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Iraqi jets target Daesh meeting dens in Syria

Iraqi jets target Daesh meeting dens in Syria

The Iraqi military says its jets have bombed two Daesh (ISIS) positions inside Syria that were being used for as meeting places for the militant group. Iraq's Joint Operations Command said in a statement Tuesday that at least 30 Daesh members were present in one of the locations...

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250,000 Syrian refugees could return home next year: UNHCR

250,000 Syrian refugees could return home next year: UNHCR

Up to 250,000 Syrian refugees could return to their devastated homeland in 2019, while many others face problems with documentation and property that the Damascus government must help resolve, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said Tuesday. Some 5.6 million Syrian refugees remain in...

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People suffer bread shortage in regime-held Deir Ezzor

People suffer bread shortage in regime-held Deir Ezzor

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Regime-held areas in Deir Ezzor province have been experiencing a shortage of bread for weeks as regime officials attribute increased demand for bread to the influx of people fleeing battlefield of Daesh and US-led forces in the eastern countryside. Despite...

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Huawei exec remains behind bars in Canada

Huawei exec remains behind bars in Canada

A second day of court Monday brought no resolution to the question of whether a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei would be granted bail, with the hearing resuming tomorrow. The arrest of the company’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Dec. 1 at Vancouver...

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US-led coalition defends strike on hospital in Syria

US-led coalition defends strike on hospital in Syria

The U.S.-led coalition against Daesh on Monday defended striking a hospital in eastern Syria. The Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a press release that Daesh terrorists used Hajin Hospital in Deir ez-Zor province as a platform to engage partner...

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Landmine kills five children in Eastern Ghouta

Landmine kills five children in Eastern Ghouta

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Five children have been killed in a landmine explosion in Eastern Ghouta suburbs near the capital, local activists said Tuesday. The explosives are suspected to have been planted by regime forces in the village of al-Jarba during the war on the eastern enclave of...

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Oil prices up as US, China restart trade talks

Oil prices up as US, China restart trade talks

Crude oil prices were slightly up at opening on Tuesday as the U.S. and China's restart of trade talks provided optimism for investors who expect poor global economic growth and low overall oil demand next year. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $60 a barrel at 0500 GMT...

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Work ongoing for constitutional committee: UN Syria envoy

Work ongoing for constitutional committee: UN Syria envoy

The U.N. Special envoy for Syria said Monday work is still ongoing to form a committee meant to draft a new constitution before the end of the year, adding that hurdles remain in place. Staffan de Mistura made his comments in Jordan after meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi...

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Assad regime attacks Idlib in violation of Sochi deal

Assad regime attacks Idlib in violation of Sochi deal

Syrian regime forces and allied militias continued their attacks in Idlib’s de-escalation zone on Monday despite a ceasefire agreement, according to an opposition spokesman.  "The Assad regime forces continue to launch airstrikes on Idlib and Hama,” Naji Mustafa, a spokesman...

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Radical Tahrir al-Sham to execute citizen journalist over US-led coalition links

Radical Tahrir al-Sham to execute citizen journalist over US-led coalition links

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the radical islamist militant group, has decided to execute a Syrian citizen-journalist after one year in captivity, accusing him of contacting Hezbollah and Israel to attack Daesh and jihadists groups bastions in northern Syria, local activists and...

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Iraqi oil minister expects prices to rise over time

Iraqi oil minister expects prices to rise over time

Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said Monday he expected the fall in oil prices to stop and for prices to rise over time, adding that if OPEC had not cut production, prices would have dropped to $45-50 per barrel. Speaking at a ministry event in Baghdad, Ghadhban said the recent fall...

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UN sends aid to hundreds of thousands in war-torn Syria

UN sends aid to hundreds of thousands in war-torn Syria

The United Nations has begun sending desperately needed aid from Jordan to hundreds of thousands of civilians in war-torn Syria. The U.N.'s humanitarian office said on Sunday that 369 trucks will carry one month's worth of supplies to Syria. It's the first cross-border aid shipment...

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Syrian air defenses intercept enemy targets around Damascus: SANA

Syrian air defenses intercept enemy targets around Damascus: SANA

State-run Syrian Arab News Agency deleted Sunday an earlier report that said that Syrian air defenses had intercepted enemy targets around Damascus international airport Sunday.

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Cyprus police detain 40 Syrian migrants after boat arrival

Cyprus police detain 40 Syrian migrants after boat arrival

Cyprus police say they have detained 40 Syrian migrants after a boat dropped them off along the ethnically split island nation's northwestern coast. Police said Sunday authorities had initially located the boat about 25 kilometers (15 miles) off the island's coast late Saturday. The...

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Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

Lilas Almalaki didn’t know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place. Hassan Husseini didn’t speak...

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 Zaman al-Wasl reporter might be released on Wednesday: source

Zaman al-Wasl reporter might be released on Wednesday: source

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Zaman al-Wasl reporter Abdul Hafiz al-Houlani is expected to be released on Wednesday after three weeks of arbitrary arrest by the Lebanese State Intelligence, legal source said.   The Lebanese Public Prosecution in Baalbek city has accused al-Houlani, who...

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Assad intelligence used rape to humiliate victims, families: activists

Assad intelligence used rape to humiliate victims, families: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- As the Syrian regime arrests hundreds of young men in the Eastern and southern suburbs of Damascus despite reconciliation deal reached in April, another dirty game the intelligence has been working on related to the values of the conservative society in Ghouta district....

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Saudi crude exports expected at 7.3M bpd in Jan, down 1M bpd from Nov: sources

Saudi crude exports expected at 7.3M bpd in Jan, down 1M bpd from Nov: sources

Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports are expected to drop next month by some 1 million barrels per day from November levels, two sources familiar with the matter said Saturday. The world’s top oil exporter is expected to ship about 7.3 million bpd in January, one of the sources said,...

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