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  • Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels

    Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels
    Syrian forces regained control over a strategic suburb of the capital on Thursday as rebels under heavy bombardment said they were forced to withdraw.
  • Syrian voters go to polls in election Bashar Assad is expected to win

    Syrian voters go to polls in election Bashar Assad is expected to win
    Syrians headed to the polls Tuesday to choose a president amid the threat of attacks by rebels and deep uncertainty regarding their war-ravaged nation’s fate. Voting, held only in government-controlled areas covering about 40% of the country,...

    Government airstrikes kill 40 in Aleppo, Syria

    Government airstrikes kill 40 in Aleppo, Syria
    At least 40 people were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday when government forces dropped barrel bombs on a busy market, according to opposition activists. The bombs, dropped in quick succession from several military helicopters, tore...

    Bombing in heart of Syria's capital kills 8

    BEIRUT — A bomb exploded Wednesday in a busy square in central Damascus, killing eight people and wounding at least 50, Syria's state-run media reported. The attack occurred in Hijaz Square in front of the historic Hijaz railway station, a crowded...

    Suspect in student's slaying started new life in Syria

    Suspect in student's slaying started new life in Syria
    On the day Muaz Haffar was to appear in court, spectators packed the room. The muscle-bound son of a prosperous suburban physician, the 21-year-old was accused of smashing in the head of a university student with a U-shaped bike lock, even as horrified...