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An opposition conference scheduled to take place in Damascus over the weekend was stopped by the regime, who claimed the organisers lacked the proper approval.

Three groups from Russia, France and Syria announced a landmark legal case in Moscow against Russian mercenary group Wagner over the torture of a detainee in Syria

UK announces sanctions on Syrian figures

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UK announces sanctions on Syrian figures

The UK foreign office has announced sanctions against supports and allies of the Syrian regime, including the foreign minister.

Landmark Syria case filed against Russian Wagner militants

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Landmark Syria case filed against Russian Wagner militants

The Russian mercenary group Wagner is accused of torture and murder in Syria.

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

For some the constitutional talks were a last hope in ending the Syrian war peacefully. For others, it was another attempt by the ...

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an unprecedented crackdown, including children.

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Russia, Turkey, Iran meet to discuss Syria

Delegations from Russia, Turkey, and Iran are meeting in Sochi to discuss the Syria Constitutional Committee and the ceasefire ...

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Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

The World Food Programme on Saturday warned a record 12.4 million people are food insecure in Syria, where fresh efforts to revive a peace ...

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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 ...

UN Security Council fails to agree on Syria declaration

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UN Security Council fails to agree on Syria declaration

Th United Nations Security Council continues to struggle in Syria negotiations.

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Trump names defense lawyers as historic trial looms

Former US president Donald Trump announced he had picked two lawyers to head his defense team days before his historic second impeachment trial.

Fifth round of Syrian <em>constitutional</em> talks end without progress

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Fifth round of Syrian constitutional talks end without progress

The fifth round of Syrian Constitutional Committee meetings ends on Friday, as complaints about the regime's attitude persist.

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will ...

Trump impeachment article sent to Senate, triggering trial

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Trump impeachment article sent to Senate, triggering trial

The US House of Representatives is to deliver a single article of impeachment to the Senate accusing Donald Trump of inciting the storming of ...

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 regime is ...

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Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Russia's accused the United States of interfering in its affairs on Sunday, as tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

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Supporters’ words may haunt Trump at impeachment trial

At least five supporters facing federal charges have suggested they were taking orders from the then-president when they marched on Capitol Hill ...

Shashi Tharoor

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, ...

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to ...

Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

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Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

News of the appointment of three Islamists to a committee for women's rights was roundly criticised by Kuwaiti social media users, ...

Libya factions disagree on mechanism for naming transitional government

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Libya factions disagree on mechanism for naming transitional government

The forum failed to break the deadlock on the selection mechanism despite six online meetings since their face-to-face talks in Tunisia in ...

Syria constitution talks to resume on January 25: UN

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Syria constitution talks to resume on January 25: UN

Syrian delegates have agreed to resume talks on constitutional revisions starting January 25.

UN envoy urges progress in Syrian political process

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UN envoy urges progress in Syrian political process

Geir Pedersen told reporters he wanted "to see progress" when Syria's so-called constitutional committee meets for the fourth ...

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