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Firas Makdesi

Woman coach scores wins for Syrian men's team

08 Jan 2019

DAMASCUS On the football pitch, Maha Jannoud barks out instructions to the players just like any other coach, but with one difference: she is a woman in what has been very much a man's world. | Video

Syria's Aleppo expects Iran power boost soon

04 Mar 2018

ALEPPO, Syria The power supply in Syria's Aleppo will be boosted this year thanks to new capacity installed by its ally Iran, a step towards reviving the industrial hub whose electricity grid has been destroyed in seven years of war, a Syrian official said.

Syriens Armee erobert weitere Stadt von IS-Miliz zurück

03 Apr 2016

Beirut/Palmyra Die syrische Armee macht mit Unterstützung der russischen Luftwaffe Boden gut und hat am Sonntag bei Palmyra eine weitere von der IS-Miliz gehaltene Stadt erobert.

Islamic State planted thousands of mines in Palmyra: Syrian army

02 Apr 2016

PALMYRA, Syria Islamic State militants retreating from Palmyra laid thousands of mines that they planned to set off simultaneously as the army moved in, a Syrian officer told Reuters in the ancient city after its recapture from the jihadist fighters.

U.N. calls for safe passage from Damascus refugee camp under Islamic State attack

12 Apr 2015

DAMASCUS The head of the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees called from Damascus on Sunday for safe passage for people wishing to leave the Yarmouk camp on the city fringes that Islamic State insurgents are trying to take over. | Video

U.N. calls for safe passage from Damascus refugee camp under Islamic State attack

12 Apr 2015

DAMASCUS The head of the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees called from Damascus on Sunday for safe passage for people wishing to leave the Yarmouk camp on the city fringes that Islamic State insurgents are trying to take over. | Video

UN calls for safe passage from Damascus refugee camp under Islamic State attack

12 Apr 2015

DAMASCUS The head of the U.N. agency responsible for Palestinian refugees called from Damascus on Sunday for safe passage for people wishing to leave the Yarmouk camp on the city fringes that Islamic State insurgents are trying to take over.

Syria border town residents returning after army ousts rebels

16 Jun 2014

KASAB Syria Residents of the Armenian Christian village of Kasab on Syria's border with Turkey began returning home on Monday, dancing, cheering and waving flags in the main square a day after the army retook the area from rebels.

Syria border town residents returning after army ousts rebels

16 Jun 2014

KASAB Syria Residents of the Armenian Christian village of Kasab on Syria's border with Turkey began returning home on Monday, dancing, cheering and waving flags in the main square a day after the army retook the area from rebels.

Syrian Christians urge Pope to work for peace, help them go home

26 May 2014

LATAKIA Syria Syrian Christians who fled a village near the border with Turkey after it was captured by Islamist rebels say they refuse to leave the country and urged Pope Francis to pray for them and help them return home.

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