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In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

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IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

Islamic State militants have killed three people in an ambush in central Syria.

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran sees new spike in coronavirus cases, Lebanese troops at a military court have caught Covid-19, while economies have been battered from the ...

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Syria's Assad replaces trade minister amid economic crisis

A presidential decree said Homs provincial governor Talal Barrazi will replace Atef Naddaf as Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection.

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Syria labs churn out anti-malarial drug for coronavirus treatment

Syrian factories are ramping up production of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine but there has been controversy over the drug's use to ...

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IS attack kills 11 Syrian regime and allied fighters

An Islamic State attack killed 11 in the Syrian desert as fighting intensifies.

Nicholas Frakes

'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Syrian refugees are struggling to survive under Lebanon's lockdown as an economic crisis deepens poverty in the country.

Israeli raids hit Hezbollah arms depot in Syria: monitor

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Israeli raids hit Hezbollah arms depot in Syria: monitor

Israeli missiles hit a Hezbollah weapons depot in central Syria on Friday.

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence ...

Food prices in Syria double in one year

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Food prices in Syria double in one year

Food prices across Syria have gone up by more than 100% in a single year, as corruption, sanctions, and capital controls in neighbouring Lebanon ...

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Syrians in Rukban camp remain in grave danger with no aid deliveries to residents and medical services almost non-existent.

Syrians tricked to fight in Libya for warlord Haftar

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Syrians tricked to fight in Libya for warlord Haftar

Syrian men are being tricked into fighting for Khalifa Haftar's self-described Libyan National Army.

Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold virtual Syria talks

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Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold virtual Syria talks

The trilateral talks will take place via video conference on Wednesday.

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Israeli strikes in Syria kills 9 pro-regime fighters

Fighting over Syria has intensified, as Israeli forces clash with regime fighters.

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State media: Syrian air defences down Israeli missiles

Syrian air defences downed Israeli missiles over the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs province on Monday, state media reported.

Paul Iddon

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Comment: IS will exploit any instability, including a potential humanitarian crisis caused by coronavirus, writes Paul Iddon.

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Russia sends Syrian mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

Hundreds of former Syrian rebels from Quneitra have been recruited and trained by Russia to fight for rogue General Khalifa Haftar.

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

The OPCW for the first time attributed blame for Syria chemical attacks, but activists are sceptical about its significance.

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IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

Islamic State group militants took over a Syrian regime military post, sparking fierce clashes and Russian air strikes as the group laid siege ...

Israel accused of firing on Syria air base

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Israel accused of firing on Syria air base

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria during the conflict but rarely claims responsibility for the attacks.

Syria road crash kills 22, including Iraqis

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Syria road crash kills 22, including Iraqis

Victims of a crash caused by a fuel tanked colliding into buses are believed to include Shia Iraqi pilgrims visiting holy shrines near the ...

Syria ceasefire deal takes effect amid continued regime attacks

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Syria ceasefire deal takes effect amid continued regime attacks

Fighting came to a halt in most parts of Idlib, which has seen scores of soldiers and civilians killed on a near daily basis over the past few ...

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