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Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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 had ‘neutralised’ five Kurdish fighters.

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of popular uprisings.

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

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.

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

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Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

The Monday night clashes near the town of Ein Issa were triggered by an attack by Turkey-backed gunmen on SDF positions, according to a monitor.

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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 ...

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Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of ...

Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

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Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

There will be no divergence of US policy regarding Syria, even under a Joe Biden presidency, a US envoy said.

Diana Alghoul

Exclusive: Reactions to US elections inside the Middle East

The Middle East is keeping a watchful eye on the outcome of the volatile elections taking place in the US.

Trump official 'went to Damascus' for Syria regime talks

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Trump official 'went to Damascus' for Syria regime talks

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

US official went to Syria to secure hostages' release

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US official went to Syria to secure hostages' release

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

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Two civilians killed in Baghdad, Anbar explosions

A bombing in Baghdad and another in Anbar killed two people in total, Iraqi security sources said.

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Nineteen killed in car bomb attack in northern Syria

A car bomb attack in the northern Syrian city of Al-Bab, which is controlled by Turkish-allied forces, has killed 19 people, ...

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Two policemen killed in IS attack in north Iraq

An Islamic State group militant attack on a police headquarters in Kirkuk has killed at least two officers and injured five others, according to ...

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Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities have started to transfer foreign women and their children from an overcrowded camp in northeast Syria.

US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

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US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

Four Americans captured in Syria have been repatriated to the US where they will face trial.

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Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

Drone use has expanded dramatically in northern Iraq since Turkey launched a new assault in June, analysts and residents say.

700,000 children in Syria risk hunger, aid group warns

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700,000 children in Syria risk hunger, aid group warns

Save the Children said the new figures mean that in the last six months, the total number of food-insecure children across the country has risen ...

US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

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US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

A $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the new Islamic State leader has been doubled, US authorities said on Thursday.

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

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Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

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