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The heads of the Turkish intelligence agency and the Syrian regime’s ‘National Security Bureau’ have met in Moscow in the highest level of contact between the two sides in years.

The pan-Arab bloc, which froze Syria's membership in November 2011 over a bloody government crackdown on protestors, will not be discussing its reinstatement.

Syria regime security chief makes rare visit to Egypt

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Syria regime security chief makes rare visit to Egypt

Syrian regime security chief Ali Mamluk made a visit to Cairo to speak with his Egyptian counterpart, Syrian state news reported.

France issues arrest warrants for senior Assad regime officials

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France issues arrest warrants for senior Assad regime officials

France has issued international arrest warrants for three senior Syrian intelligence officials in connection with the deaths of two ...

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Sam Hamad

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Comment: From the moment Sisi seized power, Egyptian influence in Syria, and support for Assad's counterrevolution has been growing, writes Sam ...

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Syria spy chief in Egypt to discuss 'Assad support'

Syrian security services chief Ali Mamlouk has met with Egyptian officials in his first public foreign visit in five years to discuss Egypt publicly backing the embattled Assad regime.

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Former Lebanese minister accused of 'terrorism' granted bail

Michel Samaha, a former minister who is accused of planning terrorist attacks in Lebanon, is to be released on bail pending his next court date ...

Karim Traboulsi

Tripoli: Lebanon's neglected archaeological treasure trove

Feature: While most local people seem surprised to see tourists following a guide around, Karim Traboulsi joined in to experience the treasures ...

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