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Past satellite images of the site, some 75 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, showed hundreds of tanker trucks gathered in the area.

Canada has called on the UN to hold the Assad regime accountable for crimes against its own people after a similar request by the Netherlands.

Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria <em>chemical</em> <em>weapons</em>: US

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Russia blocking 'accountability' on Syria chemical weapons: US

In her first Security Council meeting, Linda Thomas, Washington's new UN envoy, said Russia was blocking "all efforts to pursue accountability" against the Assad regime over its chemical weapons use.

Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

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Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

Denmark has withdrawn residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees, saying that conditions in the war-ravaged area around Damascus are safe.

Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria <em>chemical</em> attacks

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Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups filed a criminal complaint in France.

Mansour Omari

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's crimes against humanity, writes Mansour Omari.

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Leading Syrian chemical weapons scientist 'was on CIA payroll'

The Syrian expert passed on information on the regime's chemical weapons programme on to the CIA.

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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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Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been sentenced to more than two and a half ...

US extends 'TPS' protections for Syrian immigrants

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US extends 'TPS' protections for Syrian immigrants

The US renewed the temporary protected status (TPS) granted to thousands of Syrians stranded in America.

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Iran ex-president's daughter blames Tehran for Syria atrocities

Faezeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, has blamed Iran for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ...

Syria <em>chemical</em> <em>weapons</em> disarmament report 'incomplete': UN official

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Syria chemical weapons disarmament report 'incomplete': UN official

UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu said Syria's recent submission 'cannot be considered accurate and complete'.

Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

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Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

Israeli missiles killed at least six Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

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A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

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Syria declarations on chemical arms lacking: UN, watchdog

Syria's declarations on chemical weapons were criticised by UN officials and a global watchdog.

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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander dies of Covid-19

Iranian media have reported that IRGC Brigadier-General Abdul Rasool Mahmudabadi, who fought alongside General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq and ...

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Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

Russia and Syria have repeatedly denied the accusations of chemical weapons use, alleging that Western powers have politicised ...

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.

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 ...

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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 ...

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria <em>chemical</em> attack evidence

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OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical ...

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will ...

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