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At least two Turkish soldiers have been injured when a roadside bomb targeted their vehicle on the M4 highway in Idlib province.

An EU-backed body has said that IS should not only be treated as a terrorist group, but also as a 'party to a non-international armed conflict'.

Syrian child killed by sniper as <em>Aleppo</em> refugees return

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Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees return

A child has been killed by sniper fire in Syria’s western Aleppo province as refugees returned to their homes following a period of extended calm in the war-ravaged area.

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Hugo Goodridge

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Idlib is no stranger to death, but the war-torn Syrian region is desperately underprepared for the threat of coronavirus.

Gareth Browne

Syria's Assad is more beholden to Russia than ever

Comment: Russia may be recalibrating its strategy in Syria, but it's unconvincing to think it would consider the risk of replacing Assad a worthwhile one, writes Gareth Browne.

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

Syrian Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said it was "likely" that Israel mounted the operation, which killed several Iraqi as well as Iranian ...

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Israeli missiles target Syrian military and 'chemical research lab'

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria during the war.

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

The strike in the desert near Mayadin came minutes after an Israeli attack was intercepted by Syrian air defences.

Syria intercepts Israeli strikes: regime media

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Syria intercepts Israeli strikes: regime media

Israeli missiles targeting a research facility in northern Syria were intercepted, Syrian state media said, in the fourth such attack in two ...

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Idlib residents protest opening of trade link with regime

Protests have broken out in Syria's last rebel-held bastion against the al-Qaeda-linked group that controls the area.

Turkish troops clash with Syria militants after protesters killed

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Turkish troops clash with Syria militants after protesters killed

Turkish troops have shot dead five protesters who were blocking the strategic M4 highway in Syria’s Idlib province, provoking a clash with ...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

Armenians across the Middle East commemorate 105th genocide anniversary

Gasia Ohanes

Armenians across the Middle East commemorate 105th genocide anniversary

A vigil on wheels in Lebanon and commemorative blood donations in an iconic church in Syria. Armenians in the coronavirus-hit Middle East mark ...

Violet Organization: The Syrian NGO battling coronavirus in Idlib

Danya Hajjaji

Violet Organization: The Syrian NGO battling coronavirus in Idlib

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

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Syria's HTS execute teenager over 'blasphemy' claims

Mohammed Tano, 19, was executed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for alleged 'blasphemy', but activists say he had criticised the militant group's leader in private.

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Syria regime pounds western Aleppo amid continued ceasefire violations

On Thursday, unidentified aircraft targeted munition belonging to Turkey-backed Syrian rebels positioned in the border city of Ras al-Ayn in ...

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Rights group asks Turkish Cypriots to release migrants

Human Rights Watch says the Syrian migrants have been kept under house arrest since their rescue from a capsized boat last month.

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Award-winning 'For Sama' director pays tribute to NHS workers

Kateab's Oscar-nominated 'For Sama' followed doctors on the frontlines in Aleppo. Now the Syrian director has filmed British doctors ...

Turkish forces storm protest camp on strategic Syrian highway

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Turkish forces storm protest camp on strategic Syrian highway

Turkish forces have stormed a protest camp aimed at preventing Russian forces patrolling on the strategic M4 highway.

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HTS executes four people in Syria's Idlib province

The Islamist extremist group HTS has executed four people in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province as rebels and the regime clashed on the ...

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Tesbih Habbal

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Amid regime secrecy about the spread of Covid-19, war-weary Syrians face skyrocketing prices and food shortages as bomb-damaged health systems ...

UN refrains from blaming Russia for Syria hospital attacks

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UN refrains from blaming Russia for Syria hospital attacks

The UN has refused to pose any direct responsibility on Russia for attacking hospitals in war-torn Syria in its latest report.

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

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