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Bahjat Suleiman was admitted to hospital earlier this month after contracting coronavirus.

If convicted of aiding and abetting torture as a crime against humanity, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former member of the Syrian secret police, faces more than a decade in prison.

Russian strikes kill 21 IS fighters in Syria: monitor

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Russian strikes kill 21 IS fighters in Syria: monitor

Regime-ally Russia killed at least 21 Islamic State group jihadists in the Syrian desert in one day.

Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

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Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit makeshift ...

Five pro-Assad Palestinian fighters killed in clashes with IS

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Five pro-Assad Palestinian fighters killed in clashes with IS

Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian ...

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems afoot, writes Sam Hamad.

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IS claims Syria bus ambush that killed 37 soldiers

IS had attacked regime soldiers as they travelled home for holidays in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, killing 37.

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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.

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Hungary jails Syrian IS commander over imam beheading

A Syrian man was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

Why some American Muslims are choosing to vote Republican

Brooke Anderson

Why some American Muslims are choosing to vote Republican

In-depth: Small but growing support for Trump among America's Muslims shows that the Democratic Party takes the Muslim vote for granted at its ...

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Assad declares 'national catastrophe' after forest fires

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has visited areas in northwestern Syria affected by deadly forest fires and declared a ‘national catastrophe’ as ...

Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest

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Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest

Sweeping forest fires ravaged parts of Syria over the weekend, deeply impacting thousands of locals.

Fires brought under control in Syria, Lebanon

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Fires brought under control in Syria, Lebanon

Authorities have yet to reveal the full extent of the damage from the fires that broke out on Friday.

Two dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

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Two dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

Hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province.

IS suicide attack in Syria kills 17 regime troops

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IS suicide attack in Syria kills 17 regime troops

IS targeted the regime-controlled Taim oil field in Deir az-Zour with suicide bombings, shelling and machine gun fire, killing at least 17 ...

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White Helmets offer assistance in fighting Syria wild fires

Despite being vilified by the brutal Assad regime, the White Helmets have offered to assist in extinguishing fires that have engulfed western Syria.

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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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Medic in Syria warns of 'unprecedented catastrophe' from coronavirus

A medic based in Syria anonymously revealed that a Covid-19 emergency is brewing in regime-held areas.

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Syria blames blackout on alleged 'terrorist' pipeline attack

An attack on a gas pipeline near Damascus has been blamed for a nationwide blackout, state news agency reported on Monday.

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Hugo Goodridge

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to ...

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Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million ...

4 family members drown at beach in northern Egypt

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4 family members drown at beach in northern Egypt

The police in Egypt revealed a family drowned in a beach near Alexandria.

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

Over 50 killed in clashes between Syrian regime, IS

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Over 50 killed in clashes between Syrian regime, IS

Clashes in the Syrian desert have killed more than 50 fighters from the Syrian regime and Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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