Syria's Assad reappoints Halaqi as PM

Photo: Syria's Assad reappoints Halaqi as PM
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reappointed Wael al-Halqi as prime minister and asked him to form a cabinet, state media reported on Sunday.

Assad was sworn in for a new term as president last month, requiring him to form a new government. Halqi was appointed in 2012 after his predecessor, Riad Hijab, fled Syria to join the opposition, Reuters reported.

Assad had asked Halaqi to form a new government, state media reported.

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