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Humble words of Homsi old woman summarise Syrians’ stand

Humble words of Homsi old woman summarise Syrians’ stand

(Writing by Faris Al Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) An old lady from Zafarana village in Homs’s countryside, expressed her opinion in what has been happening in Syria. In a video surfaced on the internet by activists an old woman appeared while she was grinding on the mill stone and...

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Refugee schools in Lebanon have no funds or support: activists

Refugee schools in Lebanon have no funds or support: activists

(Abdul Hafidh al-Houlani; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) The first day of school for Syrian children is not like others of different countries, as it is full of deprivation, neglect and suffering.  Abo Alaa from Qalamoon, a father of 5 students stood in front of Arena library reading...

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Syrian migrants refresh life vests trade in Turkey

Syrian migrants refresh life vests trade in Turkey

(By Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed Syrian people trying to cross the sea to Europe have started taking cautions to protect them during their deadly trip in sea to from Turkey to Europe.  In Aksaray area in Istanbul, Zaman al-Wasl met Mustafa, a young man from...

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Syrians migration journey has a taste of hell: migrant

Syrians migration journey has a taste of hell: migrant

 (Reporting by Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) “We were packed like sardines in a van, but our good luck saved us from imminent death when a police trap stopped the van",a Palestinian refugee from Yarmouk camp described his adventure in the way between Greece and Serbia. The...

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Syrian refugees: graves cost a 'fortune' in Arsal

Syrian refugees: graves cost a 'fortune' in Arsal

(Reporting by Abdul Hadidh al-Houlani; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Syrian refugees in Lebanese border town of Arsal have nothing left more than memories of their life in Syria. They can not treat their guests with a cup of coffee, or give their dead a dignified burial and funeral, Izz...

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Istanbul's Osmanbey Market affords good income for Syrian refugees

Istanbul's Osmanbey Market affords good income for Syrian refugees

(By Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) ISTANBUL (Zaman Al Wasl)- Osmanbey's Market is considered the largest and most important commercial centre in Istanbul, where shops of wholesale and retail gather in an area famous of trading clothes, finest fabrics and Turkish threads. The market...

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Popular fears aside, businesses often eager for migrant workers

Popular fears aside, businesses often eager for migrant workers

Raghad al Sous braved bombings in Syria to keep studying at school before fleeing in 2013 to rejoin her mother, who had been granted refugee status in Britain. She is now about to start studying at university with the hope of becoming a hospital pharmacist. "I had to walk to...

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Forensic services in rebel-held Aleppo improve despite aid shortage

Forensic services in rebel-held Aleppo improve despite aid shortage

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Forensic Medicine centre in Aleppo provides many services in the liberated areas in the city of Aleppo especially for the investigations and criminal services, as many military and judicial bodies rely on them to determine the cause of death before issuing the...

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Rama, cancer patient, finds no treatment in war country

Rama, cancer patient, finds no treatment in war country

(Reporting by Faris al-Rifai; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Rama al-Hamwi, a 30- year-old lady from Hama, a university graduated from Economy college in Aleppo, live difficult life as she suffers of cancer besides the war circumstances which limit her chances to receive treatment. ...

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The only surgical centre in Yarmouk Camp has no support, aid

The only surgical centre in Yarmouk Camp has no support, aid

(Reporting by Soufyan Jbawi; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Riyadh Idris, the Director of the Surgical Medical rescuing center in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees called the medical bodies and agencies to look to Yarmouk’s status after disconnecting all methods of support , he warned of...

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Electricity, water, become luxury in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Electricity, water, become luxury in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

(By Soufyan Jbawi; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Abo Ahmed and his children patiently wait for the time to become 8:00pm, because it is the time for the electricity to get connected to their house in Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. Abo Ahmed then rushes to everything needs charging and...

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Army checkpoints short way to make a fortune

Army checkpoints short way to make a fortune

 (Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Barriers, shields and checkpoints have become a familiar scene to Syrians since Assad's family, father and son, have captured the power in Syria since early sixties last century, and even before the uprising flareup in March 2011. The checkpoints gain...

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 Organ trade covered by Syrian intelligence in Homs

Organ trade covered by Syrian intelligence in Homs

  (Ma'moon Abu Mohamed; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Well-informed sources revealed to Zaman al-Wasl that organ trade has been flourishing under cover and participation of Syrian regime in central city of Homs. The initial reports say the trafficking targeted Syrian detainee and...

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After 13 times deportation, Syrian refugee stuck in Ataturk airport since 4 months

After 13 times deportation, Syrian refugee stuck in Ataturk airport since 4 months

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Siraj Eddin Allon, A Syrian young man has been in Ataturk Airport in Istanbul for 4 months with other 7 Syrian refugees waiting to deportation to the country they had come from. Allon explained his marathon trip between Turkey to Nouakchott in Mauritania as he kept...

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People pay tribute to Houla Massacre victims in Eid al-Fitr

People pay tribute to Houla Massacre victims in Eid al-Fitr

(Zaman Al Wasl)-  Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, has revived the bitterness of brutal massacres committed by Syrian regime and allied militias as people heading cemeteries to pay tribute to the victims of the 4-year-old war. Zaman al-Wasl's photos that were...

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Forged documents and passports, profitable trade exploits desperate Syrians

Forged documents and passports, profitable trade exploits desperate Syrians

(Translation by Yusra Ahmed) (EQTSAD)- It has become familiar to see adverts on social media offering fake and forged Syrian official documents like passports, driving licenses, university certificates, birth certificate and others, as many Syrians left the country without any document and...

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Is global aid reaching Syrians in need? Charities battle to deliver

Is global aid reaching Syrians in need? Charities battle to deliver

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Charities trying to deliver aid across Syria to help victims of the worsening conflict, have admitted it is hard, if not impossible, to know where supplies end up and fear future funding could be at risk, a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation...

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Syrian Refugees: Om Noura turned to be a vendor to survive

Syrian Refugees: Om Noura turned to be a vendor to survive

 (By Lama Shammas; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) ISTANBUL (Zaman Al Wasl)- “it has not crossed my mind at all that I would one day be forced to sell my clothes and my kids’ clothes and toys to afford for living”, in those painful words, om Noura, a Syrian refugee woman started her...

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