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Regime arrests 25 rebels despite reconciliation deal in Dumayr

Regime arrests 25 rebels despite reconciliation deal in Dumayr

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime intelligence carried out arrest campian in the desert town of Dumayr despite a reconciliation deal reached last April, residents said Friday. The Air Intelligence have arrested 25 rebel fighters from the Martyr Ahmed al-Abdu Units who agreed to lay...

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Hundreds flee, fearing assault on Idlib: monitor

Hundreds flee, fearing assault on Idlib: monitor

Hundreds of civilians have fled villages near the front line in Idlib province fearing an imminent regime assault on the country's last major rebel bastion, a monitor said Thursday. Russia-backed regime forces have been massing around the northwestern province for weeks, while on...

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Paris official seeks to outlaw Airbnb rentals in city centre

Paris official seeks to outlaw Airbnb rentals in city centre

The Paris city council member in charge of housing said Thursday that he would propose outlawing home rentals via Airbnb and other websites in the city centre, accusing the company of forcing residents out of the French capital. Ian Brossat told AFP he would also seek to prohibit the...

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Zaman TV: Adnan appeals for medical care

Zaman TV: Adnan appeals for medical care

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Adnan Al-Othman is a young man from Suran city, in the northern Hama countryside. He is 23 years old and lives in Suran refugee camp in the northern part of Aleppo. Adnan has been suffering from a muscular dystrophy since he was three years old. It affected his four...

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UN says Russia and Turkey ‘hold key’ to averting Idlib bloodbath

UN says Russia and Turkey ‘hold key’ to averting Idlib bloodbath

Syria could be spared another bloodbath if Russia and Turkey help broker a “soft solution” for the rebel-held region of Idlib, the UN said Tuesday, as Washington promised a swift response in the event of a chemical weapons attack. As Syrian troops massed near the northwestern region...

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Ruhaiba town suffers thirst despite surrender deal

Ruhaiba town suffers thirst despite surrender deal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Following the Russian-brokered evacuation deal of late April, Syrian regime forces took control of al-Ruhaiba and the eastern towns of Qalamoun. Since then the residents of the city ofal-Ruhaiba of the eastern region of Qalamoun near the capital, had been suffering from a...

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Syrian priest suffered regime torture, friend says

Syrian priest suffered regime torture, friend says

(Zaman Al Wasl)-  Lebanese clergyman declared that a Syrian priest had been arrested by the notorious military division,  the  Palestine Branch, in Damascus some years ago, being accused of dealing with Israel. An accusation for which he was arrested and spent more than one...

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Regime arrests rebel commander despite reconciliation deal

Regime arrests rebel commander despite reconciliation deal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime intelligence has arrested a former rebel commander who signed a recolcination deal with the Syrian regime in southern Daraa province two months ago, activists said Tuesday. Ayham al-Jahmani was the commander of al-Mansour Brigade before laying down...

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Saudi stocks dip on emerging market concerns

Saudi stocks dip on emerging market concerns

Share prices on the Saudi stock exchange dived on Wednesday after a panic selloff on concerns a downturn in emerging markets could hit the oil-rich Gulf kingdom. The Tadawul All-Shares Index (TASI) dipped 3.1 percent to a five-month low of 7,719.10 points, partly recovering early losses...

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Hasaka: 13 children sickened due to drug toxicity

Hasaka: 13 children sickened due to drug toxicity

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A drug toxicity at a camp for displaced people near the northern city of Hasaka has sickened 16 people, including 13 children, medics told Zaman al-Wasl Wednesday. The displaced people from the camp of al-Sad south of Hasaka city took ill on Tuesday after taking wrong...

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Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

 Israel has carried out more than 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday, in a rare summary of its campaign. According to regional sources, Israel began carrying out military strikes in Syria in 2013 against...

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At least 14 civilians killed in Russia, regime bombing on Idlib: activists

At least 14 civilians killed in Russia, regime bombing on Idlib: activists

 Air raids have pounded areas in Syria's last rebel-held province of Idlib, killing at least 14 civilians and raising further concerns that an all-out regime offensive is only a matter of time. The strikes on Tuesday came as the United Nations urged Russia, key Bashar al-Assad...

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Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees. Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim...

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Kurdish-led northeast to be treated like rest of country: regime minister

Kurdish-led northeast to be treated like rest of country: regime minister

Syria's Kurdish-led northeast will not be given special treatment and will be dealt with in the same way as other parts of Syria, a regime minister said on Tuesday. "We cannot give any Syrian province something which differentiates it from other provinces or ethnicities, or (allow it)...

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Israeli warplanes hit Iranian base in Hama province

Israeli warplanes hit Iranian base in Hama province

Syrian state media and an independent monitoring group are reporting an Israeli air raid targeting regime-held areas in the center and west of the country. Syria's SANA news agency says Israeli jets flying at high altitude above Lebanon fired several missiles on the area of Wadi Ayoun...

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Turkey preparing aid inside Syria to help Idlib displaced

Turkey preparing aid inside Syria to help Idlib displaced

Turkey's Red Crescent is stepping up preparations inside Syria to shelter people displaced by an expected military offensive against the rebel-held region of Idlib, the organization's head said on Tuesday. Turkey, which already hosts more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees, has warned...

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Russia pounds Idlib province despite Trump's warning

Russia pounds Idlib province despite Trump's warning

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Russia's fighter jets pounded rebel-held areas in Idlib on Tuesday, ignoring Donald Trump's warning against launching an attack on the northern province that will create a new humanitarian crisis. Tuesday's airstrikes hit the Jisr al-Shughour region and array of towns...

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UN sees

UN sees "moment of truth" for Syria political process

Talks between major powers this month on setting up a committee to lead constitutional reform in Syria will be a "moment of truth" for a credible political process, U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura told reporters Tuesday. De Mistura will hold separate sets of talks next week, one involving...

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