Middle East

Syria says expats banned from voting at UAE missions

TOPSHOTS Young Syrian women walk past a huge billboard bearing a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the slogan "Yes for Assad... Yes for a secure Syria" on May 27, 2014 in the capital Damascus, ahead of next week's presidential elections. Assad, 48, who believes he has saved his regime from a brutal three-year insurgency, despite international isolation and calls for his departure, is expected to clinch re-election effortlessly in the June 3 vote which has been dismissed as a "





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