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Mortar shells hit northern Syrian city, killing 14


syriaDamascus: A barrage of mortar shells hit government-held areas of the northern city of Idlib on Monday, killing 14 people and wounding at least 40, Syrian state media said.

OPCW claims toxic chemicals were used in Syria


OPCW claims toxic chemicals were used in SyriaDamascus, June 18 : The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has stated that toxic chemicals, most likely pulmonary irritating agents, such as chlorine have been used in Syria.

Syrians express will through election: Information minister


Syrians express will through election: Information ministerDamascus, June 2 : Syrian Minister of Information Omran al-Zoubi has said that this year's presidential election will provide a genuine opportunity to the people to express their will and select a new leader.

20 killed in Syria mortar attack


Damascus, May 23 - At least 20 people were killed and many wounded Thursday evening when a mortar shell struck a gathering of President Bashar al-Assad supporters in the Daraa province, a pro-government radio reported.

Three hospitals in Daraa have called for blood donation to rescue the wounded people, the report said, without further detail, Xinhua reported.

Three million Syrians need drinking water


Damascus, May 13 - Three million Syrians in Aleppo city have been deprived of drinking water for nine straight days as the rebels have cut off water supplies, Syrian foreign ministry said Monday.

"The city of Aleppo has been subject to a collective punishment and immoral siege by the armed terrorist groups," Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying in letters addressing the UN.

Major blast in Syria destroys hotel, buildings


Major blast in Syria destroys hotel, buildingsDamascus, May 9 - A large explosion in Syria's Aleppo city has destroyed a hotel and several other buildings, BBC reported Thursday citing state media and activists.

Blast in Syria destroys high-end hotel


Blast in Syria destroys high-end hotelDamascus, May 8 : A huge explosion in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday destroyed a hotel and several other buildings, a media report said.

Registration for Syria's presidential poll closes


Registration for Syria's presidential poll closesDamascus, May 2 - Registration for Syria's contentious June 3 presidential vote has been wrapped up with 24 contenders, including incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, according to the Syrian parliament.