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Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died in clashes on Monday.

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

Russia to help build 'mini Hagia Sophia' in Syria

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Russia to help build 'mini Hagia Sophia' in Syria

Moscow has said it will assist the Syrian regime in building a miniature version of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in response to Turkey's conversion of the monument into a mosque.

US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

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US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

The Pentagon released satellite photographs that it said shows Russian-backed Wagner-supplied military equipment 'on the front lines' of the ...

Turkey invites Pope Francis for Hagia Sophia ceremony

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Turkey invites Pope Francis for Hagia Sophia ceremony

Pope Francis is among several world leaders invited to the ceremony marking the re-conversion of the Hagia Sophia, founded as a Christian ...

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Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

Moscow and Ankara have again encouraged Libya's rival factions to work towards a lasting ceasefire. Previous efforts by the two countries - which back opposing sides - have failed.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

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 ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

Clashes resume on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

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Clashes resume on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

At least 16 people on both sides have been killed since clashes erupted on Sunday between the ex-Soviet republics.

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HTS releases British-born aid worker captured in Syria's Idlib

Idlib's ruling faction Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has released aid worker Tauqir Sharif after he was captured and imprisoned in June, local ...

Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya

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Russian mercenaries planted land mines in Libya

The US military has accused Russia of sending mercenaries to fight in Libya.

Nine soldiers dead in fighting on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

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Nine soldiers dead in fighting on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

The skirmishes mark the most serious spike in hostilities since 2016, when scores were killed in four days of fighting.

<em>Moscow</em> says it regrets Turkish Hagia Sophia move

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Moscow says it regrets Turkish Hagia Sophia move

Russia voiced regret over Turkey's decision to convert the iconic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul back into a mosque.

UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

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UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

Following a week of division and seven ballots, the Council passed a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium allowing the use of the Bab ...

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UN to vote on reduced extension of Syria aid

Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into Syria.

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Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

Russia vetoed down a UN Security Council motion authorising cross-border aid to millions of Syrians in the northwest of the country.

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Fear of disaster if UN cuts aid entering Syria

After a Russian veto, hope that aid reaches rebel-held areas in Syria dwindles.

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Chechnya's Kadyrov blames blogger murder on foreign secret services

Chechen strongman Kadyrov claimed foreign secret services killed dissident blogger Mamikhan Umarov in Austria and have pinned the blame on the ...

Syria condemned at chemical weapons watchdog over sarin attacks

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Syria condemned at chemical weapons watchdog over sarin attacks

Only Russia, China and Iran voted against the decision to take action on an OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force attacked ...

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Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

The UN Security Council voted down a Russian bid to abolish one of two vital aid crossing points between Turkey and Syria, and keep the second ...

UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

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UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to ...

Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

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Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

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Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

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