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In war-torn Syria, an ancestor of Notre-Dame still stands

In war-torn Syria, an ancestor of Notre-Dame still stands

An arched entrance flanked by two towers, elaborate carvings and a broad-aisled nave: a 5th century limestone church in northwestern Syria is the architectural forerunner of France's famed Notre-Dame cathedral. Hemmed by the village of Qalb Lozeh (Arabic for Heart of the Almond), the...

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Berri, Syrian envoy discuss the West's 'schemes' in Syria

Berri, Syrian envoy discuss the West's 'schemes' in Syria

Speaker Nabih Berri and Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon Friday discussed “Israeli-Western schemes” in the Syrian civil war, a statement from Berri’s office reported. Following the meeting, held at Berri’s residence in Ain al-Tineh, Ambassador Ali Abdel Karim said he had spoken with...

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Syrian father holds on to life despite losing leg

Syrian father holds on to life despite losing leg

Despite losing his leg in the ongoing conflict in Syria, a father of five continues to hold on to life to provide for his family.  Speaking to Anadolu Agency in the northern Syrian city of Al-Bab, Rabeh Selim said: “After I lost my leg I had to find myself a new profession, a...

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Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed

Peace hopes suffer setback as Taliban-Afghan talks derailed

Hopes for a breakthrough in a push to end Afghanistan's grueling conflict suffered a major setback Friday after a key summit between the Taliban and Afghan officials was indefinitely postponed. The so-called intra-Afghan dialogue, due to take place in Doha this weekend, fell apart at...

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