Bashar al-Assad

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
The condemnation of world leaders comes as Iran and European diplomats work to...
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"You can't combat the alleged violation of international law by violating...


Job-like, Gazans get yet more bad news: Even as they squat in rubble and tents battling to keep their children alive - a fifth just froze to death - amidst cold, wet, wind, and food, fuel and power shortages, U.N. officials say a program to rebuild over 100,000 destroyed homes will end this month because ignoble world donors oblivious to their fate have reneged on funding promises. With a heartrending plea from those forgotten in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon: "We are slowly dying here."