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Rebels kill former resident in Germany who returned back to fight with Assad
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Rebels kill former resident in Germany who returned back to fight with Assad

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Zaman Al Wasl

Former resident in Germany has been killed by rebels in northern Idlib province, sources told Zaman al-Wasl Tuesday. Abdul Rahaman Jallad was killed along with 20 militants when rebels launched a surprise attack on Tel Msaitef in eastern Idlib region, sources said. Jallad’s German residency card: Date of issue:...

New government in crisis-hit Lebanon, but protests continue
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New government in crisis-hit Lebanon, but protests continue

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A new Cabinet was announced in crisis-hit Lebanon late Tuesday, breaking a months-long impasse amid mass protests against the country's ruling elite and a crippling financial crisis, but demonstrations and violence continued. Hassan Diab, a 60-year-old former professor at the American University of Beirut, announced a Cabinet of 20...

50 civilians killed in Syria’s Idlib since Jan. 12
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50 civilians killed in Syria’s Idlib since Jan. 12

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Dozens of civilians have lost their lives in Syria’s Idlib and tens of thousands of others have been displaced since Jan. 12, as the regime forces and its allies continued to violate cease-fire. According to data obtained from the country’s Response Coordination Group, the Assad regime has conducted 89 airstrikes while Russian jets hit...

I’m a doctor who’s seen the world’s worst humanitarian crises – but the suffering I’ve seen in Syria is unprecedented
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I’m a doctor who’s seen the world’s worst humanitarian crises – but the suffering I’ve seen in Syria is unprecedented

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The Independent

I stood in the muddy field of one of the 1,150 camps for the internally displaced people in Idlib. It was raining and the mud was a couple of feet deep. It’s very cold here in January, but children were walking in light shoes and slippers. Just three weeks before my medical mission, there was another large displacement of Syrian...

Russian air strikes in Idlib kill 12 civilians: monitor
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Russian air strikes in Idlib kill 12 civilians: monitor

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Russian air strikes killed 12 civilians Tuesday in northwestern Syria, as renewed violence tightened the noose around the country's last major opposition bastion and deepened an already dire humanitarian crisis. Two of the victims were killed in a southern area of Idlib province while the other 10 died in a western region of neighbouring...

Turkish-backed fighters settle their families in Ras al-Ayn: residents
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Turkish-backed fighters settle their families in Ras al-Ayn: residents

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Turkish-backed rebels have seized residents' property in the border town of Ras al-Ayn, seeking to settle their families on the expense of residents, local activists said Sunday.  About 80 vehicles carrying 60 families of the National Army fighters crossed into Ras al-Ayn on Sunday. Turkey backed by the...

'Invisible Jails' film documents hardships of Syrian refugees
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'Invisible Jails' film documents hardships of Syrian refugees

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian ‘Invisible Jails’ documentary by Orwa Al-Ahmad has recently won five international awards, including the prize for Best Director at the Kosice festival, the jury prize at the Beyond Earth Film Festival, the Best Documentary Award, and Best Director at the Košice International Festival Film Festival 2019,...

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Rebels kill former resident in Germany who returned back to fight with Assad

Former resident in Germany has been killed by rebels in northern Idlib province, sources told Zaman al-Wasl Tuesday. Abdul Rahaman Jallad was killed along with 20 militants when rebels launched a surprise attack on Tel Msaitef in eastern Idlib region, sources said. Jallad’s German residency card: Date of issue:...

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Syrian regime struggles to stop currency freefall

  Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad has taken emergency steps to try to halt a dramatic fall of the local currency, forbidding the use of money other than Syrian pounds for transactions with the threat of prison and hard labour. The once-resilient Syrian pound has halved in value in the past 12 months as economic turmoil...

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Opinion

Syrian opposition optimistic over constitution talks

A 45-member constitutional committee launched it meetings Monday in Geneva. The public is still divided with fears of prolonging the timeframe especially since many of the international resolutions are stalled and regional and international division continues. The mini-committee approved procedure that allow its work to proceed smoothly...

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World

U.S. urges China to join nuclear arms talks with Russia

The United States urged China on Tuesday to join trilateral nuclear arms talks with Moscow, calling Beijing’s secrecy around growing stockpiles a “serious threat to strategic stability”. U.S. President Donald Trump said last year he had discussed a new accord on limiting nuclear arms with Russian President Vladimir Putin and hoped to...

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Pro-regime activists disappointed of Putin visit

(Zaman Al Wasl)- As the domestic gas crisis mounts in Syria, pro-regime activists have expressed disappointment following a visit by the Russian President Vladimir Putin to Damascus where he met with officials including Bashar al-Assad in a military base, according to Kremlin statement.   Far from the regime’s media coverage, most...

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Syrian Refugees

World needs to prepare for 'millions' of climate refugees: U.N.

The world needs to prepare for a surge in refugees with potentially millions of people being driven from their homes by the impact of climate change, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday. Speaking to Reuters at the World Economic Forum, Filippo Grandi said a U.N. ruling this week meant those fleeing as a result...

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