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Angus McDowall

Stay or go? Syrian refugees face a life-changing choice

11 Dec 2018

BEIRUT As the bus pulled out of a Beirut car park heading for Damascus, Ahmed Sheikh waved from the window, excited, he said, to be returning home to Syria after years as a refugee in Lebanon. | Video

Car plant shows limits to Iran's economic ambitions in Syria

14 Nov 2018

HASSIA, Syria/GENEVA At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran's economic ambitions in Syria.

Easier movement in Assad's Syria brings some economic reward

27 Sep 2018

DAMASCUS Mohammed Abu al-Khair sends 25 buses a day from the Syrian capital Damascus to Aleppo, an eight-hour trip that until recently took up to two days.

Syrian trade fair shows road to recovery still strewn with debris of war

07 Sep 2018

DAMASCUS Syria's government is showcasing its ambitions for economic recovery and engagement with foreign business at a trade fair, but glimpses of devastated districts nearby show how far off full-scale reconstruction remains.

Shells hit Syria's Idlib as rebels brace for assault

05 Sep 2018

BEIRUT The Syrian military shelled the last stronghold of active rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as a war monitor said insurgents blew up another bridge in anticipation of a government offensive.

Syrian and Russian warplanes pound Idlib before talks - monitor

05 Sep 2018

BEIRUT/ANKARA Russian and Syrian jets hammered a major rebel stronghold on Tuesday, a war monitor said, days before leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey meet to discuss an expected Syrian government offensive that could spark a humanitarian disaster.

Long reach of U.S. sanctions hits Syria reconstruction

04 Sep 2018

BEIRUT As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attempts to turn military success into postwar reconstruction, Western sanctions are a major obstacle that could scare off foreign companies. | Video

Long reach of U.S. sanctions hits Syria reconstruction

04 Sep 2018

BEIRUT As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attempts to turn military success into postwar reconstruction, Western sanctions are a major obstacle that could scare off foreign companies. | Video

Long reach of U.S. sanctions hits Syria reconstruction

02 Sep 2018

BEIRUT, Sept 2 As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attempts to turn military success into postwar reconstruction, Western sanctions are a major obstacle that could scare off foreign companies.

Syrian army preparing phased Idlib assault - source

29 Aug 2018

BEIRUT Syrian government forces are preparing a phased offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib and surrounding areas, the last big rebel enclave, a source close to Damascus said on Wednesday.

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