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Pope lights candle for Syrian kids

Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday for victims of confl icts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria. “Advent is a time of hope. Right now, my hope is for peace for the children of Syria, tormented by a war that has …

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Israel threatens Iran in Syria

GAZA CITY, Oct 27, (Agencies): Palestinian militants ceased rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and relative calm prevailed Saturday afternoon after a night-long exchange of fire. The Islamic Jihad group, a militant faction operating in the Hamas-ruled Gaza but that has close ties to Iran and Syria, said they agreed …

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Kuwait renews calls for political solution in Syria

NEW YORK, Oct 18, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait renewed late Wednesday calls for a political solution to resolve the crisis in Syria, affirming that a military choice was beyond consideration. Speaking to a UN session on Syria, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN headquarters in New York Ambassador Mansour …

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Iran fires missiles at parade militants

TEHRAN, Oct 1, (Agencies): Iran said it fired missiles on Monday at Islamic State militants in Syria it blames for an attack on its soil on Sept 22 and said the action shows the government’s readiness to punish the “wickedness” of its enemies. Tehran has accused US-backed Gulf Arab states …

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Syria for Syrians from beginning to end

THE call made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic (SAR) Walid Muallem for Syrian refugees to voluntarily return to their country is another indication of the approaching end of the heated and bloody tussle. It also signals the start of …

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Russian Syria strikes kill 18,000 – DAESH cell found in Raqqa

BEIRUT, Sept 30, (Agencies): More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes on Syria since Moscow began its game-changing intervention exactly three years ago, a monitor said Sunday. Russia, for its part, said its “accurate” strikes had killed 85,000 “terrorists”. A steadfast …

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Russia missile sale ‘jolts’ US

NEW YORK, Sept 24, (Agencies): US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday that Russian plans to supply Syria with a S-300 missile system would be a “significant escalation” by Moscow and hopes it will reconsider. Russia announced on Monday it will supply the surfaceto- air missile system to …

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Syria shoots down Russian military plane

BEIRUT, Sept 18, (Agencies): Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said Tuesday. The incident late Monday was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies …

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Kuwait calls to stop war crimes in Syria

GENEVA, Sept 17, (Agencies): Kuwait called on Monday on the international community to take an immediate action to stop war and humanitarian crimes in Syria. In a speech he delivered before the United Nation Security Council’s 39th session for human rights, Kuwait Permanent Envoy to the UN and international organizations …

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Rebel Idlib prepares for a battle lost

BEIRUT, Sept 16, (Agencies): They dug trenches around towns, reinforced caves for cover and put up sand bags around their positions. They issued calls to arms, urging young men to join in the defense of Idlib, the Syrian province where opposition fighters expect to make their last stand against Russianand …

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