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Syrian opposition calls for poll boycott
More than 14.5 million are eligible to vote in first such election since local administrations were given more power.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2011 10:24 GMT
Syrian forces push towards Lebanese border
Military and security forces widen crackdown in towns near Lebanese border, as activists say five killed in raids.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2011 19:36 GMT
Mourners 'shot dead' at Syria funeral
Rights group say five civilians killed as security forces open fire at funeral and raid homes.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2011 18:04 GMT
Deaths in Syria despite 'no-shoot order'
Security forces kill six people across Syria despite an order from President al-Assad not to fire on protesters.
Last updated: 14 May 2011 05:24 GMT
Demonstrations flare across Syria
Anti-government protesters take to the streets in several major cities and in mainly Kurdish towns.
Last updated: 13 May 2011 20:58 GMT
Syrian troops 'will not shoot' protesters
Activist says the president has ordered security forces not to open fire at rallies expected after Friday prayers.
Last updated: 13 May 2011 07:52 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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