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The UN's disarmament chief declared the discovery to the United Nations Security Council, as the US and Russia clashed over international chemical weapons findings on Syria.

It follows a meeting between Saudi officials and Assad in Damascus earlier this week.

Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

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Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

The southern Syrian province of Quneitra has been hit by Israel airstrikes, the second in two days.

Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

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Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

One dead after Israel bombs '<em>Assad</em> home region'

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One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

An Israeli air raid has reportedly targeted the Mediterranean port town of Latakia, ancestral home of President Bashar ...

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Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

Saudi Arabia could be on track to restore diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.

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Syrian regime 'approves' Assad and loyalists in 'sham' elections

The Syrian regime has approved two candidates to run against dictator Bashar Al-Assad in the upcoming elections.

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Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

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Syrian president declares amnesty as election approaches

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move ...

Syria at risk of health crisis amid Covid shortages

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Syria at risk of health crisis amid Covid shortages

The suspension of Covid tests means health officials would no longer able to track the spread of the disease.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Syrians will go to the polls in presidential elections next month, although the process of choosing a leader has already been decided.

US, European countries reject Syria election results in advance

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US, European countries reject Syria election results in advance

Western nations have expressed their rejection of the upcoming Syrian presidential election, which is widely thought will be fraudulent.

Syrian parliament finalizes list of candidates for presidential election

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Syrian parliament finalizes list of candidates for presidential election

The Syrian regime’s parliament is expected to approve candidates for an upcoming presidential election which is unlikely to be fair and almost ...

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

Nizar Mohamad

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

In-depth: Michel Kilo's passing marks the loss of another important voice that relentlessly advocated for a free, united, and democratic Syria.

‘First ever flight' from Israel to regime-controlled Syria recorded

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‘First ever flight' from Israel to regime-controlled Syria recorded

The Russian flight appears to be the first of its kind connecting Israel's Ben Gurion airport with Syria's Latakia governate, a regime ...

Racha Abazied

Goodbye, Michel Kilo

Comment: Racha Abazied remembers Michel Kilo, a key figure in the Syrian opposition who dedicated his life and work to the struggle for democracy in Syria.

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Syrian rights group asks international community to reject elections

The Syrian Network for Human Rights noted Bashar al-Assad's implication in war crimes, including chemical weapons attacks.

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Iranian general 'takes responsibility' for attack targeting Israeli reactor

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard general has implied that Iran was responsible for a rocket attack targeting the secretive Dimona nuclear ...

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Syria's Assad submits candidacy for May vote

President Assad has submitted his application for the upcoming Syria elections, which he is widely expected to win.

Syria stripped of rights at chemical weapons watchdog

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Syria stripped of rights at chemical weapons watchdog

Syria has been voted out of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for repeated use of chemical weapons.

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Syria names new central bank chief

Syria's Assad has announced a new central bank chief amid a collapsing economy.

First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

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First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar ...

Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

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Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW to hit Syria's brutal Assad regime with unprecedented sanctions

Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

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Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep ...

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