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17 dead as Syrians stage mass protest

Syrian security forces, undaunted by the presence of Arab League observers, have killed at least 12 protesters as hundreds of thousands demonstrated against the government of President Bashar Al-Assad, opposition activists said. Five membe

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Syrian oil, VIPs targeted in new sanctions

The Arab League put Syrian VIPs on a travel ban list on Thursday and European Union foreign ministers readied a raft of economic sanctions against President Bashar Al Assad to press him into stopping a military crackdown on popular protests.

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EU embargo on Syrian oil possible next week

European Union governments are likely to adopt an embargo against imports of Syrian oil by the end of next week to ratchet up pressure on President Bashar Al-Assad, an EU diplomat said on Wednesday. The bloc's 27 governments agreed last Fr

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UN team in Syria, Al Assad to speak on TV

President Bashar Al Assad will give an interview to Syrian television on Sunday, state media said, as a UN team arrived in Damascus to assess humanitarian needs after five months of turmoil. Al Assad's interview, only his fourth televised

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Syria deaths from Latakia offensive rise to 21

A Syrian tank and navy assault on the port city of Latakia to crush demonstrations against President Bashar Al-Assad killed at least 21 civilians on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Observatory said most of the cas

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Syria tank assault kills 38 in eastern city

Syrian troops killed at least 38 people in a tank assault on the eastern city of Deir Al-Zor on Sunday, activists said, despite a direct UN appeal to President Bashar Al Assad to stop using military force against civilians. The assault on

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