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Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national territory to claw his way back into relevance.

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 the war-torn country Monday, Kurdish officials said.

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn country.

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more ...

Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

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Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Erdogan's statement came a full three days after US media called the election in Biden's favour, underscoring the close personal bond the ...

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With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

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US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

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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

Syria <em>Kurds</em> transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

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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.

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Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayor over unrest

The HDP is Turkey's second biggest opposition party, but the government accuses it of being a political front for outlawed Kurdish militants.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the ...

Syria <em>Kurds</em> transfer some IS-linked foreign families from camp

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Syria Kurds transfer some IS-linked foreign families from camp

Syrian Kurds have transferred the 'least radical' women and children linked to IS to rehabilitation.

<em>Syrian</em> olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

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Syrian olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

"On this farm I have 42,000 olive trees, all of which I brought from Afrin when they were three years old"

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Northeast Syria families say Turkey cut their water

Repeated interruptions to Hasakeh's water supplies have put locals at greater risk of contacting the coronavirus.

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Turkish drone kills 2 Iraqi officers in Kurdish region

An alleged Turkish drone attack killed two Iraqi officers in the north of the country on Tuesday, authorities said.

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Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

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Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

The Syrian regime condemned an agreement between Kurdish-led forces in the country's northeast and a US oil company, describing it as ...

Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

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Erbil denies handing Syria Kurd official's niece to Turkey

The interior ministry in northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region dismissed the accusation from the family of Dalia Mahmoud Muslim, ...

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the <em>Kurds</em>

Paul Iddon

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

Comment: Bolton's book shines a light on President Trump's crass dismissal of Kurdish sacrifices, writes Paul Iddon.

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

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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