Syrian Kurdish region increases salaries amid currency crash

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT — As Syria’s economy plummeted further, the local Kurdish-led authority controlled by U.S.-backed fighters in the country’s

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Lebanon deescalates sectarian clashes after tense night

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT — The Lebanese military on Sunday said overnight riots and sectarian tensions in central Beirut and other areas left dozens of people

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Lebanon removes banking secrecy rules to fight corruption

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament approved on Thursday a law to remove decades-old banking secrecy rules in order to better fight

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Gunmen kill Hezbollah member in southern Lebanon

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT (AP) — Unknown gunmen shot and stabbed to death a member of the militant Hezbollah group in southern Lebanon and an investigation has

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Hezbollah shifts attention from Syria fight to battle virus

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT (AP) — In the streets of Beirut’s southern suburbs, Hezbollah paramedics and volunteers on trucks and on foot sprayed

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Spokesman: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT (AP) – Kurdish-led forces in Syria put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in the country’s northeast on Monday,

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Syrian army hits civilian sites in relentless Idlib campaign

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT (AP) – Syrian government forces bombed civilian targets in the northwestern Idlib province Wednesday, pushing ahead with a fierce

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Syrian army enters key town as Turkey beefs up its troops

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT — Syrian government troops entered a strategic town in the country’s last rebel stronghold Thursday after fierce clashes with

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Lebanon’s only English-language daily stops print edition

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT — Lebanon’s only English-language newspaper announced on Tuesday that it was temporarily suspending its print edition because of

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IS tries to stage comeback amid rising US-Iran tensions

This post was originally published on this siteBEIRUT – The Islamic State group’s self-styled “caliphate” across parts of Iraq and Syria seemed largely defeated last year,

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