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Armed opposition thwarts new regime offensive in Idlib
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Armed opposition thwarts new regime offensive in Idlib

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian armed opposition on Friday have thwarted new incursion attempt by regime forces and pro-Iran militias in northern Idlib province, following a week of heavy losses in weapons and personnel, rebel commander told Zaman al-Wasl. Pro-regime militias seek to advance in the eastern countryside but rebels were able to...

Turkish official says EU should boost funding of Syrian refugees
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Turkish official says EU should boost funding of Syrian refugees

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The European Union should spend more than the 6 billion euros ($6.6 billion) already allotted to fund Syrian refugees in Turkey, and speed up the flow of that money, the Turkish foreign ministry’s EU point person said on Saturday. EU funds support the roughly 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, after Syria’s more than eight year war...

Russia's Tank Forces Got A Really Rude Awakening In Syria
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Russia's Tank Forces Got A Really Rude Awakening In Syria

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The National Interest

Key point: TOW missiles used by Syrian rebels blew holes through Russia's armored tanks. The interconnected conflicts raging across the Middle East today have amounted to a dreadful human catastrophe with spiraling global consequence. One of their lesser effects has been to deflate the reputations of Western main battle tanks mistakenly...

Assad regime, Russia hit 79 refugee camps in 8 years: SNHR
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Assad regime, Russia hit 79 refugee camps in 8 years: SNHR

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Zaman Al Wasl

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said the Syrian regime and allied Russia have been responsibl the bombing of an IDP camp and the killing of 11 Syrian children.    The report further reveals that the attack caused the displacement of approximately 80 percent of the already displaced camp residents, who fled...

Germany: Syrian refugees face new restrictions
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Germany: Syrian refugees face new restrictions

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Zaman Al Wasl

Germany’s refugee housing restriction policy is once again at the center of controversy. Passed in 2016, the Asylum Act was an attempt by the German government to regulate the distribution of refugees to German cities and states fairly and in a manner adapted to their respective capacities. The Minister of Refugees of North Rhine, the...

Over 1,000 ancient relics recovered from Syrian museum
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Over 1,000 ancient relics recovered from Syrian museum

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More than 1,000 ancient relics and mosaics were saved from Islamic State group militants when staff at the museum of the Syrian city of Raqqa managed to hide them underground and in storehouses, Syrian officials and experts said Thursday. The Syrian Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria said the 1,097 pieces — which were...

As Lebanon’s economy drowns in debt, Syria’s begins to sink as well
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As Lebanon’s economy drowns in debt, Syria’s begins to sink as well

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The Economist

Over the past two months everyone in Lebanon has become an economist. Walk down the street and you will probably hear snippets of conversation about dollars and exchange rates—and vitriol aimed at bankers. The country is in the third month of a political and economic crisis caused by a drop in remittances and bank deposits that has left...

Syria

Armed opposition thwarts new regime offensive in Idlib

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian armed opposition on Friday have thwarted new incursion attempt by regime forces and pro-Iran militias in northern Idlib province, following a week of heavy losses in weapons and personnel, rebel commander told Zaman al-Wasl. Pro-regime militias seek to advance in the eastern countryside but rebels were able to...

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Business

China says trade deal with US must be 'mutually beneficial'

Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be “mutually beneficial.” A senior Trump administration official said an announcement regarding China would take place Friday. The official...

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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

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon up by more than double: data

 Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon in November surged by 104 percent compared to the same month in 2018, according to official data released Saturday. The 563 square kilometers (217 square miles) deforested that month is also the highest number for any November since 2015, according to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research...

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Tahrir al-Sham releases Zaman al-Wasl reporter in Aleppo

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Militant Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group has freed Zaman al-Wasl reporter in northern Aleppo province after a week of arbitrary arrest.   Members of the former Syrian offshoot of al-Qaeda arrested Juma'a Haj Hamdo from his house last Wednesday in the western countryside of Aleppo and took him to an unknown destination....

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Syrian Refugees

Turkish official says EU should boost funding of Syrian refugees

The European Union should spend more than the 6 billion euros ($6.6 billion) already allotted to fund Syrian refugees in Turkey, and speed up the flow of that money, the Turkish foreign ministry’s EU point person said on Saturday. EU funds support the roughly 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, after Syria’s more than eight year war...

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