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Break Damascus bread in Jozi

A refugee family is producing traditional Syrian Pita bread and pastries for the South African market.

Syria announces presidential election date

Syria's governement says a presidential election will take place on June 3, but Western leaders say the vote is a "parody of democracy".

Syrian forces may have used gas without Assad’s permission

Government forces may have carried out the Damascus chemical attack without the personal permission of President Bashar al-Assad, says a report.

Syria: John Kerry suggests possible US military intervention

US Secretary of State John Kerry has laid the groundwork for potential military action against the Syrian government over a chemical weapons attack.

Damascus: Chemical weapons blamed in massacre

An apparent gas attack in Damascus is thought to be the most significant use of chemical weapons since the gassing of Kurds 25 years ago.

Activists blame Syria deaths on chemical attack

Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in a fierce army bombardment of areas near Damascus, a Syrian NGO has said.

Syria: Car bomb kills 53 people, 200 wounded

A car bomb has killed 53 people and wounded 200 in central Damascus when it blew up on a busy highway close to ruling Baath Party offices.

Syria: Deadly Damascus car bomb explodes near Baath Party offices

A car bomb shook the centre of Damascus, killing several people and incinerating cars on a busy highway close to offices of the ruling Baath party.

Protests, suicide bombings threaten UN’s Syria plan

Tens of thousands have protested across Syria as a suicide bombing rocked the capital, killing 11 people fuelling scepticism over a UN peace plan.

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