Syria reopens Nassib border crossing with Jordan

The Syrian government reopened the Nassib border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, said the transport ministry, three years after the major trade route was closed by rebels. The Nassib crossing was captured by rebels in 2015, cutting a major transit route for hundreds of trucks a day transporting goods between Turkey

Fifty thousand Syrians returned to Syria from Lebanon this year – official

Fifty thousand Syrians have returned home from Lebanon so far in 2018 and the number could reach 200,000 in a year's time if it continues at this rate, a top Lebanese official said on Tuesday. Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of Lebanon's General Security directorate, told Reuters his security agency had

Syrian rebels see Idlib deal as victory, Damascus as test for Turkey

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian opposition officials praised a deal between Russia and Turkey over Idlib province on Tuesday, saying it had spared the rebel-held region a bloody government offensive and would thwart President Bashar al-Assad's aim of recovering all Syria. Damascus, while welcoming the agreement unveiled on Monday, vowed to press

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