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An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist rebel group.

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the 'liberated' Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

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Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees return

A child has been killed by sniper fire in Syria’s western Aleppo province as refugees returned to their homes following a period of extended calm in the war-ravaged area.

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Syrian rebel and regime forces fight in Libya

A recent rapprochement between Assad and Haftar shows the increasing overlap between the two conflicts.

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Lebanon army says arrests 16 over 'illegal' currency ring

Lebanon's army has arrested 16 over an 'illegal currency ring'

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Three former Syrian rebels killed in Daraa province

Three former rebels have been killed by unknown assailants in the past 24 hours in Syria’s restive Daraa province.

Syria clashes kill 48 in highest toll since truce

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Syria clashes kill 48 in highest toll since truce

Clashes in northwest Syria killed 48 regime fighters, rebels and jihadists Sunday in the highest such death toll since the start of a ...

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Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce

At least 22 regime fighters and jihadists were killed in clashes in northwest Syria on Sunday.

UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

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UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

As many as 1,200 mercenaries have been recruited by a Putin-linked PMC firm to fight and assist Haftar in Libya.

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 ...

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence ...

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Syria: Afrin bomb blast death toll rises above 40

The blast came as people went shopping to prepare to break the Ramadan fast.

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Turkish troops clash with Syria militants after protesters killed

Turkish troops have shot dead five protesters who were blocking the strategic M4 highway in Syria’s Idlib province, provoking a clash with ...

Sam Hamad

Assad's henchmen in the dock, Syrians inch towards justice

Comment: Assad's torturous regime prevails, but the trial in Germany that puts his accused henchmen in the dock is a step closer to justice for ...

Paul Iddon

Erdogan's Empire: The rise of Turkey's enigmatic leader

Book Club: Soner Cagaptay charts the rise of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and how he sought to make Turkey a major power.

Iranian foreign minister to meet Assad in Damascus

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Iranian foreign minister to meet Assad in Damascus

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Monday, Tehran has announced.

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Senior Syrian regime officers killed in Daraa attack

Two regime officers have been killed in the restive southern Syrian province of Daraa a couple of days after another deadly incident.

Syria regime pounds western Aleppo amid continued ceasefire violations

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Syria regime pounds western Aleppo amid continued ceasefire violations

On Thursday, unidentified aircraft targeted munition belonging to Turkey-backed Syrian rebels positioned in the border city of ...

Russia sends <em>Syrian</em> mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

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Russia sends Syrian mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

Hundreds of former Syrian rebels from Quneitra have been recruited and trained by Russia to fight for rogue General Khalifa ...

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

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Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

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