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An important border crossing between Syria and Jordan has re-opened after a nearly two months-long closure.

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the present too, writes Sam Hamad.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in <em>Damascus</em>

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Syrians mock Assad regime’s ‘copycat’ horse sculpture in Damascus

A sculpture of a horse’s head which briefly appeared in Damascus has been mocked by social media users who noticed that it was an ...

<em>Damascus</em> slams Dutch legal action on rights record

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Damascus slams Dutch legal action on rights record

The Syrian government is being pulled up by the Dutch government on alleged human rights abuses.

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Netherlands prepares human rights violations case against Syria

The Netherlands is preparing a case against Syria's government over human rights violations at the UN's highest court.

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Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the war.

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Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The Assad regime blames fresh sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this year for the worsening fuel crisis.

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Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

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Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

Amnesty International is calling on Jordan to stop transferring Syrian refugees to a desert region of Syria.

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Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in mass ...

Suspected Israeli strikes kill 10 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 10 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

At least 10 mostly Iraqi fighters were killed in suspected air strikes in Syria, a monitor said on Monday.

Coronavirus kills businessman uncle of Syria's Assad

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Coronavirus kills businessman uncle of Syria's Assad

Mohamed Makhlouf, one of the most prominent Syrian businessmen during the 1970s and 1980s, was taken to hospital in the capital ...

Israel fires missiles at targets near Syria's Aleppo

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Israel fires missiles at targets near Syria's Aleppo

Reports of Israeli attacks on Aleppo, the country’s second-largest city, located north of Syria and close to the Turkish border, are rare.

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US wants Iran, not Russia, to leave Syria: report

Despite expanding its military presence in Syria and the Middle East, Moscow is not facing US retribution for its support of the Assad regime.

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Presumed Israeli strikes kill 16 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

The suspected Israeli strikes killed 16 Iraqi militants 'loyal to Iran', the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Syrian regime defences intercept Israeli strike on air base

Syrian regime media has reported that air defences have intercepted missiles fired by an Israeli warplane at a base in central Syria

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Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

Israel launches new airstrikes on southern Syria

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Israel launches new airstrikes on southern Syria

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in southern Syria.

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Syria targets Israeli missiles near Damascus

Syria air defences targeted Israeli missiles south of the capital Damascus on Monday, Syrian regime news agency SANA said.

WFP warns 2.2 million more Syrians risk hunger

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WFP warns 2.2 million more Syrians risk hunger

The World Food Programme on Monday warned more than 2 million Syrians risk joining the fast swelling ranks of the hungry and poor in the ...

Syrian refugees still 'finding their way' in Sweden

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Syrian refugees still 'finding their way' in Sweden

Sweden - traditionally homogenous and now with a high-skilled labour market - can be challenging for refugees arriving from war-torn countries.

Syria's Assad names new government headed by PM Arnous

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Syria's Assad names new government headed by PM Arnous

The decree changes those in charge of 12 cabinet portfolios, including the ministries of finance, energy and public health.

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