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The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, three children, and two women.

HRW interviewed people who reported having had their land seized by the Syrian regime in Idlib or Hama provinces without notice or compensation between March and November 2020.

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little threat to the strongman.

Rights group slams Denmark's designation of Syria as 'safe'

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Rights group slams Denmark's designation of Syria as 'safe'

Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has called on Denmark to rethink its decision to return Syrian refugees to Damascus.

Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

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Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded ...

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Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new anti-immigration legislation.

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Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand accountability.

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US issues new Syria sanctions guidance for NGOs

The US State Treasury has issued new guidance for NGOs working in Syria to avoid sanctions.

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Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

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Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

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Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be ...

Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

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Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

The Jordanian government has denied reports that it plans to deport three Syrian refugees, including the prominent activist Hasna al-Hariri, ...

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

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Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

Syrian regime allows Russian oil exploration in 'Lebanese waters'

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Syrian regime allows Russian oil exploration in 'Lebanese waters'

Lebanese officials are yet to comment on the agreement, which could see the country lose hundreds of square kilometres of its maritime territory ...

EU ministers vow Syria 'war criminals' won't go unpunished

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EU ministers vow Syria 'war criminals' won't go unpunished

EU foreign ministers vowed they would demand "accountability" from the "war criminals and torturers" of Syria's civil war.

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Donors pledge more than $6 billion to Syria crisis

A conference to raise money for humanitarian aid for Syria has secure just over half what it hoped to secure.

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Donors face $10bn aid appeal at Syria conference

Germany led the way at a two-day video conference by vowing to contribute 1.74 billion euros ($2 billion), ahead of $600 million from the United ...

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Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Assad, 55, and his wife, Asma, who is 10 years younger and had announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, had isolated ...

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Impassioned Blinken demands more crossings for Syria aid

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the UN Security Council to reopen border crossings into Syria blocked by Russia, saying world powers ...

Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

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Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

An opposition conference scheduled to take place in Damascus over the weekend was stopped by the regime, who claimed the organisers lacked the ...

Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

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Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

Authorities in Damascus warned they were "rationing" fuel to avoid shortages.

War-torn Syria suffers effects of Suez Canal blockage

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War-torn Syria suffers effects of Suez Canal blockage

The Syrian regime’s oil ministry says it has begun organising distribution of fuel in response to the delays in shipments caused by the blocking ...

Turkey denies reports of deal to open Syria crossings

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Turkey denies reports of deal to open Syria crossings

Turkish officials have denied reports in Russian media that an agreement was reached with Ankara to open crossings between regime and rebel held ...

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