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Syria's Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government is working to secure the return of millions of refugees who fled war in their country, but Western sanctions are hindering the work of state institutions, ...

Amid war, Syria hopes to reach World Cup for 1st time

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In the midst of a long-running and ruinous war, millions of Syrians may finally have something to be joyful about. Syria's national soccer team has a chance to...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:INDONESIA-PHILIPPINES-HIJACKING -- Indonesia's foreign ministry says 10 Indonesian nationals are being held hostage after their ship was hijacked in Philippine waters. By Niniek Karmini and Jim G...