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US-led air raids hit ISIL in Iraq and Syria

US-led air raids hit ISIL in Iraq and Syria

  The US-led coalition have pounded the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group with 31 air strikes, including more than a dozen in the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane, the Pentagon has said. The 13 strikes in Kobane, destroyed 19 fighting positions on Friday,...

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Syrian kindergarten turns into orphanage

Syrian kindergarten turns into orphanage

A kindergarten in the northern province of Idlib has turned into an orphanage after becoming home to tens of children who lost one or both of their parents in Syria's civil war. Rawdat Al-Jinan kindergarten in the town of Salqin has basic facilities, but nevertheless,...

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Syrian wine defies war to reach the most lavish tables

Syrian wine defies war to reach the most lavish tables

Beirut, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) It is probably one of the most difficult and expensive-to-produce wines in the world, but its creators, brothers Karim and Sandro Saade, have decided to go on producing Domaine de Bargylus, despite the conflict that has been tearing Syria apart since 2011....

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'Raqqa House': refugee shelter turns into cultural espace

'Raqqa House': refugee shelter turns into cultural espace

Reporting by Faris Al Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed (Zaman Al Wasl)- Activists from al-Raqqa, who live in Turkey, have founded an educational house to be a station for activists and social bodies for inside and outside Syrians from all...

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