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OPCW specialists continue to collect information over Kurdish allegations of chemicals weapons use in northern Syria.

Turkish authorities said 14 attacks were launched by Kurdish fighters from the border town of Ras al-Ain, Tal Abyad and Tal Tamr despite a ceasefire.

Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation

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Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation

Turkey agreed to suspend its offensive for five days in northern Syria while Kurdish fighters withdraw from the area, after high stake talks with US Vice President Mike Pence.

Women, child killed as Syria regime bombs Idlib town

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Women, child killed as Syria regime bombs Idlib town

Syria's White Helmets said at least six people were killed and ten remain under rubble following government air raids on a town in the rebel's ...

Turkey arms Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault

The New Arab

Turkey arms Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault

Dozens of armoured vehicles Grad rocket launchers, anti-tank guided missiles and so-called TOW missiles arrived with a Turkish military convoy ...

The New Arab

Syrian regime uses incendiary bombs in new Idlib airstrikes

Syrian regime forces have used incendiary napalm in airstrikes on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on Saturday, as the death toll from a month-long assault rises.

Florence Dixon

MbS-aligned Saudi newspaper urges 'surgical strikes' on Iran

An editorial in a Saudi newspaper owned by the crown prince's brother calls for ‘decisive, punitive’ airstrikes against Iran, reflecting ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians in Daraa warned of impending regime assault

Syrians in Daraa fear a new regime assault, as leaflets are dropped on the opposition province warning of an offensive.

Sam Hamad

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful ...

Trump ignores Russia, vows to strike 'gas-killing animal' Assad

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Trump ignores Russia, vows to strike 'gas-killing animal' Assad

Syria update: Trump rebukes Russian threats, tweeting confirmation that 'nice new and smart' missiles will be deployed to Syria, as officials ...

Sam Hamad

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Comment: Assad's genocide, in all its forms, isn't even conceived as being the real problem, writes Sam Hamad.

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

In pictures: Rebel fighters and civilians embark on their journey out of Eastern Ghouta's war-ravaged towns and into the northern Syrian ...

Toothless UN is enabling Assad's brutality in Syria

Sam Hamad

Toothless UN is enabling Assad's brutality in Syria

Comment: Even at the highest levels, the Assad regime is regarded as legitimate, writes Sam Hamad.

Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

The New Arab & agencies

Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

Fighters from Ahrar al-Sham have reportedly agreed to lay down their arms in return for safe passage to an opposition-held area, after weeks of ...

Fresh airstrikes hit Eastern Ghouta as '7,000 civilians flee'

The New Arab

Fresh airstrikes hit Eastern Ghouta as '7,000 civilians flee'

The Assad regime launched fresh strikes using napalm and cluster bombs on besieged Eastern Ghouta and rebel-held Idlib, amid reports ...

Paul McLoughlin

Destination: Ghouta

Syrian activists held a shock protest at City Airport this weekend, against an airline's relationship with a Russian state-owned weapons manufacturer.

The New Arab

Syrian regime gains ground in Eastern Ghouta

The Assad regime is gaining ground in one of the last rebel-held enclaves in Syria, as the intense bombardment of Eastern Ghouta continues.

The New Arab

Syrian regime bombards Eastern Ghouta 'with burning napalm'

Casualties continue to rise in Eastern Ghouta despite the UN ceasefire resolution and the Russian 'humanitarian pause', with many civilians ...

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes ...

Scores killed as airstrikes pound Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

The New Arab

Scores killed as airstrikes pound Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

Fresh airstrikes on the last remaining opposition-held areas in Syria have amounted in dozens of casualties as Assad's Russian-backed campaign ...

The New Arab

Suspected chemical attacks target Syrian civilians

Syrian civilians were treated following a suspected chlorine attack, while local sources in Idlib say a hospital was targeted with burning ...

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam ...

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam ...

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