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‘Safe zone in Syria accelerates voluntary returns'
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‘Safe zone in Syria accelerates voluntary returns'

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Establishment of a safe zone in war-torn Syria accelerated voluntary returns of Syrian refugees, who took refuge in Turkey, Turkish interior minister said on Thursday. “A total of 354,000 Syrians have voluntarily returned to their homes till date thanks to the secure environment Turkey created by the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch...

Youssef Akhtarini Fled Syria. His Baklava Recipe Came With Him
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Youssef Akhtarini Fled Syria. His Baklava Recipe Came With Him

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When Youssef Akhtarini landed in Providence, three years ago, his first instinct was to go to the local mosque. His second was to make baklava. So he took out his rolling pin—one of the few possessions he brought from the Middle East—and started to layer phyllo, cook down a lemon-kissed syrup, and chop walnuts. Soon he and his wife, Reem,...

Abducted cousin of Bashar Al Assad's wife released in Lebanon
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Abducted cousin of Bashar Al Assad's wife released in Lebanon

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A relative of Bashar Al Assad's wife has been released a week after being abducted while driving to Syria, according to the state-run National News Agency. The NNA reported on Thursday morning that that Murhaf Al Akhras "was released during the night after intensive contacts and efforts by Lebanese officials", particularly from Abbas...

Here's Why Russia Had Missile Trouble in Syria
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Here's Why Russia Had Missile Trouble in Syria

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The National Interest

New weapons always have trouble, but especially when they weren't built with hotter climates in mind.  Russian missiles had problems operating in Syria. Why? Because parts of Syria are desert, and Russia lacked experience with designing weapons for such climates. That startling admission came from Boris Obsonov, head of...

Saudi fighter jets strike pro-Iran militias in eastern Syria: Independent Arabia
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Saudi fighter jets strike pro-Iran militias in eastern Syria: Independent Arabia

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Saudi Arabian fighter jets participated in a recent operation targeting Iranian militia positions in the eastern Syrian city of Albu Kamal across from the Iraqi border, according to a report by Independent Arabia citing a western source. The source told the Saudi-funded news outlet that the operations resulted in the killing and wounding...

Syrian refugee who killed wife to get life imprisonment
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Syrian refugee who killed wife to get life imprisonment

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- A Turkish court is due to hear a testimony of a Syrian child who witnessed the murder of his mother and grandmother by his father last April in Bursa city. The court seeks life imprisonment to Ali Hattab and his friend for murdering his wife, Hayat Mashael and his stepmother, Sabah Mashael. The...

Turkey: Daesh suspect threatening attack in Konya nabbed
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Turkey: Daesh suspect threatening attack in Konya nabbed

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The governorate of Konya in central Turkey announced a suspected member of the Daesh terrorist group who shared a social media post threatening the city was captured. The unidentified suspect's post shows a view of the city from Aladdin Hill, with a hand holding a small paper with an Arabic note. The note says, "A gift to Caliph Abu...

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40 Iranian knowledge-based firms to attend ‘Syria Rebuild 2019’ exhibition

Deputy Head of Innovation and Development Fund for International and Communications Affairs Yaser Arabnia said that as many as 40 Iranian knowledge-based firms will participate in ‘Syria Rebuild 2019’ Exhibition. Innovation and Development Fund will support 40 Iranian knowledge-based companies in this international exhibition. He...

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Blood of Palm film and the sectarian coincidences

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Director and the former Speaker of the Syrian People's Assembly, Najdah Ismail Anzour, has attributed the sectarian tone in his film "The Blood of Palm" to pure chance.  His justification was that the actor who played the role of a cowardly soldier was by chance from As-Suwayda, and was allowed to speak in his...

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Netanyahu 'played' Trump with misinformation: Tillerson

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu skillfully "played" U.S. President Donald Trump by plying him with inaccurate information, former secretary of state Rex Tillerson said. Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life after close elections, was "a bit Machiavellian" and would share "misinformation" with the United States,...

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Tahrir al-Sham releases Zaman al-Wasl reporter in Aleppo

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Militant Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group has freed Zaman al-Wasl reporter in northern Aleppo province after a week of arbitrary arrest.   Members of the former Syrian offshoot of al-Qaeda arrested Juma'a Haj Hamdo from his house last Wednesday in the western countryside of Aleppo and took him to an unknown destination....

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Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee who killed wife to get life imprisonment

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- A Turkish court is due to hear a testimony of a Syrian child who witnessed the murder of his mother and grandmother by his father last April in Bursa city. The court seeks life imprisonment to Ali Hattab and his friend for murdering his wife, Hayat Mashael and his stepmother, Sabah Mashael. The...

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