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Syrian refugee lights himself on fire in east Lebanon
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Syrian refugee lights himself on fire in east Lebanon

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A Syrian man in his 50s set himself on fire in east Lebanon Sunday and was sent to hospital with third-degree burns, the state-run National News Agency reported. The NNA reported that deteriorating living conditions led to the incident, which occurred in the Bekaa Valley region. The 52-year-old used gasoline to light the fire....

Turkish forces set up three new observation points in Idlib
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Turkish forces set up three new observation points in Idlib

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Turkish forces have set up three new observation points in northern Idlib province, topping the number to 54 amid heavy reinforcements keep pouring to the last opposition stronghold in Syria despite a ceasefire deal reached last March, local activists said Sunday.  The new outposts have been established in the...

Senior army commander dies after succumbing to wounds
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Senior army commander dies after succumbing to wounds

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Senior commander in the Syrian Republican Guard died of wounds succumbed due to a Turkish drone strikes in northern Idlib province last March, pro-regime activists said Sunday. Colonel Ahmed Said was the commander the artillery battalion in the 105th brigade, key unit in the Syrian army's elite force.  ...

Palestinian, Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps brace for virus
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Palestinian, Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps brace for virus

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Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees living in overcrowded and rundown camps in Lebanon are bracing for the novel coronavirus as aid groups mobilise to help. Lebanon is home to tens of thousands of Palestinians in camps that over the decades have become bustling neighbourhoods, and at least 1.5 million Syrians who have...

Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Southern Lebanon
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Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Southern Lebanon

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- A senior commander in Hezbollah militia was stabbed and gunned to death in southern Lebanon, the National News Agency reported Sunday, saying a suspect ha been arrested. Younis was found dead in his car on the road connecting the towns of Qaaqaaiyet El Jisr and Zawtar El Gharbiyeh. According to Sputnik,...

World's virus toll tops 60,000 as advice on masks shifts
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World's virus toll tops 60,000 as advice on masks shifts

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The global death toll in the coronavirus crisis soared past 60,000 on Saturday, as U.S. calls for the public to cover their faces reignited debate about whether masks can be effective in stemming the pandemic. The latest milestone came as Britain recorded a new daily high in fatalities, including a five-year-old child believed to be...

24 troops from Latakia province killed in March: activists
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24 troops from Latakia province killed in March: activists

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 24 forces from the coastal province of Latakia were killed in March by opposition forces in northern Idlib province, activists said. The death toll has included ten officers.   At least 350 Syrian army troops and officers were killed since February in northern Syria mostly killed in Turkish...

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Syrian refugee lights himself on fire in east Lebanon

A Syrian man in his 50s set himself on fire in east Lebanon Sunday and was sent to hospital with third-degree burns, the state-run National News Agency reported. The NNA reported that deteriorating living conditions led to the incident, which occurred in the Bekaa Valley region. The 52-year-old used gasoline to light the fire....

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Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

Saudi Arabia sharply criticized Russia Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC and other oil producers. Oil prices sharply fell after the so-called OPEC+ group of countries including Russia failed to agree to...

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2 reasons – and 1 disease – that make peace in Syria so difficult

Despite many attempts at negotiations, the Syrian war – a conflict with a complicated and constantly changing cast of characters that has killed as many as 585,000 people and displaced over half of Syria’s prewar population – has proved extremely difficult to resolve. As the war grinds on, conditions are only getting worse. For...

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Second Greek migrant camp under virus lockdown

Officials in Greece on Sunday placed a second migrant camp near Athens under lockdown after an Afghan resident tested positive for the coronavirus, the migration ministry said. Officials said the camp in Malakasa, some 38 kilometres (24 miles) northeast of Athens, had been placed under "full sanitary isolation" for 14 days, with no one...

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Graves desecration is pure revenge policy by Assad Intelligence

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Latest leaked videos showing Bashar al-Assad's soldiers taunting the bones of the dead, digging up graves, and violating the sanctity of mosques, after gaining control over several villages in the southern and eastern Idlib countryside. The videos raised a number of questions about the purpose of leaking them....

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Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee lights himself on fire in east Lebanon

A Syrian man in his 50s set himself on fire in east Lebanon Sunday and was sent to hospital with third-degree burns, the state-run National News Agency reported. The NNA reported that deteriorating living conditions led to the incident, which occurred in the Bekaa Valley region. The 52-year-old used gasoline to light the fire....

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