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Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely condemned ‘Deal of the Century’ overwhelmingly rejected by Palestinians.

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air strike on Syria's Deir az-Zour province.

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Russian mediation reopens major highway in NE Syria: reports

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Russian mediation reopens major highway in NE Syria: reports

Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured parts of the highway last year.

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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.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Three IS militants escape jail in Syria

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Three IS militants escape jail in Syria

The escape from a jail near the Al-Hol camp follows a prison riot earlier this month.

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.

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

<em>Syrian</em> Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

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Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather ...

<em>Syrian</em> fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

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Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet lamented a surge in violence in Syria.

IS attack kills 11 <em>Syrian</em> 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.

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families from Syria's al-Hol camp.

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IS used Syrian gorge as 'dumping ground' for victims

Human Rights Watch's investigation unearths evidence on how IS used northeastern Syria's al-Hota gorge as a mass grave for those it abducted or ...

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IS Syria prison riot over 'coronavirus fears' ends

A brief riot has erupted in a prison in Hassakeh, housing IS detainees.

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Syrian regime bombs Idlib as Turkey 'neutralizes' Kurdish fighters

The Syrian regime has bombed several areas of Idlib province in violation of a ceasefire as Turkey announced that it had 'neutralized' ...

<em>Syrian</em> NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

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Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

41 Syrian NGOs and human rights groups have called on the UN to secure the release of Syrian detainees captured by ...

Paul Iddon

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Comment: IS will exploit any instability, including a potential humanitarian crisis caused by coronavirus, writes Paul Iddon.

Foreign mercenaries and fractured healthcare heighten Libya's coronavirus risks

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Foreign mercenaries and fractured healthcare heighten Libya's coronavirus risks

Divided between rival governments, Libya's fractured healthcare system and the flow of foreign mercenaries could further escalate the spread of ...

<em>Syrian</em> <em>Democratic</em> <em>Forces</em> capture IS 'health minister'

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Syrian Democratic Forces capture IS 'health minister'

Fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have captured the self-styled health minister of the Islamic ...

IS captures <em>Syrian</em> outpost in fierce battle with regime

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IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

Islamic State group militants took over a Syrian regime military post, sparking fierce clashes and Russian air strikes as the group ...

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