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  Jordan, Russia Intelligence steal Sarin samples to hide Assad attacks

Jordan, Russia Intelligence steal Sarin samples to hide Assad attacks

    Where delegations weighed how to respond to charges that the Assad regime had just committed the deadliest chemical weapons attack in August 21st in the country’s two-year civil war, new testimonies by field doctors to Zaman alwasl assured a dirty game was played-...

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UN inspectors begin work as Syria battles rage

UN inspectors begin work as Syria battles rage

Deadly clashes raged on the edge of Damascus on Wednesday and rival rebel factions battled each other in northern Syria as international chemical weapons inspectors began to secure the sites will they will work. The fighting underscored the immense security challenge...

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ISIS spokesman highlights 'the State vision'

ISIS spokesman highlights 'the State vision'

 Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)  Spokesman denounced the fierce negative media campaign of the Western infidel world against the state. In a recording released on Monday,  Zaman Alwasl  published important parts of it,  Abo Mohammed al-Adnani...

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INSIGHT-Saudi Arabia boosts Salafist rivals to al Qaeda in Syria

INSIGHT-Saudi Arabia boosts Salafist rivals to al Qaeda in Syria

Alarmed by the rise of al Qaeda in Syria, Saudi Arabia is trying to strengthen rival Islamists with ties to Riyadh and this week helped engineer a consolidation of rebel groups around Damascus under a Saudi-backed leader. That might bolster the opposition militarily as President Bashar...

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Group Says Syria Death Toll at 115,000

Group Says Syria Death Toll at 115,000

More than 115,000 people have died in Syria’s ongoing civil war, a monitoring group said Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that more than 41,000 civilians — including 6,000 children and 4,000 women — have been killed during the two-and-a-half-year conflict, ...

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UN shifts Syria aid focus to prepare for long term

UN shifts Syria aid focus to prepare for long term

The  United Nations  is shifting its aid effort for  Syria  to prepare for long-term help to neighbouring countries to cope with the humanitarian crisis, the head of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. More than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria's...

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Who are Syria’s BIG FIVE Insurgent leaders?

Who are Syria’s BIG FIVE Insurgent leaders?

  If we confine our choices to leaders with broad appeal in the Arab and Islamist mainstream — excluding both al-Qaida and Kurdish leaders — we get the following five, listed in order. Hassan Abboud 1. Hassan Abboud,  the general...

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Female activists, subject to harassment in liberated areas of Syria

Female activists, subject to harassment in liberated areas of Syria

Many activists have chosen to stay and work in the liberated areas in Syria refusing to leave the country, despite the risk and harassment they face from some extremist battalions, especially in the countryside of Damascus. The most recent and prominent incidence was the insult...

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Opposition warns of 'disaster' in Moadamiyet al-Sham

Opposition warns of 'disaster' in Moadamiyet al-Sham

Syria's opposition warned on Tuesday of a "humanitarian disaster" in the Damascus suburb of Moadamiyet al-Sham, accusing the regime of a campaign to "starve and displace" its residents. "Moadamiyet al-Sham is experiencing a humanitarian disaster," said the National Coalition. President...

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Syria disarmament team launches mission

Syria disarmament team launches mission

 International disarmament experts arrived Tuesday in the Syrian capital to begin the daunting task of cataloguing the country's arsenal of chemical weapons ahead of its destruction. Nineteen inspectors from The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons travelled...

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Paris investigates French assets of Assad's uncle

Paris investigates French assets of Assad's uncle

    French authorities opened a preliminary probe Monday into the assets of Rifaat al-Assad, an uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Activist groups allege the elder Assad acquired vast wealth in France through corruption and embezzlement ....

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The Sex Jihad That Never Happened

The Sex Jihad That Never Happened

Stories of women entering Syria on a “Sex Jihad” have taken the media by storm. But are any of them actually true?  Leila, 23, still blushes when she talks about her first kiss. Now heavily pregnant with her first child, she says she didn’t even hold hands with a boy until she...

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ISIS plans to control Deir ez-Zour over oil and water interests

ISIS plans to control Deir ez-Zour over oil and water interests

 Zaman Alwasl tried to explore part of the activity of   the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham “ISIS”  in Deir ez-Zour, one of the most important province in East Syria, because news has been spreading about ISIS determination to extend its influence on this...

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Syrian al-Qaeda criticizes Western-backed rebels

Syrian al-Qaeda criticizes Western-backed rebels

 An al-Qaeda spokesman is accusing Western-backed rebels fighting to topple the Syrian government of “stealing” credit for battlefield victories from his group. Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, a spokesman for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, says commanders of the...

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U.N. experts enter Syria to dismantle chemical stockpile

U.N. experts enter Syria to dismantle chemical stockpile

Experts from the United Nations arrived in Syria on Tuesday to begin the process of verifying and eliminating the regime’s chemical weapons stockpile. The experts arrived in a convoy of about 20 U.N.  vehicles, according to Reuters news agency. The Hague-based Organization for...

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 Mutual accusations between rebels and Joint chiefs over arm shipments

Mutual accusations between rebels and Joint chiefs over arm shipments

  Rebels' Joint chiefs of Staff renounce the 'campaign of lies and falsehoods regarding arms shipments' to the city of Homs, on prolonged statement by its press office.   The statement accused cyber activists as thousands of fake social media pages that...

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Opposition prints 3 million copy of new school curriculum without Assad's ideology

Opposition prints 3 million copy of new school curriculum without Assad's ideology

    Syrian opposition started printing a revised Syrian curriculum in Istanbul, where all information related to the Assad regime has been omitted. The revised books will be distributed to displaced Syrian students in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Qatar as well as...

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Abo Shuja,  Syrian photojournalist killed by Assad army rocket

Abo Shuja, Syrian photojournalist killed by Assad army rocket

   A Syrian photojournalist known for his picture of bikers on a badly damaged bridge was killed when an army rocket attack erupted while he was cycling, a colleague said Monday.   Murhaf al-Mohdi, who also went by the pseudonym Abo Shuja, had...

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