Politics - Syria

Cabinet discusses SYP exchange rate and state of water resources

Cabinet discusses SYP exchange rate and state of water resources

🕔2016-05-31 17:16:59

   The Cabinet held its weekly session on Tuesday, discussing the adopted measures to improve the exchange rate of the Syrian Pound and the plans for rationalization of water resources. Chairing the session, Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi said the new intervention operations are taken by the Central Bank of Syria (CBS) contributed to improving the price of ...

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Timeline for separation of armed groups and Jabhat al-Nusra ends this week - Lavrov

Timeline for separation of armed groups and Jabhat al-Nusra ends this week - Lavrov

🕔2016-05-31 14:33:07

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia’s timeline given to armed groups in Syria to separate from the internationally-listed Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization runs out this week. In an interview with the Russian Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper published on Tuesday, Lavrov said the Russian aerial forces will start delivering airstrikes against any armed group that does not ...

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Bogdanov: Russia supports inter-Syrian dialogue according to UNSC resolutions

Bogdanov: Russia supports inter-Syrian dialogue according to UNSC resolutions

🕔2016-05-31 13:38:54

  Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Moscow supports the Syrian- Syrian dialogue in Geneva with the participation of all parties that support the agreement of the cessation of hostilities in Syria. Sputnik News Agency quoted Bogdanov as saying on Monday “We support the continuity of ...

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Health Minister to SAWA: Continuous efforts to secure medical services to those in need in all areas

Health Minister to SAWA: Continuous efforts to secure medical services to those in need in all areas

🕔2016-05-30 16:30:04

  Health Minister Nizar Yazigi stressed that the ministry will continue to exert utmost efforts for delivering the medical services to those in need for them in all areas in spite of the terrorist targeting of the health institutions and the one-sided economic siege imposed on the Syrian people, which has left negative impacts on the health sector. The remarks came during the minister’s ...

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UNWTO chief: We support work to restore terrorism-affected tourist sites in Syria

UNWTO chief: We support work to restore terrorism-affected tourist sites in Syria

🕔2016-05-30 15:19:31

  Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb al-Rifai said the organization is interested in supporting all that is aimed at helping in the restoration of terrorism-affected tourist sites. In a phone call with Minister of Tourism Bishr Yazigi, al-Rifai dismissed the criminal acts which the terrorists committed in Palmyra city, including the ...

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Iraqi citizens flee ISIS-held Mosul and seek safty in Syria

Iraqi citizens flee ISIS-held Mosul and seek safty in Syria

🕔2016-05-28 13:25:54

  A total of 4,266 people have fled Mosul and travelled across the border to Syria in May The UN has said that more than 4,000 Iraqis from the northern city of Mosul have fled to Syria since the beginning of May, adding it is expecting up to 50,000 people to leave the ISIL-held city and cross ...

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Terrorists target Mhardeh power plant in Hama countryside with rocket shells

Terrorists target Mhardeh power plant in Hama countryside with rocket shells

🕔2016-05-28 12:24:44

  Terrorists targeted on Friday Mhardeh power plant in Hama northern countryside with a number of rocket shells, injuring a number of the plant’s workers and inflicting material damage on the fuel tanks. In a statement to SANA, a source at Hama Police Command said that 6 rocket shells fired by terrorist groups located in al-Latamina town ...

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Ryabkov: Russia only delayed air operation against al-Nusra Front but didn’t give it up

Ryabkov: Russia only delayed air operation against al-Nusra Front but didn’t give it up

🕔2016-05-27 13:54:02

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said the Russian air force has only postponed its operation against al-Nusra Front, but did not give it up ultimately. “In the interests of advancing the process towards stabilization, certain actions of Russia’s Aerospace Forces on suppressing gunmen of Jabhat al-Nusra [terrorist organization banned in Russia] were somehow delayed but ...

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Cessation of hostilities breached three more times in Aleppo

Cessation of hostilities breached three more times in Aleppo

🕔2016-05-27 12:37:50

  Terrorist groups breached the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria three times in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of beaches to 599 since the agreement came into effect on 27 February 2016. Russian Defense Ministry quoted the Russian Coordination Center as saying in a statement on Thursday that three breaches were observed, all ...

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Argentina denounces the terrorist bombings in Jableh and Tartous

Argentina denounces the terrorist bombings in Jableh and Tartous

🕔2016-05-27 10:10:40

  Argentina denounced on Thursday the terrorist bombings that hit Jableh and Tartous cities last Monday and claimed the lives of scores of civilians. In a statement issued by its Foreign Ministry, Argentina expressed solidarity with the Syrian people and offered condolences to the families of the victims of the bombings. The Ministry called for enhancing the fight ...

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Lavrov : Solving crisis in Syria politically based on ISSG and UN Security Council resolutions

Lavrov : Solving crisis in Syria politically based on ISSG and UN Security Council resolutions

🕔2016-05-26 16:18:09

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reaffirmed his country’s stance that calls for solving the crisis in Syria politically based on the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) and the UN Security Council resolutions, emphasizing the necessity of combating the international terrorism represented by ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaeda. In a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart ...

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Five breaches of cessation of hostilities agreement observed in Aleppo

Five breaches of cessation of hostilities agreement observed in Aleppo

🕔2016-05-26 11:55:46

  Terrorist groups breached the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria 5  times in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of beaches to 596 since the agreement  came into effect on 27 February 2016, the Russian Coordination center said. The center, based in Hmeimim airbase, added in a statement on Wednesday that five breaches  were ...

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More aid packages distributed to displaced families of Yarmouk Camp on Tuesday

More aid packages distributed to displaced families of Yarmouk Camp on Tuesday

🕔2016-05-24 17:40:49

  Supported by the Syrian government and supervised by the Higher Relief Committee, the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) distributed more humanitarian aid to the people of Yarmouk Camp neighborhood, located in southern Damascus. In a statement to SANA, ...

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Cabinet approves immediate compensation to people affected by terrorist bombings in Jableh and Tartous

Cabinet approves immediate compensation to people affected by terrorist bombings in Jableh and Tartous

🕔2016-05-24 17:37:37

  Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, the Cabinet approved compensation to be immediately paid to people who were affected by the terrorist attacks in the cities of Jableh and Tartous. A series of terrorist bombings rocked the two coastal cities on Monday, targeting crowded bus stations, residential neighborhoods and hospitals and leaving a trail of ...

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Presidential decree calling newly-elected Parliament to hold first session on June 6th

Presidential decree calling newly-elected Parliament to hold first session on June 6th

🕔2016-05-24 17:16:10

President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday issued decree No. 146 for the year 2016 stipulating for calling upon the People’s Assembly of the second legislative round to hold a session for the first time on Monday 6/6/2016. ...

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Hospitals of Tartous and Lattakia are completely ready and there is no shortage of any of the blood factions

Hospitals of Tartous and Lattakia are completely ready and there is no shortage of any of the blood factions

🕔2016-05-23 17:00:13

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } Lattakia Health Director Dr. Ammar Ghanem declared on Monday that the death toll of terrorist attacks which targeted Jableh city mounted to reach 78 martyrs and more than 200 injuries. Dr. Ghanem told Breaking News Network that Jableh National Hospital suspended its services temporarily after a terrorist ...

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The Cabinet condemns recent terrorist attacks on Jableh and Tartous

The Cabinet condemns recent terrorist attacks on Jableh and Tartous

🕔2016-05-23 16:38:30

    p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } The Cabinet condemned the terrorist blasts which hit cities of Jableh, Tartous, and al-Qamishli and the terrorist attacks, with mortar shells, on some areas in Aleppo, Nubbul, al-Zahraa and Daraa which killed and injured dozens of innocent civilians.     Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi said, in a statement on ...

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Explosions that targeted Jableh and Tartous raises Russia's concern

Explosions that targeted Jableh and Tartous raises Russia's concern

🕔2016-05-23 16:04:43

The spokesman of Russian Precidency Dmitry Peskov has voiced Russia's concern after terrorist explosions targeted Jableh and Tartous cities, west Syria. Pescov stressed that the situation is in real need to take urgent steps to continue the dialugue. Media outlets qouted Peskov saying that "its impposible that the increase of terror acts will not evoke an extreme ...

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Martyrs and injuries as terrorist explosions hit Jableh and Tartous

Martyrs and injuries as terrorist explosions hit Jableh and Tartous

🕔2016-05-23 11:30:11

Dozens of civilians have martyred and others wounded as four terrorist explosions rocked Jableh city and three others targeted Tartous city. Sources said that three of the explosions targeted Jableh Garage and the Electricity Establishment and the entrance of Jableh city “al-Amarah neighborhood” and the fourth one targeted the entrance of Jableh governmental hospital, claiming civilians' ...

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Russian Energy Minister: Russia and Syria cooperate in oil and gas sector

Russian Energy Minister: Russia and Syria cooperate in oil and gas sector

🕔2016-05-21 13:10:14

 Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced on Friday that Russia and Syria are cooperating in extraction of oil and gas and development of energy infrastructure. In a statement to TASS news agency on the sidelines of Russia-ASEAN summit that is held in Sochi to the south of Russia, Novak said that Russia received a request from ...

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Popular defense groups ambush terrorists, confiscate smuggled weapons in Sweida

Popular defense groups ambush terrorists, confiscate smuggled weapons in Sweida

🕔2016-05-20 14:33:02

  The popular defense groups killed a number of terrorists while they were trying to smuggle weapons and ammunition near Kou Hadar in the northern countryside of Sweida province. A source at Sweida Governorate said on Friday that a popular defense unit ambushed a terrorist group in Kou al-Hadar area while it was smuggling munitions through al-Lajat ...

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Al-Moallem meets South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations

Al-Moallem meets South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations

🕔2016-05-19 15:12:10

  Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Wednesday received Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Nomaindia Mfeketo and the accompanying delegation. Talks during the meeting focused on bilateral relations and means to improve them to benefit their peoples, in addition to discussing the developments in Syria. Al-Moallem briefed Mfeketo on ...

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Russian Defense Ministry denies US media claims on establishing military base in Palmyra

Russian Defense Ministry denies US media claims on establishing military base in Palmyra

🕔2016-05-18 12:41:16

The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov denied media claims on constructing a new Russian military base in Palmyra city in Homs countryside. “There have been no and are no ‘new Russian bases’ on the territory of Syria’s Palmyra,” said Konashenkov in a press conference held on Tuesday, commenting on AP’s reports citing a US ...

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Parliament Speaker meets leader of Mauritanian Ravah Party

Parliament Speaker meets leader of Mauritanian Ravah Party

🕔2016-05-17 16:43:48

  Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham stressed the role of Arab parties and movements in increasing the nationalist pan-Arab awareness in a way that serves the central Arab cause and positively reflects on the inter-Arab relations. During his meeting on Tuesday with leader of the Mauritanian Ravah (welfare) Party Mohamed Ould Vall, al-Laham expressed ...

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Cabinet denies rumors on raising price of bread bundle, sets wheat and barley purchase prices

Cabinet denies rumors on raising price of bread bundle, sets wheat and barley purchase prices

🕔2016-05-17 16:36:04

  Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi denied rumors that the Cabinet intends to raise the price of the standard bundle of bread or reduce its weight, stressing that these rumors are not true. During a session on Tuesday, the Cabinet has set the purchase price of wheat from peasants at SYP 100 per kg and the purchase price ...

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