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Scores of White Helmets members left Jordan: Ministry

Scores of White Helmets members left Jordan: Ministry

Scores of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defense agency have left Jordan to western countries, according to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry. “A total of 279 civil defense volunteers have left the kingdom,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The...

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Latakia: 18 regime forces killed in four weeks

Latakia: 18 regime forces killed in four weeks

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 18 regime forces from coastal Latakia province have been killed since mid September, pro-regime news feeds reported. The death toll included 5 army officers. Most of them were killed in the clashes with Daesh in the southern province of Sweida and eastern...

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New schools open for Syrian orphans in southern Turkey

New schools open for Syrian orphans in southern Turkey

 The academic year began on Wednesday for Syrian orphans at residential complex in southern Hatay province of Turkey. The complex, which was jointly built by Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and Yetim Vakfi (Orphan Foundation), includes newly-constructed primary...

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Syrian woman gives birth to quintuplets

Syrian woman gives birth to quintuplets

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A Syrian woman has given birth to quintuplets in northeastern city of Qamishli, activists told Zaman al-Wasl Wednesday. Hana' Hatem Soufi Salih gave birth by the caesarean section  at al-Amal hospital in the Kurdish-dominated city.  The five babies...

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Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance

Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance

With a mounting uproar over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been playing a critical role in the White House’s response to the situation, according to multiple sources. A senior Trump administration official said...

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Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems: police

Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems: police

A Syrian man who launched an arson attack and took a woman hostage at a German train station was an unemployed refugee with psychological problems and a history of street offences, police said Tuesday. Federal prosecutors who deal with terrorist cases said they planned to take over the...

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Assad plans Crimea visit, in talks about passenger flights: agencies

Assad plans Crimea visit, in talks about passenger flights: agencies

Syrian President Bashar Assad has tentative plans to visit Crimea in April 2019 and is in talks about starting regular passenger flights between Syria and the Black Sea peninsula, Russian news agencies reported Tuesday. The agencies cited members of a Crimean delegation visiting Syria...

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Corruption swallowed heavy weapons factory in Mesyaf: source

Corruption swallowed heavy weapons factory in Mesyaf: source

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Corruption continues to be spread in the Syrian army facilities to reach Factory 794 after Factory 793, to turn from heavy weapons manufacturing into scrap. The factory is located near the village of Zawi near Mesyaf city in al-Ghab Plain. The factory of Zawi...

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Moscow says Syria buffer going ahead despite missed deadline

Moscow says Syria buffer going ahead despite missed deadline

A day after jihadists missed a deadline under a demilitarisation deal for Idlib, key powerbroker Russia said the deal was still going ahead. The agreement, reached by rebel backer Turkey and regime ally Moscow, gave "radical fighters" until Monday to leave a horseshoe-shaped buffer...

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Microsoft co-founder dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder dies at 65

Microsoft Corporation co-founder Paul Allen died Monday at age 65, according to a statement released by one of his companies. Vulcan Inc. said Allen passed away in Seattle, Washington due to complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer affecting the immune system. “It is...

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At Golan crossing reopening, Druze hope to see family soon

At Golan crossing reopening, Druze hope to see family soon

For seven years, Sheikh Mahmud al-Taweel had been unable to see relatives living in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. But with the reopening of the Quneitra crossing Monday, the Syrian Druze hopes to reunite with them soon. As the Syrian national anthem blasted from...

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Syria opposition eyes ‘broad’ truce in Idlib: Former PM

Syria opposition eyes ‘broad’ truce in Idlib: Former PM

Syrian opposition groups hope to see a viable cease-fire imposed in Idlib, Ahmed Tuma, former prime minster of the Syrian Interim Government, said at a Monday press conference convened in Istanbul. Speaking at a press conference organized by the Syrian National Coalition to discuss the...

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Turkey's diplomatic success protects 4M people in Idlib

Turkey's diplomatic success protects 4M people in Idlib

Some four million civilians taking shelter in Syria's Idlib province -- with Turkey's efforts -- have been protected from a possible massacre and migration risk imposed by the Bashar al-Assad regime and its allies. Located in northwest Syria, Idlib has become one of the regions hit by the...

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About 900 Syrian refugees prepare to leave Lebanon

About 900 Syrian refugees prepare to leave Lebanon

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Some 835 Syrian refugees have registered with Lebanese General Security to return to their home country Monday, a source from the security agency told The Daily Star. About 5,000 refugees have gone home from Lebanon this year; most of the refugees are from the western...

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Jordan-Syria crossing reopens after 3-year closure

Jordan-Syria crossing reopens after 3-year closure

The border crossing between Jordan and Syria was opened on Monday after a three-year closure, according to a Jordanian government spokeswoman. “The Jaber-Naseeb border crossing will be open for 8 hours a day,” Jumana Ghunaimat said Monday. She said technical committees from...

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Paris: Heritage exhibition ignores regime role in destroying ancient cities

Paris: Heritage exhibition ignores regime role in destroying ancient cities

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian historic cities of Aleppo and Palmyra were presented in the “Endangered Heritage Protection Fair” in the Institute of the Arab World in Paris this week, with the participation of the Louvre Museum and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

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Deadline passes for Idlib buffer without militants leaving

Deadline passes for Idlib buffer without militants leaving

A deadline passed Monday without militants leaving a planned buffer zone around Syria's last major rebel bastion of Idlib as set out under a Russian-Turkish deal. The radical fighters were supposed to withdraw from the buffer as a final condition to implementing a Russian-Turkish deal...

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Syria buffer deal hangs in balance hours before deadline

Syria buffer deal hangs in balance hours before deadline

A Russian-Turkish deal to set up a buffer zone around Syria's last major rebel bastion hung by a thread Sunday, as jihadists showed no sign of withdrawing hours before a deadline. The accord also provides for the clearance of heavy weapons from a U-shaped zone around the northwestern...

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