Aug 21 2017
This year's fair opened on Thursday, and was scheduled to last 10 days.
The State television had reported that "citizens have been injured by a rocket" at the entrance of the Fair, without specifying the number or raise the dead.
Shortly after he gave his speech, a shell hit the first global fair in the country since the war began six years ago, killing and wounding several people.
Triggered by the repression of peaceful protests, the conflict in Syria has become more complicated over the years with the involvement of foreign countries and of groups jihadists, on a territory fragmented.
Several people have reportedly been injured by rocket fire that targeted the entrance to the Damascus International Fair venue, where a high-profile business gathering is now underway.
"Their direct support - politically, economically and militarily - has made possible bigger advances on the battlefield and reduced the losses and burdens of war", Assad added.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said 6 people, including two women, were killed and around a dozen wounded in the rocket fire near the entrance to the fair.
Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea
Trump last week warned North Korea that it would face " fire and fury " if it tried to attack the United States or its allies. Naval and Air Force bases, from which two B-1B supersonic bombers were deployed close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday.
Japan's economy records the sixth consecutive quarter of growth
Exports fell 0.5% quarter-on-quarter for the first contraction in four quarters, while imports climbed 1.4%, the office said. Robust domestic demand and capital spending offset a decline in exports, with private consumption grew at 0.9 percent.
At least two shot dead in protests following Kenyan election
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday's election, officials say. Like in any competition, there is a loser and a victor .
Since then, the country has spiraled into a bloody civil war that has killed more than 330,000 people, displaced millions, and devastated the economy.
The France has from the beginning been one of the supports, the strongest of the syrian opposition and has always called for the departure of Mr. Assad, considered the main responsible for the conflict.
The United States and European countries which imposed sanctions on Assad's regime were not officially invited to participate in the fair, which was first held in 1954.
In a statement on Sunday, he said Egypt's participation in the event will give momentum to the Egyptian-Syrian economic ties.
Several Arab and Western countries also withdrew their diplomats from Damascus.
Assad said that hardly a week passes without an attack in the West, referring to assaults carried out by IS supporters.
The government in Damascus touts the reopening of the gathering after a six-year delay as a sign of life getting back to normal in Syria.
Aug 21 2017
Flood continues to wreak havoc; crores of people affected
Fifty "ambulatory vans" are working in flood-hit areas to attend to sick animals and 196 veterinary doctors have been deputed. In all, 776 relief camps had been set up in the affected districts, where 2,08,513 people had taken shelter, he said.
Aug 19 2017
Queen Elizabeth II expresses sadness over Sierra Leone
The death toll is expected to rise after mudslides and floodwaters in and around the capital this week killed hundreds of people, many of whom were trapped as they slept.
Aug 19 2017
Taylor Swift Completely WIPED Her Social Media & Fans Are Worried
Swift hasn't explained the reason behind her sudden social media changes, but it's possible the singer is prepping for a comeback. The 27-year-old superstar chose to simply delete all of her Instagram photos without even giving a reason first.
Aug 18 2017
N. Korea leader briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam
The White House said the two "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour". North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper, meanwhile, lashed back at the U.S.in an editorial Saturday.
Aug 17 2017
Utah's 3rd District special election
As for Republicans, signs are strong that Provo Mayor John Curtis is the favorite among the trio vying in the primary Tuesday. Chris Herrod, a former state representative, was a state director for Senator Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and has Mr.
Aug 17 2017
Horse in Kent County dies from West Nile
However, if you have flu-like symptoms and have been bitten by a mosquito in the last 15 days, it is important to get tested. The latest results , show 11 pool samples testing positive for the virus with one human case in Allen Parish.
Aug 17 2017
SoundCloud appoints new CEO, gets $170 million in emergency cash
Concerned users had been backing up their Soundcloud uploads, anxious the site would go offline. This financing means SoundCloud remains strong & independent.
Aug 16 2017
'Game of Thrones' Showrunner Reveals Why Daenerys Has Become So Ruthless
Since it appears Littlefinger can, in fact, do more than stand on battlements and scheme pensively, Arya stalks him. The two sisters fall into old squabbles - Arya accuses Sansa of petty ambition, Sansa brushes Arya aside.
Aug 16 2017
Bill Gates gives away Microsoft shares worth $4.6 billion to charity
The world's richest man gave away 64 million Microsoft shares, equivalent to five per cent of his total fortune. Image via YouTube.comBill Gates is giving $4.6 billion to charity - probably his own foundation.
Aug 14 2017
U.S. sanctions: Iran aims to boost military spending in retaliation
In response the country's parliament has now given initial approval to a bill to increase spending on their missile programme. The parliament's majority voted for the bill, which was a response to the US new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
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