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

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

Medic in Syria warns of 'unprecedented catastrophe' from coronavirus

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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.

Syria blames blackout on alleged 'terrorist' pipeline attack

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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 on Tuesday.

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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.

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 ...

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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 ...

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

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Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

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Syria facing 'unprecedented' hunger crisis amid coronavirus outbreak: UN

The United Nations has warned that Covid-19 and the deteriorating economic situation in Syria could prove to be a cocktail of disaster for the ...

Syrian doctor arrested in Germany for 'crimes against humanity'

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Syrian doctor arrested in Germany for 'crimes against humanity'

The suspect is accused of having "tortured a detainee ... in at least two cases" at a prison run by Syrian intelligence services in the city of ...

Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

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Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

Refugees are facing Covid-19 challenges that have triggered poverty, UN's Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on World Refugee Day.

Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

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Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

On World Refugee Day, Syrians have urged the United Nations to resolve their country's crisis and facilitate a safe return home.

Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

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Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

Russia reportedly hired hundreds of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Libya during an escalation of violence last month.

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Iran-backed militants 'exhume' grave of Caliph Umar II

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

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Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

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

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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.

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

The New Arab

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 ...

Syria labs churn out anti-malarial drug for coronavirus treatment

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

IS attack kills 11 Syrian regime and allied fighters

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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.

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

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.

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