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Syria Extends Time for Post-War Property Claims under Disputed Law

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has amended a disputed land law that alarmed refugees and the countries hosting them, giving owners more time to register land claims. Law 10, passed in April, gave the Damascus government the right to redevelop urban areas that were damaged by war or that were built without formal approval or property deeds, part of its efforts to move towards reconstruction. The law initially gave people only 30 days after an area was officially slated for...

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