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‘Cat man’ starts animal clinic in Syria

‘Cat man’ starts animal clinic in Syria

At an unlikely cat shelter in rebel-held northern Syria, Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel gently holds a feline patient on her back as an ultrasound probe is rolled across her pregnant belly. In a time of war, she is one of hundreds to have received medical attention at the makeshift animal clinic in...

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Displaced from Ghouta, Syrians seek refuge in emptied Afrin

Displaced from Ghouta, Syrians seek refuge in emptied Afrin

Displaced from her home in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, Umaima al-Sheikh and her family sought refuge in an abandoned house across the country in Afrin. The traditionally Kurdish town had been emptied of its residents just weeks earlier, after a brutal Turkish-led offensive forced tens of...

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35,000 people settled in Afrin region amid ethnic repopulation claims

35,000 people settled in Afrin region amid ethnic repopulation claims

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Around 35,000 of those bussed out of the onetime rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus have resettled in Afrin region by Turkey as the original residents, mostly Kurds, see return as a distant dream. A Turkish-led assault this year displaced over 137,000...

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Damascus displaced taste first Ramadan in makeshift camps

Damascus displaced taste first Ramadan in makeshift camps

(Zaman Al Wasl)- After stranding in the displacement camps, the evacuees of southern suburbs of Damascus have welcome the holy month of Ramadan with a very tragic situation. The newly refuge what has the holy month a heavy guest on the residents of the camp of Deir Al Balout near...

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Civilians risk their lives to cross river in Raqqa

Civilians risk their lives to cross river in Raqqa

Civilians in a northern Syrian city have been risking their lives to cross the Euphrates River after bridges that the YPG/PKK terrorists destroyed have not been repaired even after a year. The bridges, which link Raqqa city center with southern and western rural areas of the country, on...

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War-weary Syrian refugees welcome Ramadan

War-weary Syrian refugees welcome Ramadan

Millions of civilians in Syria have entered their eighth Ramadan amid ongoing attacks by the regime and its allies. Tens of thousands of refugees who took shelter in camps near the Turkish border have been provided with humanitarian assistance. Aid organizations have set up makeshift...

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Disabled activist 'wanted to show loyalty to Jerusalem'

Disabled activist 'wanted to show loyalty to Jerusalem'

Disabled Palestinian Fadi Abu Salah, 30, was among 62 martyrs killed by Israeli troops during Monday’s peaceful rallies near the Gaza-Israel fence, where Palestinians protested Israel’s occupation and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Born in the Gaza Strip in 1988,...

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Syrian entrepreneurs thrive in Turkey

Syrian entrepreneurs thrive in Turkey

In the Turkish city of Gaziantep, home to around half a million Syrians who fled the civil war south of the border, hundreds of Syrian businesses are thriving in a boost both for the displaced community and their host country. Over 3.5 million Syrians are registered in Turkey, far more than in...

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Alternative energy enables Daraa people to defy siege, power outage

Alternative energy enables Daraa people to defy siege, power outage

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Alternative energy has played an essential role in breaking the regime’s siege policy in Syria that depends on cutting off electricity and water supplies in opposition-held areas. Activists say people in Daraa province, the cradle of the Syrian revolution, have...

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Syrian migrants bring traditional Arab dance to Berlin

Syrian migrants bring traditional Arab dance to Berlin

With stomping feet, swinging hips, a drumbeat and lots of laughter, two Syrian migrants lead a group of Germans and others in traditional Arab dance at a Berlin studio to share part of their culture with the country that took them in. The workshops were initiated by Medhat Aldaabal and Ali...

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Daraa province: cradle of Syrian revolt

Daraa province: cradle of Syrian revolt

Syria's southern province of Daraa, which could be the regime's next target after its bloody reprisal of Eastern Ghouta, is the birthplace of the uprising which erupted in 2011. This agricultural region lies south of Damascus and also shares borders with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied...

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8 ways for Syrians to get into Lebanon, each comes with a cost

8 ways for Syrians to get into Lebanon, each comes with a cost

(Eqtsad)- Syrians experiencing restrictions in neighboring countries is hardly a new development in recent years. These restrictions manifest themselves, most notably, in the residency requirements in the asylum country and the means through which to enter that country. Fleeing Syria...

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Satellite Internet: activists' gate to report atrocities

Satellite Internet: activists' gate to report atrocities

 (Zaman Al Wasl)-  Even with capture of eastern Ghouta by regime and displacing more than 60,000 people to northern Idlib province, the Assad regime has failed to mute the voice of activists that turned into global voices.  With their Satellite Internet they...

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Syria's gypsies take benefit from war as old habits continue

Syria's gypsies take benefit from war as old habits continue

(Eqtsad)- “Oh good people, we are Syrians, we have no money to buy food to eat, we live on the street, we are a big family, and we have children with us, our homes have been destroyed and we have been displaced,” says a woman in her seventies dressed in rural style clothes on Metro No 13 in...

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Young Syrians don’t remember home

Young Syrians don’t remember home

Warda, a Syrian refugee, wishes she could erase her old life, so painful have the memories become. By contrast, as the conflict in Syria slides into its eighth year, her younger children have nothing to remember of their homeland – nor to forget.They are part of a new generation of Syrians...

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Begging in name of Syrian refugees turned a profession

Begging in name of Syrian refugees turned a profession

  (Eqtsad)- “Oh good people, we are Syrians, we have no money to buy food to eat, we live on the street, we are a big family, and we have children with us, our homes have been destroyed and we have been displaced,” says a woman in her seventies dressed in rural style clothes on Metro...

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Syria starts rebuilding even as more destruction wreaked

Syria starts rebuilding even as more destruction wreaked

In the Syrian city of Homs' landmark Clock Square, where some of the first anti-government protests erupted in 2011, stands a giant poster of a smiling President Bashar Assad waving his right arm, with a caption that reads: "Together we will rebuild." Four years after the military brought...

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A ‘Profile’ of how Daesh recruits European brides

A ‘Profile’ of how Daesh recruits European brides

 “Profile,” screening in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival, looks at how fighters from Daesh (ISIS) recruit young European women online. The lead actress in this feature-length fiction told Reuters the movie highlights the dangers of using the internet....

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