Image: People stand near debris and a damaged vehicle after an explosion at al-Mezze neighbourhood in Damascus
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TODAY   |  April 29, 2013

Syrian prime minister escapes assassination

Wael al-Halqi, the prime minister of Syria, escaped an assassination attempt this morning when a bomb went off near his convoy in Damascus.

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>> syria's prime minister escaped an attempt after a bomb went off near his convoy in damascus. they are raising concerns over syria's stockpile of chemical weapons . john mccain appeared on "meet the press" this weekend, calling for the u.s. to work with forces to safeguard the weapons should the syrian regime topple. the president is