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Bahjat Suleiman was admitted to hospital earlier this month after contracting coronavirus.

Iran has found different approaches to increase its military and security influence in Syria beyond establishing armed militias.

Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

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Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

William Christou

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing ...

Germany convicts Syrian in landmark torture trial

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Germany convicts Syrian in landmark torture trial

A German court has found Eyad al-Gharib guilty of aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced him to four and a half years in prison.

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Syria approves Russia's Sputnik Covid vaccine

Syria has authorised the use of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

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Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

Lebanese militant Anis Naccache died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70.

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Turkey's Erdogan seeks 'win-win' relationship with US

After years of fractious ties between the NATO allies, Turkey's president said he wants to establish a "win-win" relationship with the United ...

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More evidence of crimes against Assad than Nazis: prosecutor

Stephen Rapp has said that there is mountains of evidence fo war crimes linked to Bashar Al-Assad.

US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

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US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

The US is attempting to ease tensions with Turkey, following their hesitancy to blame the PKK for the killing of 13 Turks.

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

Syrian regime confiscating, selling land belonging to refugees: report

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Syrian regime confiscating, selling land belonging to refugees: report

A new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights accuses the Assad regime of seizing hundreds of square kilometres of land belonging ...

Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: regime media

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Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: regime media

Israel launched missile strikes against several targets near Damascus, prompting the activation of air defences, Syrian state media said.

Russia handed proposal for Joint Military Council in Syria

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Russia handed proposal for Joint Military Council in Syria

A Joint Military Council has been proposed to Russia by opposition figures, while a Syrian journalist and political scientist has suggested ...

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

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WHO to launch mass Syria Covid-19 vaccination programme

The WHO will deploy staff to carry out its Covid-19 vaccination programme in Syria as early as April.

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media said the country responded to Israeli strikes on the country on Wednesday.

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Israel detains teenage Syrian shepherd near Golan Heights fence

Israel has detained a teenage Syrian shepherd near the occupied Golan Heights, Syrian regime media and an Israeli army spokesman have said.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime and Kurdish forces clash after deadly protests

Tensions are rising between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Mitchell Plitnick

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage ...

Amr Salahi

Qaddafi daughter-in-law escapes arrest after running over Syrian policemen

The daughter-in-law of former Libyan dictator Muammar Al-Qaddafi has escaped arrest in Syria after running over and injuring policemen ...

New round of talks on Syria's constitution begins

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New round of talks on Syria's constitution begins

A new round of UN-sponsored talks to write a constitution for war-torn Syria has begun in Geneva, amid accusations that the Assad ...

UK lawmakers seek investigation into Beirut explosion-linked firm

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UK lawmakers seek investigation into Beirut explosion-linked firm

Savaro Ltd. shares the same address as three individuals linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate which caused the deadly explosion in Beirut ...

Three Syrian soldiers killed near Golan Heights

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Three Syrian soldiers killed near Golan Heights

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

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