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Fire after attackers strike gas pipeline in Deir el-Zour
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Fire after attackers strike gas pipeline in Deir el-Zour

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A gas pipeline was attacked in eastern Syria Saturday causing fire but no casualties, state media reported. SANA said the attack occurred in the area known as Abu Khashab in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq. No one claimed responsibility for the attack but sleeper cells of the Islamic State group are known...

Palestinian refugee families in Yarmouk camp launch distress calls
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Palestinian refugee families in Yarmouk camp launch distress calls

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 After ten years of conflict, Palestine refugees, particularly those taking shelter in Yarmouk, continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs. Palestinian families taking refuge in Yarmouk Camp continue to launch cries for help over their exacerbated situation due to the price hike, high...

Reax outside court as ex-Syria officer convicted
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Reax outside court as ex-Syria officer convicted

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German prosecutors hailed a worldwide first after a former member of Syrian President Bashar Assad's secret police was convicted Wednesday of facilitating the torture of prisoners in a landmark ruling that human rights activists hope will set a precedent for other cases. Eyad Al-Gharib was convicted of accessory to crimes against...

Iranian forces form new groups to boost influence in east Syria
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Iranian forces form new groups to boost influence in east Syria

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 The Fatemiyoun Brigade and the Iranian militias have beefed up their presence in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria by bringing in more Syrian elements into their ranks and intensifying their religious, military and cultural activities in order to expand and preserve their interests. Iranian forces and affiliated militias...

Same Syrian chemical weapons expert, who was on CIA payroll, recruited by Israel: Zaman Al Wasl
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Same Syrian chemical weapons expert, who was on CIA payroll, recruited by Israel: Zaman Al Wasl

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Zaman Al Wasl

Bashar al-Assad’s regime had executed one of its top chemical weapons scientists by firing squad in 2001, after he had been exposed as a US intelligence agent since 1988, The Times revealed on Monday. The newspaper reported that, “Known to the CIA as ‘the chemist’, the scientist was on CIA payroll for 14 years, passing...

YPG blast wounds six people near Turkish border
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YPG blast wounds six people near Turkish border

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Zaman Al Wasl

At least six people were wounded in a new car bomb attack rocking the opposition areas near the Turkish border, local activists said Saturday.   The blast of Sajo village near Azaz town has followed  a series of attacks by powerful Kurdish YPG militia on Turkish-held areas in the past few weeks since the U.S. President Joe...

Israel paying millions to supply COVID-19 doses to Syria
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Israel paying millions to supply COVID-19 doses to Syria

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Israeli media report the Syrian prisoner exchange negotiated by Russia, which included the repatriation of an Israeli woman who crossed the Golan frontier into Syria, in return for two Syrian shepherds who strayed into Israeli-held territory, involved another unprecedented Israeli “concession”. However, the nature of the concession...

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Fire after attackers strike gas pipeline in Deir el-Zour

A gas pipeline was attacked in eastern Syria Saturday causing fire but no casualties, state media reported. SANA said the attack occurred in the area known as Abu Khashab in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq. No one claimed responsibility for the attack but sleeper cells of the Islamic State group are known...

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Business

Hedge funds bet on oil's 'big comeback' after pandemic hobbles producers

TORONTO (Reuters) - Hedge funds are turning bullish on oil once again, betting the pandemic and investors’ environmental focus has severely damaged companies’ ability to ramp up production. Such limitations on supply would push prices to multi-year highs and keep them there for two years or more, several hedge funds said....

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Opinion

Starvation, misery will lead for new revolution- Opinion

The bet on another revolution born out of hunger and anger for their stolen bread was lost, as a large number of Syrians still believe that their struggle is but an external conspiracy and an unjust siege, despite all the restriction and the clampdown that the regime has implemented on all their basic needs. The broken promises made by...

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World

Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief

NEW YORK (AP) — With the nation's financial system on the brink of collapse, all but three Republicans voted against the massive stimulus package designed to protect millions of Americans from financial ruin. It was early 2009, just weeks after Joe Biden was sworn in as vice president, and the vote marked the beginning of a new era of...

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Tsunami

Who saves Syrian refugees in Lebanon as state pillars collapse

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- The deteriorating economic conditions, spreading of Coronavirus and the political turbulence have all a severe impact on more than one million Syrian refugees who have already endured to sersie of human rights violations and discriminatory practices. Syrian refugees stand out as the weakest link, which will pay...

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Syrian Refugees

Norway arrests Syrian teenager on terror suspicion

Norway’s domestic security agency said Friday that a Syrian teenager has been arrested in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on suspicion of planning an act of terror. The agency, known by its acronym PST, said the suspect, who was arrested Thursday, was a boy aged 16. The Norwegian broadcaster NRK quoted PST head Hans Sverre Sjoevold...

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War Criminals

Germany: former detainee to testify against Syrian refugee committed torture crimes

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A former security agent who applied for asylum in Germany was recognized by former Syrian detainees, revealing his involvement in war crimes during his service in the Air Force Intelligence. Ubai Ahmed, the commissioned officer who was operating in the notorious Air Force Intelligence branch in...

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