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A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep Bashar al-Assad in power in the war-torn country.

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded humanitarian supplies.

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media reported Damascus responded to "Israeli aggression".

Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

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Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

Bodies of three Lebanese sisters wash up in Syria

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Bodies of three Lebanese sisters wash up in Syria

The bodies of three Lebanese sisters were discovered on a Syrian beach after they drowned.

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Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be closed for two weeks.

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drones near Khamis Mushait

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down two Houthi drones over the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, less than 24 hours after the Houthis claimed ...

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Syria says Damascus coronavirus beds full

For the first time since the pandemic erupted, the health ministry official said intensive care beds for coronavirus patients in the capital ...

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Syrian president Assad and wife 'recovering' from Covid-19

Syria's presidency described test results from the president and his wife as 'reassuring'.

Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media

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Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media

Syrian state media reported regime forces shot down several Israeli missile strikes over capital Damascus.

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US lawmakers urge Israel to vaccinate Palestinians, lament disparity

Democratic lawmakers call on the Blinken to take action to ensure that Israel provides Covid-19 vaccines and facilitate vaccination programs for ...

Bomb targeting southern Yemen separatist leaders kills, injures fighters

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Bomb targeting southern Yemen separatist leaders kills, injures fighters

A bomb targeting a military convoy carrying leaders of the separatist “Security Belt” militia has killed and injured a number of fighters in the ...

Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media

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Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over Damascus on Sunday, Syrian regime news agency SANA said.

Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

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Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

The announcement comes after reports that Israel secretly agreed to purchase thousands of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Damascus as part of a ...

Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

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Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

Lebanese militant Anis Naccache died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70.

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Israel secretly agrees to purchase Covid vaccines for Syria

Syria called the reports a lie intended to boost Israel's image and "humanitarian credentials".

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Israel and Syria swap prisoners in Russia-mediated deal

Israel and Syria swapped prisoners in a deal brokered by Russia.

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Rare snow brings suffering to Syrian refugee camps

At least four children living in informal displacement camps in northwestern Syria have died as temperatures dropped below zero.

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2 Syrians held in Israel to be released

Israel and Syria have agreed to a prisoner swap that was brokered by Russia.

Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

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Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

Heavy snows have hit the Levant region, causing disruption, and affecting displaced people most severely.

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Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: regime media

Israel launched missile strikes against several targets near Damascus, prompting the activation of air defences, Syrian state media said.

US urges Yemen's Houthis to end 'aggressive acts'

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US urges Yemen's Houthis to end 'aggressive acts'

The United States urged Yemen's Houthi rebels to halt all forms of aggression, just hours after a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport.

Houthis claim responsibility for attack on Saudi airport

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Houthis claim responsibility for attack on Saudi airport

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on Abha International Airport which caused a civilian plane to catch fire.

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media said the country responded to Israeli strikes on the country on Wednesday.

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