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Germany faces 1.5 million asylum claims this year

The Levant News — UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres has warned that Europe, in dealing with the migration crisis, is engaged in a “battle of compassion versus fear, and of tolerance versus xenophobia”. Speaking in Geneva, he said the world was facing the highest levels of forced displacement in …

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Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket fire pinned on Hamas

The Levant News — Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes on targets in Gaza overnight in retaliation to rocket fire directed at Israeli territory earlier in the day. Although an ISIS-affiliated group claimed responsibility for the attack, Israel holds Hamas responsible. Witnesses reported at least four airstrikes in the Gaza strip early Monday, …

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Palestinian photographer says shot during West Bank demo

The Levant News — A Palestinian photographer said he was shot in the leg Friday as he covered a demonstration in the occupied West Bank suppressed by Israeli troops. Independent cameraman Ahmed Talaat, speaking to AFP by telephone as he was being evacuated by ambulance, said he had been shot in …

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Iran Gives 72 Hours to Senior Bahraini Diplomat to Leave Tehran

The Levant News — The Iranian foreign ministry rejected Manama’s allegations against Tehran’s meddling in the country’s affairs as baseless, and ordered Bahrain’s second highest-ranking diplomat in Tehran to leave the country in 72 hours. In a retaliatory move against Manama officials’ decision that on Thursday ordered Iran’s charge d’affaires in …

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6 Russian air strikes destroy ISIS bomb factory, command centers – Defense Ministry

The Levant News — Russian jets have performed 14 combats flights, conducting six pinpoint airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on Friday, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry. “During the day, the Russian aviation group continued conducting pinpoint airstrikes against the infrastructure of the IS group in Syria,” Defense Ministry spokesman, …

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Top Iraqi cleric calls for wider war against ISIS

The Levant News — Iraq’s most powerful Shiite cleric called for a global war against ISIS Friday, a day after the prime minister said he would welcome Russian air strikes against the group on Iraqi soil. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who has a huge following and can often influence government thinking, …

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Russian and Syrian Air Strikes against ISIS Now

The Levant News Exclusive -Damascus- Russian aviation continues its campaign today.  Syrian and Russian airstrikes target ISIS militants and their positions, said military sources now. They destructed militants mechanisms, their centers in Palmyra, Aleppo country side, and bombing an ammunition dump in Hama countryside, with no civilian casualties. Editing by Diana Kasem

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Sukhoi warplanes used by Russia in Syria anti-terror op

The Levant News — The Russian Ministry of Defense has revealed that the aviation force in Syria is exclusively composed of Sukhoi warplanes, including the cutting-edge Su-34, tried-and-tested Su-25 and the Su-24M striking Islamic State targets in the country. The Su-24 is a tactical bomber meant to fly below the radar and …

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Iran troops to join Syria war, Russia bombs group

The Levant News — Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground attack. Russian warplanes, in a second day of strikes, bombed a camp run by rebels trained by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the group’s commander said, putting Moscow and Washington on opposing sides in …

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Stories of Space

The Levant News — NASA astronauts at space-grown lettuce for the first time, Elysium Space joins the moon-burial business, and Comet 67P, currently being orbited by the Rosetta spacecraft, made its closest approach to the sun. These are our picks for the best space stories of the past week. What’s for …

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Today’s Russian Aviation Targets

The Levant News Exclusive -ٍDamascus- The Russian Air Forces launched air strikes on a number of cities and towns, on the second day of Russian operations in Syria, Thursday October 1. Fighter Jets targeted militant cities of Lataminah and Kafr Zita in Hama and the northern town of Manara. The …

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Russia will succeed where West probably didn’t want to

The Levant News – – Russia has struck eight ISIS targets in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said, adding that “civilian infrastructure” was avoided during the operations. “Today, Russian aerospace force jets delivered pinpoint strikes on eight ISIS terror group targets in Syria. In total, 20 flights were made,” spokesperson for …

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RUSSIA Oil rises above $49 on heightened Syria risks

The Levant News — Oil rose above $49 a barrel on Thursday as an emerging risk premium over the situation in Syria countered further signs of an economic slowdown in Asia and rising U.S. inventories. Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades. …

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We’re targeting terrorists in Syria: Kremlin

The Levant News — The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russian air strikes in Syria were targeting a list of well-known terrorist organizations and that it was too early to say whether President Vladimir Putin was satisfied with the campaign so far. Speaking a day after Moscow launched a series of …

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Russia Begins Air Strikes in Syria

The Levant News — Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, plunging the four-year-old civil war into a volatile new phase as President Vladimir Putin moved forcefully to stake out influence in the unstable region. Moscow’s assertion that it had hit …

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12 Foods That Boost Your Calorie Burn

The Levant News — One of the most common problems of people is obesity. It cannot just make you feel bad and uncomfortable, but it can greatly affect your health as you will be exposed to a higher risk of diseases. How can you be healthier and at the same time …

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China Again Calls for Political Solution for Syria

The Levant News — China’s foreign minister has repeated a plea for the crisis in Syria to be resolved politically, during a meeting of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, the Xinhua state news agency reported on Wednesday. Russia and the United States, two other permanent members, agreed on …

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Putin Wins Parliamentary Backing for Air Strikes Against ISIS

The Levant News — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday secured parliament’s unanimous backing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, paving the way for imminent Russian military intervention in its closest Middle East ally. Russia has already sent military experts to a recently established center in Baghdad …

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Saturated Fats Too Often Replaced With Unhealthy Alternatives

The Levant News — Removing saturated fats to improve health and nutritional quality is widely recommended, but new research shows that many people simply replace them with other foods that offer no health benefits. Olive oil is a healthy alternative to butter, lard or hard margarine. A study published in the …

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Thousands Enter Syria to Join ISIS

The Levant News — Nearly 30,000 foreign recruits have now poured into Syria, many to join the Islamic State, a doubling of volunteers in just the past 12 months and stark evidence that an international effort to tighten borders, share intelligence and enforce anti-terrorism laws is not diminishing the ranks of …

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A Project to Connect Refugee Camps to the Internet- Zuckerberg

The Levant News — Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, promoted access to the Internet as “an enabler of human rights” and a “force for peace” on Saturday, as he announced that his company would help the United Nations bring Internet connections to refugee camps. “It’s not all altruism,” Mr. Zuckerberg …

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