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  • Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place during the country's civil war and one that embattled President Bashar Assad likely will win.

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    • UN aid chiefs appeal for Syria access

      The heads of five UN agencies on Wednesday made an impassioned call to both sides in Syria's conflict to allow aid deliveries countrywide, end siege warfare and halt indiscriminate attacks on civilians. The humanitarian situation deteriorates day after day," the leaders of the UN humanitarian aid…

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        • In Syria, war is woven into childhood

          In Syria, war is woven into childhood An armed boy in Aleppo, Syria, says he is a fighter with the Suqoor al Sham rebel group. Smooth-cheeked child soldiers hold rifles in a land where cemeteries fill with tiny graves and kids pretend to dodge sniper bullets for fun. The rifle was pointed down and…

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          • State Dep’t Suggests Chlorine Gas Attack in Syria Would Violate Deal That Prevented U.S. Military Action

            A 2013 file image shows a volunteer in Aleppo, Syria adjusting a gas mask and protective suit on a student during a classroom session a on how to respond to a chemical weapons attack. The action also would violate an agreement struck between the U.S. and Russia last September, the State Department…

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            • Diplomatic Efforts on Syria Have Failed, U.N. Chiefs Say

              Civilians in war zones remain in need of urgent assistance, the heads of five United Nations agencies warned in a joint statement.

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              • UN agency heads say all sides in Syria block aid, crisis worsening daily

                LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syria's humanitarian crisis is worsening daily, particularly for civilians in Aleppo, parts of Homs and other parts of the country suffering heavy fighting, the heads of five U.N. agencies said on Wednesday. All too often, access to those in need of…

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                • First Presidential Candidate Registers In Syria

                  In this photo taken on Tuesday March 11, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian lawmakers gather during a session to vote for a new election law, at the Syrian parliament in Damascus, Syria. DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for…

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