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The detainees at al-Hol consist of the wives of IS fighters and their children, who were captured or surrendered to Kurdish forces.

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Islamic State threat 'growing' in west <em>Syria</em>

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Islamic State threat 'growing' in west Syria

Conditions in the region controlled by Syrian regime are now "as bad or worse" than they were leading up to the rise of IS, the general warned.

Jordan to close <em>Syria</em> border over coronavirus cases

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Jordan to close Syria border over coronavirus cases

The border crossing between Syria and Jordan will be closed for a week, Amman said on Wednesday.

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

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Britain, France to discuss plan to stop refugee crossings

Britain has come under increasing pressure from critics to tackle the refugee crossings.

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Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

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Israel destroys own drone suspecting it came from Lebanese

Israel shot down its own drone, thinking it had come from Lebanon.

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Israeli army says downs drone arriving from Lebanon

The Israeli army shot down a drone that came from Lebanon amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

First Covid-19 cases reported in Syria's notorious Al-Hol camp

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First Covid-19 cases reported in Syria's notorious Al-Hol camp

Fears are growing over an impending health crisis after three health workers were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Syria's Al-Hol camp, where ...

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Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

Netanyahu warns Hezbollah after Israeli strike in <em>Syria</em>

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Netanyahu warns Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

The Israeli military struck targets in Syria after it said militants tried to plant explosives in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

<em>Syria</em> Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern <em>Syria</em>

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Israel launches air strikes on Syrian army positions

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Israel launches air strikes on Syrian army positions

Israeli fighter jets, attack helicopters and other warplanes struck Syrian military targets in southern Syria, a day after thwarting an ...

Israel says it thwarted an attack on <em>Syria</em> border

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Israel says it thwarted an attack on Syria border

The Israeli army said on Monday that it had thwarted an attempt by a militant cell in Syria to plant explosive devices along its ...

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Coronavirus cases in Syria increase amid doubts over figures

The number of coronavirus cases has increased across Syria as doubts emerge over figures reported by the regime's health ministry and the ability of authorities to contain the crisis.

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Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

A man has been killed in clashes between the army and villagers in north Lebanon following a dispute over "smuggled" livestock which the army ...

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Egypt sends troops to Syria to 'fight for Assad'

Turkish and Syrian news agencies have reported that Egypt sent 150 soldiers to the frontlines in northwestern Syria to assist the Assad ...

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US extends national emergency for Lebanon citing Hezbollah tensions

The growing power of Hezbollah constitutes an 'extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States', Trump ...

Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

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Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

Thousands of Yazidi children are facing an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and ...

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Lebanon PM Diab accuses Israel of 'dangerous military escalation'

It comes after a reported cross-border clash between Hezbollah and Lebanon on Monday.

Israel says repelled attempted Hezbollah attack

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Israel says repelled attempted Hezbollah attack

Israel said it had repelled an attempt by Hezbollah fighters to penetrate its northern border, but the Lebanese group denied any ...

Israeli drone falls in Lebanese territory

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Israeli drone falls in Lebanese territory

The Israeli army said Sunday one of its drones had come down in Lebanese territory, following a reinforcement of its presence at its ...

In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

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In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

"M + M = life," reads one slanted message in a dark corner.

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