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Damascus is the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic; it is also the country's largest city, following the decline in population of Aleppo due to the battle for the city. It is colloquially known in Syria as aš-Šām and titled the "City of Jasmine".

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India urges UNSC to introspect about cost of 'actions and inactions' in Syria
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India urges UNSC to introspect about cost of 'actions and inactions' in Syria

India has urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to assess the "costs of its actions and inactions" in Syria and said there is an urgent need to build consensus on the humanitarian situation and collectively work to ameliorate the sufferings of people in the middle eastern country.

5 dead in Syria rocket attack
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5 dead in Syria rocket attack

Damascus, March 21 At least five civil were killed after more than six rockets hit a hospital in ...

UN envoy urges int'l diplomacy to end Syria war
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UN envoy urges int'l diplomacy to end Syria war

Damascus, March 16 UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen has called for more international diplomacy to end ...

Syrian President, 1st Lady test Covid positive
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Syrian President, 1st Lady test Covid positive

Damascus, March 9 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and First Lady Asma al-Assad have tested positive for the novel ...

Explosion heard in skies above Damascus: Report
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Explosion heard in skies above Damascus: Report

An explosion was heard in the skies above the Syrian capital city of Damascus on Sunday, Sputnik reported Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported.

India calls on UNSC members to end politicisation of humanitarian aid to Syrian citizens
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India calls on UNSC members to end politicisation of humanitarian aid to Syrian citizens

India on Thursday (local time) called on the members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to end the politicisation of humanitarian aid as it deprives the Syrian citizens of urgent aid.

Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity
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Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

A court in Germany convicted a former Syrian security officer on Wednesday of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity for his role in arresting and transporting protesters to an interrogation center known for torture.

Russia registers 18 ceasefire violations in Syria over past day
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Russia registers 18 ceasefire violations in Syria over past day

The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 18 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has registered nine truce breaches, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

Mahender Singh Kanya appointed Indian Ambassador to Syria
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Mahender Singh Kanya appointed Indian Ambassador to Syria

Senior diplomat Mahender Singh Kanyal has been appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to Syria, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Tuesday.

Russia registers 35 ceasefire violations in Syria over past day
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Russia registers 35 ceasefire violations in Syria over past day

The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 35 ceasefire violations over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has registered 13 truce breaches, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

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