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Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria
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Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria

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Regime air strikes killed 12 civilians including four at a market on Sunday in a jihadist bastion in northwest Syria, a war monitor said. A young girl was among those killed at the market in the town of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Eight other civilians were killed elsewhere...

After years in jail, Syrian mother eyes new life
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After years in jail, Syrian mother eyes new life

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After giving birth and raising a toddler during four years in a Syrian prison, 30-year-old Hasna Dbeis is now free -- and determined to forge a new life for her family. Dbeis says she was two months pregnant when she was detained in August 2014 in the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, accused of working with rebels; an allegation she...

What hope for Syria’s refugee children ‘the dreamers’ waiting in doorways in Lebanon?
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What hope for Syria’s refugee children ‘the dreamers’ waiting in doorways in Lebanon?

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Shayma al Hassan sits framed in the gloomy threshold of her makeshift home at Jibjanine refugee camp, Lebanon. Motionless, alone with her thoughts, a contrast to the chorus of hungry stray cats and the white tarp chattering in the afternoon breeze. Shayma, five, a Syrian refugee born in Lebanon, dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. The...

Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources
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Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources

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Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and rebel sources said on Saturday. Russia is backing the Syrian regime’s large aerial and ground assault as it seeks to gain control of the last big...

Daesh attacks regime troops in Syria desert
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Daesh attacks regime troops in Syria desert

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- More than a dozen of regime forces were killed and wounded when the Islamic State militants stormed their base in the Syrian desert, local activists said Saturday. The attack on regime troops in Badiya al-Sham near the the Iraqi border was the second in a week.  ISIS' counter attacks have killed more than...

Syrian Refugees in Netherlands: Return Fears
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Syrian Refugees in Netherlands: Return Fears

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Zaman Al Wasl

     (Zaman Al Wasl)- A recent study by the Social Planning Office showed that about half of Syrian refugees in the Netherlands, who came between 2014 and 2016, prefer permanent stability there. The study mentioned that about 6,000 Syrian refugees may get the Dutch nationality during this year, if they wish to...

Tarek Haddad, Syrian model of success in Canada

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 Tarek Haddad, who got a chance of a program of special care provided by Canada to refugees, is another Syrian honored the image of a successful refugee, which is often expressed in the Western dictionary as “integration”. According to the  L’Express, the 27-year-old has escaped the Syrian war in 2012 to Lebanon, where he...

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Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria

Regime air strikes killed 12 civilians including four at a market on Sunday in a jihadist bastion in northwest Syria, a war monitor said. A young girl was among those killed at the market in the town of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Eight other civilians were killed elsewhere...

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'Don't be too optimistic': Huawei employees fret at US ban

While Huawei's founder brushes aside a US ban against his company, the telecom giant's employees have been less sanguine, confessing fears for their future in online chat rooms. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei declared this week the company has a hoard of microchips and the ability to make its own in order to withstand a potentially crippling US...

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Iraq weighs captives' rights against fear of new Islamic State

Iraqi farmer Shaker Salih says he feared Islamic State, but feared its defeat even more. His problem is persuading people to believe that he did not support the jihadists. When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from his home town in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, Salih left with the Sunni Muslim extremist group, known to its...

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Germany in push to resurrect Afghan talks with Taliban

 Germany, a leading donor and member of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, has been talking with the Taliban and the Afghan government in an effort to restart peace talks to end 18 years of conflict, officials said. While the Taliban have been talking with U.S. officials since October about a withdrawal of international troops,...

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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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Lebanon deports 16 Syrians: rights groups

Lebanon has "summarily deported" at least 16 Syrians, some of them registered refugees, by forcing them to sign "voluntary repatriation forms," human rights groups said on Friday. Lebanon hosts nearly one million Syrian refugees -- a significant burden for a country of four million people -- and there has been mounting pressure for...

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