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Israel believes Syria kept 'significant' chemical munitions
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. Summarizing Israeli intelligence estimates that were previously not disclosed to avoid undermining the Syrians' surrender of their declared ...(9/18/2014 9:35:16 AM)
Exclusive: Syria reveals more chemical weapons facilities to watchdog - sources
By Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters. Syria has detailed three new facilities to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as part of an ongoing review of the state's toxic ...(9/17/2014 10:35:39 AM)
How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - In an oil field in northeastern Syria, trucks line up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate. Sales at Shadada field, described by an oil trader, are just one example of how the group, which has seized land in war-torn Syria and neighboring Iraq ...(9/18/2014 12:19:46 PM)
Anaesthesia additive blamed for Syria measles vaccine deaths
Beirut (AFP) - Syria's opposition said Thursday that 16 children who died during a measles vaccination campaign in the mostly rebel-held province of Idlib had been given an anaesthesia additive by mistake.(9/18/2014 6:06:00 PM)
Assad's army stretched but still seen strong in Syria's war
By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army declared a victory against insurgents last week when it pushed back their advance towards pro-government towns in the west of the country. But a month earlier the strategic area did not even appear at risk. The campaign near Hama against al Qaeda-linked fighters and other groups shows how the Syrian military can quickly redeploy its forces to ...(9/18/2014 4:06:17 AM)
Syria conflict keeps 2.8 million children out of school
By Katie Nguyen LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The 3-1/2-year-old conflict in Syria is preventing 2.8 million children from getting an education and has destroyed or damaged more than 3,400 schools, an international children's charity said on Thursday. Overall enrolment in Syrian schools has halved from almost 100 percent since the crisis started, Save the Children said, adding that Syria ...(9/18/2014 8:26:50 AM)
Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'
Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.(9/18/2014 6:09:47 AM)
Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinations
At least 15 children died after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria, and activists said Wednesday that the death toll from two days of government airstrikes in the central city of Talbiseh climbed to nearly 50, a heavy toll even by the vicious standards of the country's civil war.(9/17/2014 1:15:19 PM)
Syria opposition to probe measles vaccine deaths
Beirut (AFP) - Syria's opposition said Wednesday it had launched an investigation into the deaths of 15 children inoculated against measles in the northwestern province of Idlib.(9/17/2014 3:02:52 PM)
Syria reveals more chemical weapons facilities to watchdog - sources
By Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters. Syria has detailed three new facilities to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as part of an ongoing review of the state's toxic ...(9/17/2014 10:04:10 AM)
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