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Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

Car bomb kills 2 outside aid centre in Syria

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Car bomb kills 2 outside aid centre in Syria

A car bomb exploded outside a relief centre in northwest Syria on Thursday, killing at least two people including an employee of the International Rescue Committee.

Iraq communists march on May Day, look to election

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Iraq communists march on May Day, look to election

An unprecedented alliance with Shia leader Muqtada Sadr could deliver a parliamentary win for Iraq's communists.

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

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Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to ...

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Wave of assassinations hit Syria's opposition Idlib province

Syrian rebel commanders, clerics and activists have been killed in a wave of killings in the opposition province of Idlib.

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First buses carrying injured Douma civilians arrive in Idlib

The first convoy of critically injured civilians from Eastern Ghouta's Douma have arrived in northern Syria, amid reports rebel group Jaish ...

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Assad vows to finish off last rebels outside Damascus

Syria's military said it would press on with "fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism", using a term it usually uses to refer to ...

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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 ...

Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

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Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

Thousands more leave East Ghouta as negotiations over the final evacuations continue between the Syrian regime and opposition.

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Thousands of rebels and civilians evacuate Syria's Ghouta

Syrian state media has reported that over 5,000 rebels and their family members left Eastern Ghouta on Sunday.

Evacuated Ghouta rebels from Arbin arrive in northern Syria

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Evacuated Ghouta rebels from Arbin arrive in northern Syria

Scores of Syrian Faylaq al-Rahman rebels are arriving in Hama, after being evacuated from Eastern Ghouta's Arbin, leaving only one town ...

Syrian child footballer 'killed by rebel shelling' on Damascus

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Syrian child footballer 'killed by rebel shelling' on Damascus

A 12-year-old Syrian footballer was killed when rockets hit a training ground in the capital's Mazraa neighbourhood, according to state media.

Syria rebels prepare to quit penultimate pocket of Ghouta

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Syria rebels prepare to quit penultimate pocket of Ghouta

Faylaq al-Rahman, the rebel group that controls the area, agreed to pull out in exchange for an end to nearly five weeks of devastating ...

Syrian rebel group in Eastern Ghouta enclave announces ceasefire

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Syrian rebel group in Eastern Ghouta enclave announces ceasefire

The second-largest rebel group in Syria's Eastern Ghouta have declared a ceasefire in order to negotiate leaving the opposition enclave, as ...

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First rebels leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta under Russian-brokered deal

The evacuation agreement, announced on Wednesday and brokered by regime ally Russia, could increase pressure on rebels to follow suit in the two other opposition-held pockets of the besieged enclave.

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More than 1,600 rebels to evacuate Eastern Ghouta

Buses prepared to enter a bombed-out town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Thursday after an agreement to evacuate hundreds of rebels and their ...

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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 ...

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Militants kill two polio workers in Pakistan's tribal region

A Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on aid workers in Pakistan's tribal region.

Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

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Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

A Syrian town in the Damascus countryside has agreed a deal with regime in Damascus for rebels and their families to leave.

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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 rebels shot ...

<em>Al</em>-Qaeda in Syria losing ground amid fierce rivalries

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Al-Qaeda in Syria losing ground amid fierce rivalries

Beset by infighting and assassinations, the extremist group has been driven from nearly all of the northern province of Aleppo in the past three ...

Syrian regime forces cut off largest Ghouta town Syrian regime forces cut off largest Ghouta town

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Syrian regime forces cut off largest Ghouta town

The regime army is set to divide besieged Eastern Ghouta into three isolated sections after taking control of most of Douma amid fierce clashes ...

Eastern Ghouta's rebels agree to evacuate imprisoned Nusra fighters Eastern Ghouta's rebels agree to evacuate imprisoned Nusra fighters

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Eastern Ghouta's rebels agree to evacuate imprisoned Nusra fighters

Jaish al-Islam says it has agreed to evacuate Nusra Front fighters being held in its prisons in besieged eastern Ghouta to rebel-held ...

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