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Syria replaces security chief

Syria replaces security chief

Syria's government has replaced one of its top security chiefs Jamil Hassan, a subject of Western sanctions, pro-Damascus social media sites reported.

France issues arrest warrants for three senior Syrian officials

France issues arrest warrants for three senior Syrian officials

France has issued international arrest warrants for three senior Syrian intelligence officials in connection with the deaths of two Franco-Syrian nationals, legal sources said Monday.

Germany issues international arrest warrant for top Assad officer

Germany issues international arrest warrant for top Assad officer

German prosecutors have issued an international arrest warrant for the head of the Syrian Airforce Intelligence on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, citing German security officials.

Joy as Vietnam hostages return from pirate ordeal

Joy as Vietnam hostages return from pirate ordeal

Three Vietnamese fishermen held hostage for nearly five years by Somali pirates returned home yesterday to weeping relatives, saying they were “overwhelmed” with joy after their harrowing kidnapping.