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Icchiku Yamada: Japanese researcher devotes academic study to Syrian Revolution
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Icchiku Yamada: Japanese researcher devotes academic study to Syrian Revolution

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- After three years of in-depth research, Icchiku Yamada, a Japanese researcher, got a master's degree in Genocide Studies from the University of Tokyo. Through his thesis, titled “A study on the Conceptual Framework for Genocide: the Issue of the Genocide of Civilians in the Syrian War”, Yamada tried to document history and...

Aid group warns that 700,000 children in Syria risk hunger
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Aid group warns that 700,000 children in Syria risk hunger

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An international aid group is warning that an additional 700,000 children in Syria face hunger because of the country’s badly damaged economy and the impact of coronavirus restrictions.  Save the Children said in a report released Tuesday that the new figures mean that in the last six months, the total number of food-insecure...

Iranian militias kill 12 shepherds in eastern Hama
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Iranian militias kill 12 shepherds in eastern Hama

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Zaman Al Wasl

 Iranian militias on Tuesday have killed 12 shepherds in the Syrian desert east of Hama province, monitoring group and activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that 12 civilians were killed and 4 others were missing in the attack in the eastern countryside of Hama. The Observatory sources...

Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, veteran defender of Arab unity
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Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, veteran defender of Arab unity

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Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday aged 91, plunging his country into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and a humanitarian champion. The cabinet announced his brother and designated successor Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah as the new ruler, in a...

Syrian amputee gets new lease of life from designing prosthetics, helping others
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Syrian amputee gets new lease of life from designing prosthetics, helping others

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Abdelmawla Ibrahim was only 16 when he felt his life was over. While driving through a checkpoint with his family in northern Syria, a stray bullet pierced his left leg, shattering his bones and forcing doctors to amputate it above the knee. “I hated myself, hated my life, I was very depressed,” said Ibrahim, now 24. But the Syrian...

In northwest Syria camps brace for covid catastrophe. In Aleppo, locals bribe hospitals for beds
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In northwest Syria camps brace for covid catastrophe. In Aleppo, locals bribe hospitals for beds

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On 10 September 2020 Dr Adnan Al-Jasem became the first doctor in northern Syria to die from coronavirus. Al-Jasem had fled the bombings in Deir Ezzor in the east of the country and tended to the wounded throughout Syria’s nine-year long war. Yet it was the virus he died of whilst working as an anesthetist-resusicitator at the Al-Farbi...

Turkey: three Syrians, including child, killed in car crash
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Turkey: three Syrians, including child, killed in car crash

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Zaman Al Wasl

Three Syrian refugees from the same family were killed in a crash involving two vehicles at the Gaziantep-Adana highway, Turkish media outlets said on Saturday. The three refugees died at the scene after the car collided with a truck near the city of Nur Dag in southern Turkey.  Turkey now hosts the largest refugee...

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US blacklists Syrian individuals, entities in fresh push for Assad to end war

The United States Wednesday blacklisted 13 entities and six individuals, including the governor of the Central Bank of Syria, in a fresh round of sanctions aimed at cutting off revenue for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government. The US Treasury Department said in a statement that the sanctions targeted "key enablers" of Assad's...

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Saudi unemployment spikes as virus-hit economy shrinks by 7% in Q2

Saudi Arabia's economy shrank by 7% in the second quarter, a sign of how deeply the new coronavirus hit both the oil and non-oil sectors, while unemployment hit a record high of 15.4%, official data showed on Wednesday. The world’s largest oil exporter is facing a deep recession after the COVID-19 pandemic curbed global crude demand and...

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Opinion

Syrian feminists pave their way despite social and political turmoil

Along with the changing and developing societies, the concept of political, intellectual and economic rights for women has also evolved. However, what has not changed is our view of what is essentially woman, what is traditionally feminine in nurturance and beauty. In recent years, feminist movements came into prominence in the Arab...

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Saudi unemployment spikes as virus-hit economy shrinks by 7% in Q2

Saudi Arabia's economy shrank by 7% in the second quarter, a sign of how deeply the new coronavirus hit both the oil and non-oil sectors, while unemployment hit a record high of 15.4%, official data showed on Wednesday. The world’s largest oil exporter is facing a deep recession after the COVID-19 pandemic curbed global crude demand and...

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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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In northwest Syria camps brace for covid catastrophe. In Aleppo, locals bribe hospitals for beds

On 10 September 2020 Dr Adnan Al-Jasem became the first doctor in northern Syria to die from coronavirus. Al-Jasem had fled the bombings in Deir Ezzor in the east of the country and tended to the wounded throughout Syria’s nine-year long war. Yet it was the virus he died of whilst working as an anesthetist-resusicitator at the Al-Farbi...

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War Criminals

Assad militants in Germany: Jihad Nadim Iskander

 The recent marches, in which dozens of supporters of the Assad regime and its loyalists protested against the Caesar Law in Berlin, revealed one of the most prominent figures supporting this regime and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, which is banned in Germany, with its two parts, military and political, which was classified by Germany...

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