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More than 3m have fled Syria: UN

More than 3m have fled Syria: UN

More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees and the desperate crisis is only getting worse, the UN's refugee agency says. The UNHCR says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes. The majority of refugees have fled to countries...

Assad sworn in as Syria president for third term

Assad sworn in as Syria president for third term

Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a third seven-year term as president of Syria, after an election last month that opponents dismissed as a "farce". State television broadcast what it said was a live ceremony from the presidential palace in Damascus. Assad vowed to fight "terrorism" until security was restored to all of the...

Syria votes amid raging war

Syria votes amid raging war

Syrians voted as fighting raged in a presidential election in which Bashar al-Assad is looking to tighten his grip as his forces battle rebels in a devastating three-year war. Assad is facing two little-known challengers and is expected to win, despite a massive rebellion and a war which the UN has warned is likely...

Mortars 'kill 20' at pro-Assad rally in Deraa

Mortars 'kill 20' at pro-Assad rally in Deraa

Mortar fire has hit an election rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad in southern Syria, killing at least 20 people, state media and activists say. The attack happened as Assad supporters gathered in a tent in the city of Deraa on Thursday evening. President Assad was not at the event. At least 30 people...

Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn

Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn

The UN has withdrawn its invitation to Iran to join this week's peace conference on the Syria crisis. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky criticised Tehran for failing to back the plan to form a Syrian transitional government, which is the basis of the conference.

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