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Germany gives 34 mn euro in aid to Syria

Germany extended 34 million euros ($46.48 million) in financial aid to Syria on Tuesday, marking an improvement in ties after two years of strain, Syrian officials said.

 

The package, which is divided between a soft loan and grants for infrastructure and development projects, is the first such German aid to Syria since the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut, they said. (Reuters)