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Stories with place: Damascus
  • EU slams Syria for gaps in chemical weapons declaration 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 7:45 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A European Union envoy criticized Syria on Monday for "gaps and contradictions" in its declarations about its chemical weapons arsenal to the global watchdog overseeing the destruction of the toxic armaments.

  • After uncertainty, new start for Syrian family in Germany story has photos
    Updated: Nov-30-15 5:32 am

    ZWICKAU, Germany - Just before dawn, a worker shook the matriarch of the refugee family out of sleep at their asylum center in a depressed German town.

  • Modern-day pilgrims mark first Thanksgiving in New Jersey 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:05 pm

    WEST NEW YORK, New Jersey - Refugees and asylum seekers who have recently arrived are among the thousands of immigrants marking their first Thanksgiving many miles from their native countries, which endure civil war, terror and human-rights abuses.

  • Officials: IS determined to produce chemical weapons 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 11:54 am

    BAGHDAD - The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.