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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Feras Fayyad, who made 'The Cave' recounts torture in Syrian prison
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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Feras Fayyad, who made 'The Cave' recounts torture in Syrian prison

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The New Arab

An Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker is testifying in a German trial against a Syrian intelligence officer who he alleges sexually assaulted him during prolonged torture in a Damascus detention centre in 2011. Feras Fayyad will join over 20 Syrian torture victims who will be testifying in the trial, which began in April and is looking at...

Syrian artist's Silent Demonstration watches over German war crimes trial
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Syrian artist's Silent Demonstration watches over German war crimes trial

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Forty-nine faceless figures stand on the lawn outside a German courthouse, facing the windows of a courtroom behind which two suspected members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s security services are standing trial for torture and sexual assault. The figures, part of an art installation called The Muted Demonstration, are wearing...

Syrian Rasha Hussein becomes Save the Children’s Ambassador
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Syrian Rasha Hussein becomes Save the Children’s Ambassador

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Zaman Al Wasl

Save the Children organization has recently delegated the Syrian pioneer girl Rasha Hussein as one of its ambassadors. As one of her first tasks, Hussein, 17, a refugee teenager living in the Netherlands, has recently met the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and presidency candidate, Sigrid Kag. According to the organization’s...

After 'reconciliation': Syria regime's silent crackdown
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After 'reconciliation': Syria regime's silent crackdown

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Syrian army defector Salam had signed a surrender deal with the regime supposed to protect him, but after reporting for military service, he disappeared and months later was declared dead. "He went off and never came back," his elder brother told AFP. Salam is one of a growing number of former rebel fighters who disappeared, died or...

Syrian security released 3 people held in Sweida protests: activists
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Syrian security released 3 people held in Sweida protests: activists

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Zaman Al Wasl

 The Syrian security has released three detainees of 11 who were arrested in anti-government protests in the Druze city of Sweida, local activists said  Wednesday . Hundreds of people took to the streets of Sweida three weeks ago, protesting worsening economic conditions and demanding the downfall of Bashar al Assad....

New testimony against Syrian doctor held in Germany over detainees torture
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New testimony against Syrian doctor held in Germany over detainees torture

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Zaman Al Wasl

A new witness has recently provided Zaman al-Wasl with new information about doctor Alaa Mousa, who was arrested in Germany on charges of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. The witness, Mazen (a pseudonym), said, “I was arrested in late 2012, on the Syrian-Lebanese border, and was taken to Military Security...

Caesar Act targets regime, not Syrians: Opposition
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Caesar Act targets regime, not Syrians: Opposition

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The Caesar Act only targets the Syrian regime, not Syrians themselves, said Anas al-Abdah, president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, a coalition of opposition groups. On Dec. 20, 2019, US President Donald Trump signed the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 into law as part of the National...

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Erdogan donates money for multi-home project in Syria

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan donated 250,000 Turkish liras ($37,000) Thursday for a home building campaign in Idlib, Syria. The project is focused on rebuilding war-torn Idlib and was initiated by Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). Prior to the donation, Erdogan promised at least 50 homes, during a...

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U.S. seeks to seize gasoline in four Iran tankers bound for Venezuela

U.S. prosecutors late on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to seize the gasoline aboard four tankers that Iran is shipping to Venezuela, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to increase economic pressure on the two U.S. foes. The government of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro has flaunted the tankers, which departed last...

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Tunisia Under Crossfire As Haftar's Allies Seek Chaos - Opinion

By  Yasser Abu Hilala As soon as the counter-revolution in Libya has shown signs of failure, Tunisia started facing new rounds of sabotage, including an attempt to drive a wedge between the House of Representatives and the presidency, and provoking infighting within the parliament.  The current economic crisis and...

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World

U.S. seeks to seize gasoline in four Iran tankers bound for Venezuela

U.S. prosecutors late on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to seize the gasoline aboard four tankers that Iran is shipping to Venezuela, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to increase economic pressure on the two U.S. foes. The government of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro has flaunted the tankers, which departed last...

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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

Syrian Rasha Hussein becomes Save the Children’s Ambassador

Save the Children organization has recently delegated the Syrian pioneer girl Rasha Hussein as one of its ambassadors. As one of her first tasks, Hussein, 17, a refugee teenager living in the Netherlands, has recently met the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and presidency candidate, Sigrid Kag. According to the organization’s...

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War Criminals

New testimony against Syrian doctor held in Germany over detainees torture

A new witness has recently provided Zaman al-Wasl with new information about doctor Alaa Mousa, who was arrested in Germany on charges of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. The witness, Mazen (a pseudonym), said, “I was arrested in late 2012, on the Syrian-Lebanese border, and was taken to Military Security...

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