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Measles epidemic sweeps northern Syria: MSF

Measles epidemic sweeps northern Syria: MSF

An epidemic of measles is sweeping through parts of northern Syria, with at least 7,000 people affected because the ongoing civil war has disrupted vaccination programmes, Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday. "The main factor leading to the worsening of the situation and to outbreaks has...

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France delivers its largest medical shipment to northern Syria

France delivers its largest medical shipment to northern Syria

France  made its largest medical delivery to northern  Syria  on Friday, including  antidotes  for nerve agents, as rebels prepared to fight off an assault on the city of  Aleppo  by forces loyal to  President Bashar al-Assad . France, which has...

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Assad decrees increasing monthly salaries while Syrian Lira keep sliding down

Assad decrees increasing monthly salaries while Syrian Lira keep sliding down

    ''Al-Assad issued on Saturday legislative decrees stipulating for increasing monthly salaries of civil and military personnel,'' Syrian News Agency (SANA) said. Analysts said the increasing had come days after the Iranian financial support for the Assad regime, ''...

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Raqqa: How Syria's Islamists govern with guile and guns

Raqqa: How Syria's Islamists govern with guile and guns

  The Syrian boys looked edgy and awkward. Three months ago their town, the eastern desert city of Raqqa, had fallen to rebel fighters trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's government. Now the four boys - clad in tight jeans and bright T-shirts - were whitewashing a wall to...

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