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Annan ends Syria talks, heads to Iran

UN Syria peace envoy Kofi Annan said he had constructive talks in Damascus on Monday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who said the Annan plan to end 16 months of bloodshed was being undermined by US political support for 'terrorists'

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Syria sets Feb 26 referendum

Syria's president, fighting an 11-month-old uprising against his rule, has ordered a referendum on a draft constitution on February 26 that limits the presidency to two seven-year terms and allows for multiple parties, state television said.

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Syrai tells Libya, Tunisia to close embassies

Syria has told Libya and Tunisia to close their embassies in Damascus within 72 hours, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, after the two North African countries announced similar measures against Syria. Libya said on Thursday it

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Syria signs Arab plan, welcomes monitors

Syria signed an Arab League peace plan to end nine months of bloodshed after the Arab organisation agreed to unspecified Syrian amendments to the initiative, Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem said on Monday. Al-Moualem said Syria would wel

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Tanks shell Syria's Hama for second day, toll 84

Syrian tanks shelled the city of Hama for a second day on Monday, killing at least four civilians, residents said, in an assault to try to crush protests against President Bashar Al-Assad. The killings in the city's residential Hamidiyah d

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Syrian troops in Deraa, mourners demand freedom

The Syrian army deployed on Monday at the entrances to the southern city of Deraa as officials tried to calm passions following protests for freedom in which five civilians died, residents said. Thousands of mourners marched at the funeral

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Syria mulls first nuclear power plant by 2020

Syria is considering building its first nuclear power plant by 2020 to meet rapidly growing electricity demand, a document showed. The Atomic Energy Commission paper posted on the website of the International Atomic Energy Agency did not s

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Syria tries to woo back Gulf investment

Syria has shed its image as a closed economy and is pushing to attract Gulf investment in the wake of the global financial crisis, Finance Minister Mohammad Al-Hussein said. A Gulf economic recovery will help boost remittances and reignit

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Syria warns of 'disaster' if Iran attacked

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that any attack on Iran would be a 'disaster', pledging to help find a peaceful solution between the West and Tehran to the nuclear dispute. 'Nobody in the world will be able to bear the

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