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China sets retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods

China sets retaliatory tariffs on $60bn in US goods

China Tuesday announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. Tariffs of between five and 10 percent will take effect on some 5,200 US products on Monday, on the same day...

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Israel disputes that it used downed Russian plane as cover during strike

Israel disputes that it used downed Russian plane as cover during strike

Israel's military Tuesday disputed Russia's assertion that it used one of its aircraft as cover while it carried out a strike in Syria, leading to it accidentally being shot down. "During the strike against the target in Latakia, the Russian plane that was then hit was not within the...

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Germany welcomes deal on Idlib

Germany welcomes deal on Idlib

Germany's foreign minister is welcoming a deal between Turkey and Russia to create a demilitarized zone in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib. Speaking in Romania on Tuesday, Heiko Maas said "whatever helps avoid a humanitarian disaster in Idlib is good." Maas cautioned that...

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Russia says Syrian regime missiles shot down its aircraft

Russia says Syrian regime missiles shot down its aircraft

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was brought down by a Syrian regime missile over the Mediterranean early Tuesday, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian defense ministry said. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked...

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Zaman TV: Hussein needs plastic surgery

Zaman TV: Hussein needs plastic surgery

(Zaman Al Wasl TV)- The pictures taken of Hussein may seem at first to be extracted from an artificial and fabricated hollywoodian scene, but with the Syrian condition and the daily tragedies it produces, these scenes have become almost mundane and realistic.  This...

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Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident. The US official said the...

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Russia and Turkey agree to demilitarised zone around Idlib

Russia and Turkey agree to demilitarised zone around Idlib

Russia and Turkey have agreed to create a demilitarised zone between the Syrian army and armed rebel groups around Idlib, where an assault from the Syrian government forces had been expected for more than a week. Russia and Turkey will "create a demilitarised zone some 15 to 20...

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Liwa Shuhada al-Qaryatayn relocating to Aleppo province

Liwa Shuhada al-Qaryatayn relocating to Aleppo province

Former U.S.-backed vetted Syrian opposition militia Liwa Shuhada al-Qaryatayn (ShQ) is relocating from the Tanf area in the southeastern desert to the north along with hundreds of civilians after striking a deal with Russia, according to reports. Badia24 reported on Sunday, September 16...

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Israel releases satellite photos of Assad's palace

Israel releases satellite photos of Assad's palace

(Hebrew Press)- To mark 30 years since its first orbital launch, Defense Ministry publishes images from its newest spy satellite, showing Syrian tanks, an airfield… and Bashar Assad’s home Israel on Monday released photographs taken by its newest spy satellite of sites located...

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Putin and Erdogan to hold talks on rebel-held Idlib

Putin and Erdogan to hold talks on rebel-held Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to meet Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday as international concern mounts over an expected Syrian government assault on the rebel-held province of Idlib. The leaders of the two countries that are on opposite sides of the conflict...

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Former female detainee tells stories of rape, torture in security chambers

Former female detainee tells stories of rape, torture in security chambers

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Zaman Al Wasl launches a new series called "Syrian Women in Assad's Prisons" which is concerned with the prisoners, the released and the missing women. The series begins with the story of Aida al-Haj Yousif , she was known as Zaina, where she recounts dozens of stories about...

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Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

More than 300 doctors and nurses rallied Sunday in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, urging the international community to protect them against an expected offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Brandishing roses and wearing white coats and blue surgical uniforms, the...

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Latakia: 14 regime forces killed in four weeks

Latakia: 14 regime forces killed in four weeks

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 14 regime forces from coastal Latakia province have been killed in a four weeks, pro-regime news feeds reported. The death toll included 3 army officers, one of them was Major General. The Alawites-dominated areas are still the main manpower supply for...

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After Damascus raid, Israel says working to keep weapons from foes

After Damascus raid, Israel says working to keep weapons from foes

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country is taking action to stop its foes from acquiring sophisticated arms, hours after Damascus said Israeli missiles targeted its airport. Israel has not officially confirmed or denied a report by Syrian state news agency...

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Israel strike on Damascus airport targeted Iranian cargo plane: reports

Israel strike on Damascus airport targeted Iranian cargo plane: reports

The Israeli missile strike on the Damascus international airport late Saturday reportedly targeted an Iranian plane delivering weapons for pro-regime forces and Revolutionary Guards units fighting in the country’s civil war, the Israeli media reported Sunday. According to a Hadashot...

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Polls open in Syrian local elections: regime media

Polls open in Syrian local elections: regime media

  Voting began across regime-controlled parts of Syria on Sunday for the war-ravaged country's first local elections since 2011, state-run news agency SANA said. Polling booths opened at 7:00 am (0400 GMT) and are expected to stay open for 12 hours. "Voting centres opened for...

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Cardinal says women should train priests to fight abuse 'crisis'

Cardinal says women should train priests to fight abuse 'crisis'

Women should play a greater role in the training of priests to fight the child abuse "crisis" that has engulfed the Catholic Church, Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet has said. More must be done within the church to tackle the root causes of the latest wave of global abuse scandals to rock...

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US to impose tariffs on $200 bn in Chinese goods: reports

US to impose tariffs on $200 bn in Chinese goods: reports

US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and could make the announcement in the coming days, US media reported. Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10 percent....

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