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When politicking becomes inhumane - How Britain's migration bias is keeping families apart

SHAFAQNA - If Britain still presents itself to the world as a responsible nation, a nation for which human rights, and human dignity mean a great deal, Britain's attitude towards war refugees speaks a different truth altogether. While Britain…

The Syrian manipulation – Playing human misery to score political points

SHAFAQNA -As the Syrian army is fast closing in on ISIL militants in Aleppo - a victory which will undoubtedly restore Damascus’ authority over Syria; Washington, and its many echo chambers, have cried war crimes to politically discredit President…

Syrian war refugees' agony at Jordan border

SHAFAQNA - Around 64,000 Syrians are stranded at the border with Jordan after intensified violence around Aleppo, Jordanian border guards said on Thursday. The kingdom, which is already home to more than 630,000 Syrian refugees, introduced…

The Grand Debate - Whatever Britain is to do with Syria’s children of war?

SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minister David Cameron is not having a good week … Just as, the UK is discussing its future within the EU, another sensitive, and all-so controversial dossier landed on Downing Street’s lap: unaccompanied Syrian…
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Russian plane loaded with relief aid arrives in Damascus, Syria

SHAFAQNA - A Russian Plane arrived in Damascus International airport on Saturday loaded with humanitarian aid from Russian people and government to enhance Syrians’ steadfastness in facing the terrorist war and the unjust economic embargo…

Belgium: Marking Syria’s 70 years of Independence - EXCLUSIVE

SHAFAQNA - Marking the 70th anniversary of the Syrian Independence Day from the French colonial power, nonprofit organization SOLIDALE, also named SOL.ID, organized a “Stand by Syria” conference against terrorism and imperial colonialism.…

Syria: 500 displaced people return to their town in southern Hama

SHAFAQNA - Some 115 displaced families have returned to their town Hor Binafso in the southern countryside of Hama province. Governor of Hama Ghassan Khalaf said that the number of those who returned today to their homes reached 500 people,…
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Syrian Government Delegation Arrives in Geneva to Join Intra-Syria Talks

SHAFAQNA - The delegation that represents the official Syrian government at intra-Syrian talks arrived in Geneva to participate in a new round of negotiations. The delegation of the Syrian government led by Permanent Representative to the…

Ayatollah Reza Hosseini Nassab and the rabbi who teamed up to help Syrian refugees

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SHAFAQNA-Viewed by passersby, the scene is at once a reminder of the difficult relationship between Jews and Muslims, and — at least in suburban Canada — how religious leaders can take the initiative to overcome some of those difficulties. Temple…
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Syria Grand Mufti: No sectarianism exists in our country

SHAFAQNA - "No sectarianism exists in Syria," pointed out Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Badreddin Hassoun stressing people in the country get along well with each other. Making his remarks in a program aired by of Al-Mayadian news channel,…
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Mass grave discovered in Palmyra - Daesh's crimes against humanity

SHAFAQNA - Syrian forces have uncovered a mass grave of people killed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists (ISIS) in the recently-liberated city of Palmyra in Homs Province confirmed Syrian officials. Syria’s official news agency SANA quoted…
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Palmyra and the rise of the Syrian Resistance

SHAFAQNA - Earlier this March the Syrian Arab Army secured a victory against the Black Flag Army which is likely to be remembered as THE pivotal moment which saw the balance of this war of attrition flip in favour of the Resistance. When…

WikiLeaks: Google & Al-Jazeera Encouraged Civil War In Syria

SHAFAQNA- Tech giant Google collaborated with Al-Jazeera to develop an interactive online tool to encourage defections during the Syrian civil war, according to emails in WikiLeaks’ archive of Hillary Clinton’s emails. “Please keep…
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Palmyra liberation is a turning point against Terror

SHAFAQNA - The recapture of Palmyra from Daesh by the Syrian Army and its allies demonstrated the success of Damascus' strategy in fighting terrorism, President Bashar Assad said Sunday. Earlier in the day, the Syrian Arab Army and popular…
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Palmyra a decisive victory against Daesh

SHAFAQNA - UNESCO official Giovanni Boccardi has praised the Syrian army for its progress in liberating Palmyra from the grips of Islamic State, but expressed concern that more damage might be done to the city’s heritage in the on-going battle. “To…
Russia delivers aid to Syria

Russia delivers more humanitarian aid to Syria

SHAFAQNA  - On Friday, the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation – Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko -confirmed the delivery of over 19 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the civilians living in the provinces of Damascus, Hama, and Homs. Lt.…
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Terrorists open fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoys in Syria

SHAFAQNA - The Russian Defense Ministry said armed groups opened fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoys in Damascus Countryside and Homs countryside in Syria on Tuesday. The Ministry’s website published a statement from the Russian center…

Syrian President calls for collective efforts against terror

SHAFAQNA - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on Muslims across the world to unite and fight against terrorism posing a threat to the region and the globe. Assad made the remarks during a meeting of members of the General Secretariat…

President Putin’s Syrian strategy and how Russia mastered the art of asymmetrical warfare

SHAFAQNA - The world almost literally stood still this week when Moscow confirmed it would immediately begin withdrawing from Syria! The question on everyone’s lips: What made Russia abandon its position in the ME? Put simply: nothing - or…

Normality returns to Homs - gas production resumes as Homs is secured by Syrian Army

SHAFAQNA - Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Suleiman al-Abbas announced on Wednesday that well No. 7 in Saddad gas field, 60 km southeast of the city of Homs, will be put into service during the next 24 hours with a total…

Russia announces military withdrawal from Syria

SHAFAQNA - In a move which has left observers dumbfounded Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he would begin withdrawing his troops from Syria Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to start the withdrawal…

The picture which shames Europe - Any humanity left in the Old Continent?

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SHAFAQNA  - How far has humanity fallen when only absolute misery an desperation seem to yank us out of our self-induced egocentric trance? This March, one picture seems to have moved even the most politically battered hearts and minds. Before…

620 Tons of Humanitarian Aid to Syria - Russian MoD

SHAFAQNA - The Russian Federation has delivered hundreds of tons of humanitarian aid to several of Syria's most conflict-ravaged provinces, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. About 620 metric tons of humanitarian aid and medicine…

Syria’s truce and the race for Syria’s war – Decoding political talks in the Levant

SHAFAQNA - Syria entered a truce Friday set to last a whole two weeks, allowing for a much needed humanitarian reprieve. The question on everyone’s lips: will it hold, and more importantly – what kind of resolution will it achieve for the…

Pope Francis speaks words of peace for Syria

SHAFAQNA -  Pope Francis expressed hope that cessation of fighting actions in Syria would lead to ending the five year-long crisis. Cessation of fighting actions started last Friday midnight in an implementation of the Russian-US agreement…

How Syria's Resistance is driving Daesh away

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SHAFAQNA - Hoping to catch the Syrian Arab Army off guard on account of the ceasefire, Daesh militants attempted on Saturday morning to recapture territories they previously lost to the Resistance - a desperate bid to regain control over the…

Daesh is on its last leg says investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn

SHAFAQNA - Renown investigative journalist and analyst for the Middle East, Patrick Cockburn told Sputnik in an interview earlier this week that he believes Daesh, aka ISIL is about to "breath its last" following Russia's insistent and sustained…