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Lebanese army raids Syrian refugee camps in Arsal, dozens arrested

Lebanese army raids Syrian refugee camps in Arsal, dozens arrested

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese army on Monday raided Syrian refugee camps in the border town of Arsal, in a major security campaign tracking people claimed they have links with the jihadist groups, activists said. At least 15 camps in the Arnab Valley were raided where about 10,000...

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Syrian Kurds boost fight against Daesh in east after setback

Syrian Kurds boost fight against Daesh in east after setback

 Syrian Kurdish special forces have joined an offensive against Daesh (ISIS) militants in eastern Syria, a commander said, after the militants recovered ground from U.S.-backed forces in a fierce counter attack. Daesh launched the assault against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic...

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HSBC profits up 28% at $5.9 bn in third quarter

HSBC profits up 28% at $5.9 bn in third quarter

Banking giant HSBC said on Monday that pre-tax profit rose 28 percent to $5.92 billion in the third quarter, boosted by "strong revenue growth" in its main global businesses. Adjusted pre-tax profit rose 16 percent year-on-year to $6.2 billion, reflecting revenue growth that was partly...

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Syria regime reopens doors of national museum after 6 years

Syria regime reopens doors of national museum after 6 years

Syria's National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced it to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital. Only part of the museum, and its collection drawn from the...

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Aunt and three cousins of Assad are refused UK citizenship: Daily Mail

Aunt and three cousins of Assad are refused UK citizenship: Daily Mail

An aunt and three cousins of Syria’s brutal dictator have been refused UK citizenship by the Government. They were told that, as close relatives of President Bashar al-Assad, giving them British passports would undermine the Government’s opposition to his bloody regime. The...

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Foreigners sold net $624 mln of Saudi stocks in week to Oct. 25

Foreigners sold net $624 mln of Saudi stocks in week to Oct. 25

Foreigners sold a net 2.34 billion riyals ($624 million) in the Saudi stock market in the week ending Oct. 25, but the bourse was supported by local institutions which bought 8.06 billion riyals worth of stocks, stock exchange data showed. The foreign selling slowed from a record 4.01...

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Turkish forces bombarded YPG militia positions east of Euphrates

Turkish forces bombarded YPG militia positions east of Euphrates

Turkish forces bombarded Kurdish YPG militia positions on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, state-owned Anadolu news agency said Sunday. The move comes two days after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued what he said was a "final warning" to those who would...

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Daesh repels US-backed forces from east Syria holdout: activists

Daesh repels US-backed forces from east Syria holdout: activists

Daesh (ISIS) has ousted a U.S.-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, killing dozens of fighters, an activist group said Sunday. A Syrian Democratic Forces commander, asking not to be named, confirmed the SDF retreat from the Hajin pocket near the...

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Austria to try Syrian Intelligence officer tortured detainees

Austria to try Syrian Intelligence officer tortured detainees

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- An Austrian court filed a lawsuit against a former general in the Syrian Intelligence who took refuge in Austria in June 2015, over his involvement in torture and abuses against his detainees in eastern raqqa province. Due to numerous criminalization evidence...

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Idlib: 40 inmates escape from jail run by former al-Qaeda group

Idlib: 40 inmates escape from jail run by former al-Qaeda group

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 40 prisoners have escaped from a jail run by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the last major rebel-held bastion of Idlib, local activists said Saturday. About 40 detainees forced open the doors at Tharir al-Sham prison on Saturday and guards were unable to stop them....

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Syria summit says Idlib ceasefire must be safeguarded

Syria summit says Idlib ceasefire must be safeguarded

  The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany Saturday called for a ceasefire around the last major rebel-held bastion of Idlib in Syria to be preserved. The four nations "stressed the importance of a lasting ceasefire" according to a statement read by Turkish President Recep...

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Syrians, Palestinians in Thailand at deportation risk

Syrians, Palestinians in Thailand at deportation risk

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian and Palestinian refugees live in Thailand have appealed to international human rights organizations to escape them from deportation to Syria as the Thai authorities issued a law imposing strict measures on those with no residence papers. Families who have been...

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Epidemic diseases spread in Khan Sheikhoun as sewage blocked

Epidemic diseases spread in Khan Sheikhoun as sewage blocked

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The local council in the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province has appealed to humanitarian and relief agencies to repair the sewage network, which caused a large spread of epidemic and infectious diseases. In a statement issued Friday, the local council has...

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Turkey to host Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany meet in Istanbul on Saturday to try and find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and consolidate a fragile cease-fire in a rebel-held northern province. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian President...

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Former detainee says Daesh relatives get 'special care' in Adra Prison

Former detainee says Daesh relatives get 'special care' in Adra Prison

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- In this memo, Aida al-Haj Yousif, a former detainee, reveals how the Syrian regime used to treat Daesh relatives in 'decent' way, in a shocking behavior for the fellow detainees. It is 5 o’clock, time of central prison of Damascus, known as Adra prison, the time...

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Clashes intensify between SDF, Daesh in eastern Deir Ezzor

Clashes intensify between SDF, Daesh in eastern Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A blast killed three US-backed fighters in eastern Deir Ezzor province as the heavy clashes continued between Daesh and Syrian Democratic Forces, local activists said Friday. Activist Taj al-Allow said dozen, including civilians, were also wounded in the Daesh car bomb...

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Pro-Assad Palestinian militia recruits young men in Eastern Ghouta

Pro-Assad Palestinian militia recruits young men in Eastern Ghouta

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- The Palestinian Liwa al-Quds militia has been recruiting young men in the Eastern Ghouta suburbs near the capital by offering 'attractive salaries', local activists said. Abu Yassin Mando, senior commander in Liwa al-Quds and former commander in the Islam Army,...

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Syria regime bombardment kills 7 civilians in Idlib: monitor

Syria regime bombardment kills 7 civilians in Idlib: monitor

Syrian regime artillery fire Friday killed seven civilians in Idlib, in the highest death toll since a Russian-Turkish deal last month to prevent a regime assault on the province, a rescuing agency said. Three children were among those killed in a village of the country's last...

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