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19th July 2018 - Reuters

Syria’s Assad set to recover Golan frontier as surrender deal agreed: sources

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad is set to recover control of the Syrian frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in a major victory over rebels who have agreed to surrender terms, sources on both sides said on Thursday.

18th July 2018 - Wall Street Journal

Iran’s Businesses Begin to Buckle Under Sanctions Threat

New U.S. sanctions are sending an economic shock through Iran even before they take effect.

19th July 2018 - The Washington Post

Turkish court rejects appeals to release jailed American pastor

ALIAGA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected appeals to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor being tried on terrorism-related charges whose prosecution and lengthy imprisonment have become a flash point in the increasingly testy relationshi