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Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Overnight Israeli strikes near the Syrian capital Damascus have killed eight fighters from pro-Iran militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Syrian documentary film For Sama wins Emmy International Award

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Syrian documentary film For Sama wins Emmy International Award

Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab has won an Emmy International Award for her critically acclaimed film For Sama, which tells the heartbreaking story of life in besieged Aleppo.

Syria's <em>Assad</em>: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two ...

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

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Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense ...

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Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new FM

Faisal Mekdad will be replaced as deputy foreign minister by Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

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14 pro-Iran fighters in Syria killed in airstrikes: monitor

The strikes in the Deir Ezzor province killed at least 14 pro-Iran militia fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past ...

Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

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Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top American diplomat to visit a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the disputed Golan ...

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Bankrupt Syria builds museum for Bashar Al-Assad's deceased brother

A huge museum to Basel Al-Assad, the Syrian ruler's brother who died in 1994.

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad ...

Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

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Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

Israeli warplanes killed ten Syrian and foreign fighters in strikes that hit Iranian targets in Syria.

System of a Down releases comeback single 'for Armenia'

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System of a Down releases comeback single 'for Armenia'

Award-winning metal band System of a Down say they are grateful for an outpour of support after they released their first single in 15 years for ...

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' <em>Assad</em> refugee conference

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Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

A Russia-backed refugee conference hosted by Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad has been condemned by activists.

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Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical rulers have done.

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EU shuns Russian-backed Syrian refugee talks

Syria's Assad wants to hold a two-day conference on the return of refugees. Russia's Putin has backed the idea.

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US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on ...

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US military denies Syrian regime reports of 'American casualties'

The US campaign fighting IS in Syria said it has checked up on its servicemen after a 'false' report by SANA claiming four US soldiers were ...

Trump scrambles to sanction former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

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Trump scrambles to sanction former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration is likely to place sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the ...

Gaia Caramazza

Trump imposes sanctions on former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration has placed sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the ...

<em>Assad</em> blames Lebanese banking controls for Syria’s economic crisis

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Assad blames Lebanese banking controls for Syria’s economic crisis

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has blamed Syria’s deepening economic crisis on capital controls imposed by Lebanese ...

Biden will remain tough on Syria's <em>Assad</em>, adviser says

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Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

Syria reconstruction will be conditional on the regime making considerable political reforms, Biden has said.

Veteran Middle East journalist, columnist Robert Fisk dies

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Veteran Middle East journalist, columnist Robert Fisk dies

Robert Fisk covered Middle East politics for more than four decades.

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