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Regime forces advance as UN launches Syria aid appeal
SYRIA

Regime forces advance as UN launches Syria aid appeal

Syrian government and Hezbollah forces continued their advance into rebel-held territory on Friday as the UN launched its biggest ever aid appeal to help civilians affected by the conflict and demanded humanitarian access to the town of Qusair.
Unity deal with Hamas a test for new Palestinian PM
PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

Unity deal with Hamas a test for new Palestinian PM

New Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and his government were sworn in Thursday and now face the challenge of reaching a power-sharing deal with Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers, who have called Hamdallah's appointment illegal.
France says tests leave 'no doubt' Syria used sarin gas
SYRIA

France says tests leave 'no doubt' Syria used sarin gas

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says there is “no doubt” that Syria’s government has used chemical weapons after tests confirm traces of the deadly nerve agent sarin on samples taken from the country.
McCain steps up criticism of Obama over Syria
SYRIA – USA

McCain steps up criticism of Obama over Syria

After meetings with Syrian rebels last week, US Senator John McCain has intensified his criticism of President Obama’s handling of the Syria crisis, calling for a no-fly zone, arming of rebels, and establishment of protected areas for refugees.
A war of words over Russian missile deliveries to Syria
SYRIA - RUSSIA

A war of words over Russian missile deliveries to Syria

While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad implied that Damascus had received sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft missiles in a TV interview, Russian reports clarified Friday that the S-300 systems had not yet arrived in Syria.
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