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A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical weapons attack in Douma was staged.

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will embolden Iran in its support for Assad.

UN envoy sees delay in Syria political process

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UN envoy sees delay in Syria political process

Geir Pedersen, the UN special envoy for Syria, says there has been no accord on the agenda for a meeting in October in Geneva aimed at revisions to Syria's constitution.

Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

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Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

Syrian rebels have bombed regime positions in the northwest of the country in retaliation for a Russian airstrike which killed up to 100 ...

US solidifies sanctions against Iran oil before election

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US solidifies sanctions against Iran oil before election

Trump's administration slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's oil sector including over sales to Syria and Venezuela, reducing Joe Biden's room for ...

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Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

Several Americans are missing and believed to be held as hostages in Syria.

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Two more Hezbollah officials join US sanctions list

Two more officials from Lebanon's Hezbollah have been put on the US sanctions list.

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Pro-regime Syrian cleric killed in car bomb near Damascus

Adnan al-Afiyuni, the pro-regime mufti of Damascus province, has been killed in a car bomb attack near Syria’s capital.

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US strike kills 14 Islamist militants in northwestern Syria

The US Army says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province.

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

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US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

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Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its ...

Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

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Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

Israeli forces have distributed leaflets to Syrian regime forces near the Golan Heights warning them not to deal with Hezbollah and other ...

Syria regime demands 'US troop withdrawal for captives' release'

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Syria regime demands 'US troop withdrawal for captives' release'

The Syrian regime is believed to be holding four American captives.

Israeli missile strike hits school in southwest Syria

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Israeli missile strike hits school in southwest Syria

An Israeli missile has hit a school in southwestern Syria, which sources say was being used as a base by pro-Iran militias.

Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

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Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who was 10 years old when she began to make videos about the suffering of people in Ghouta has been nominated for the ...

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Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

Turkey started withdrawing from the Morek outpost in Hama, a province which is under regime control.

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Iran to focus on selling weapons after embargo lifted

Iran has announced that it is more likely to sell weapons to other countries, rather than buy them, after the end of a longstanding UN arms ...

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Trump official 'went to Damascus' for Syria regime talks

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

US official went to Syria to secure hostages' release

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US official went to Syria to secure hostages' release

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

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Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

Watchdog urges sanctions over civilian deaths in Syria's Idlib

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Watchdog urges sanctions over civilian deaths in Syria's Idlib

HRW has urged sanctions for Assad and Russia over attacks on Idlib.

Israeli forces secretly destroyed two Syrian regime Golan outposts

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Israeli forces secretly destroyed two Syrian regime Golan outposts

Israeli forces secretly crossed a ceasefire line with Syria and destroyed two Syrian regime military outposts near the Golan Heights last month, ...

Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at ...

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