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Dozens of current and former employees of President Bashar al-Assad's embattled billionaire cousin Rami Makhlouf have been released.

Syria's first lady has been implicated as leading a campaign to strip formerly powerful tycoon Rami Makhlouf of his assets.

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

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Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The move comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Assad and his cousin, Rami Makhlouf.

Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

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Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

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Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

Syria's justice ministry has banned Rami Makhlouf from leaving the country, following a public dispute over millions of dollars the government ...

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Syrian lira crashes after latest Rami Makhlouf video

Rami Makhlouf has made a series of videos criticising elements of the Assad regime.

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Makhlouf lashes out at Syria regime in fresh accusations

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf accused the regime of threatening to arrest him and close his telecommunications empire if he does not hand over ...

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Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

The owner of Syria's largest telecommunication company said his business was pressured with several 'unlawful' demands from authorities who ...

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Syria Weekly: Rami Makhlouf's fall from grace confirmed

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Rami Makhlouf's fall from grace confirmed

The rise and fall of Rami Makhlouf will be one of the great turning points in recent Syrian history.

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Israel demolishes Palestinian family's homes twice in one week

Jersualemites came together and built the family temporary a temporary shelter made of tin sheets after their first home was destroyed by ...

Aleppo's forgotten revolutionaries

Loubna Mrie

Aleppo's forgotten revolutionaries

Comment: Countless icons of the Syrian revolution who struggled for freedom between 2012-2014 have been ignored and erased from history by the ...

War-weary residents return to battered streets of Aleppo

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War-weary residents return to battered streets of Aleppo

Braving harsh winter conditions and the prospect that former abodes have been destroyed residents have begun to return to former rebel-held ...

Escaping Aleppo: 'Bombs are falling all around us'

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Escaping Aleppo: 'Bombs are falling all around us'

Aleppo locals speak about their harrowing escape attempts from the Syrian battleground city under a brutal military assault.

Summary executions reported as regime presses assault on Aleppo

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Summary executions reported as regime presses assault on Aleppo

The crucial battle for Aleppo enters its "final phase" on Monday amid allegations of executions carried out by pro-regime militias in captured ...

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Renewed regime bombing kills dozens in Aleppo

Renewed bombing in rebel-held east Aleppo has killed large numbers of civilians, with reports that chlorine gas bombs were also used in civilian areas.

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Heavy Syrian regime shelling in Aleppo despite Russian 'ceasefire'

Syrian regime artillery fire hit the rebels' enclave in Aleppo on Friday, despite the announcement of a pause in fire to allow some tens of ...

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Civilians flee East Aleppo as Syrian regime advances

Syrian regime forces have pushed deeper into rebel-held eastern Aleppo, forcing some civilians to flee to southern neighbourhoods as Damascus ...

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UN: Time running out to prevent catastrophe in Aleppo

The UN envoy to Syria has warned that the clock is ticking to prevent a major humanitarian crisis in Aleppo as the city is subject to massive ...

Dozens killed in heavy airstrikes as Aleppo assault intensifies Dozens killed in heavy airstrikes as Aleppo assault intensifies

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Dozens killed in heavy airstrikes as Aleppo assault intensifies

Video: Air raids and intense artillery fire pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo on Saturday, killing 28 people and injuring more than 150 ...

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Russia to 'briefly pause' carpet-bombing Aleppo

Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 0700 GMT on Tuesday, after pre-dawn strikes hit several rebel-held ...

Russia launches new crippling air raids on Aleppo

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Russia launches new crippling air raids on Aleppo

Intense bombing of rebel-held areas of Aleppo has resumed as UK MPs consider whether to investigate possible Russian war crimes in Syria.

Syrian regime seizes rebel districts in heart of Aleppo

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Syrian regime seizes rebel districts in heart of Aleppo

Pro-Syrian regime forces have captured half of a key opposition-held neighbourhood in Aleppo on Thursday in a new advance against Syrian rebels.

Regime advances in Syria's Aleppo after street battles

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Regime advances in Syria's Aleppo after street battles

Regime forces seized several high-rise buildings in the central district of Suleiman al-Halabi and were pushing north towards other rebel-held ...

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