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Assad Swears in New Syrian Cabinet

Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad has sworn in a new Cabinet, as his government continues to fight in a 3-year-old war with rebels seeking his ouster. Assad was sworn in for a new 7-year term on July 16, after a presidential election that confirmed his grip on power. The vote was dismissed as a farce by much of the international community and the opposition, and was held only in government-controlled territory. He said the government's success will depend on earning...

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