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An emergency landing in Damascus costs him 30 years in Assad's prison

An emergency landing in Damascus costs him 30 years in Assad's prison

He was out of the cell after 11 years in one of the most ironic ways. The shaving in Tadmur is a monthly ritual which kills many detainees.   The detainees of the fifth yard work in handicraft for the security men to sell the products His daughter, Rahaf, is his weakness which makes...

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 Forgotten in Hell: Rageed Al Tutari waits freedom after three decades in prison

Forgotten in Hell: Rageed Al Tutari waits freedom after three decades in prison

For how many years were you sentenced? Recalling his burdens, he answered, “for five years!” With a smile of children, I added, “they succeeded; I mean your years of detention and they are equal to the years I spent at the toilet of the prison.”   It was a...

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" Exclusive: interview with Al-Assad's rival Adnan Kassar

At the exact t ime every year, Adnan Qasar is taken out from his dormitory at Tadmur Prison to get crushed and tortured under the boots. Then he is left out like a body remains. He did not know why his imprisoners chose this exact time. It took him more than five years to learn from...

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Syria rebel group criticizes exiled leaders

Syria rebel group criticizes exiled leaders

  A Syria-based rebel group has accused Western-backed opposition leaders of failing the Syrian people in their uprising against Al Assad’s rule. The group has threatened to withdraw its support if the Syrian opposition leaders don’t come up with a joint strategy. In a statement...

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Iran offers Assad's regiem $4 bn credit line

Iran offers Assad's regiem $4 bn credit line

 Iran has opened two lines of credit totalling $4 billion to Damascus and expects to open up a third to counter the effects of an international embargo, Syria's central bank said on Monday according to AFP. "Iran continues to support Syria, by opening one line of credit worth a...

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Russia: US push at UN rights council on Syria undermines peace

Russia: US push at UN rights council on Syria undermines peace

Russia said it was surprised that the United States was backing an "odious" resolution at the UN Human Rights Council condemning the Syrian regime's use of foreign fighters, saying it undermined peace efforts.   "To my huge astonishment, we have learnt that apart from the...

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Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon For Syria No-Fly Zone Plan

Exclusive: Obama Asks Pentagon For Syria No-Fly Zone Plan

Along with no-fly zone plans, the White House is considering arming parts of the Syrian opposition and formally recognizing the Syrian opposition council, reports Josh Rogin. The White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by...

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Assad's regime accuses U.N.’s Pillay of “flagrant bias”

Assad's regime accuses U.N.’s Pillay of “flagrant bias”

The Syrian regime on Tuesday accused U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay of “flagrant bias” a day after she warned violations in the war-torn country had reached “horrific dimensions.” The Syrian delegation to the U.N.’S Human Rights Council “strongly denounced the flagrant...

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Russia is to go ahead with deliveries of anti-aircraft missiles to Assad's regime  .

Russia is to go ahead with deliveries of anti-aircraft missiles to Assad's regime .

Russia is to go ahead with deliveries of  anti-aircraft missiles  to the Syrian government,  the BBC reports . Sergei Ryabkov, the deputy foreign minister, has said the S-300 missiles were a “stabilising factor” that could dissuade “some hotheads” from joining the...

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EU lifts arms embargo on Syrian rebels

EU lifts arms embargo on Syrian rebels

UK’s Hague says EU failure to agree on extending arms embargo effectively ends ban on supplying arms to Syrian rebels. European foreign ministers have lifted an arms embargo on Syria, paving the way for individual EU member states to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels.   The...

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German Intelligence intensifies visits to Syria

German Intelligence intensifies visits to Syria

   The BND has traditionally good relations with Syria. In early May, according to ARD information also traveled to a meeting in Damascus BND President Schindler. There he is said to have spoken with the Syrian intelligence to use the findings of the Syrian colleagues ....

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FSA to stop the abuses committed by name of revolution

FSA to stop the abuses committed by name of revolution

  Reliable sources  to Zaman Alwasl have confirmed arresting a gang that claims belonging to Free Syrian Army-FSA- but it  works in robbery, kidnapping people and other practices which assault to the revolution reputation .   Shariah's...

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EU should be willing to amend arms embargo on Syria

EU should be willing to amend arms embargo on Syria

  ''The European Union should be prepared to amend its arms embargo on  Syria '',  Britain said on Monday,  so that EU countries could supply some rebel groups with weapons and said if that were not possible each country could have its own sanctions policy. "It...

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Assad confirms role in Geneva peace conference

Assad confirms role in Geneva peace conference

  Syria's foreign minister says President Bashar al-Assad's government has agreed "in principle" to take part in peace talks in Geneva planned for June. Walid Muallem told reporters in Baghdad that the conference was "a good opportunity for a political solution to the crisis in Syria"....

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Assad's Foreign Minister landed in Baghdad

Assad's Foreign Minister landed in Baghdad

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem landed in Baghdad on Sunday on an unannounced visit for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a senior government official said. It was unclear how long the visit would last and whether Muallem would meet with any other Iraqi officials. "The...

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Battle for Syria's Qusayr intensifies

Battle for Syria's Qusayr intensifies

At least 40 people reported killed in what residents say is the worst fighting since the start of the civil war. Syria's western border town of Qusayr has come under fire for a seventh straight day as government forces backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah movement battled to drive...

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Rockets hit Beirut's southern suburbs

Rockets hit Beirut's southern suburbs

Two rockets have hit a district in the southern part of Lebanon's capital, wounding at least four people. One rocket struck a car dealership in the Mar Mikhael district on the edge of Beirut on Sunday, injuring four Syrian workers, security officials said....

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Hezbollah leader Nasrallah vows victory in Syria

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah vows victory in Syria

The leader of the Lebanese Shia militant Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has promised his supporters they will prevail in Syria, where they are backing President Bashar al-Assad. "This battle is ours... and I promise you victory," he said in a TV address. Syrian rebels in the...

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