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Lebanese crisis deepens Syrian refugee misery
Syrian Refugees

Lebanese crisis deepens Syrian refugee misery

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Life in Lebanon has become so difficult for Syrian refugee Ahmad, he says he recently contemplated suicide. The 54-year-old father of three cleans shops at a mall in exchange for rent-free accommodation in a cramped room in the town of Daraya, southeast of Beirut. His daughters sometimes go into the street to sell tissues to help keep...

France protests: Injured Syrian photographer recounts police violence in Paris
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France protests: Injured Syrian photographer recounts police violence in Paris

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MEE

Pain breaks through the smile that Ameer al-Halbi tries to maintain while speaking with Middle East Eye. "At this point, I still don't know if I'm going to file a complaint. I need to rest, I'm exhausted." On 28 November, the Syrian photographer went to a rally against the so-called "global security" bill in Paris with...

UN: 20,000 foreign fighters in Libya are a 'serious crisis'
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UN: 20,000 foreign fighters in Libya are a 'serious crisis'

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  The top U.N. official for Libya said Wednesday there are at least 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries in the war-torn nation, and warned of a “serious crisis” as weapons continue pouring into the North African country. “That is a shocking violation of Libyan sovereignty ... a blatant violation of the arms embargo,”...

Damascus southern suburbs lack drinking water
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Damascus southern suburbs lack drinking water

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Zaman Al Wasl

For more than a week, there has been an interruption of drinking water supply in the towns of southern Damascus, which the Assad regime has been ignoring despite all the complaints. The Damascus-based network Sawt al Asima confirmed that the interruption has continued for 8 days, with no solutions reached by the authorities who have...

Idlib opens first university hospital in northern Syria
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Idlib opens first university hospital in northern Syria

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Zaman Al Wasl

The University of Idlib has inaugurated the first university hospital in the opposition-held northern Syria, providing the needed materials for the students of the faculties of medicine and pharmacy. Dr. Ahmed Abu Hajar, president of the University of Idlib, said that, “We opened an outpatient clinic and a radiology...

Rukban Camp: refugee woman underwent successful cesarean delivery
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Rukban Camp: refugee woman underwent successful cesarean delivery

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Zaman Al Wasl

The first of its kind inside the deserted Rukban camp, a Syrian refugee woman underwent a successful Cesarean delivery, The director of the medical point said Monday. Dr. Shukri Chihab said that the medical team of the Council of the Palmyra and Syrian Badia Tribes had performed the surgical operation on the woman who was experiencing...

Hasakah: amid bread crisis, Syria regime tracks corrupt grain officials
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Hasakah: amid bread crisis, Syria regime tracks corrupt grain officials

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Zaman Al Wasl

Director of the Syrian Grain Foundation in northeastern Qamishli city was arrested along with three engineers for the poor storage of wheat and the discovery of a smuggling warehouse, in light of a worsening bread crisis. After the arrest of Obaida Al-Ali over charges of negligence due to the poor conditions of storage of wheat,...

Syria

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish troop movements

Although Idlib should be peaceful due to a Russian-Turkish brokered ceasefire in March, the northwest Syrian province remains subject to almost daily assaults by regime artillery and Russian war planes. While the past months' bombardments have been less intense than in previous years, they still contribute to an overwhelming sense of fear and...

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Business

Oil prices steady as market awaits output deal

 Oil prices were steady on Wednesday as the market awaits a pact from producers on output and Britain became the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for use, boosting hopes for a future recovery in oil demand. Prices were hit by a surprise build in oil inventories in the United States and as OPEC and its allies created...

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Opinion

Isn't it time to form new alliances across the Middle East?

Geo-strategists cite the Arab world as one of the main areas of instability in the world. Civil wars, divisions and societal problems abound across the region. Hatred is apparently never-ending between Arab countries, most of whom seem to lack any sort of confidence in each other. There are many reasons for this, including foreign...

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World

UN: 20,000 foreign fighters in Libya are a 'serious crisis'

  The top U.N. official for Libya said Wednesday there are at least 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries in the war-torn nation, and warned of a “serious crisis” as weapons continue pouring into the North African country. “That is a shocking violation of Libyan sovereignty ... a blatant violation of the arms embargo,”...

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Tsunami

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

Lebanese crisis deepens Syrian refugee misery

Life in Lebanon has become so difficult for Syrian refugee Ahmad, he says he recently contemplated suicide. The 54-year-old father of three cleans shops at a mall in exchange for rent-free accommodation in a cramped room in the town of Daraya, southeast of Beirut. His daughters sometimes go into the street to sell tissues to help keep...

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War Criminals

Pro-Assad anchorman seeks asylum in France, leaves state TV

Zaman al Wasl’s investigative team, which looks into the Syrian war criminals in the ranks of refugees in the EU, received information indicating the arrival of Rami Nofal, an anchorman in the state TV. Nofal promoted the Assad regime and justified its crimes against Syrian civilians and contributed in distorting the truth since the...

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