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Tehran and Damascus sign a 'million-dollar' deal for Syrian power stations
Plant construction and repair is planned. Experts: Iran seeks to reap the rewards for its support of Assad.
13/04/2006 SYRIA IRAN
Rafsanjani in Damascus to confirm Iran-Syria ties
US pressures are the main reason for the two countries' strategic alliance. Iran's former president meets Assad and Hezbollah leader.
UN calls for humanitarian access to the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp
The situation for the camp’s 18,000 refugees has been described as "beyond inhumane". Once opposed to Assad, the camp has seen groups realign with al-Nusra side with the Islamic State group, and Palestinians and the Free Syrian Army work with the Syrian army.
Lebanese border village shelled as UN calls for a stop to the violence
The village of al-Qaa is hit, wounding one person. The UN Security Council adopts a statement with Russia and China voting in favour.
26/03/2008 LEBANON – MIDDLE EAST
Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to boycott Damascus meeting
Syria is blamed for Lebanon’s presidential deadlock. Arab countries fear Iran’s growing influence.
UN condemns Damascus bombings. Regime and rebels must end violence
The final toll is 55 dead and more than 400 injured. Even China and Russia condemn the attack and call for respect of the ceasefire proposed by Kofi Annan.
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