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Aleppo's scattered business owners have yet to return home
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Aleppo's scattered business owners have yet to return home

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In the old khan, a stone courtyard off Aleppo’s medieval souk, most of the 41 cloth shops are deserted. Many of the owners moved elsewhere or went abroad to escape fighting in the historic Syrian city, a major economic center before the war. “Some started new work outside Syria and won’t return. Some who stayed opened new shops in...

Assad's Counter-Terrorism Court tries 50 Syrians each hour
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Assad's Counter-Terrorism Court tries 50 Syrians each hour

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- After a year in detention in the notorious Saydnaya prison, Mahmoud (pseudonym) was presented on the regime’s counter-terrorism court in the capital, handcuffed and clearly tortured.  At the time, he was charged with terrorism, with no chance of defending himself or of having a lawyer.  After...

Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor
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Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: monitor

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Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syria's northeast have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and the Damascus regime are competing to buy up this year's harvest as fires -- some claimed by the Islamic State group -- continue to...

Turkish outpost in Syria shelled from Regime forces area: ministry
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Turkish outpost in Syria shelled from Regime forces area: ministry

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A Turkish observation post in Syria’s Idlib region was attacked with mortar fire and shelling from an area controlled by Syrian government forces, causing damage but no casualties, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Sunday. The ministry said its forces immediately retaliated with heavy weapons and it made representations to Moscow...

Ammunition depot explodes in Syrian capital: state media
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Ammunition depot explodes in Syrian capital: state media

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An ammunition depot in Damascus exploded Saturday, state media reported, prompting a blast heard by an AFP journalist in the Syrian capital. "An ammunition depot for the Syrian regime army in western Damascus exploded after a fire in nearby fields started spreading," state news agency SANA said, citing a military source. The ammunition...

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces
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Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces

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 At least 35 combatants including 26 pro-regime forces were killed Saturday in clashes and airstrikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group said. The flare-up came as Russian-backed regime forces tried to retake two villages seized by militants and allied rebels earlier this month, the Britain-based Syrian...

Assad constructs new airstrip for Iran near Lebanon
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Assad constructs new airstrip for Iran near Lebanon

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Zaman al-Wasl has obtained fresh satellite images uncover the regime’s establishment of a new  helipad near Shamsein camp in central Homs province. The images show the ongoing construction of a helipad, 550 meters in length and about 150 in width. It is similar to the large runway established by the regime in...

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Aleppo's scattered business owners have yet to return home

In the old khan, a stone courtyard off Aleppo’s medieval souk, most of the 41 cloth shops are deserted. Many of the owners moved elsewhere or went abroad to escape fighting in the historic Syrian city, a major economic center before the war. “Some started new work outside Syria and won’t return. Some who stayed opened new shops in...

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Business

Huawei founder says to cut output by $30B in 2019-20

Huawei's founder likened his company to a badly damaged plane Monday and said revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years. The Chinese telecom giant will reduce capacity but U.S. moves to restrict its business "will not stop us," Ren Zhengfei, who is also the CEO, said on a panel at company headquarters. He...

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After refuge in northwest Syria, a family again faces danger

After losing her husband, a son and her home to Syria's eight-year war, Yusra al-Shomali and her daughters found refuge in rebel-held territory near the Turkish border. But as a Syrian army offensive intensifies, their safety may be put at risk. Shomali's experience of fear, siege, hunger, loss, separation and displacement is common among...

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World

Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in northeast Nigeria

At least 30 people have been killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, state emergency officials said on Monday, in the biggest mass killing this year by suicide bombers. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The Boko Haram group and its Islamic State splinter group have often carried out...

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Iyad Al Hussein: former state TV reporter praises Assad atrocities from Germany

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Supporters of the Syrian regime are racing to conceal their inhuman practices against Syrian refugees, especially since some of them have been born and raised in this opportunistic environment. Iyad Al-Hussein, the state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV reporter, is one of them. According to activists, Al-Hussein, 37,...

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Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees in Germany mourn 'Iconic' Sarout

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Hundreds of Syrian refugees held a memorial service for martyr Abdel-Basset al-Sarout in the German city of Dortmund who was killed on Saturday by the regime forces in northwestern Hama province. The participants considered that Sarout’s spirit will not leave the revolution as long as it continues against the regime...

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