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The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced Syrians from Covid-19.

Three Syrian businessmen who have been sanctioned by the US over their alleged ties to the regime, have been linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate.

US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

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Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

Israel has launched three rounds of strikes in Syria over the past ten days.

Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains <em>regime</em> 'stole his land'

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Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

Rami Makhlouf claims his family's property has been confiscated by the Assad regime.

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Iran ex-president's daughter blames Tehran for Syria atrocities

Faezeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, has blamed Iran for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Syrians in an interview.

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Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-Assad Syrian

Germany has revoked the asylum status of Kevork Almassian, an outspoken Syrian supporter of the Assad regime who works for the ...

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

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Syria chemical weapons disarmament report 'incomplete': UN official

UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu said Syria's recent submission 'cannot be considered accurate and complete'.

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

IS claims Syria bus ambush that killed 37 soldiers

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IS claims Syria bus ambush that killed 37 soldiers

IS had attacked regime soldiers as they travelled home for holidays in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, killing 37.

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

Russia to send reinforcements to Syria flashpoint region

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Russia to send reinforcements to Syria flashpoint region

It follows clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian fighters and Kurdish militias in northern Syria.

Syrian <em>regime</em> detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

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Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

The Syrian regime has arrested the relatives of a dissident who criticized Assad on Al-Jazeera, as a rights group said that ...

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Syria intercepts Israeli strike: state media

A war monitor also reported strikes on Maysaf in rural Hama, targeting "positions of regime forces and Iran-backed militias".

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US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

The new sanctions target Syria's central bank, Bashar Assad's in-laws, and others.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah officials fearful of Trump's final weeks: report

In statements to The Guardian, members of the group have expressed fears that senior Hezbollah leaders could be targeted by the US and Israel in ...

Six Syrian rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

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Six Syrian rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

Six members of the Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sham Syrian rebel group have been killed in an explosion in north-western Syria, as Turkey said it ...

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Turkey evacuates observation posts in Syrian regime-held territory: source

Turkish forces have evacuated seven military observation posts in regime-held areas of north-western Syria, a source has told Reuters.

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

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