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Warplanes believed to be from the US-led coalition against IS have struck positions belonging to Iranian-backed militias in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zour

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.

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

<em>Regime</em> soldiers killed, injured in rebel attack near Damascus

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Regime soldiers killed, injured in rebel attack near Damascus

Several Syrian regime soldiers have been killed and injured in an attack which a rebel group says it carried out in revenge ...

Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

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Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

Heavy rains and reduced violence in parts of the country this year have led to a much improved harvest.

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for torture.

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Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a ...

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Turkish President Erdogan visits Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on a one-day visit to Qatar.

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Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian ...

Syria <em>regime</em> releases three activists detained over Suweida protests

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Syria regime releases three activists detained over Suweida protests

Three activists have returned to Suweida after being detained by the regime.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

Gasia Ohanes

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

As global donors hold a virtual meeting to pledge funds for Syria's humanitarian crisis, aid workers warn operating in the war-torn country is ...

Lebanon trio sexually assaulted <em>Syrian</em> child, video shows

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Lebanon trio sexually assaulted Syrian child, video shows

Three men who were filmed sexually assaulting a Syrian child in Lebanon have caused outrage after the video was posted online.

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

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Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The move comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Assad and his cousin, Rami Makhlouf.

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9 Iran-backed fighters killed in 2nd raid in Syria

Nine have been killed in air strikes targeting positions of Iranian-backed militias.

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Popular Egyptian actress Elham Shahin reveals meeting with Assad

The Egyptian actress said she met the embattled Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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Raid in Syria kills 6 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Four Syrian nationals were among those killed in the raids on the al-Abbas village near the border with Iraq.

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HTS clashes with new jihadi formation in Idlib province

HTS have clashed with jihadi groups such as Hurras Al-Din in Idlib.

Guterres supports UN cross-border aid in Syria

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Guterres supports UN cross-border aid in Syria

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he supports the extension of a cross-border program to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria.

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military ...

Seven <em>Syrian</em> soldiers killed in 'rare' Israeli strike

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Seven Syrian soldiers killed in 'rare' Israeli strike

Pro-Iranian militia fighters, along with two Syrian soldiers were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the province of Sweida.

UAE training brutal <em>Syrian</em> <em>regime</em> intelligence agents

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UAE training brutal Syrian regime intelligence agents

UAE de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Zayed made the first publicly known contact with Assad this year since relations were officially cut in 2012.

Syria refuses to 'bow' to US sanctions

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Syria refuses to 'bow' to US sanctions

The Syrian regime's foreign minister has said that the US Caesar Act sanctions are intended to weaken support for Assad ahead of ...

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