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Syrian Icon Hussein Harmoush still alive: source

Syrian Icon Hussein Harmoush still alive: source

A prominent advocate for Syrian detainess said that the Lieutenant Colonel Hussein Harmoush ''is still alive, not executed.'' Artist Yara Sabri quoted an ex-prisoner freed recently saying the revolution's icon and first Syrian Army defector is arrested in Sednaya Military...

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Syria’s opposition leader meets Qatar's Prime Minister in Doha

Syria’s opposition leader meets Qatar's Prime Minister in Doha

Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani held a private meeting with the Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba yesterday in Doha, a Coalition source told Zaman Alwasl. National Coalition president have discussed the recent developments on the...

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Assad warplanes hit hospital in Homs, kill 8

Assad warplanes hit hospital in Homs, kill 8

Assad warplanes hit harshly the Children Hospital in the al-Wa'er neighborhood of  Homs two days ago, killing 8 civilians, including 2 nurses, Human Rights Watchdog said. ‘’The regime is thought to have used a surface-to-surface missile on the hospital,’’...

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State-run media  purports no thousands of people trapped in Waer-Homs

State-run media purports no thousands of people trapped in Waer-Homs

State-run media has fabricated reports purporting that no 400 thousand people trapped in Waer neighborhood in the city of Homs for 37 days without power or food supplies, source assured to Zaman Alwasl.  State TV filmed a convoy carrying food staples and vegetables and...

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For every dead, two goats: Assad's reward

For every dead, two goats: Assad's reward

Syrian regime has started in Suweida province, south Syria, to distribute compensations for its victims' families. Assad's gift was no more than two goats for each family, State-run media said. The "generous" compensation would cover 60 rural families so far. Ahmed...

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Surviving 'death boat', Syria Palestinians locked up in Egypt

Surviving 'death boat', Syria Palestinians locked up in Egypt

After escaping shelling in Damascus and terrifying bloodshed at sea, 14 month-old Palestinian twin girls are now among hundreds of people living in limbo in grimy Egyptian police stations, with no end in sight to their plight. Of the 2 million people who fled Syria's civil war, none...

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Russia's Lavrov meets Assad envoys

Russia's Lavrov meets Assad envoys

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged a visiting Syrian regime delegation on Tuesday to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the multitude of civilians left destitute by war. Lavrov met Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad for talks aimed at preparing Russia's main...

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   Assad forces seize strategic Qara village: AFP

Assad forces seize strategic Qara village: AFP

Syrian troops on Tuesday captured the village of Qara in the mountainous Qalamoun region along a key supply route between Damascus and Homs, a military source told AFP. The reported capture came after days of air strikes on the region near the Lebanese border, which is also...

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Blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut kill 23

Blasts rock Iranian embassy in Beirut kill 23

  At least 23 people were killed, including the Iranian cultural attache, following two blasts near the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday. The death of the cultural attaché was confirmed by the Iranian ambassador. Most of the other casualties are civilians,...

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 Shariah Authority urges people to report abuses by rebels: Aleppo

Shariah Authority urges people to report abuses by rebels: Aleppo

Shariah Authorities in the rebels-held areas of Aleppo called on people to confront the abuses that committed by rebels' and revolution's name through reporting the abusive. The Public Prosecutor in the Judicial Council of liberated Aleppo has urged citizens, In circular...

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Saudi Preacher Relocates to Syria

Saudi Preacher Relocates to Syria

  While most of the high-profile Gulf-based financiers sending money to Syrian rebel groups emerged in late 2011-mid 2012, there are late entrants still getting in the game. One of these sheikhs, referenced in a recent article  by  Ben Hubbard...

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Russia steps up diplomatic push for Syria peace talks

Russia steps up diplomatic push for Syria peace talks

Russia hosted Syrian and Iranian delegations for separate rounds of talks on Monday in a renewed diplomatic push for a Syrian peace conference in which Moscow says Tehran must play a role. President Vladimir Putin, who has stepped up his personal involvement on the Syrian issue, also...

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Better intel will stop militants entering Syria: Turkey FM

Better intel will stop militants entering Syria: Turkey FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday hit back at charges that his country is allowing extremists to flow across its long border with Syria, calling for greater intelligence cooperation. "In no way Turkey tolerates or will be tolerating any extremist groups crossing...

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 Worries about al-Oqaidi’s life after Tawhid's top Commander death

Worries about al-Oqaidi’s life after Tawhid's top Commander death

Many sources have expressed their worries about safety of Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi, the former head of the Aleppo military council, and the threat he might be  surrounded . A well-informed sources reported that Oqaidi is under close guarding and monitoring as Syrians...

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Syrians puzzled, how to protect their currency’s value

Syrians puzzled, how to protect their currency’s value

When the Syrian revolution started  to drift toward armed struggle  b y the end of 2011 , the Syrian Pound’s value started to fluctuate, and it became clear that the crisis would last for long. Therefore, people who keep large amount of money in form of Syrian pounds...

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Opposition prisons in Aleppo contain 160 of Assad's soldiers: report

Opposition prisons in Aleppo contain 160 of Assad's soldiers: report

Syrian websites loyal to Bashar al-Assad posted a list of nearly 160 of Assad's military officers and soldiers said to be hostages by the opposition armed groups in northern Aleppo countryside. Pro-Assad media said a reconciliation committee, headed by Mr. Saleh al-Nuaimi...

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From Soccer to Jihad: German Football Talent Killed in Syria

From Soccer to Jihad: German Football Talent Killed in Syria

Burak Karan had a bright future as a professional soccer player in Germany and even played for the national team's youth side. But he ended his career at 20 and joined radical Islamists. He was killed in Syria in October.   Burak Karan's first life ended on March...

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Lefkada Syrian drowning tragedy felt in Kefalonia

Lefkada Syrian drowning tragedy felt in Kefalonia

The four small Syrian children and their father who drowned on Friday had been rescued only five days before from another boat off the coast of Kefalonia. They were fleeing the Syrian war, which had claimed the life of their mother, for a better future in Europe A doctor has...

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