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Sheikha Asma Al Thani hopes to climb Mount Everest this month as part of an expedition.

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be closed for two weeks.

Covid overwhelms ICUs in Syrian capital

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Covid overwhelms ICUs in Syrian capital

As the virus rages in Syria, hospitals in Damascus are now so overwhelmed that Covid-19 patients are being transferred outside the city for treatment.

Syria says <em>Assad</em>, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

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Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Assad, 55, and his wife, Asma, who is 10 years younger and had announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, had isolated ...

Syria says Damascus coronavirus beds full

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Syria says Damascus coronavirus beds full

For the first time since the pandemic erupted, the health ministry official said intensive care beds for coronavirus patients in the capital ...

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Syrian president Assad and wife 'recovering' from Covid-19

Syria's presidency described test results from the president and his wife as 'reassuring'.

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UK announces sanctions on Syrian figures

The UK foreign office has announced sanctions against supports and allies of the Syrian regime, including the foreign minister.

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Syria's Asma al-Assad faces war crimes investigation in UK

Asma Assad, a dual British-Syrian national, could face extradition to the United Kingdom and the loss of her British ...

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Bashar and Asma Al-Assad test positive for Covid-19

Syria's president and his wife have confirmed that they tested positive for the coronavirus and will quarantine.

Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

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Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

A decade after the January 25 uprising, thousands of protesters are estimated to have fled to escape the President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...

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US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

The new sanctions target Syria's central bank, Bashar Assad's in-laws, and others.

<em>Assad</em> awards duty-free contract to Rami Makhlouf’s brother

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Assad awards duty-free contract to Rami Makhlouf’s brother

Bashar al-Assad has awarded a contract to operate Syria’s duty-free shops to the brother of Rami Makhlouf, Assad’s billionaire ...

US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's <em>Assad</em>

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US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

The US imposed sanctions on the son of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad under the Caesar Act.

Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

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Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

"Sending Sudanese to fight in Libya as mercenaries is unacceptable," an RSF commander said.

Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

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Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011.

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Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

Syria's first lady has been implicated as leading a campaign to strip formerly powerful tycoon Rami Makhlouf of his assets.

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Damascus blasts Syria donor conference

"Syria denounces such conferences, which are considered a blatant interference in Syria's internal affairs."

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Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The move comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Assad and his cousin, Rami Makhlouf.

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Sudan detains 122 alleged fighters heading for Libya

Sudan said Sunday it has arrested 122 of its nationals as they headed to neighbouring Libya to fight as "mercenaries", state media reported.

Pompeo eyes resolution on Sudan terror listing

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Pompeo eyes resolution on Sudan terror listing

Sudanese and American officials are hopeful that the two will soon reach a settlement that could see damaging sanctions lifted.

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Sudan nearing settlement with US for 1998 embassy bombings

Sudan's FM said a compensation deal with victims of twin embassy bomings in Kenya and Tanzania was being finalised, as the country nears being ...

Syria refuses to 'bow' to US sanctions

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Syria refuses to 'bow' to US sanctions

The Syrian regime's foreign minister has said that the US Caesar Act sanctions are intended to weaken support for Assad ahead of ...

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

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Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian ...

Damascus hits out at new US sanctions on Syria

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Damascus hits out at new US sanctions on Syria

The measures are the first to take effect under the Caesar Act, which punishes any companies that work with the Assad regime.

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