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Feb 26, 2014

Syria agrees new April target to remove chemicals – diplomats

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Syria has agreed a
new timetable to remove its chemical weapons by late April after
failing to meet a deadline to ship out the arsenal earlier this
month, diplomats said on Wednesday.

Under a U.S.-Russian deal reached after a chemical weapons
attack killed hundreds of people around Damascus last year,
President Bashar al-Assad’s government should have handed over
1,300 tonnes of toxic chemicals by Feb. 5 for destruction
abroad.

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Syrians set to replace Afghans as largest refugee population: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syrians are about to replace Afghans as the world’s largest refugee population, fleeing a conflict where barrel bombs leave bodies in pieces and a generation of children are physically and emotionally scarred, top U.N. officials said on Tuesday.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the U.N. General Assembly that the world body would do everything to implement a U.N. Security Council resolution – adopted on Saturday to boost humanitarian aid access – and get help to millions in need.

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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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