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Across the world Arabs are sending messages of support to American protesters coming out to demonstrate police brutality and racism following the killing of African American George Floyd.

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa Fung.

Syria: Afrin bomb blast death toll rises above 40

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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.

Putin 'pressing Assad for political solution with opposition': Bloomberg

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Putin 'pressing Assad for political solution with opposition': Bloomberg

With oil prices collapsing and a coronavirus pandemic at hand, Russia is hoping to reach a political solution for Syria to end the war, a report ...

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Tesbih Habbal

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Amid regime secrecy about the spread of Covid-19, war-weary Syrians face skyrocketing prices and food shortages as bomb-damaged health systems ...

Sam Hamad

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian propaganda surrounding them, has already been done, writes Sam Hamad.

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Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

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Idlib village 'burned to ashes' in Syria regime bombing

Syrian civilian defence reported 40 separate rocket attacks in villages across Idlib, which caused severe damage to farmland and civilian ...

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Coronavirus pandemic sparks fears in Syria's besieged Rukban camp

The Rukban refugee camp has been under siege for more than a year, with residents starved of necessary medicine and food.

War-torn Syria announces first case of novel coronavirus

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War-torn Syria announces first case of novel coronavirus

The first confirmed case of the novel COVID-19 was announced in Syria on Monday.

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Syria's White Helmets join the fight against coronavirus

Syria's White Helmets are sterilising schools, mosques and camps in the country's northwest.

Former Syrian army chief Ali Habib dies aged 81

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Former Syrian army chief Ali Habib dies aged 81

Former defence minister Ali Habib Mahmud was once rumoured to have defected to the opposition and touted as a leader for a post-Assad Syria.

Syrian military defector testifies on torture by regime forces

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Syrian military defector testifies on torture by regime forces

Days before the Syrian war enters its tenth year, Syrian activists laid out the ongoing brutal torture conducted by regime forces.

Unsung heroes: Syria's female <em>White</em> <em>Helmets</em> in the spotlight

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Unsung heroes: Syria's female White Helmets in the spotlight

Comment: The women working for Syria's White Helmets are among the most courageous in the world. It's time they received ...

Syrian regime kills two Turkish soldiers amid Idlib airstrikes

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Syrian regime kills two Turkish soldiers amid Idlib airstrikes

The Syrian regime has killed two Turkish soldiers and dozens of civilians in shelling and airstrikes in Idlib province as Turkey continued drone ...

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US announces $108 million in aid for Syria

US officials have for the first time visited Syria's war-torn northwestern province of Idlib.

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Syrian rebels hold-off regime offensive in key Idlib town

The town, a gateway to the strategic government-held town of Saraqeb, lies on the M4 highway, connecting the port city of Latakia to the Iraqi ...

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Dozens Syrians living in freezing temperatures following Assad shelling

Entire families are leaving their homes in the dead of night in below zero temperatures as regime forces shell the city.

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Russian strikes kill dozens amid brutal Idlib onslaught

As many as 28 people have been killed by Russian and Syrian regime bombardment over the past 24 hours.

Syria Weekly: Assad regime captures ghost town Maarat Al-Numan

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime captures ghost town Maarat Al-Numan

Bashar Al-Assad's forces moved into Maarat Al-Numan this week, after a two-month siege of the once-bustling Idlib city but found it almost ...

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White Helmet volunteer among civilians killed in Idlib airstrikes

A civilian defence force volunteer was killed and two others injured, as Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies edge closer to their ...

Russia's bombardment of Syria's Idlib kills eight civilians

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Russia's bombardment of Syria's Idlib kills eight civilians

Eight people were confirmed killed in Russian air raids on civilian homes in northwest Syria, as fears grow a land assault on the region is ...

Russian airstrikes kill 27 civilians in Idlib and Aleppo

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Russian airstrikes kill 27 civilians in Idlib and Aleppo

Women and babies were among the dead, as Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies resumed their campaign seize decisive control of the ...

Syria airstrikes resume after bad weather grounds Russian bombers

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Syria airstrikes resume after bad weather grounds Russian bombers

Rain has prevented aircraft from launching further airstrikes in Idlib province.

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