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A new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights accuses the Assad regime of seizing hundreds of square kilometres of land belonging to displaced people and auctioning them off.

Austin Tice, of Houston, Texas, disappeared at a checkpoint in the contested western Damascus suburb of Daraya on August 14, 2012.

Pro-regime Syrian cleric killed in car bomb near Damascus

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Pro-regime Syrian cleric killed in car bomb near Damascus

Adnan al-Afiyuni, the pro-regime mufti of Damascus province, has been killed in a car bomb attack near Syria’s capital.

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian ...

Syrians celebrate death of Qasem Soleimani

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrians celebrate death of Qasem Soleimani

In much of Syria – where millions have suffered under the Iran-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad – the general's death was welcome news.

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Ex-UN Syria envoy quit to 'avoid shaking Assad's hand'

In 2014, de Mistura became the third UN diplomat tasked with ending the Syria war which erupted in 2011, before leaving his post last year.

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Syria regime release American captive after Lebanese mediation

The released American captive is not journalist Timothy Tice who went missing in Syria in 2012.

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UK House of Lords to host 'pro-Assad' Syria conference

EuroCSE will hold a conference at the UK House of Lords, which includes talks that activists say has a strong pro-regime bias.

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Assad regime preventing return of refugees to ex-rebel areas

The Syrian regime is preventing the return of Syrians to Daraya outside Damascus and the neighbourhood of Qabun through restrictions on ...

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

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Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

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Syria civil registers disclose hundreds of prison deaths

Rights groups say Syria's security agencies used arrests and torture to terrorise the population as Arab Spring-styled protests against the ...

Hunger at Damascus’ door as Assad blocks aid

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Hunger at Damascus’ door as Assad blocks aid

Photos from Eastern Ghouta show children gaunt with hunger, their skin wrinkled and aged. Mothers are not producing milk and people are ...

US-led Raqqa strikes 'killed 59 civilians in three days'

The New Arab & agencies

US-led Raqqa strikes 'killed 59 civilians in three days'

A Syrian war monitor has claimed US-led air strikes on IS-held Raqqa has cost 59 civilians lives in three days, including 21 children.

Uprooted restaurateurs create 'little Damascus' in northwest Syria Uprooted restaurateurs create 'little Damascus' in northwest Syria

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Uprooted restaurateurs create 'little Damascus' in northwest Syria

Syrians who quit towns recaptured by Assad's regime have introduced Damascene cuisine to Idlib, where the longed-for taste of the good old days ...

UK law penalises British citizens for marrying non-Brits

Imogen Lambert

UK law penalises British citizens for marrying non-Brits

Comment: UK government plans to further increase the income requirement for UK sponsors hoping to live with a foreign spouse are discriminatory ...

Dani Qappani

Moadamiyeh: A Syrian story of exile

As Syrians are forced into a decision between death and expulsion, Dani Alqappani writes on the path he chose to follow.

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Syrian regime prepares for 'open battle' with Idlib rebels

A senior Syrian minister has warned that Damascus is preparing to send thousands of troops to Idlib region in the coming months in order to end ...

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'Battle for Aleppo over' as Russia 'ends operations'

During an emergency UN summit, Moscow claimed that pro-regime forces have ended their assault on Syria's second city Aleppo, but warned fighters ...

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At least 1,200 evacuated from opposition bastion near Damascus

Hundreds of people have been removed from their homes in one of the last opposition strongholds in rural Damascus.

Syria's Dr Bashar al-Assad has turned medicine into warfare

Adham Sahloul

Syria's Dr Bashar al-Assad has turned medicine into warfare

Comment: Last Friday, the Aleppo Health Directorate announced that all of Aleppo's hospitals have been partially or fully damaged, and that they ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Dead doctors and a poisoned pen in Aleppo

Comment: Syrian regime bombs rain down on Aleppo's hospitals, but renowned journalist, Robert Fisk refuses to tell the full story, writes Idrees ...

The sectarianization of Syria and smearing a revolution

Leila al-Shami

The sectarianization of Syria and smearing a revolution

The Syrian regime has employed violence, sectarianism and Machiavellian tactics to try and derail the revolution, defame its supporters and ...

Syria: 620 rebels made to evacuate besieged Moaddamiyeh

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Syria: 620 rebels made to evacuate besieged Moaddamiyeh

Opposition fighters and family members flee in their hundreds as Damascus continues its 'starve or surrender' strategy against Syrian rebels.

Another opposition-held Damascus suburb to be evacuated on Wednesday

The New Arab

Another opposition-held Damascus suburb to be evacuated on Wednesday

Another Damascus suburb will be handed over to the Syrian regime on Wednesday, following an agreement which will force rebel fighters and some ...

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