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Syria's government spending to increase by 12 percent in 2015 - agency
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's state spending is expected to rise 12 percent to 1.55 trillion Syrian pounds ($9.10 billion) next year, driven by higher social support costs, state news agency SANA reported ...(11/23/2014 12:39:07 PM)
Biden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis
US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The trip to Istanbul by Biden, the highest ranking US official to visit Turkey since Erdogan was elected president after over a decade as prime minister ...(11/22/2014 1:58:18 PM)
Syria struggles to vaccinate residents
Inoculation campaigns have faced massive challenges amid the country's plummeting security situation.(11/23/2014 5:40:28 AM)
U.S.-led strikes have killed 910 people in Syria: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday. The majority of the deaths, 785, were Islamic State fighters according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Islamic State, a hard ...(11/22/2014 7:14:07 AM)
Syria's Assad urges pressure on backers of 'terror'
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told a Russian delegation Sunday that "serious efforts" were needed to defeat "terrorists" and exert "real pressure" on their alleged backers, state media said.(11/23/2014 10:17:58 AM)
Revisiting the Turkey-Syria conflict
From the current level of hostility between Turkey and Syria, the casual observer might assume that the two countries have for long been bitter enemies. This, however, is hardly the case, as from the late 1990s through 2010, the two countries actually enjoyed friendly relations, with increasing cooperation at all levels. The question arises, therefore, as to what eventually brought about the end ...(11/23/2014 9:52:41 PM)
Rights group: Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed 900, including women and children
Fred Lambert ALEPPO, Syria, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A Syrian human rights group released a report alleging coalition airstrikes have killed 910 people in the country, with the bulk being Islamic State fighters.(11/22/2014 3:32:33 PM)
Syria's Bashar al-Assad Urges Pressure on Backers of 'Terror'
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told a Russian delegation on Sunday that "serious efforts" were needed to defeat "terrorists" and exert "real pressure" on their alleged backers, state media said.(11/23/2014 11:40:32 AM)
US, Turkey at odds over ISIS, Syria
The U.S. and Turkey met on Saturday, but offered no indication of agreement over Syria and ISIS.(11/22/2014 3:19:02 PM)
Syria economy 'set back decades' by war
Syria's once-promising economy has been set back more than 30 years by its brutal civil war, economists say, and it may never recover. Squeezed by sanctions and the fallout of the more than three-year-old conflict, the government faces dwindling revenues and is increasingly dependent on aid from key allies Iran and Russia. "We've lost a decade in terms of human development indicators, and in ...(11/19/2014 12:48:20 AM)
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