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Turkish forces set up new observation point in Latakia province
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Turkish forces set up new observation point in Latakia province

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 The Turkish army on Sunday has set up an observation point in the coastal Jabal al-Akrad area, following clashes between rebels and regime forces that left casualties from both sides last week. According to Zaman al-Wasl reporter, the new Turkish outpost was constructed in the Tel al-Raqem hilltop in the eastern countryside of...

Beirut protestors call for fall of government on second day of demonstrations
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Beirut protestors call for fall of government on second day of demonstrations

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Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti-government demonstrations triggered by last week's devastating explosion. Fire broke out at an entrance to Parliament Square as demonstrators tried to break into a cordoned-off area, TV...

Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep: security official
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Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep: security official

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The huge chemical explosion that hit Beirut's port, devastating large parts of the Lebanese capital and claiming over 150 lives, left a 43-metre (141 foot) deep crater, a security official said Sunday. The blast Tuesday, which was felt across the county and as far as the island of Cyprus, was recorded by the sensors of the American...

'They Killed us Twice': Finding Loved Ones at Last Among Syria's Tortured Dead
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'They Killed us Twice': Finding Loved Ones at Last Among Syria's Tortured Dead

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Some families say it is better to know and mourn. Others say finally learning what happened is worse than dying themselves. Hundreds of victims of Syria’s torture chambers are only now being discovered, thanks to a new effort to identify bodies from tens of thousands of photos smuggled out of Damascus 7 years ago. For their families,...

Assad regime reports highest one-day Covid-19 infections toll
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Assad regime reports highest one-day Covid-19 infections toll

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Zaman Al Wasl

Syria's Health Ministry on Saturday has recorded 65 new coronavirus cases, topping the total of COVID-19 infections to 1160. Zaman al-Wasl sources have rebuffed regime tally saying the death toll is in hundreds, saying the epidemic has turned out of control in regime-held areas and the situation is catastrophic. Syria's capital...

Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with police
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Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with police

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Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who responded with heavy volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets. One police officer was killed and dozens of people hurt in the confrontations, which played...

Pentagon issues report on Syria war, condemns SDF
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Pentagon issues report on Syria war, condemns SDF

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The Pentagon confirmed in a report on the war in Syria and Iraq that the militia of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continues to recruit children through forcible detention. On Thursday, the Lead Inspector General issued a report on Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), launched by a US-led international coalition against Daesh in Syria...

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Turkish forces set up new observation point in Latakia province

 The Turkish army on Sunday has set up an observation point in the coastal Jabal al-Akrad area, following clashes between rebels and regime forces that left casualties from both sides last week. According to Zaman al-Wasl reporter, the new Turkish outpost was constructed in the Tel al-Raqem hilltop in the eastern countryside of...

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Business

Saudi Aramco profits slump 73% on low oil price

Energy giant Saudi Aramco said Sunday its net profit for the second quarter plunged a massive 73 percent due to sharply lower oil prices as the coronavirus crisis undercuts global demand. The company posted a net profit of $6.6 billion for the three months to June 30, compared to $24.7 billion in the same period of 2019. "Strong...

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Opinion

Syrian 2021 elections 'must be ignored': Think tank

Syria's “inconsequential” presidential elections slated for next year “must be ignored,” a D.C.-based think tank said Friday. Writing in a blog post on the Atlantic Council's website, Jomana Qaddour and Danny al-Baaj argued "there is little way to stabilize Syria so long as" Bashar al-Assad remains in power, accusing his "security...

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World

China targeting U.S. election infrastructure with cyberattacks, says O'Brien

Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting U.S. election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday, indicating a more active level of alleged Chinese interference. O’Brien’s comments appeared to go beyond a statement released on Friday by the...

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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

First COVID-19 cases reported in Syria's Al-Hol camp

Three health workers in a displaced persons' camp in northeastern Syria have contracted the novel coronavirus, the United Nations said Thursday, the first reported infections in the vast tent city. The Al-Hol camp is home to tens of thousands of people, including the relatives of Daesh. It is run by the autonomous Kurdish...

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War Criminals

Assad militants in Denmark: Samir Maqssoud

Pro-Bashar al-Assad’s militants, who were involved in war crimes against the Syrian people, have found a safe haven in Denmark, escaping punishment and prosecution for the heinous crimes they have committed in the war-torn country. According to activists, the Danish authorities have suspended the investigation against a potential war...

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Turkish forces set up new observation point in Latakia province      Baby among seven killed as thunderstorms flood Greek island homes      'Turkey 3rd in world in developing local vaccines'      GCC unites to seek UN extension of Iran arms embargo      Beirut protestors call for fall of government on second day of demonstrations      China targeting U.S. election infrastructure with cyberattacks, says O'Brien      Lebanese minister quits over Beirut blast      Tough anti-virus measures ‘not possible’: Rouhani