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Syria's Assad Sworn In for New 7-Year Term

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a new seven-year term, a month after winning a landslide election held only in government-controlled areas. He took the oath of office Wednesday during a ceremony at the presidential palace in Damascus attended by members of the country's parliament. He gave an address warning that Western and Arab nations that supported what he called "terrorists" would pay a high price. The Syrian government routinely refers to...

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