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Turkey and Russia are facing off over Idlib, with a last-ditch attempt to save Idlib from disaster at French-brokered crisis talks.

UAE authorities have arrested a Syrian businessman who praised Turkey’s plans for a safe zone in northern Syria, following a request from the Assad regime’s interior ministry.

Syria Weekly: Assad's outreach highlights regime's pariah status

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad's outreach highlights regime's pariah status

Despite the best efforts by the Syrian regime to reach out to foreign powers and personalities, its attempts appear to have fallen flat again.

UAE sends large delegation to Syria trade <em>fair</em>

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UAE sends large delegation to Syria trade fair

The UAE has sent a large delegation to the Assad regime-sponsored Damascus International Fair several months after ...

US warns against tampering with Syria chemical attack site

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US warns against tampering with Syria chemical attack site

The Pentagon on Tuesday warned Russia against interfering with the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's regime-held city of ...

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Assad, Russia envoy discuss Syria constitutional committee

Syria's Bashar al-Assad held talks with Russian envoy Alexander Lavrentiev on "forming the committee to discuss the current constitution", the presidency said in a statement.

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Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

Western governments say they are unwilling to invest in or trade with Assad's regime without a plan for political transition in ...

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Bahia Mardini

Hopes for Syria's year ahead

Comment: There can be no victory while Assad remains in power. But 2018 must bring Syrians closer to holding free and fair multi-party ...

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Sam Hamad

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Comment: Despite the brutal reality of life under siege, Abdelmalik remains resolutely opposed to the kind of sectarianism upon which Assad has ...

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Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

Deaths, injuries reported as rockets strike <em>Damascus</em> business <em>fair</em>

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Deaths, injuries reported as rockets strike Damascus business fair

Rocket fire killed five people and injured dozens more on Sunday near the Damascus International Fair, a key business ...

Rockets hits regime-held <em>Damascus</em> business <em>fair</em>, injuries reported

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Rockets hits regime-held Damascus business fair, injuries reported

Rocket fire injured several people on Sunday near the entrance to the Damascus International Fair, a key business ...

Car bomb kills 2 in Syrian government stronghold

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Car bomb kills 2 in Syrian government stronghold

Activists say a car bomb has killed two people in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Syria open for business? We're not buying it

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Syria open for business? We're not buying it

Blog: The return of the once-popular Damascus International Fair after a five-year hiatus is being peddled by regime ...

Leila al-Shami

Syria's prisoners: Absent but never forgotten

Comment: Syria's prisons are filled with those who rose up peacefully to call for freedom, democracy and social justice, writes Leila Al-Shami.

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French FM: Assad chemical attack comments 100% lies

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Assad's dismissal of chemical attack allegations are '100 percent cruelty and cynicism.'

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Assad's allies rush to defend him despite chemical atrocity

The Russian and Iranian army chiefs vowed Saturday to keep fighting alongside Bashar al-Assad in Syria against rebels they brand as "terrorists"

Hadani Ditmars

Manufacturing soul: Dubai's emerging cultural capital

Blog: An extravaganza of artistic delights await visitors and residents alike this week as a series of cultural highlights take over the ...

Weapons sales: The key to Russia's Middle East agenda

Stasa Salacanin

Weapons sales: The key to Russia's Middle East agenda

Analysis: Moscow is seeking to expand its influence in the region, but it will have to play the long-game given the current geopolitical ...

Aaron Magid

Assad's acolytes in Jordan's parliament

A large group of Jordanian MPs, lawyers and journalists maintain their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite the opposition of ...

Will Iran be the Syrian regime's last standing ally?

Paul McLoughlin

Will Iran be the Syrian regime's last standing ally?

Iran has poured thousands of Republican Guards into Syria, but growing domestic unease with the war could be why more foreign fighters are being ...

Syrian opposition: Vienna plan 'kicks differences down the road'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Syrian opposition: Vienna plan 'kicks differences down the road'

Syrian opposition members said Sunday an ambitious plan by world powers for a political transition in their war-ravaged country was unrealistic, ...

Turkey's Erdogan says Russian airstrikes in Syria 'unacceptable'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan says Russian airstrikes in Syria 'unacceptable'

Russian airstrikes that have targeted foreign-back rebels in Syria are unacceptable Turkey's president said on Sunday, as Moscow said it plans ...

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