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The US ambassador to the UN demanded that Syria publicise the status of detainees.

The suggestion comes in conjunction with efforts by the ruling centre-left government, headed by Mette Fredricksen, to provide "temporary residence" for refugees that have been chosen for deportation.

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

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The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention against Kurdish separatists.

Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

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Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

Tens of thousands of civilians were detained, some subjected to torture and sexual offence, according to the report of the UN commission on Syria

Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

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Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

Moscow has often denied its role in hitting civilian areas in Syria's civil war, but the video inadvertently shows it bombed a hospital

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Syrian security figure Bahjat Suleiman dies after contracting Covid-19

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

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Iran launches cyberspace research centre to increase Syria influence

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

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US warned Russia of Syria strikes minutes ahead: Lavrov

Russia's top diplomat urged the US to renew contacts with Moscow on Syria.

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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

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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 ...

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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.

Syria approves Russia's Sputnik Covid vaccine

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Syria approves Russia's Sputnik Covid vaccine

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

Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

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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.

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

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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 ...

More evidence of crimes against <em>Assad</em> than Nazis: prosecutor

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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.

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Syria hardliners release American held in Idlib: monitor

Bilal Abdul Kareem has been released by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham after being held for six months.

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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.

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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?

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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 ...

Israeli strikes on Syria kill 6 militia fighters: monitor

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Israeli strikes on Syria kill 6 militia fighters: monitor

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said all the fighters killed were "pro-government" forces.

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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.

Families of detainees detail vision for justice in Syria

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Families of detainees detail vision for justice in Syria

Syrian families, who lost members inside Bashar Al-Assad’s prisons, have laid out their plans to seek justice and called for ...

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 ...

Netanyahu rebukes Washington for hints at reversing Golan recognition

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Netanyahu rebukes Washington for hints at reversing Golan recognition

The latest spat between Washington and Tel Aviv tells of early cracks in the relationship between the new Biden administration and America's ...

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