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The exchange process took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Abu Al-Zendin crossing, according to local sources.

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered to help with the upcoming elections, which are expected to be highly fraudulent.

<em>Syrian</em> opposition activists express solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

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Syrian opposition activists express solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

The message expressed support for their struggle and highlighted the similarities in the fights for freedom.

Lebanese public prosecutor given new information on Syria detainees

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Lebanese public prosecutor given new information on Syria detainees

Two Lebanese public figures have handed over a file containing new information about Lebanese citizens held in Syria to the public prosecutors.

Netanyahu spokesman uses Syria war footage in anti-Hamas post

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Netanyahu spokesman uses Syria war footage in anti-Hamas post

The video was identified by activists as showing Syrian pro-regime fighters launching rockets from the southern ...

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Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

Hundred of Syrians accused of minor infractions have been released as part of a general amnesty ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

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Zarif in Damascus after new Iran ambassador appointed

Mehdi Sobhani was reportedly appointed based on the suggestion of Tehran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who headed a delegation which ...

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How Kurdish all-female-militias helped bring down the Islamic State

Book Club: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's book is a riveting account of how an all-women Kurdish militia, aided by US Special Forces, racked up ...

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IS landmines kill seven regime fighters in Syria: report

Islamic State militants have killed seven Syrian regime fighters in the Badia desert, a war monitor has reported.

UK activists protest <em>Syrian</em> refugee returns to Danish ambassador

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UK activists protest Syrian refugee returns to Danish ambassador

Syrian activists and their supporters have met the Danish ambassador to the UK to protest threatened deportations of refugees to areas ...

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Five Iran-backed militia members killed in Syria strike

Five militiamen from Iran-backed groups, including a Hezbollah commander, have been killed in a drone strike in northern Syria

Film Review: Our Memory Belongs To Us

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Film Review: Our Memory Belongs To Us

Film Review: Rami Farah and Signe Byrge Sørensen’s new documentary, premiered at CPH:DOX, documents the emotionally intense reunion of three ...

UN disarmament chief discovers new <em>Syrian</em> chemical warfare agent

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UN disarmament chief discovers new Syrian chemical warfare agent

The UN's disarmament chief declared the discovery to the United Nations Security Council, as the US and Russia clashed over international ...

Jordan sanctions Syria activist for 'illegal activities’

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Jordan sanctions Syria activist for 'illegal activities’

Jordan has moved Syrian activist Hasna al-Hariri to Azraq Camp for her unspecified "illegal activities”.

Syria <em>regime</em> welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

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Syria regime welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

It follows a meeting between Saudi officials and Assad in Damascus earlier this week.

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Planned Danish asylum centre in Rwanda 'unconscionable, potentially unlawful'

Amnesty International's European director staunchly criticised the idea of a Danish refugee reception centre in Rwanda, which local media suggested could now be on the table.

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Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

The southern Syrian province of Quneitra has been hit by Israel airstrikes, the second in two days.

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Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

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One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

An Israeli air raid has reportedly targeted the Mediterranean port town of Latakia, ancestral home of President Bashar al-Assad, leaving one ...

Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

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Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

Saudi Arabia could be on track to restore diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.

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Syrian regime 'approves' Assad and loyalists in 'sham' elections

The Syrian regime has approved two candidates to run against dictator Bashar Al-Assad in the upcoming elections.

<em>Syrian</em> troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

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Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

<em>Syrian</em> president declares amnesty as election approaches

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Syrian president declares amnesty as election approaches

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move unlikely to ...

Child deaths by suicide skyrocket in northwest Syria: NGO

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Child deaths by suicide skyrocket in northwest Syria: NGO

Suicide numbers have increased as humanitarian workers point to factors including overcrowded conditions and child marriage.

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