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Obama, Putin discuss Syria

The Levant News — Russia and the United States agreed on Monday to look for a diplomatic end to the Syrian civil war but clashed over the central question of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should retain power. During a 90-minute meeting, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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Daesh Militants Kill 10 Comrades In Western Iraq

The Levant News — Daesh terrorists killed 10 fellow extremists on the grounds that they wanted to desert the group and had tried to escape clashes between the militants and Iraqi forces in the town of al-Karma, located 48 kilometers (30 miles) west of the capital, Baghdad, Arabic-language al-Baghdadia satellite television …

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French Parliamentary Delegation Visiting Syria

The Levant News — Members of the French parliamentary delegation currently visiting Syria toured a number of archaeological and historical sites in Homs city and witnessed the destruction and devastation inflicted upon these sites by terrorist organizations. During their tour of the Old City, Khaled bin al-Waleed Mosque, al-Nouri Great Mosque, …

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Russia’s Moves In Syria

The Levant News — One of the most important news vis a vis the Syrian war is the refugee crisis in Europe. Many commentators regard this catastrophe as one of the worst since World War II. It is very likely that it will be on the agenda for a long time …

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Clashes At Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque

The Levant News — Clashes have broken out at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem between Israeli security forces and Palestinians. Eyewitnesses said that the trouble flared after soldiers entered the compound. Police have used stun grenades and rubber bullets against the Palestinians, with an Al Jazeera correspondent at the scene …

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People Will Continue Making A Film No Matter What It Takes – Red Rock Film Festival

Written by Diana Kasem THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE – – The Red Rock Film Festival supports independent cinema with a variety of genres, from westerns, adventure sports, docs and international dramatic features. The annual international Red Rock Film Festival has a mission to encourage “film that portrays the human race …

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Sweida’s Baath Official Kidnapped By Terrorists

The Levant News — Sources in Sweida province told that armed terrorist groups kidnapped Secretary of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party branch in Sweida Shibli Jannoud. The sources added that investigations proved that Jannoud was kidnapped by terrorists and taken to an unknown area. The sources held the terrorists responsible for any …

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Al-Jazeera Expected To Cut Hundreds Of Jobs

The Levant News — The Qatari Al-Jazeera channel is expected to cut hundreds of jobs worldwide as the Qatari-owned broadcaster looks to make savings in the face of a falling oil price and a possible radical change in investment strategy, the Guardian said. The surprise move will not only see …

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A Terrorist Explosive Device Blast In Homs

The Levant News -– Terrorists blew up an explosive device in Homs city on Wednesday, killing a woman and injuring 8 other civilians. A Police Command source, in Homs, told that the explosive device was attached to a minibus and went off in Hadara Street in Homs city, leaving 9 people …

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Lebanese Protests Continue

A protester holds a ball to be thrown towards a blocked street leading to the parliament building, where the third session of the national dialogue talks aimed at discussing ways out of a political crisis is taking place, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Sept. 22, 2015.  

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Divided EU Leaders To Offer Cash For Syria Refugees

The Levant News – – European Union leaders could promise billions of euros in new funding for Syrian refugees at an emergency summit on Wednesday where they will also try to patch up bitter divisions over the migration crisis. Meeting for dinner a day after interior ministers overrode furious objections from …

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Syrian Abandoned Villages

The Levant News – –  “We barely managed to escape with our lives when IS attacked in the middle of the night.  Shells fell like rain. We rushed to put on our clothes and we fled the town amid clashes.” Said Abu Sami who was sitting  in front of his tent in the periphery …

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The Battle Of Sanaa

The Levant News — Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners are preparing for a major offensive to take Yemen’s capital. If the battle becomes a house-to-house urban clash, it will have disastrous humanitarian consequences, Bruce Riedel wrote for AlMonitor. Riedel is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst and counter-terrorism expert, …

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A Peace Call For Global Ceasefire: UN

The Levant – – The United Nations observed the International Day of Peace with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing to all warring parties to lay down their weapons and observe a global ceasefire and “stop the killings and the destruction, and create space for lasting peace.” The UN chief made the …

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