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Oregon Realtor Patrick Sheehan Featured on Japan’s Tokyo MX TV

  CLACKAMAS, ORE./ FEBRUARY 07, 2019 (STL.News) Tokyo MX Television is seen by roughly 3 million viewers across Japan. In a recent episode, Sheehan showed its viewers three potential properties for the show’s producer. “This is the wackiest property tour you’re likely to witness,” said Sheehan. “The show is a mixture of HGTV and the … Continue reading Oregon Realtor Patrick Sheehan Featured on Japan’s Tokyo MX TV

BEIRUT | Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

BEIRUT — Warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday and some of the missiles were shot down by air defense units, Syrian state TV said. There was no immediate word on casualties. While Syrian television didn’t identify the planes, Lebanon’s the state-run National News Agency reported … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

Syria’s key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria have agreed to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted. Israel also said on Sunday that the Quneitra crossing with Syria will reopen on Monday to U.N. observers, four years after it … Continue reading Syria’s key border crossings with Jordan, Israel to reopen

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s state media says Israel has launched a missile attack on Damascus International Airport adding that air defenses shot down some of them. The Saturday night attack shook the capital Damascus as blasts were heard in the city. State media quoted an unnamed military official without giving further details. Rami Abdurrahman who … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria: Israel launched missile attack on Damascus airport

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian state media says the nation’s Exporters’ Union on Monday signed agreements with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, and Russian companies to export agricultural products to their markets. Syria’s government is looking for trade and investment partners through its annual Damascus International Fair to help rebuild its shattered economy. Western governments say they are unwilling … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

DAMASCUS, Syria | Iran FM says ‘terrorists must be purged’ from Syria’s Idlib

DAMASCUS, Syria — Iran’s foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus on Monday that “terrorists must be purged” from Syria’s Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments in Damascus were reported by Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency and came as Syrian forces and their … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Iran FM says ‘terrorists must be purged’ from Syria’s Idlib

DAMASCUS, Syria | Explosions shake Syrian capital after midnight

DAMASCUS, Syria — At least five explosions have been heard in the Syrian capital. The blasts in the early morning hours of Sunday shook buildings in Damascus. The Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV station, which is close to the Syrian government, reports that the blasts came from direction of the Mezzeh military airport, southwest of the capital. … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Explosions shake Syrian capital after midnight

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions lifted

DAMASCUS, Syria  — Syrian government officials vowed Monday to ensure the safe return of refugees and urged Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said the refugees’ return is a top priority for Damascus, adding that “the Syrian government will facilitate their return by all means.” He added … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions lifted

DAMASCUS, Syria  | Syrian media: Suicide bombings kill 38 in southern province

DAMASCUS, Syria  — A series of suicide bombings and attacks in southern Syria, including a suicide bomber who struck at a busy vegetable market, killed 38 people on Wednesday, state media reported, blaming Islamic State militants for the carnage. The attacks, the worst in recent months, were reminiscent of the horrific violence by the Islamic … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria  | Syrian media: Suicide bombings kill 38 in southern province

DAMASCUS, Syria  | Syrian media: Suicide bombing kills 27 in southern province

DAMASCUS, Syria  — Syrian state media say 27 people have been killed in a suicide attack in the country’s south, blaming the bombing on Islamic State militants. The state SANA news agency says the Wednesday morning attack happened in the province of Sweida. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a series of what … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria  | Syrian media: Suicide bombing kills 27 in southern province

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as ‘criminal’

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s Foreign Ministry has called the evacuation of members of the White Helmets to Jordan a “criminal process” that revealed the role of Israel, the United States and other western allies in propping up what the government considers a “terrorist group.” In a statement Monday, a foreign ministry official called the evacuation … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as ‘criminal’

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian TV: Suspected Israeli airstrike hits central air base

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian state TV is reporting that the country’s air defense units have responded to Israeli “aggression” on an air base in the country’s central province of Homs. The channel reported Sunday that the airstrike targeted the T4 air base with six missiles. It did not mention any casualties. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian TV: Suspected Israeli airstrike hits central air base

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  | The Latest: Syrians, Palestinians march through Damascus

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  — The Latest on Gaza protests and Jerusalem Day demonstrations around the Middle East (all times local): Scores of Syrians and Palestinians have commemorated the Jerusalem Day marching through the streets of Damascus while chanting anti-Israel slogans. The men and women marched from the Hamidyeh market in the old city of … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  | The Latest: Syrians, Palestinians march through Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria FM: Iran has no combat forces, bases in the country

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister said Saturday Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. Walid al-Moallem’s comments came amid rising tension in the region as Israel has repeatedly warned against any permanent Iranian military presence in Syria. Al-Moallem said Israel … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria FM: Iran has no combat forces, bases in the country

BEIRUT  | Syrian army, police celebrate recapturing all of Damascus

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces raised their flag over the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus on Tuesday as state media promoted what it said was the “liberation” of the last quarters of the capital from rebels and Islamic State group militants. Police motorcycles flying the flag roared into what was left of the neighborhood in … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Syrian army, police celebrate recapturing all of Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria | The Latest: Large rally in Damascus supporting Assad’s army

DAMASCUS, Syria | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Hundreds of Syrians have gathered in a landmark square in the capital of Damascus in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend. Monday’s rally in in Omayyad Square is being broadcast live on Syrian … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | The Latest: Large rally in Damascus supporting Assad’s army

DAMASCUS, Syria | Nadal wary of saying he’s fully recovered from thigh injury

DAMASCUS, Syria | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country’s seven-year conflict. A day after the U.S., Britain and France bombarded sites they said were linked to a … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Nadal wary of saying he’s fully recovered from thigh injury

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria’s allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

DAMASCUS, Syria | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country’s seven-year conflict. A day after the U.S., Britain and France bombarded sites they said were linked to a … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria’s allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

DAMASCUS, Syria | Defiant Syrians say West hasn’t shaken their resolve

DAMASCUS, Syria | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Hundreds of Syrians poured into the streets of Damascus on Saturday, dancing and chanting in defiance of what they called the West’s “failure” to shake their nation’s resolve with airstrikes that jolted the capital only hours earlier. The demonstrations in support of President Bashar Assad were carried live … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Defiant Syrians say West hasn’t shaken their resolve

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

DAMASCUS, Syria | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. A few hours earlier, before sunrise, loud explosions jolted … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

DAMASCUS, Syria | Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria  | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Loud explosions rocked Syria’s capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian air defenses responded to the joint strikes by the United States, France and Britain. Associated Press reporters … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria | Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western threats of retaliation … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

BEIRUT | Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbs

BEIRUT | April 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Syrian government forces pressed their offensive against the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes as shelling of civilian areas on both sides claimed more lives, state media and opposition activists said. Syrian government forces resumed their offensive on … Continue reading BEIRUT | Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbs

Thousands flee violence in mass exodus from Syrian towns

BEIRUT /March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Tens of thousands of terrified men, women and children streamed out on foot and in pick-up trucks Thursday from besieged enclaves on two fronts, fleeing bombings from the Syrian military near the capital, Damascus, and Turkish troops in the country’s north. It was the largest single-day exodus of civilians … Continue reading Thousands flee violence in mass exodus from Syrian towns

Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100

BEIRUT/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive that could spell catastrophe for the nearly 400,000 residents trapped under siege. Rescuers raced to reach survivors in the devastated … Continue reading Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100

Activists: Heavy fighting, airstrikes near Syrian capital

BEIRUT/January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Heavy clashes broke out between Syrian government forces and insurgents east of Damascus on Monday when troops tried to reach under the cover of a dozen airstrikes a force trapped inside, opposition activists said. The clashes have been ongoing for three days but on Sunday, rebels backed by al-Qaida-linked fighters attacked troops … Continue reading Activists: Heavy fighting, airstrikes near Syrian capital