlib last month that activists say left at least six dead, including children. The UN Security Council went into a closed-door meeting on Thursday to hear first-hand accounts […]

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Chemical weapons watchdog Opcw wins Nobel Peace Prize

Chemical weapons watchdog Opcw wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 11, –  Russia to the United States, Iraq and Libya, inspectors from the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (Opcw) have been slowly but surely destroying the world’s most dangerous chemical stockpiles. The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is a body that has spent years trying to rid the world […]

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