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March 23, 2020

UAE suspends flights for two weeks as coronavirus reaches Gaza, Syria.



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Hollie McKay
August 5, 2020
Fox News
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August 3, 2020
This month's focus is on Austin Tice, an American photojournalist who has gone missing in Syria and is presumed to be alive.
Chris Price
July 16, 2020
The Telegraph
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Francesca Marshall
July 16, 2020
The Telegraph
The Home Office plans to appeal the decision on the grounds of national security and 'keeping the public safe'
Helen Sullivan
July 1, 2020
the Guardian
Cemetery workers wearing hazmat suits wait for the next burial of a coronavirus victim at the Nova Iguacu Municipal cemetery in Nova Iguacu, Brazil, 30 June 2020. Photograph: Léo Corrêa/AP
John Bolton
June 21, 2020
The Telegraph
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May 8, 2020
International Business Times UK
In recent days, the medicine has been in such demand in Syria that a box can sell for over $100 on the black market.
Kaamil Ahmed
April 24, 2020
the Guardian
Men work at a primitive oil refinery in the countryside of al-Qahtaniyah town, in Syria's north-western Hasakeh province. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images
Khalil Ashawi
April 23, 2020
A team of volunteers in Syria have cobbled together prototypes of a ventilator and a testing machine - homemade equipment to fight the new coronavirus if it hits the last rebel stronghold, where hospitals lie in ruins after nine years of war.
April 5, 2020
The Economic Times
The United Nations has appealed for ceasefires in all the major conflicts rocking the planet, with its chief Antonio Guterres on Friday warning "the worst is yet to come". But it remains unclear what the pandemic's impact will be on the multiple wars roiling the Middle East.
Press Trust of India
March 23, 2020
The UAE also announced that malls, shopping centers and restaurants will be closed for at least two weeks
March 16, 2020
Some 4.8 million children were born in Syria since the conflict began nine years ago. An additional 1 million were born as refugees in neighbouring countries. They continue to face the devastating consequences of a brutal war, UNICEF said. "The war in Syria marks yet another shameful milestone," said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore who was in Syria last week. "As the conflict enters its 10th year, millions of children are entering their second decade of life surrounded by war, vi...
March 1, 2020
The Economic Times
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday announced his country had opened its western borders to migrants and refugees hoping to head into the European Union. The United Nations said Sunday that at least 13,000 people were massed on Turkey's land border with Greece.
March 2, 2020
The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is preparing to urgently scale up medical assistance and aid distribution to thousands of people displaced in northwestern Syria and is asking Turkish authorities to immediately facilitate the movement of MSF staff and essential supplies. Since December 1, 2019, more than 948,000 people have been uprooted by indiscriminate bombing and shelling on Idlib province--including medical fa...
February 29, 2020
Government forces, backed by Russian air power, have waged a major assault to capture the northwest province of Idlib, part of the last remaining territory held by rebels backed by Turkey
Khalil Ashawi
February 19, 2020
Last month Hussam Shamo, a baker in northern Syria, stopped selling his bread in Syrian pounds after the latest slump in the currency forced him to push up prices yet again.
February 17, 2020
Arab News
DUBAI: The UAE announced a new coronavirus case on Sunday, bringing the number of those infected in the country to nine, state news agency WAM reported. The latest case, a 37-year-old Chinese man, is in a stable condition according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention. Five Chinese people, two Filipinos and an Indian have already had the coronavirus diagnosed. Opinion
Al Jazeera
February 15, 2020
VP Oktay says Ankara fulfils its responsibilities in Idlib as Syrian army offensive on rebel-held enclave continues.
Al Jazeera
February 11, 2020
Turkey-backed rebels shoot down a Syrian army helicopter amid government offensive on Idlib.
February 8, 2020
The Indian Express
Shamima Begum, now 20, was just 15 when she and two other London schoolgirls travelled to Syria in 2015. Shamima was discovered in a camp by The Times journalist Anthony Loyd in 2019.


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