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  • In Syria, war is woven into childhood

    ALEPPO, Syria — The baby-faced boy waited patiently for his turn at the small ice cream shop, his Kalashnikov balanced precariously over his shoulder. The rifle was pointed down and his hand occasionally cupped the muzzle, far from the proper way to carry a gun.
  • In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas

    In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas
    The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency. The findings underscore the...

    Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete

    Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly complete
    BEIRUT — With its latest deadline days away, Syria is close to eliminating its stockpile of chemical weapons, monitors said Tuesday, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war that is likely to diminish further the possibility of...

    Removal of Syrian chemical weapons almost 90% complete, monitor says

    Removal of Syrian chemical weapons almost 90% complete, monitor says
    BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90% of its chemical weapons material, raising hopes that the war-ravaged nation can meet a Sunday┬ádeadline to comply with a disarmament accord, an international regulator said Tuesday. The...

    Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3

    Syria to hold presidential elections on June 3
    DAMASCUS, Syria — Presidential elections will be held in Syria on June 3, the government announced Monday, even as a mortar barrage on the capital highlighted the relentless violence in the country. President Bashar Assad is expected to run and...