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Assad decrees increasing monthly salaries while Syrian Lira keep sliding down

Assad decrees increasing monthly salaries while Syrian Lira keep sliding down

    ''Al-Assad issued on Saturday legislative decrees stipulating for increasing monthly salaries of civil and military personnel,'' Syrian News Agency (SANA) said. Analysts said the increasing had come days after the Iranian financial support for the Assad regime, ''...

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Raqqa: How Syria's Islamists govern with guile and guns

Raqqa: How Syria's Islamists govern with guile and guns

  The Syrian boys looked edgy and awkward. Three months ago their town, the eastern desert city of Raqqa, had fallen to rebel fighters trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's government. Now the four boys - clad in tight jeans and bright T-shirts - were whitewashing a wall to...

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CIA and U.S. military operatives teach Syrian rebels how to use anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns

CIA and U.S. military operatives teach Syrian rebels how to use anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns

CIA and U.S. military operatives have been secretly teaching Syrian rebels how to use anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns, the Los Angeles Times has learned. The White House refuses to confirm but says 'substantial assistance' is being provided. White House   officials refused...

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As Hezbollah Fights in Syria, Life Changes in a Lebanese Border Town

As Hezbollah Fights in Syria, Life Changes in a Lebanese Border Town

   HERMEL, Lebanon — The procession was small as Hezbollah funerals go, just a few hundred people winding past wind-tossed olive trees through this remote Bekaa Valley village. Still, the mourners honored the fighter killed in Syria with the usual solemn choreography:...

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Killing a woman by Shariah Authority member: Aleppo Media Center

Killing a woman by Shariah Authority member: Aleppo Media Center

  Aleppo Media Center confirmed killing of a woman and her husband wounded by member of Shariah Authority in Aleppo.   Mayada Marei, 44, was killed by gunshot of Shariah members were chasing two armed men in Aleppo. FSA had arrested the man to be subjected to trial,...

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U.N. expert: More arms for Syria mean more war crimes

U.N. expert: More arms for Syria mean more war crimes

Increasing the flow of weapons to  Syria 's government and rebel forces will most likely cause an increase in  war crimes  in a two-year-old civil war that has killed more than 90,000 people, a  U.N.  human rights investigator warned on Friday. "States who provide...

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Syria's Increasingly Grim Refugee Picture

Syria's Increasingly Grim Refugee Picture

   One year ago, the United Nations said that over 78,000 people had fled Syria, as the conflict between President Bashar Al Assad and various opposition movements moved unmistakably towards full-on civil and even regional war. The number now tops 1.6 million, in addition to...

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Lavrov criticizes demands of Assad must step down,

Lavrov criticizes demands of Assad must step down, "Not because we like the regime''

  Russia's foreign minister said Friday that Washington is sending contradictory signals on Syria that could derail an international conference intended to end that country's civil war, warning that U.S. talk about a possible no-fly zone would only encourage the rebels...

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Lebanese president urges Hezbollah to pull out of Syria

Lebanese president urges Hezbollah to pull out of Syria

President Michel Suleiman has called on the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah movement to pull its guerrillas out of  Syria , saying any further involvement in its neighbor's civil war would fuel instability in Lebanon. Hezbollah militants spearheaded the recapture of the strategic...

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 Syria borrows from Iran to improve value of its own currency

Syria borrows from Iran to improve value of its own currency

Iran has stepped in to help Syria raise the value of its currency after it plummeted following the United States announcing plans to arm Syrian rebels. Before the Syrian civil war started more than two years ago, the Syrian pound was worth about 70 U.S. dollars; however, last week it was...

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Efrin Deadly clashes between PKK Military Arm 'YPG' and Free Syrian Army

Efrin Deadly clashes between PKK Military Arm 'YPG' and Free Syrian Army

Days after the deadly clashes between Kurdish forces of People Defense Units (YPG) and members of Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Kurds seized the control of the rural areas of Efrin, a Kurdish city in the north of the country, Firat news agency reported. .On vehicles Equiped with...

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Abdulbaset Sieda urges Syrian Kurds join SNC

Abdulbaset Sieda urges Syrian Kurds join SNC

The former chief of opposition Syria National Council (SNC), Abdulbaset Sieda asked the Kurdish parties of the country to join the council, Anatolia news agency said . “ I came in Erbil again to demand the Syrian Kurdish parties to join Syria opposition...

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Clashes with Jordanian soldiers leaves one Syrian killed and two wounded

Clashes with Jordanian soldiers leaves one Syrian killed and two wounded

   Jordan’s military said that infiltrators from Syria have clashed with Jordanian soldiers near the border. One infiltrator was killed and two wounded. '' The attackers opened fire on a border post on Wednesday, according to a Jordanian military spokesman. Soldiers returned the...

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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with newly arrived Syrian refugees in Jordan

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with newly arrived Syrian refugees in Jordan

   UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie traveled to Jordan's border with Syria on 18 June at the start of a visit to mark World Refugee Day. She met with refugees as they were arriving and listened to their stories of escape.She urged the international community to do more to...

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Lebanon is home to Syrian refugee but very tiny according to big misery

Lebanon is home to Syrian refugee but very tiny according to big misery

MY eyes kept being drawn to the shoes. The tiny pink running shoes with Velcro straps, on the feet of the 2-year-old girl sitting quietly on her mother’s lap. She fidgeted only a bit — jostling occasionally with her 7-year-old twin sisters while her father told a ...

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'Not allowed to move in Syria unless you provide recent bills': A Military source told

'Not allowed to move in Syria unless you provide recent bills': A Military source told "Zaman Alwasl"

    Syrian Defense Ministry issued recently circular  was sent to all military institutions , barriers and checkpoints to ''not allowed any Syrian citizen wants to pass or move among his city or neighborhoods unless he provides his recent electricity, water and...

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 Cameron Says UK Government Can Arm Rebels in Syria Without Vote in House of Commons

Cameron Says UK Government Can Arm Rebels in Syria Without Vote in House of Commons

  British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that his government reserves the right to arm rebels in Syria without a vote in the House of Commons, saying that not holding a vote will allow the government to act “very swiftly.” Cameron’s comments are contrary to what was...

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Syrian wounded in Lebanon urge Coalition: We need shelter, food, clean water and medical care

Syrian wounded in Lebanon urge Coalition: We need shelter, food, clean water and medical care

    Number of  Syrian  wounded in Lebanon urged Dr. Jawad Abo Hatab, the medical officer in the coalition to make an urgent act regarding the bitter situation they are going through to provide an emergency aid and financial support to cover treatment expenses....

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