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Fighting Rages in Syria’s Last Major Insurgent Stronghold

Advertisement GENEVA — The United Nations expressed alarm on Thursday about a surge of fighting and destruction in northwestern Syria’s Idlib Province, the last major area of the country held by insurgents, where assaults by Russian-backed Syrian forces have put ...

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Syria’s Assad names new defense and other ministers

BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday issued a decree appointing new ministers for defense, industry and information, Syrian state television reported.He appointed General Ali Abdullah Ayoub as defense minister, Mohammed Mazen Ali Yousef as industry minister and Imad Abullah ...

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Turkish president calls Syria’s Assad a ‘terrorist’

TUNIS, Tunisia: Syria’s peace efforts cannot include President Bashar Assad, Turkey’s leader said Wednesday, calling him a “terrorist.”President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke during a visit to Tunisia at the end of a four-day Africa trip focusing on economic issues.At a ...

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Medical evacuations begin from Syria’s Eastern Ghouta -ICRC

Related Articles GENEVA: Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria said early on Wednesday.Almost 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta are besieged by forces loyal ...

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Al-Qaeda divisions may aid Assad as he eyes Syria’s Idlib

Related Articles BEIRUT: As President Bashar Al-Assad seeks to reassert his authority in Idlib, the only remaining province in Syria where his forces have almost no presence, he may be aided there by deep fractures within Al-Qaeda, the militant group ...

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Through the fog of war, Syria’s entrepreneurs see opportunities

Related Articles DAMASCUS: Think of the Syrian economy and the first issues that come to mind are sanctions, hyperinflation, unemployment and poverty — but not entrepreneurship.Surprisingly, however, although the war has taken a toll on business, entrepreneurs are thriving. And ...

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In Syria’s Skies, Close Calls With Russian Warplanes

In Syria’s Skies, Close Calls With Russian Warplanes

Advertisement AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — Russian fighter jets have flown dangerously close to American warplanes in eastern Syria over the past month — including one near-collision — in what American officials say is a pattern of daily Russian ...

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