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Turkey sends reinforcements to Idlib
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Turkey sends reinforcements to Idlib

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Turkish troop reinforcements entered Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent reported, a week after a deal between Ankara and Moscow averted a government offensive. Around 35 military vehicles travelled south down the main highway near the town of Saraqib after midnight. The convoy was accompanied by...

Friday's airstrikes on Aleppo targeted Military Academy: image
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Friday's airstrikes on Aleppo targeted Military Academy: image

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Satellite images showed that the suspected US-led airstrikes on Aleppo city last Friday had targeted weapons depots in the Assad Academy for Military Engineering. The airstrikes rocked what activists reported as an Iranian weapon arsenal and training camps in the northern city of Aleppo. Footage surfaced...

In abandoned villa, Syrian children study on the ground
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In abandoned villa, Syrian children study on the ground

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In rebel-held northern Syria, displaced children sit or lie on the ground of an unfinished villa, bending over their notebooks to apply themselves as they write the day's lesson. Four teachers instruct around 100 children -- girls and boys aged six to 12 -- at the makeshift school in an opposition-held area in the west of the northern...

In a blow to Israel, Russia says it will send Syria powerful antiaircraft missiles
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In a blow to Israel, Russia says it will send Syria powerful antiaircraft missiles

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Russia said Monday it would equip Syria with sophisticated air defense systems, a move that could worsen a rift with Israel by limiting its ability to bomb across its northern border. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow would send Russia’s powerful S-300 ground-to-air missile systems to Syria, a longtime ally, in the next two...

At Shiite checkpoint, Aisha said ‘my name is Fatima’
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At Shiite checkpoint, Aisha said ‘my name is Fatima’

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Zaman Al Wasl

Frontier agent: What’s your name?  Aisha: My name is Fatima! Frontier agent: do you have your identity card on you, Fatima? Aisha: I lost it when we left the house. This short interaction between the Iraqi girl Aisha Hameed, 7-year-old, and a member of  the Iran-backed Shiite militia, Hashd al-Shaabi...

Israeli navy entered Syria territorial waters, searching for Ilyushin-20 wreckage: source
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Israeli navy entered Syria territorial waters, searching for Ilyushin-20 wreckage: source

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Zaman Al Wasl

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Three Israeli naval boats have entered the Syrian territorial waters, seeking to find the wreckage of the downed Russian Ilyushin-20 with 15 troops on board was shot down by a Syrian air defense missile on September 17, military source told Zaman al-Wasl. The Syrian officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity,...

Rukban refugees protest against regime siege
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Rukban refugees protest against regime siege

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The concerns and fears of the Syrian in the deserted Rukban camp on the grew bigger with the deterioration of the medical situation which is due to the medical point of the UNICEF in the Jordanian side ceasing to provide health services to the hundreds of cases coming from the camp every day.  Unicef, which is the...

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Turkey sends reinforcements to Idlib

Turkish troop reinforcements entered Syria's rebel bastion of Idlib on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent reported, a week after a deal between Ankara and Moscow averted a government offensive. Around 35 military vehicles travelled south down the main highway near the town of Saraqib after midnight. The convoy was accompanied by...

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Business

Brent oil jumps to four-year high near $81

  Brent oil soared Monday close to $81, reaching the highest level since November 2014 after OPEC and other global producers snubbed pressure from US President Donald Trump to dampen prices. At 0840 GMT, Brent North Sea crude for delivery in November soared to a peak of $80.94 per barrel. That was the highest level since November 12,...

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Saudi Arabia Can Ease Trump's Gas Price Fears

Saudi Arabia confronts something of a dilemma. On the one hand, it really wants to put the squeeze on arch-rival Iran, and few things squeeze that country harder than the resumption of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports. Yet the mere prospect of taking that much oil off the market has helped to raise gasoline prices in a midterm-election year...

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German court says won't jail doctor from Nazi paedophile sect

A German court said Tuesday it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for a German former member of a Nazi paedophile sect for complicity in child sex abuse. It ruled that Hartmut Hopp, 74, could not be jailed because the evidence the Chilean court had provided against him fell short of that required under German judicial...

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Names of 8000 detainees tortured to death will be published on Sunday eve: lists

 Zaman al-Wasl will publish on Sunday lists including 8000 detainees tortured to death in the Syrian regime security chambers. The lists included names of tens of women and children.    Death certificates have been sweeping the registry offices. Most of the detainees were tortured to death by the Assad regime....

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Syrian Refugees

Aphrodite: journey from refugee camp to University of Waterloo

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Thirst for Knowledge for Aphrodite Atef al-Zuhouri was not quenched by the great success she achieved as the “first” graduate of the English Language Department at the Lebanese University in Beirut.  She did not let the impressive and prolific work offers and opportunities that came her way reduce her...

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