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U.N. chemical arms chief heads to Damascus next week | Reuters

The head of a U.N. chemical weapons investigation team, Ake Sellstrom of Sweden, heads to Damascus next week to discuss his probe into allegations that chemical arms have been used in Syria’s two-year civil war, a U.N. spokesman said on Wednesday. For more on this story, visit: U.N. chemical arms chief heads to Damascus next week | Reuters.

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Russia Says Syria Will Attend Geneva Peace Talks | NYTimes.com

The Syrian government has agreed to participate in an international peace conference coordinated by Russia and the United States, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. “We note with satisfaction that Damascus has confirmed its readiness in principle to participate in an international conference in the interest of the Syrians themselves finding a political path to a ...

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International Peace Envoy Holds Talks in Damascus | VOA

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met with Syria’s foreign minister Saturday in Damascus to discuss the possibility of securing a temporary cease-fire in the conflict between Syrian forces and rebel groups. No details of the meeting with Foreign Minister Walid Muallem have been released. For more on this story, visit: International Peace Envoy Holds Talks in Damascus.

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RT caught in Syria protest: Rebel fighters control Saqba (VIDEO) | RT

A massive demonstration has shaken the Damascus suburb of Saqba, that has fallen under the control of the Free Syrian Army. RT’s Sara Firth traveled to the rebel-controlled area to explore how the fighters managed to overcome superior forces. ­Clashes between Assad’s armed forces and the Free Syrian Army continue in many parts of the country including the capital. Some ...

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Explosion rocks Syrian capital – Middle East | Al Jazeera English

Two bombs exploded outside the Palace of Justice in central Damascus, state television reported, without giving any immediate word on any casualties. “Two bombs exploded in the car park of the Palace of Justice in the Al-Marjeh district of Damascus. A third did not explode,” the television said on Thursday, describing the bombings as “terrorist” attacks. A police source told ...

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As Syrian Peace Plan Crumbles, What’s Next? | NPR

The international peace plan for Syria is nearly a month old, and signs are pointing to a conflict that is becoming even more entrenched. In the latest blow, two massive explosions rocked the outskirts of Syria’s capital, Damascus, on Thursday, killing at least 55 people and injuring hundreds more. The peace plan, sponsored by the U.N. and the Arab League, ...

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Annan condemns deadly Damascus blasts, calls for halt | Reuters

May 10 (Reuters) – International mediator Kofi Annan condemned deadly twin bomb explosions in Damascus on Thursday and called on Syrian forces and rebel fighters to halt the bloodshed in line with an agreed month-old ceasefire. Annan, joint special envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League, is struggling to keep alive his six-point peace plan and prevent the ...

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