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Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor
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Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

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Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor said Monday, hours after Moscow announced a ceasefire there. Clashes between regime forces and jihadists raged Monday on the edge of the region held by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, following the...

Turkey pushes displaced people to settle in Afrin: displaced offices
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Turkey pushes displaced people to settle in Afrin: displaced offices

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Representatives of the Syrian displaced offices in the border city of Afrin called to a protest against the Turkish decision to close their offices, saying Turkey seeks to force the displaced to settle in northern Syria and to bar them from the right to return. According to a joint statement issued by the...

Syrian regime forces halt fire in Idlib: Russia
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Syrian regime forces halt fire in Idlib: Russia

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Russia says Syrian regime forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold. Fighting erupted in Idlib late last month, effectively shattering a cease-fire negotiated by Russia and Turkey that had been in place since September. Russia has firmly backed Bashar Assad's government in the...

Assad regime halts financial contribution to pro-media outlets
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Assad regime halts financial contribution to pro-media outlets

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian regime’s economic crisis led to the ultimate cessation of financial support to pro-Bashar al-Assad’s media outlets and journalists, official sources revealed. Sha’aban Aboud, a Washington-based journalist, noted in his Facebook page, that media support for newspapers, TV channels and private news sites...

Amid lull in air strikes, rebels reinforce northwest Syria frontlines
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Amid lull in air strikes, rebels reinforce northwest Syria frontlines

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Air strikes stopped in northwest Syria over the past 12 hours, rescuers said on Saturday, as Turkey-backed rebels arrived at the fronts to help fight the army and its Russian ally. A spokesman for rebels said they rejected a ceasefire proposal from Moscow as long as government forces remain in villages they had advanced into in recent...

SDF artillery kills 5 fighters near Azaz town
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SDF artillery kills 5 fighters near Azaz town

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least five rebels killed in artillery fire launched by the U.S.-led forces and the regime army in Azaz town in northern Aleppo province, commander said Saturday. The Syrian Democratic Forces backed (SDF) and regime forces seek to take territory under the control of Turkish-backed National Army east of Aleppo city....

Trump 'does not want' to turn up financial pressure on Assad regime via Caesar Act- Interview
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Trump 'does not want' to turn up financial pressure on Assad regime via Caesar Act- Interview

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Zaman Al Wasl

On the U.S. Caesar Act  that seeks turn up the financial pressure on Bashar Assad  and his regime ,  Zaman al-Wasl has interviewed Samir Seifan,  a  prominent Syrian Economist, to shed the light  on most controversial issues of the Syrian economy. Dr. Samir Seifan is a and the President of Syrian...

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Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor said Monday, hours after Moscow announced a ceasefire there. Clashes between regime forces and jihadists raged Monday on the edge of the region held by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, following the...

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Business

Exxon evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield: Iraqi official, sources

Exxon Mobil has evacuated all of its foreign staff from Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield and is flying them out to Dubai, a senior Iraqi official and three other sources told Reuters on Saturday. Production at the oilfield was not affected by the evacuation and work is continuing normally, overseen by Iraqi engineers, state-owned South Oil...

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Commentary

Syrian dissident stages hunger strike in Turkey

A Syrian political dissident has been on a hunger strike in Istanbul, Turkey for 11 days after Canada failed to follow through on his application for asylum for himself and his family, who he has not seen in years. Ammar al-Sheikh Haidar, the brother of Ali Haidar, Syria’s former minister of state for national reconciliation affairs, was...

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World

Deutsche says money-laundering reports not waived for Trump

Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank failed to forward suspicions about transactions involving US President Donald Trump to American authorities, The New York Times reported, prompting the firm to issue a denial Monday. "At no time was an investigator prevented from escalating activity identified as potentially suspicious" to the...

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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

Germany: Syrian refugees to get extension in their subsidiary protection

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The German office for foreigners in Hannover province approved the residency extension for Syrian refugees who have the right to  subsidiary  protection or any kind of residence, so they given a German travel document, over a demand by human rights advocates. The decision is issued under the supervision of...

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