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New Syrian cease-fire zones ‘a success for Turkey’

ANKARA: A new agreement to establish more de-escalation zones in Syria will prevent the formation of a Kurdish enclave threatening Turkey’s southern border, analysts told Arab News on Saturday.The new zones will also preclude any US military intervention through its ...

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Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on Syria de-escalation zones

ASTANA: Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to set up de-escalation zones in Syria for six months, negotiators for the three nations said in a joint statement on Friday after talks in Kazakhstan.The zones will include, fully or partly, Eastern ...

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Refugees from conflict zones opt for war-torn Syria

DAMASCUS: Millions of Syrians have fled their country’s war as refugees, but for tens of thousands of people escaping conflict elsewhere, Syria is also a place of refuge.Among them is Zahraa Abdi, who fled her native Somalia in 2012 and ...

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Staying alive: WhatsApp finds new uses in conflict zones

YAOUNDE: These days, the word on the street in war-torn Syria is that hospitals are best avoided – even if you’re injured.“Sometimes we hear that people feel the home is safer than the hospital,” said Mohamed Elamein, an information officer ...

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