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The new sanctions 'block the path to peace', Iran claims.

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its former commercial centre, had its airport closed for years because of the conflict.

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Israeli raids in Syria kill 23 soldiers, pro-Iran fighters

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Israeli raids in Syria kill 23 soldiers, pro-Iran fighters

At least seven Syrian soldiers and 16 allied fighters were killed in Israeli air raids in eastern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said.

US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

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Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

Israel has launched three rounds of strikes in Syria over the past ten days.

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression' in south: state media

Syrian state media has said that it confront an Israeli attack that targeted several positions south of Damascus.

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in ambush: monitor

At least nine people, including seven Syrian government soldiers, were killed in an attack on a bus, a Britain-based war monitor said Sunday.

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

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Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

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Car bomb hits near Russia base in northeast Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported several wounded in the attack after midnight in the Tal Saman area in Raqa ...

Israel says it hit 50 Syria targets in 2020

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Israel says it hit 50 Syria targets in 2020

Israel's military says it hit 50 targets in Syria throughout 2020.

Jihadist attack kills 30 soldiers in east Syria: monitor

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Jihadist attack kills 30 soldiers in east Syria: monitor

The attack in Deir Ezzor province reportedly targeted a bus carrying regime soldiers going home on leave.

Syrian soldier killed in Israeli strike near <em>Damascus</em>

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Syrian soldier killed in Israeli strike near Damascus

An Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital killed one soldier and wounded three others, authorities said on Wednesday.

Renowned Syrian director Hatem Ali dies in Cairo

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Renowned Syrian director Hatem Ali dies in Cairo

Hatem Ali was known for role in spreading the popularity of Syrian dramas in the Arab world.

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 popular uprisings.

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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 approves new trade agreements with Russia

Syria's Assad regime has approved dozens of projects with Russia under a new economic pact expected to be ratified before the end of the year.

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Killer of Lebanon's Hariri sentenced to life by UN

Salim Ayyash, was found guilty of murder by the Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon over the suicide bombing that killed the Sunni ...

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.

Ruslan Trad

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching ...

Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

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Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

In Idlib and adjacent parts of Aleppo province, opposition officials have recorded almost 15,766 novel coronavirus infections in total, ...

Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

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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 the Hague-based ...

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 time on Monday ...

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