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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.

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced Syrians from Covid-19.

Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

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Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

Rami Makhlouf claims his family's property has been confiscated by the Assad regime.

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

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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In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

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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 ...

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Six Syrian rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

Six members of the Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sham Syrian rebel group have been killed in an explosion in north-western Syria, as Turkey said it ...

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Turkey evacuates observation posts in Syrian regime-held territory: source

Turkish forces have evacuated seven military observation posts in regime-held areas of north-western Syria, a source has told Reuters.

Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

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Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

Syrians farmers are turning to a southeast Asian plant to feed livestock as animal fodder prices skyrocket.

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EU allocates 6bn euros sought by Turkey for refugees

Turkey pledged to accept the return of migrants arriving in Greece and do more to stop the flow in exchange for six billion euros ($7.20 ...

French jihadist caught trying to enter Turkey from Syria

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French jihadist caught trying to enter Turkey from Syria

Turkish security forces captured a wanted French jihadist attempting to to enter Turkey from Syria, authorities said on Monday.

Syria war deaths reach 387,000: monitor

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Syria war deaths reach 387,000: monitor

The latest toll included more than 130,500 pro-government fighters, among them foreigners.

Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

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Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman said the world should remember that refugees are ordinary people dealing with upheaval.

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

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Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

A report by the Syrian website Liberated-T has accused an aid worker of using his position to harass, exploit, and attempt to rape multiple ...

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 from North Africa to the Caucasus.

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Soldier dies in Turkish-controlled north Syria: Ministry

The Turkish soldier was killed during a skirmish with Kurdish militia forces.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated ...

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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, ...

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Sam Hamad

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. ...

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British aid worker Tauqir Sharif released by HTS

Tauqir Sharif had been held by the HTS militant group since August.

Displaced Syria teen recreates lost family home

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Displaced Syria teen recreates lost family home

Syria's war forced the Diab family to flee their village, but when 19-year-old Wissam moved into a tent in northwestern Syria he decided to ...

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

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Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense ...

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

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