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Rebels start leaving Homs, Hama

Rebels start leaving Homs, Hama

Hundreds of rebels left the last major besieged opposition enclave in Syria Monday, with thousands more expected to follow, responding to months of pressure by a Russian-backed government offensive, the army, rebels and residents said. Opposition fighters agreed with regime forces and their...

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Israel minister threatens Assad over Iranian attacks from Syria

Israel minister threatens Assad over Iranian attacks from Syria

A minister in Israel's security cabinet says it could topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he allows Iranian forces to attack Israel from Syria. Yuval Steinitz warned that if there was an attack, Mr Assad "must know that it is his end and the end of his regime". His...

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US Navy jets begin sorties against ISIS in Syria from Mediterranean

US Navy jets begin sorties against ISIS in Syria from Mediterranean

 A U.S. naval strike force led by aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman began sorties on May 3 against Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, continuing missions by a U.S.-led coalition against the militants. The force joined the U.S. Sixth Fleet on April 18, nearly a week after the United...

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Saudi to supply oil to fuel-starved Sudan: minister

Saudi to supply oil to fuel-starved Sudan: minister

Saudi Arabia will supply Sudan with millions of tonnes of oil for the next five years to help it tackle a growing energy crisis, the African country's oil minister said Monday. Sudan has been hit with an acute fuel crisis for weeks now, sending black market prices surging in Khartoum as...

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France brokers evacuation deal for Daesh in eastern Syria

France brokers evacuation deal for Daesh in eastern Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The newly-deployed French forces in northeastern Syria have been brokering an evacuation deal with Daesh fighters to leave last pockets in Deir Ezzor to Hasaka province, activists told Zaman al-Wasl Monday. The ongoing negotiations came as the U.S.-led coalition and...

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Air France's stock sinks as government warns on its future

Air France's stock sinks as government warns on its future

Air France's share price dived Monday after its CEO quit and the French government warned that the country's flagship carrier might collapse. A new strike Monday over wage demands, meanwhile, prompted the cancellation of about 15 percent of Air France flights worldwide. The number of...

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Homs rebels begin pulling out, heading northern Syria

Homs rebels begin pulling out, heading northern Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian rebels began pulling out of an enclave in the central province of Homs on Monday after their groups agreed to quit four days ago, local activists said. About 100 buses entered al-Rastan, the key city in the rebel-held northern Homs region to deliver 3000 rebel...

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30 regime forces killed fighting Daesh in Syria capital: Observatory

30 regime forces killed fighting Daesh in Syria capital: Observatory

More than 30 Syrian government troops have been killed in a southern district of the capital in a fierce counter-offensive by Daesh (ISIS) fighters, a monitor said Monday. Regime forces are seeking to end Daesh's years-long foothold in the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk and neighboring...

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Idlib: four civilians killed in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughour

Idlib: four civilians killed in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughour

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime airstrikes killed four civilians in the northern province of Idlib, Civil Defense said Sunday. The rescuing group said the vacuum missile attack hit the town of Jisr al-Shughour in western countryside of Idlib. Two children killed and 10 others...

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Iran jails 16 women for joining Daesh in Syria: prosecutor

Iran jails 16 women for joining Daesh in Syria: prosecutor

Sixteen women who went to Syria to join Daesh (ISIS) have been jailed in Iran, a Tehran prosecutor said Sunday. The women were also ordered to pay back any money they had received from the Sunni Muslim militant group, the judiciary's news website Mizanonline quoted prosecutor Abbas...

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Iraqi airstrike targets Daesh position in Syria: PM

Iraqi airstrike targets Daesh position in Syria: PM

The Iraqi air force carried out a new strike on a Daesh (ISIS) position inside Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said in a statement Sunday. The strike targeted a position used by the commanders of the group, south of the town of Deshaisha, the statement said. "The position was...

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Third batch of Damascus evacuees arrives Aleppo countryside

Third batch of Damascus evacuees arrives Aleppo countryside

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- The third batch of southern Damascus evacuees has arrived to rebel-held areas in Aleppo province on Sunday. It was the third day of transfers for the towns of Yalda, Babila, and Beit Saham where around 2700 people, including rebels and civilians left on Saturday....

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Nearly 40 undocumented migrants held in southern Turkey

Nearly 40 undocumented migrants held in southern Turkey

Nearly 40 undocumented migrants have been held during anti-human trafficking operations in Turkey, security officials said on Saturday. In southern Antalya province, coast guard units rounded up 38 Syrians who were attempting to cross into Greece, said the source requesting anonymity...

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Iran spending in Syria surpasses domestic spending: report

Iran spending in Syria surpasses domestic spending: report

By Farsi al-Rifai (Zaman Al Wasl)- A video produced by the Iranian opposition group “People’s Mujahidin of Iran” has shed light on the expenses spent by Mullah’s regime in Iran on the war in Syria to support the survival of the Syrian regime.  The video report...

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26 forces killed after bus and truck collide near Raqqa

26 forces killed after bus and truck collide near Raqqa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 26 regime troops killed after their bus collided with a lorry on Athriya-Raqqa Road  near Aleppo province, activists said Saturday. 60 more forces have been wounded, according to the pro-regime activists . On Thursday, General Haytham...

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Syrian land law raises red flags for rights groups, lawyers

Syrian land law raises red flags for rights groups, lawyers

Rights groups and specialists are sounding the alarm over a new Syrian law on urban development, saying millions of displaced risk never returning home after losing claim to land left behind. The Urban Renewal Law, commonly known as Decree 10, allows the government to take private property to...

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Idlib: two children killed in Russian airstrikes on al-Hubait town

Idlib: two children killed in Russian airstrikes on al-Hubait town

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two children killed and 10 others wounded late on Friday in Russian airstrikes on the northern province of Idlib, Civil Defense agency said. The strikes hit the towns of al-Hubait and al-Naqeer in the southern countryside. Idlib has been a haven for tens of...

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Syrian refugee children convert to Christianity, Lebanese Priest involved

Syrian refugee children convert to Christianity, Lebanese Priest involved

 (Zaman Al Wasl- Ethar Abdul Haq)-  It never crossed the famous Lebanese media figure Tony Khalife that he will contribute to formulating a proactive official Christian answer that would forbid what a well-known Lebanese priest named Madji Allawi was trying to accomplish by...

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