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World Bank's Kim to resign effective Feb. 1, work on infrastructure

World Bank's Kim to resign effective Feb. 1, work on infrastructure

 World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, who was at odds with the Trump administration's policies on climate change, will resign effective Feb. 1, more than three years ahead of his term's expiration, the multilateral lender said Monday. Kim, 59, a physician and public health...

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Daesh suicide bomber kills 5 in Raqqa: monitor

Daesh suicide bomber kills 5 in Raqqa: monitor

A Daesh (ISIS) suicide bomber attacked a center for Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa Monday, killing four civilians and an anti-jihadist fighter, a monitor said. The attacker blew himself up after entering the center run by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG),...

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US pullout from Syria to be done in 'prudent' way: Trump

US pullout from Syria to be done in 'prudent' way: Trump

President Donald Trump Monday sought to end fears of an abrupt U.S. pullout from Syria, saying the fight against Daesh (ISIS) was not over and that withdrawal would be done in a "prudent" manner. "We will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS and...

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Ascent: voluntary org helps Syrian refugees to integrate in Denmark

Ascent: voluntary org helps Syrian refugees to integrate in Denmark

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Danish Ascent foundation in the city of Gribskov seeks to connect the refugees, including Syrians, with the host community in order to facilitate their integration and the cultural exchange throughout diverse activities which involves dozens of newcomers of refugees to...

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Two Americans among foreign militants captured by Syrian Kurds

Two Americans among foreign militants captured by Syrian Kurds

The Kurdish-led force battling the remnants of Daesh (ISIS) in eastern Syria said Monday it captured five foreign militants, including two U.S. citizens. The two Americans, two Pakistanis and an Irishman were part of a cell planning an attack on civilians fleeing the militant group's...

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Turkish-backed Syrian rebel army deploys to halt militant advances

Turkish-backed Syrian rebel army deploys to halt militant advances

The main Turkish-backed rebel army has deployed along frontlines close to militants in northwest Syria to repel any new militant advance after an offensive that expanded their control over the country's last rebel-held bastion, rebels and residents said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Sunday...

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Concerns mount over refugees as 'Norma' brings Lebanon strong winds, snow, rainfall

Concerns mount over refugees as 'Norma' brings Lebanon strong winds, snow, rainfall

 Lebanon Sunday began to feel the impact of a heavy storm that is expected to gather force in the upcoming days, bringing more snow to Lebanon’s peaks, the Lebanese Daily Star reported. But such news will increase the suffering of Syrian refugees who are stranded throughout...

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Tahrir al-Sham shuts down main crossings between Idlib, Aleppo: residents

Tahrir al-Sham shuts down main crossings between Idlib, Aleppo: residents

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Tahrir al-Sham militants have blocked main crossings link between Aleppo and Idlib provinces, such a move reflects the mounting power of the former al-Qaeda group.  Abdul Razaq Shelo, resident in Atareb town, told Zaman al-Wasl that Tahrir al-Sham shut down the...

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Deir Ezzor: two British soldiers injured by Daesh missile, two American jihadists surrendered to SDF

Deir Ezzor: two British soldiers injured by Daesh missile, two American jihadists surrendered to SDF

Two British soldiers were wounded Saturday in eastern Syria by a missile fired by Daesh (ISIS) an activist group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pair were part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militants. "The two British soldiers were transported by...

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40 Russian forces killed in air crash accidents in Syria in 2018

40 Russian forces killed in air crash accidents in Syria in 2018

   (Zaman Al Wasl)- Heavy losses inflicted on the Russian air force in 2018, as more than 40 military personnel killed in air crash accidents in Syria.  Russia, which ranks as the second air force in the world after the U.S., has lost five warplanes in Syria in 2018,...

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Aleppo: Tahrir al-Sham takes Atareb town from rebels

Aleppo: Tahrir al-Sham takes Atareb town from rebels

    (Zaman Al Wasl)- Militant Tahrir al-Sham group will take full control of the town of Atareb in northern Aleppo province after it agreed with rebels to dissolve two local factions, activists told Zaman al-Wasl. The besieged Atareb came under heavy bombardment by Tahrir...

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Tahrir al-Sham seeks arrest of 8 women in Atareb: document

Tahrir al-Sham seeks arrest of 8 women in Atareb: document

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Tahrir al-Sham militants has listed 8 activist women on their wanted list in northern Aleppo province, saying they incited people against the radical group and its mounting abuses, document obtained by Zaman al-Wasl showed.    Most of the women are from the town...

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Nearly 295,000 Syrians return home from Turkey in 2018

Nearly 295,000 Syrians return home from Turkey in 2018

Nearly 295,000 Syrians, who fled the civil war in their country, have returned to home from Turkey in 2018, according to Turkish Interior Ministry on Saturday. Turkey’s Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations in northwestern Syria liberated the region of YPG/PKK and Daesh...

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Daraa: Tobacco farmers optimistic as war ends

Daraa: Tobacco farmers optimistic as war ends

   (Eqtsad)- Tobacco cultivation has re-emerged in Daraa province as war ends in the southern province after bloody years in the cradle of the Syrian revolution. Fathi al-Muhammad, agricultural engineer who was dismissed from his governmental job, said that the...

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Tahrir al-Sham, rebels agree to end fighting in northern Aleppo: sources

Tahrir al-Sham, rebels agree to end fighting in northern Aleppo: sources

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Militant Tayat Tahrir al-Sham group has agreed to end fighting with the National Liberation Front after five days if clashes in northern Aleppo province, sources told Zaman al-Wasl Saturday. With participation of rebel factions operating in northern Syria,...

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Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons

Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned the Syrian government it should not see the impending U.S. military withdrawal from the country as an invitation to use chemical weapons. U.S. President Donald Trump said in December that U.S. troops had succeeded in their mission to...

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Syrian Kurds and regime discuss post-US withdrawal

Syrian Kurds and regime discuss post-US withdrawal

Talks are ongoing between the Syrian regime in Damascus and Kurdish officials to reach a deal on how to fill the gap following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, a Syrian Kurdish official said Saturday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the talks'...

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Aleppo: three people killed in Russian airstrikes

Aleppo: three people killed in Russian airstrikes

   (Zaman Al Wasl)- Three people were killed and 16 more wounded late on Friday in Russian airstrikes rocked rebel-held areas in Aleppo and Idlib provinces despite a buffer zone deal brokered in September by Russia and Turkey. The Russian warplanes carried out 10 raids on...

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