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Syrians flock to pop-up Ghouta markets after years under siege

Duma - Ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, a market in Syria's ravaged Douma is drawing hundreds who can finally afford food, cleaning supplies, and toys after years of siege.

What clues might chemical experts in Syria be looking for?

Beirut - After several days of delay, chemical weapons experts entered Syria's Douma on Saturday to investigate an alleged deadly chemical attack there on April 7.

Residents of Syria's Douma breathe fresh air after weeks in hiding

Duma - After two months of hiding underground in Syria's Douma, Leena Karkura has finally dared to venture out into the sunshine and walk around her devastated hometown with her daughter.

Op-Ed: There may not have been a chemical attack in Douma

Damascus - There is a constant information war going on in the media between those supporting the view that the Assad regime is not guilty of a chemical attack in Douma and those that insist that he is.

Rebels surrender heavy arms in Syria's Ghouta, leader exits: monitor

Beirut - The remaining rebels in Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta have surrendered their heavy weapons and their leader has left the enclave for the north, a war monitor said on Thursday.

Syrians in Douma 'suffocating' amid accusations of toxic gas use

Beirut - At least 11 people were left struggling to breathe on Saturday after air strikes on Syria's rebel town of Douma, a monitor said, as rescuers alleged that toxic gases were used.

Fresh air strikes hit Syria's rebel Douma: rescuers

Beirut - Fresh air strikes pounded the rebel-held Syrian town of Douma on Saturday, rescuers and a monitor said, after a night of heavy bombing on the opposition holdout outside Damascus."The bombing still hasn't stopped.

Four civilians dead in air raids on Syria's rebel Douma: monitor

Beirut - Air strikes killed four civilians on Friday in the last opposition-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said, the first bombardment there since talks sputtered over a rebel withdrawal.

Deal to evacuate hundreds of civilians from Syria's Douma: monitor

Beirut - Syrian regime ally Russia struck a deal with rebels to evacuate hundreds of civilians from Douma, the final opposition pocket in their former bastion of Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said Sunday.

Syria, Russia threaten new assault on holdout Ghouta town: sources

Beirut - Syria and its ally Russia have threatened to resume bombing the final opposition holdout of Douma in Eastern Ghouta unless rebels there agree to evacuate, sources told AFP on Tuesday.

40 dead as Syria government rockets hit Damascus suburb: Monitor

Birut - Forty people, including a child, were killed on Friday when rockets fired by Syrian government forces crashed into a market in a rebel-held area outside Damascus, a monitor said.

HRW urges Syria arms embargo after deadly regime strikes

Birut - Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged the United Nations to impose an arms embargo on the Syrian government after deadly air strikes on a rebel town killed nearly 100 people.

Eyewitness account of war crimes in Syrian conflict Special

Damascus - Approximately 3 weeks ago I began talking to a man filming the aftermath of a Syrian military strike on the city of Douma, posting it on a live video stream website. Known only by his screen name, "syriastruggle", I have continued communicating with him.

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