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A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups filed a criminal complaint in France.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been sentenced to more than two and a half years in prison.

Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

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Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday his treatment was beyond a 'mockery of justice' during a court hearing.

Iran ex-president's daughter blames Tehran for Syria atrocities

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Iran ex-president's daughter blames Tehran for Syria atrocities

Faezeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, has blamed Iran for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ...

Syria <em>chemical</em> weapons disarmament report 'incomplete': UN official

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Syria chemical weapons disarmament report 'incomplete': UN official

UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu said Syria's recent submission 'cannot be considered accurate and complete'.

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Sudan: key dates in Darfur war

A timeline of the decades-long Darfur conflict as the UN and AU's long-running peacekeeping mission came to an end.

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Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

Israeli missiles killed at least six Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

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A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander dies of Covid-19

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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander dies of Covid-19

Iranian media have reported that IRGC Brigadier-General Abdul Rasool Mahmudabadi, who fought alongside General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq and ...

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Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

Russia and Syria have repeatedly denied the accusations of chemical weapons use, alleging that Western powers have politicised the ...

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

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US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on ...

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OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical weapons attack in Douma was staged.

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will ...

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Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who was 10 years old when she began to make videos about the suffering of people in Ghouta has been nominated for the ...

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EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

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Iran gas attack victims say horrors are a warning

Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons ...

Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

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Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria <em>chemical</em> <em>attack</em>

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Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

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Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

Reports emerging on Wednesday have cast doubts on the erasure of maritime crime originating in the Horn of Africa country.

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