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A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

Egypt sends troops to Syria to 'fight for Assad'

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Egypt sends troops to Syria to 'fight for Assad'

Turkish and Syrian news agencies have reported that Egypt sent 150 soldiers to the frontlines in northwestern Syria to assist the Assad regime in its war against the rebels.

Turkey to stay in Syria until 'freedom' achieved: Erdogan

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Turkey to stay in Syria until 'freedom' achieved: Erdogan

Turkey's military will not leave Syria until 'our thousand-year neighbour and brother... reach[es] freedom, peace and security', Erdogan said.

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.

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

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Syria says it intercepted drone on Mediterranean coast

The unknown drone was shot down close to a Russian airbase and other important military installations.

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Macron: Turkey playing 'dangerous game' in Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron launched a furious attack on Turkey's conduct in Libya, accusing the key NATO member of playing a "dangerous ...

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Nine regime fighters killed in blast in south Syria

A roadside bomb has killed nine pro-regime fighters in the restive province of Daraa in southern Syria, which has seen a number of attacks on ...

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, ...

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the ...

Suweidah activists cancel protest to negotiate over detainees

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Suweidah activists cancel protest to negotiate over detainees

Syrian regime authorities hope to turn the tide of protests against Assad's rule, redirecting anger towards incoming US sanctions.

<em>Syrian</em> security forces detain protesters in southern city

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Syrian security forces detain protesters in southern city

Anti-regime protests erupted in the southern city of Suweidah last week amid a crash in the local currency.

Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad protests

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Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad protests

Suweidah province has seen large-scale protests against the Syrian regime.

Syrians chant deceased rebel Sarout's name in Suweidah protest

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Syrians chant deceased rebel Sarout's name in Suweidah protest

Syrians in Suweidah have held new anti-regime protests.

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Haftar ally UAE backs Egypt peace initiative in Libya

An Egyptian peace initiative in Libya has been supported by Khalifa Haftar's Emirati allies, according to a tweet by the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash.

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Libya's unity forces in battle to retake strategic Sirte

Sirte is the home of killed dictator Muammar Qaddafi and a key gateway to the country's major oil fields in the east.

Hugo Goodridge

Charting the dramatic collapse of Syria's national currency

Covid-19, Lebanon's dollar crisis and the Rami Makhlouf saga have triggered the collapse of Syria's currency.

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Lebanon denies endorsing US Caesar sanctions bill against Syria

The Caesar Act is a US legislation that sanctions the Syrian regime, including its head Bashar al-Assad, for war crimes against the ...

Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

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Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has ...

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Syrian on trial in Germany denies torturing prison inmates

Anwar Raslan claimed he had "helped to free" detainees, rather than torturing them.

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

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Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Lebanese are growing more desperate as jobs disappear and their money's value evaporates in a terrifying confluence of events.

How Tripoli emerged as the epicentre of Lebanon's crisis

Alessandra Bajec

How Tripoli emerged as the epicentre of Lebanon's crisis

Fuelled by widespread anger at growing economic hardship and corruption, Tripoli is leading the way in Lebanon's new wave of protests.

Nine policemen abducted and killed in south Syria: monitor

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Nine policemen abducted and killed in south Syria: monitor

The killings, for which there were no immediate claim of responsibility, occurred in a town called Muzayrib in Daraa province, the Britain-based ...

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