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With the latest injection, total US support since the start of the crisis will reach more than $12 billion.

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the present too, writes Sam Hamad.

Iran to re-build <em>Syrian</em> air defences after Israeli strikes

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Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was lifted.

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.

Damascus slams Dutch legal action on rights record

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Damascus slams Dutch legal action on rights record

The Syrian government is being pulled up by the Dutch government on alleged human rights abuses.

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Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

The Syrian government, headed by Bashar al Assad is being held responsible for 'gross human rights violations'.

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Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the ...

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Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The Assad regime blames fresh sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this year for the worsening fuel crisis.

Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

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Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

Palestinian survivors of the Sabra and Shatila massacre still remember the horrible events of 16th September 1982, in which up to 3,500 people ...

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 10 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

At least 10 mostly Iraqi fighters were killed in suspected air strikes in Syria, a monitor said on Monday.

Coronavirus kills businessman uncle of Syria's Assad

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Coronavirus kills businessman uncle of Syria's Assad

Mohamed Makhlouf, one of the most prominent Syrian businessmen during the 1970s and 1980s, was taken to hospital in the capital ...

Israel fires missiles at targets near Syria's Aleppo

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Israel fires missiles at targets near Syria's Aleppo

Reports of Israeli attacks on Aleppo, the country’s second-largest city, located north of Syria and close to the Turkish border, are rare.

HRW calls on YouTube to preserve <em>war</em> crimes evidence

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HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

Human Rights Watch is calling for the retrieval of war crimes evidence that have been removed from social media.

White Helmets offer assistance in fighting Syria wild fires

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White Helmets offer assistance in fighting Syria wild fires

Despite being vilified by the brutal Assad regime, the White Helmets have offered to assist in extinguishing fires that have engulfed western ...

Brooke Anderson

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

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Presumed Israeli strikes kill 16 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

The suspected Israeli strikes killed 16 Iraqi militants 'loyal to Iran', the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

Syria targets Israeli missiles near Damascus

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Syria targets Israeli missiles near Damascus

Syria air defences targeted Israeli missiles south of the capital Damascus on Monday, Syrian regime news agency SANA said.

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Syria's Assad names new government headed by PM Arnous

The decree changes those in charge of 12 cabinet portfolios, including the ministries of finance, energy and public health.

Syria talks end on positive note after Covid-19 scare

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Syria talks end on positive note after Covid-19 scare

Syria's government and opposition delegations have found commonalities despite disagreements, sources involved in the negotiations said.

Regime coronavirus numbers expose Assad's contempt for <em>Syrian</em> life

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Regime coronavirus numbers expose Assad's contempt for Syrian life

Comment: Deceit has characterised the Syrian regime's response to the pandemic, while the international community takes false regime ...

<em>Syrian</em> talks to resume despite virus cases: UN

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Syrian talks to resume despite virus cases: UN

The discussions, aimed at rewriting the Syria's constitution, were put on hold almost as soon as they started on Monday when the test results ...

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