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Adnan al-Afiyuni, the pro-regime mufti of Damascus province, has been killed in a car bomb attack near Syria’s capital.

Comment: Contrary to Trump's claims, Arab and Muslim Americans have centuries-long experience of fighting to be included in US society, just like every other immigrant community, writes Zaina Ujayli.

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Mohamad Karkas

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its children still dream of a bright future.

Armenia calls for Turkey arms embargo amid Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Armenia calls for Turkey arms embargo amid Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Yerevan claims Canadian technology was found in a downed Turkish drone.

Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

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Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

Turkey started withdrawing from the Morek outpost in Hama, a province which is under regime control.

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Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

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Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations of breaking new truce

The ex-Soviet neighbours agreed to a new truce from midnight on Sunday, as international mediators push for a stop to three weeks of heavy ...

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Surge in deadly crossings from crisis-hit Lebanon

A children's charity has found an increase in Lebanese attempting the dangerous crossing into Cyprus.

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Israel denies visas to UN staff over settlement blacklist

Most of the UN OCHR's international staff have been forced to leave Israel this year after their visas were not renewed, a spokesman said.

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope in this ...

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains ...

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Iranian militias re-name <em>Syrian</em> streets names after Khomeini, Solemani

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Iranian militias re-name Syrian streets names after Khomeini, Solemani

Iranian militias in eastern Syria are changing the names of local streets in a 'provocative and sectarian' way in an effort to forcibly alter ...

Watchdog urges sanctions over civilian deaths in Syria's Idlib

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Watchdog urges sanctions over civilian deaths in Syria's Idlib

HRW has urged sanctions for Assad and Russia over attacks on Idlib.

Azerbaijan strikes inside Armenia as Karabakh fighting widens

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Azerbaijan strikes inside Armenia as Karabakh fighting widens

Azerbaijan conducted attacks inside Armenia as the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh continues to escalate.

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Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

Strong pro-Turkish sentiment has taken over Azerbaijan following Ankara's support for Baku amid its ongoing military conflict with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

Russia became a new member of the 47-seat UN human rights council on Tuesday.

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Erdogan denies pro-Turkey Syrians joining fight in Nagorno-Karabakh

Erdogan denied claims that Turkey had sent Syrian fighters in support of its ally Azerbaijan.

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest

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Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest

Sweeping forest fires ravaged parts of Syria over the weekend, deeply impacting thousands of locals.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan clash over Karabakh as Russia urges halt

Russia urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately start observing a ceasefire agreed over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as intense ...

Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire to launch talks on the territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

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Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American ...

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