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In the long aftermath of the Khashoggi case, MBS finally tries damage control
Gulf Arab Region

In the long aftermath of the Khashoggi case, MBS finally tries damage control

Gulf Arab Region
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (or MBS, as he is known) is struggling to salvage his reputation in the aftermath of the Khashoggi affair, with Riyadh seeking to shift blame onto more junior figures in the government. On Friday, Riyadh admitted what many had long ago inferred: that Saudi journalist and commentator Jamal...

Kurdish security arrest 30 people in Hasaka: activists
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Kurdish security arrest 30 people in Hasaka: activists

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The YPG-affiliated security, Asayish, has arrested at least 30 people in northeastern Hasaka province, saying they have links with Daesh jihadist group, local activists reported Sunday. Asayish, the police force of the Kurdish autonomous cantons, waged major arrest campaign against Arab villages near the town of...

Hama: schools may close amid lack of fund
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Hama: schools may close amid lack of fund

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The lack of fund for the education sector in the western countryside of Hama province has caused severe shortage of textbooks along with the lack of teachers’ salaries. Teachers have been working voluntarily for the second year in four schools, while the other schools are depending on aid to secure textbooks for...

Blast kills 7 civilians in Idlib city: activists
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Blast kills 7 civilians in Idlib city: activists

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A Syrian war monitor and an opposition paramedics group say an explosion in the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib has killed at least seven people and wounded others. The Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, said Sunday's blast occurred near a mosque killing three people, including a child. The Britain-based...

As Jordan celebrates Syria's cheap veg, activist says it saturated by Syrians blood
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As Jordan celebrates Syria's cheap veg, activist says it saturated by Syrians blood

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A Facebook ' post ' by Syrian activist Fidaa al-Zaatri was virally surfaced on Jordan's social media that celebrated the reopening the strategic Nassib border crossing where Jordanians said everything is very cheap in comparison to their currency.  Al-Zaatri said "perhaps a mass grave is under the soil that...

US-backed offensive kills 35 IS fighters: monitor
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US-backed offensive kills 35 IS fighters: monitor

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An offensive by US-backed forces against the Islamic State group's last redoubt in eastern Syria killed 35 jihadists on Saturday, a Britain-based war monitor said. Twenty-eight IS members were killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition around the town of Hajin, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Another seven...

Russia to station S-300 missile system near T-4 Airbase in warning signal to Israel
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Russia to station S-300 missile system near T-4 Airbase in warning signal to Israel

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A well-informed source told Zaman al-Wasl that Russia is planning to station S-300 surface-to-air missile system near the T-4 Airbase in a warning signal to Israel that hit the desert base three times since August. Heavy Russian engineering equipment machines have begun to establish the military base west of...

Syria

Kurdish security arrest 30 people in Hasaka: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The YPG-affiliated security, Asayish, has arrested at least 30 people in northeastern Hasaka province, saying they have links with Daesh jihadist group, local activists reported Sunday. Asayish, the police force of the Kurdish autonomous cantons, waged major arrest campaign against Arab villages near the town of...

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Business

Syria seeks to revive trade via Jordan

By reopening a key crossing with Jordan this month, the Syrian regime is inching toward a return to trade with the wider region as it looks to boost its war-ravaged economy. The government of President Bashar Assad took back control of the Nassib border post in July from rebels as part of a military offensive that reclaimed swathes of the...

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Opinion

Washington seeks the Iraqi scenario in Syria: opinion

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A very significant development has taken place in the last few hours where the congressional council approved one of the laws before it concerning the amendment of the Federal Aviation Administration Act and the development of its items, promising to achieve the administration’s goals for the coming five  years until...

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World

World 'more dangerous' if US drops nuclear treaty: Kremlin

The Kremlin Monday said the world would be less safe if Washington goes ahead with plans to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty that banned intermediate-range missiles. "Such steps, if taken, will make the world more dangerous," said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov as he rejected claims by U.S. President Donald...

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Tsunami

Former female detainee brutally beaten in Turkey after revealing rape memos in Assad prisons

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Aida al-Haj Yousuf, former Syrian detainee, was severely beaten by unknown attackers in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Tuesday, following torture and rape memos published by Zaman al-Wasl. Yousuf, who has been released, as part of prisoner exchange, is living with her children in Gaziantep, in order to escape death....

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Syrian Refugees

Rescued migrants in limbo while waiting for resettlement in Germany

More than 100 migrants who were rescued at sea have been waiting months to be transferred to Germany, the German government says. Bureaucracy seems to be the main obstacle. One hundred and fifteen migrants who were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea have been waiting for months in Italy and Malta for Germany to take them in as promised,...

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