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Deutsche Boerse ex-CEO pays 4.75 mn euros to end probe

Deutsche Boerse ex-CEO pays 4.75 mn euros to end probe

The former head of German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse has agreed to pay 4.75 million euros ($5.4 million) to end a probe into suspected insider trading, prosecutors said Wednesday. Frankfurt prosecutors opened the case against Carsten Kengeter in 2016 over his purchases of shares...

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Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij

Syria regime says Kurdish fighters withdraw from Manbij

The Syrian regime said Wednesday hundreds of Kurdish fighters had withdrawn from Manbij near the border with Turkey, days after the Kurds appealed to Damascus for support against a threatened Turkish offensive. "A convoy of units of Kurdish fighters comprised of more than 30 vehicles...

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Saudi PIF entertainment company plans to build leisure complex in Riyadh

Saudi PIF entertainment company plans to build leisure complex in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia announced plans Wednesday to build an entertainment complex in the capital Riyadh, the latest in a series of state-backed efforts to encourage public leisure activities after decades of tight social restrictions. The 100,000 square metre complex will be developed by the...

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UN’s ESCWA officials adopt pro-Assad agenda as violations mount: expert

UN’s ESCWA officials adopt pro-Assad agenda as violations mount: expert

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Syrian regime is preparing to embezzle not dozens, but hundreds of the "promised" billions of dollars, the United States, for the first time, declares through its President that Saudi Arabia provided the "funds for the reconstruction of Syria" ...  revealed a close-up...

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Aleppo: Tahrir al-Sham, Nour al-Zinki fighting kills 10 civilians

Aleppo: Tahrir al-Sham, Nour al-Zinki fighting kills 10 civilians

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Heavy clashes reported Tuesday between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its former affiliate Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zinki west of Aleppo province, leaving ten civilians killed.  Former al-Qaeda branch has launched major attack on the stronghold of the Nour al-Din al-Zinki...

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Danish citizenship handshake law comes into effect

Danish citizenship handshake law comes into effect

(Zaman Al Wasl)- As Denmark requires anyone who takes Danish citizenship to shake hands at the naturalization ceremony, Syrian refugees from conservative religious ground find the law an abuse for their freedom and similar to Niqab ban law in some EU countries.  Denish lawmakers...

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 Two civilians killed in regime rocket attack in Hama: activists

Two civilians killed in regime rocket attack in Hama: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two civilians, including a child, were killed Monday when regime forces launched missile attack on rebel-held areas in Hama province, local activists said. The shelling targeted the town of Morek in the northern countryside of Hama and the town of Hass in Idlib province...

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 Syria’s investors do ‘great business’ in Sudan

Syria’s investors do ‘great business’ in Sudan

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- With the increasing number of Syrians refugees, some Arab countries have imposed a visa as a condition for entry, except for Sudan that turned into the only free Arab destination for people fleeing war-wrecked country. The Sudanese Committee for the Relief of the...

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Iraqi warplanes strike Daesh leaders in Syria: military

Iraqi warplanes strike Daesh leaders in Syria: military

Iraqi warplanes hit a meeting of Daesh (ISIS) leaders near Deir al-Zor in Syria Monday, destroying the building they were gathered in, the military said in a statement, without giving further details about the militants targeted. The statement said F-16 fighter jets carried out the raid...

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Kurdish PYD militia transfers Daesh detainees from Manbij to Hasaka

Kurdish PYD militia transfers Daesh detainees from Manbij to Hasaka

    (Zaman Al Wasl)- Powerful Kurdish PYD militia has transferred tens of detainees from the cities Manbij and Raqqa to northeastern Hasaka province as two threats rise by the imminent Turkish offensive and US troops shutdown, local sources told Zaman al-Wasl Monday. The...

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Graham says Trump slowing down planned withdrawal from Syria

Graham says Trump slowing down planned withdrawal from Syria

President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. "I think we're in a pause situation," the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the president. Trump announced...

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Chinese firms offer subsidies on Huawei phones in show of support

Chinese firms offer subsidies on Huawei phones in show of support

Chinese firms are encouraging staff to buy Huawei smartphones following Canada’s arrest of a top Huawei executive on a US extradition request, which has triggered an outpouring of nationalist support. Several companies are offering employees subsidies for Huawei phone purchases, while...

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Rebels mortar kills and wounds 5 pro-regime militants in Latakia

Rebels mortar kills and wounds 5 pro-regime militants in Latakia

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- One pro-regime militant killed and four others wounded in rebels’ mortar fire in the coastal Latakia province, pro-regime media outlets reported Sunday. Rebel commander told Zaman al-Wasl that militants of National Defense Units were infiltrating to rebels...

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New Interior Minister transfers 70 officers, including 40 Generals

New Interior Minister transfers 70 officers, including 40 Generals

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- The newly appointed Interior minister Mohammed Rahmoun has made a shake-up transfer within the powerful ministry included 40 brigadiers and 16 colonels, pro-regime media reported. Analysts say Bashar al-Assad has appointed Maj. Gen. Rahmoun to crush all opposition....

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Idlib: moneychangers strike over burglary acts

Idlib: moneychangers strike over burglary acts

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Some moneychangers and jewelers in northern Idlib province have staged a strike over the killing of their fellow by gangsters, urging to local rebel factions to halt such crimes and to enhance security. Lutfi Tanari, jeweler, told Zaman al-Wasl that the thieves...

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Torture Memo: Najwa’s crime is being journalist

Torture Memo: Najwa’s crime is being journalist

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- Aida al-Haj Yousif, a former detainee by the Syrian regime, tells new torture memo about Syrian journalist arrested in 2014 over her covering in Damascus suburbs and since then no reports confirm her release. General amnesty or a reconciliation deal is an...

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Most Syrian refugees in Lebanon now destitute, study finds

Most Syrian refugees in Lebanon now destitute, study finds

Syrian refugee Mohammed surveys the fields of bright red strawberries visible beneath their protective plastic tunnels, which offer the promise of work, but soon they will all be gone. Since fleeing war in Syria three years ago, the 38-year-old and his family of eight have lived...

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Pregnant women suffering mounts in Rukban Camp amid lack of services

Pregnant women suffering mounts in Rukban Camp amid lack of services

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Nora (pseudonym), who took shelter in a desert camp for displaced people along the Syria-Jordan border, was surprised by signs of labor last February, but due to the lack of any medical services, she soon died with her fetus, while waiting for any ambulance or any medical aid...

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