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Syrian puppet show in fight against coronavirus

Standing in colourful hula hoops carefully spaced to illustrate social distancing, young children in a camp in war-torn Syria give an enthusiastic welcome to a puppet show staged to teach them about the coronavirus. Volunteers visited the camp for displaced Syrians in the northwestern town of Maarat Masrin, where they …

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Syrian government drives rebels from swath of Aleppo

By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam | BEIRUT The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swath of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold. Two rebel officials said the insurgents, …

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Divided EU Leaders To Offer Cash For Syria Refugees

The Levant News – – European Union leaders could promise billions of euros in new funding for Syrian refugees at an emergency summit on Wednesday where they will also try to patch up bitter divisions over the migration crisis. Meeting for dinner a day after interior ministers overrode furious objections from …

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Staffan de Mistura a new UN envoy to Syria

The UN has appointed its third envoy to war-torn Syria. Italian-Swede Staffan de Mistura is to take over the post, previously held by Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned in May after two years of failed negotiation efforts. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed the appointment of de Mistura as UN envoy to …

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