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Russia, Iran, Turkey meet, seeking deal on new Syria constitution body
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Russia, Iran, Turkey meet, seeking deal on new Syria constitution body

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Russia, Iran and Turkey are nearing agreement on the composition of a Syria committee that could pave the way for the drafting of a new constitution and for elections after a devastating civil war, diplomats said Tuesday. The foreign ministers of the three nations, who support opposing sides in Syria's nearly eight-year-old conflict,...

Syrian teen hospitalized after racist assault in US
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Syrian teen hospitalized after racist assault in US

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A Syrian teenager was hospitalized after facing a racist attack at her high school last week. Seyma, 15, who wears a headscarf, was punched by another student at the toilet of Chartiers Valley High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, said a Turkish national who asked not to be named. She fainted following the assault...

Syrian regime forced 130,000 to leave homes in 2018
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Syrian regime forced 130,000 to leave homes in 2018

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Syria's Assad regime and its allies have forced approximately 130,000 people to migrate -- through fierce attacks and blockades -- from cities it captured this year.  On the occasion of International Migrants Day (Dec. 18), Anadolu Agency collected data from local sources that suggests that 2018 -- for Syrians -- would be...

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader
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Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

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Sudan’s president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Bashar Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace, where they held talks on bilateral relations and the latest developments in Syria...

Syria's Air Intelligence Head hospitalized, suffering stroke: sources
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Syria's Air Intelligence Head hospitalized, suffering stroke: sources

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Well-informed sources said head of the Air Intelligence, Major General Jamil Hassan, is in critical condition after a stroke. The war criminal, 65, was ambulanced from his office in Damascus to al-Shami Hospital in the upper-class suburb of al-Malki. This is the second time in three months that Hassan was...

Bomb kills 8 in Afrin town: activists
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Bomb kills 8 in Afrin town: activists

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Zaman Al Wasl

A bomb blast in a northern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people Sunday, activists said, the latest in a series of attacks to hit areas along the border where Turkey has troops. The spike in attacks follows Turkish threats to expand its offensive against U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces to...

Southern France: 'Yellow Vest' protesters defy call to suspend action
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Southern France: 'Yellow Vest' protesters defy call to suspend action

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- From her balcony on the third floor, the old woman with a yellow vest appeared, the protestors in the street chanted to her, a broad smile filling her face, as if she had just achieved a dream that had eluded her for a long time and soon burst into tears. She cried until her husband start to wave her tears. It happened...

Syria

Russia slashes Syria military flights

Russia has cut its military flights in Syria from more than 100 per day to fewer than four a week, the defence minister said Tuesday, in another sign the country's conflict is winding down. Russia launched airstrikes in Syria in support of long-term ally President Bashar Assad in September 2015. Russian support helped Assad's forces...

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Business

Armed group blocks key Libya oil field for a week

One of Libya's largest oil fields has been out of production for more than a week, the state-owned National Oil Corporation said Tuesday, blaming a militia for the shutdown. The NOC said early last week that an armed group had seized the Sharara site, prompting it to declare "force majeure" – a legal measure exempting it from...

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Opinion

Washington seeks the Iraqi scenario in Syria: opinion

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A very significant development has taken place in the last few hours where the congressional council approved one of the laws before it concerning the amendment of the Federal Aviation Administration Act and the development of its items, promising to achieve the administration’s goals for the coming five  years until...

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World

In ‘disgust,’ judge threatens Flynn with prison, but delays sentence

The sentencing for former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, scheduled for Tuesday morning, was unexpectedly postponed after a federal judge said Flynn’s conduct left him with “disgust,” and indicated he was considering a prison sentence — even though prosecutors had recommended no jail time for the retired three-star general....

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Tsunami

Former female detainee brutally beaten in Turkey after revealing rape memos in Assad prisons

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Aida al-Haj Yousuf, former Syrian detainee, was severely beaten by unknown attackers in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Tuesday, following torture and rape memos published by Zaman al-Wasl. Yousuf, who has been released, as part of prisoner exchange, is living with her children in Gaziantep, in order to escape death....

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Syrian Refugees

Thousands flee bombs and hunger in eastern Syria

Faraj was born in the pouring rain on a nondescript stretch of desert road in eastern Syria as his family fled escalating fighting over the Islamic State group's last bastion. His family was part of a group of around 200 civilians who managed to escape from a pocket of territory in Deir Ezzor province that is still held by the...

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