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Jarba demands a time frame for any talks with Assad

Jarba demands a time frame for any talks with Assad

 The Syrian opposition will form a provisional government in the second half of August after months of failed efforts, Syrian National Coalition chief Ahmad Jarba said on Tuesday.   "I expect a government in exile to be formed around 10 days after Eid al-Fitr," the Muslim...

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Saudi Arabia stresses need to work on full and comprehensive cease-fire in Syria

Saudi Arabia stresses need to work on full and comprehensive cease-fire in Syria

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has again confirmed the need to work on a full and comprehensive cease-fire in Syria and to allow humanitarian assistance to reach all those in need in all locations and across borders, according to Saudi Press Agency. This came in a speech delivered by the...

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National Coalition meets Qatari Emir, vows to form govt late August

National Coalition meets Qatari Emir, vows to form govt late August

 The Syrian opposition will form a provisional government in the second half of August after months of failed efforts, Syrian National Coalition chief Ahmad Jarba said on Tuesday to AFP from Doha.   Jarba held fruitful talks with the new emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin...

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Syrian Kurd call to arms against jihadists: activists

Syrian Kurd call to arms against jihadists: activists

  Syria's main Kurdish militia on Tuesday issued a call to arms to all Kurds to fight jihadists in the country after the assassination of a Kurdish leader, activists said to AFP.   "The Committees for the Protection of the Kurdish People (YPG) called on all those fit to...

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 Ankara holds talks between Al Nusra and PYD

Ankara holds talks between Al Nusra and PYD

Turkey has become involved in order to bring about an understanding between the Al Nusra Front and Kurdish groups so that ongoing conflicts in Ras Al-Ayn in Syria will cease.  Turkey has started negotiations regarding the clashes in the  Kurd ish region of northern ...

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PYD's Muslim: Ankara agreed to conditional autonomy

PYD's Muslim: Ankara agreed to conditional autonomy

Turkey has told the leader of Syria's Democratic Union Party (PYD) -- an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) -- who paid a surprise visit to Ankara at the end of last week, not to go ahead with a fait accompli autonomy, but recognized the Kurds' right to autonomy as long as...

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Leader in PYD, was assassinated this morning in Qamishli

Leader in PYD, was assassinated this morning in Qamishli

 Issa Hisso, the leader of the Democratic Union Party- PYD, was assassinated this morning in Qamishli city, north east Syria by an improvised explosive device in his car, activists reported. Hisso, a Syrian Kurdish opposition leader in the Kurdish Supreme Committee and the West...

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 Syrian Opposition Leader Says He Would Meet Assad Officials

Syrian Opposition Leader Says He Would Meet Assad Officials

  The new head of the main Syrian exile opposition group says he is prepared to attend a peace conference in Geneva with representatives of President  Bashar al-Assad  of  Syria  without preconditions. But the group’s new president, Ahmad al-Jarba, said in an...

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Nazi Fugitive Alois Brunner May Be Alive in Syria

Nazi Fugitive Alois Brunner May Be Alive in Syria

  Nazi hunters, including Israel, have been looking for Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner for years. The CIA may have employed him. At the age of 100, he still may alive and hiding in Syria. Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, former senior aide to Adolf Eichmann, may still be alive and...

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  Syria rebels 'down fighter jet' near Damascus

Syria rebels 'down fighter jet' near Damascus

  Activists say Syrian rebels have shot down an air force fighter jet in the east Ghouta of Damascus  Amateur video showed rebels inside the operations room in Air defense base was affiliated to the Assad forces before being under rebels's control. The rebels were sitting in...

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 Assad bombs pound prayers of Homs, killing 5 and dozens wounded

Assad bombs pound prayers of Homs, killing 5 and dozens wounded

  Assad mortar bombs pounded Monday al-Husami mosque in Homs, killing 5 and dozens wounded Activists reported fierce shelling yesterday on al-Dablan neighborhood in Homs which targeted prayers during al-Taraweeh pray in al-Husami mosque, killing 5 and dozens wounded. The...

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 Al Qaeda group kidnaps Italian Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio in Syria: activists

Al Qaeda group kidnaps Italian Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio in Syria: activists

  Al Qaeda-linked fighters in the rebel-held eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on Monday abducted a prominent Italian Jesuit priest who championed the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, activists said to Reuters. Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant kidnapped ...

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Shariah Authority in Aleppo says no sympathy with gangsters, Jesria still under arrest

Shariah Authority in Aleppo says no sympathy with gangsters, Jesria still under arrest

    Shariah Authority in Aleppo confirmed to Zaman Alwasl that the well-know gangster, Mohamed Jesria, is still under arrest by Daraet Azza Court in the northern countryside of the city.   Jesria was convicted by more than 45 charges, including kidnapping, robbery and...

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  Rebels' commander in Khaldiyah blames FSA to leave his brigade without ammunition

Rebels' commander in Khaldiyah blames FSA to leave his brigade without ammunition

    Rebels' commander in Khaldiyah had blamed other Islamic brigades and FSA battalions which left his brigade without ammunition   Abu Hatem Aldhahik denied in Skype interview with Zaman Alwasl the responsibility for losing parts of Khaldiyah neighborhood because of...

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Car bomb rocked al-mazra'a Checkpoint in Homs

Car bomb rocked al-mazra'a Checkpoint in Homs

A huge car bomb rocked al-mazra'a Checkpoint at the western entrance of the city of Homs, killing unconfirmed number and wounded dozens of Assad forces, according to activists.   No Armed group adopted the the explosion which considered the first against regime's barriers...

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Zaman Alwasl interviews PYD leader, we are not separatists

Zaman Alwasl interviews PYD leader, we are not separatists

More than six months have passed since the first Interview with Saleh Muslim, president of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). His statements have not changed, ' We will not negotiate with Jabhat al-Nusrah. We are not separatists. The Assad Army will not fall.'  As many...

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Qatar's new emir to meet opposition National Coalition on Tuesday

Qatar's new emir to meet opposition National Coalition on Tuesday

Qatar's new emir will meet the opposition National Coalition on Tuesday, Nizar al-Haraki, ambassador of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) to Doha said to al-Arab Qatari newspaper. The newly-elected leader of the SNC, Ahmad al-Jarba, to visit Qatar within days to coordinate aid...

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UNHCR concerned at arbitrary detention of Syrian

UNHCR concerned at arbitrary detention of Syrian

The UN refugee agency said on Friday it was concerned that Egyptian military and security personnel have been arbitrarily detaining an increasing number of Syrians amid growing anti-Syrian sentiment. UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming told a news briefing that those arrested and detained had...

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