Iraq: Syria is defending neighboring countries against terrorism

March 24, 2015
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24/03/2015 Damascus, SANA Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari held a press conference on Tuesday at Damascus International Airport prior to al-Jaafari’s departure from Damascus. Al-Jaafari said his visit to Damascus is part of the efforts to strengthen relations between Iraq and other countries, particularly neighboring […]

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Russian Foreign Ministry: Second round of inter-Syrian consultations in Moscow to be held in April

March 24, 2015
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24/03/2015 Moscow, SANA The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that the Russian delegation which had visited Syria recently discussed details related to holding a second round of inter-Syrian consultations in Moscow between April 6th and 9th. The Ministry said in a statement that Russia’s Special Envoy Azmatullah Kolmohammadov and the director of the Institute […]

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“97% of Gaza water polluted on World Water Day”

March 23, 2015
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Ashraf Shannon Press TV, Gaza As the world marks the World Water Day, Gaza’s 1.8 million-population is struggling to cope with lack of clean water.The coastal aquifer, Gaza’s main water source, is heavily contaminated with various pollutants including high levels of nitrates. Dumping of untreated sewage into the sea has been a major cause for […]

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Syria urges UN to take deterrent measures against terror organizations following deadly attacks in Aleppo

March 23, 2015
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23/03/2015 Damascus, SANA Syria complained to the United Nations over fresh terrorist attacks that rocked Aleppo city. Aleppo city on Monday witnessed an uptick in terrorattacks as terrorists fired a barrage of missiles on the neighborhoods of Bab al-Faraj, Bustan Kulaib, al-Jamilieh, al-Baroun and Saadallah al-Jabri, all residential neighborhoods in the city. 12 civilians were killed […]

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Ambassador Ala: Syria calls on Human rights’ Council to take proper procedures to stop Israeli violations in the occupied Arab lands

March 23, 2015
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23/03/2015 Geneva, SANA Syria said on Monday that the Israeli continued occupation of the Arab lands since 1967, and Israel’s continued violations of the Palestinian and Syrian human rights affirms the important role of the Human rights’ Council to monitor and condemn the record of crimes and dangerous violations of the human rights in the […]

Rebranding Al Qaeda’s Jabhat Al Nusra as “Moderates”

March 23, 2015
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Since the US backed “Hazm” Syrian rebel group defected to Jabhat Al Nusra, the US has attempted to rebrand Al Nusra as a non-Al Qaeda “moderate” force. Maram Susli The CIA backed and armed Syrian rebel group, Hazm brigade disbanded and its members have defected to Al Qaeda linked Jabhat Al Nusra (JAN) and ISIS. […]

New terrorist rocket attacks in Aleppo city leave 12 civilians dead

March 23, 2015
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23/03/2015 Aleppo, SANA A number of civilians were killed in terrorist rocket attacks that hit residential areas in Aleppo city on Monday. Rocket shells fired by terrorists fell in al-Jamiliyeh neighborhood and Baroun Street, killing 12 civilians, most of them are children, a source at the Police Command of Aleppo told SANA. Thirty other civilians were reported […]

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Fuad in Russia: Palestinians are ready for a third intifada

March 22, 2015
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Palestine is ready to stage a third uprising, or intifada, against the Israeli occupation, said Comrade Abu Ahmad Fuad, Deputy General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in Moscow on Friday, March 20. “A third intifada will certainly happen. The Palestinian people are ready for such an uprising…Most of the forces’ […]

22 civilians killed in terrorist attacks in Daraa and Idleb provinces

March 22, 2015
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22/03/2015 Provinces, SANA The terrorist groups Jabhet al-Nusra and al-Muthana Movement on Sunday shelled the city of Bosra al-Cham in Daraa province, claiming the lives of 15 civilians and damaging vital facilities and infrastructure in the city. Local sources told SANA’s correspondent that locals and defense groups repelled several attacks from north, south, and west […]

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President al-Assad: We will continue work to push for a second round of inter-Syrian talks in Moscow

March 22, 2015
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22/03/2015 President Bashar al-Assad stressed that Syria is keen to keep working to push forward Russia’s efforts for holding a second round of inter-Syrian talks in Moscow. The Russian capital hosted on January 26-29 a round of talks that brought together representatives of the Syrian government and opposition figures and parties. The discussions were held […]

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Military helicopter crashes in Idleb after technical malfunction

March 22, 2015
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22/03/2015 Idleb, SANA A military helicopter crashed during an emergency landing after a technical malfunction in Deir Sunbul area in the countryside of the northern Idleb province. Search for the crew is still going on. Earlier today, a Syrian Navy Mi-14 chopper of the 618th Naval Squadron landed due a malfunction in a terrorists’ controlled […]

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Patriarch al-Rahi: War on Syria, Iraq and Palestine a stain on the international community

March 22, 2015
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22/03/2015 Beirut, SANA Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East renewed his call for stopping the war against Syria, Iraq, Palestine and the other countries and putting an end to it through “peaceful and diplomatic means.” “The continuation of this absurd war is a stain on the international community,” […]

Excerpts from US Delegation Visit to Syria, Feb 2015

March 22, 2015
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Ramsey Clark and US delegation meet with four French representatives, ” naughty Frenchmen, against our government.” By Eva Bartlett Mar 22, 2015 “It was as though we were supposed to talk about terrorism as ‘Freedom': Freedom to kill, Freedom to destroy, Freedom to kidnap, to loot…This was viewed by some as signs of ‘Freedom’. Arab […]

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National Initiative for Syrian Kurds holds Nowruz Celebration: Syria victorious by unity of its people

March 21, 2015
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21/03/2015 Damascus, SANA Under the title “The Kurds are Integral Part of Syrian National Fabric”, the National Initiative for Syrian Kurds held the sixth Nowruz ( Spring ) festival at al-Jalaa Sports City in Damascus on Saturday. Many diplomatic, official and popular figures attended the event. Head of the National Initiative for Syrian Kurds Omar […]

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Patriarch Yazigi: Terrorism is alien to Syrians and their history

March 21, 2015
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21/03/2015 Hama, SANA Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East John X Yazigi on Saturday visited the city of Mhardeh and the town of Kafr Bahm as part of a visit to Hama province. Patriarch Yazigi said that terrorism and the takfiri mentality have no place in Syria as they are alien to Syrians […]

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Syrians condemns terrorist bombings targeting Muslim prayers in Sanaa

March 21, 2015
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21/03/2015 Damascus, SANA Syria condemns in the strongest terms the four terrorist bombings that targeted Muslim prayers at two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Saturday. Some 140 people were killed in the deadly attacks which took place yesterday during Friday prayers, while over 357 […]

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Syria Submits Complaint to UN over Hasaka Deadly Terror Attack

March 21, 2015
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21/03/2015 Damascus, SANA Syria complained to the UN over the deadly terrorist blast that hit Hasaka city on Friday. On Friday, terrorists detonated two car bombs in al-Shuhadaa Square in al-Mufti residential neighborhood in Hasaka, claiming the lives of over 40 civilians and injuring more than 96 others, most of them women and children. Foreign […]

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‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon

March 20, 2015
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Reimagining the IS Debate No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the rise of IS, it just doesn’t add up. By Ramzy Baroud It is as if leaders of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) are getting tips on demonising Muslims from world leading Islamophobes and as if they are trying to live up to […]

How the US-Led Coalition Contributed to the Destruction of Kobani

March 20, 2015
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By Selin Asker We are sharing with our readers a three-part series published in soL, the weekly newspaper of the Communist Party, Turkey. The author, Selin Asker, is a soL news editor. At the beginning of March, as part of a Communist Party delegation, Selin travelled to Kobani to report on the destruction after the […]

Avaaz Call for a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria

March 20, 2015
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Interventions Watch Avaaz describe themselves as a ‘global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere’, and are fairly well known within human rights and development circles. They had previously used their reach and status to drum up support for a ‘no-fly zone’ over Libya (a call which was ultimately realised, to disasterous effect), […]

25 civilians killed, more than 80 others wounded in twin terrorist bombings in Hasaka

March 20, 2015
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20/03/2015 Hasaka, SANA 25 civilians were killed and many other were injured after terrorists detonated two car bombs in Hasaka city on Friday. A source at the province’s Police Command told SANA that the bombings took place at al-Shuhadaa Square in al-Mufti residential neighborhood, claiming the lives of 25 civilians and injuring more than 80 […]

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Civil Democratic Gathering of Syrian Kurds marks Newroz and Mother’s Day

March 20, 2015
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20/03/2015 Damascus, SANA The Civil Democratic Gathering of Syrian Kurds on Friday organized a celebration of Newroz holiday and Mother’s Day at Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus. The celebration, which was sponsored by the State Ministry for National Reconciliation Affairs, included various artistic performance reflecting Syria’s cultural diversity. Attending the event, State Minister for National […]

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Suicide Bombers Kill 56 Celebrating Nowruz in Northern Syria

March 20, 2015
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Sputnik Two suicide bombers killed 56 people during an attack at a festival in northern Syria on Friday and more than 100 were injured, according to a Kurdish news agency. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Director Rami Abdel Rahman says it appears to have been “kamikaze bombers” who detonated explosives at the gathering taking place in the town […]

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Syrian Army thwarts a large-scale terrorist attack against al-Kaffat village in Hama

March 19, 2015
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19/03/2015 Hama, SANA Units of the army and armed forces repelled an attack which terrorists from various groups, including Jabhat al-Nusra, launched against al-Kaffat village in Salamiyeh area, east of the central Hama province. According to a military source, terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham” and “Suqour al-Sham” groups tried to infiltrate […]

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