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Three Syrian soldiers were killed when gunmen attacked their outpost close to the demarcation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian desert near the town of Sukhna.

Iran says EU sanctions on Syrian FM 'unconstructive'

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Iran says EU sanctions on Syrian FM 'unconstructive'

The new sanctions 'block the path to peace', Iran claims.

EU puts new Syria foreign minister on sanctions blacklist

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EU puts new Syria foreign minister on sanctions blacklist

The EU added Syria's recently appointed foreign minister to its sanctions blacklist.

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

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Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems ...

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

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

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Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

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 ...

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Iran Guards deny losses in Israel Syria strikes

An Iranian official denied Thursday that recent Israeli strikes on eastern Syria led to any deaths.

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Appeals phase begins in Hariri case at international tribunal

Prosecutors, lawyers for a suspect facing five life terms and representatives of victims of the attack - which killed 21 others and wounded 226 ...

Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

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Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a ...

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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 regime '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.

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

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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 ...

Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-<em>Assad</em> Syrian

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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 responds to 'Israeli aggression' in south: state media

Syrian state media has said that it confront an Israeli attack that targeted several positions south of Damascus.

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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'.

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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.

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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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 ...

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Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

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.

Syria war killed 6,800 in 2020, lowest annual toll

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Syria war killed 6,800 in 2020, lowest annual toll

The death toll of the Syrian war was the lower it has ever been since the conflict started.

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