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Iraqi Shi'ite who fought in Syria runs for Iraqi parliament

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim who went to Syria in order to fight the Sunni rebels engaged against the Assad government there is now back in Iraq running for a seat in parliament in the upcoming April 30 elections.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syria chemical disarmament gathers pace as new claims emerge

Damascus - The chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday that Syria has handed over 86.5 percent of its arsenal as new claims emerged of an attack on a rebel bastion this month using an industrial chemical.
In the Media by AFP

Syrian Air Force kills dozens more in Aleppo

The Syrian Air Force continues to kill many more Syrians with impunity as it bombards rebel-held districts in Aleppo. Also on the increase is the air forces use of helicopter-dropped barrel bombs.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syria calls June 3 presidential election

Damascus - Syria announced on Monday it will hold a June 3 presidential election, which is expected to return Bashar al-Assad to office despite a civil war that has cost tens of thousands of lives.
In the Media by AFP

Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town

- Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city.
In the Media by AFP

Syrian regime alleged to still be using chemical weapons

France claims it has "information" which indicates that the Assad government is continuing to use chemical weapons against rebel groups in Syria. Apparently they have carried out nine such attacks in the past two months.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

U.N: Risk of mass starvation at Syria's Yarmouk Palestinian camp

The United Nations has said that the Syrian regimes military blockade of the Palestinian Yarmouk camp, situated on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, could see to the starvation of up to 20,000 of its inhabitants.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syria said to have shipped out 75-80% of its chemical stockpile

According to the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Syria has shipped out 80% of its declared chemical weapons.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syria army advances in Homs as car bomb kills 14

Damascus - Syrian army forces advanced around rebel-held areas of the Old City of Homs, as a car bomb hit a regime-controlled part of the city, killing 14 people.
In the Media by AFP

Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula

Damascus - In the Bab Tuma district of Syria's capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town of Maalula which was retaken by government forces this week.
In the Media by Roueida Mabardi (AFP)

Syrian rebels appear to have U.S anti-tank missiles

Syrian rebels seemed to have received at least 20 American TOW anti-tank missiles. The rebels who seem to have gotten their hands on such weaponry are said to be "moderates."
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

Damascus - Syrian troops and pro-regime militiamen fought their way into rebel-held neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs after besieging them for nearly two years.
In the Media by AFP

Syria blames Israel, Turkey and U.S for chemical attacks

The Syrian regime has said that the United States, Israel and Turkey, among others, are responsible for the chemical attacks carried out on its territory. It also alleged that these countries will likely be responsible for any future attacks.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Trench planned for border between Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan

In Iraqi Kurdistan a trench is being dug along the frontier with Syria in order to prevent militants from that war torn country illegally crossing into that territory.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

UN's Pillay condemns widespread use of torture in Syria

The United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has strongly condemned the use of torture in Syria by both the regime and some armed opposition groups.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Syria army retakes Christian town of Maalula

Damascus - Syrian regime forces retook the ancient Christian hamlet of Maalula in Damascus province on Monday, four months after mainly Islamist rebels overran it, a security official told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Hezbollah is utilizing new tactics in Syria to avoid casualties

The Lebanese-based Hezbollah militia that is backing Assad in the bloody war in Syria is utilizing new tactics to avoid heavy casualties.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

'Twin car bombs kill 25 in Syria's Homs'

Damascus - At least 25 people, including women and children, were killed on Wednesday when two car bombs exploded in the central Syrian city of Homs, the state-run SANA news agency reported.
In the Media by AFP

Syria presidential candidacy to open this month

Damascus - Candidates for presidential elections in Syria this year will be able to submit their applications during the last 10 days of April, state media reported, quoting Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Echoes of Armenian Genocide as Turkey supports attacks on Kessab Special

Mention the Armenian Genocide in Turkey and go to prison. Turkey adds injury to Armenian Christians by supporting Islamists with weapons and passage into Syria to attack the ancient city of Kessab. Kim Kardashian tweets Armenian support amidst criticism.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams
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