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International donors are expected to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib.

As the Assad regime sets its sights on rebel-held northern Syria, UN experts warn of devastating crisis in the overpopulated area if a full-scale offensive is not averted.

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the future, writes Paul Iddon.

Photoblog: Syrians stand in solidarity with Douma

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Syrians stand in solidarity with Douma

In pictures: Aaref Watad captures a solidarity stand in Aleppo’s western countryside for the people of Douma after a suspected chemical attack ...

Chemical weapon attacks persist a year after Khan Sheikhoun

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Chemical weapon attacks persist a year after Khan Sheikhoun

At least 80 people were killed on April 4 last year when regime war planes dropped sarin gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria.

Raya al-Jadir

Watanili: Helping Syrian children reclaim their childhood

Society: Through art, film and education, Watanili is a grassroots initiative working to give traumatised Syrian children a dose of normal childhood, reports Raya AlJadir.

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Major Syrian regime offensive 'expected' in Eastern Ghouta's Douma

The Syrian regime is reportedly planning a 'huge' offensive in Douma after the rebel Jaysh al-Islam refused to evacuate the suburb of Damascus.

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.

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 ...

UN chief slams <em>Council</em> failing to 'defend human rights'

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UN chief slams Council failing to 'defend human rights'

Russia continues to use its veto power to prevent talks happening at the UN Security Council on the human rights violations happening ...

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Eastern Ghouta evacuations begin for sick and wounded civilians

Evacuations from Syria’s eastern Ghouta began on Tuesday, where sick and injured civilians were allowed passage out of the besieged rebel-held ...

Syria's Douma faces 'catastrophe' as regime presses assault

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Syria's Douma faces 'catastrophe' as regime presses assault

Since the escalation of the military offensive against Eastern Ghouta on 18 February, over 1,031 civilians have been killed, including 219 ...

Eastern Ghouta death toll skyrockets to 1,000

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Eastern Ghouta death toll skyrockets to 1,000

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the rebel held province, as it divides Eastern Ghouta into three isolated sections.

Syrian rebels say will defend Ghouta, won't negotiate withdrawal

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Syrian rebels say will defend Ghouta, won't negotiate withdrawal

A rebel military commander rejected a Russian proposal that fighters leave in exchange for immunity.

US condemns 'brutal' assault on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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US condemns 'brutal' assault on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The US has condemned the regime and Russian offensive on East Ghouta, killing hundreds of people.

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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.

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US to propose new UN Syria chemical weapons inquiry

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is seeking to create a new Syria chemical weapons attack inquiry.

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UN official says Eastern Ghouta humanitarian pauses 'not enough'

The daily pauses began on Tuesday but so far no humanitarian aid has gone in and no civilians have left Eastern Ghouta.

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UN officials 'hopeful' aid convoys will soon enter Ghouta

Damascus has appeared to provide authorisation for aid convoys to enter Eastern Ghouta.

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Rebels 'shelling humanitarian corridor' in Eastern Ghouta, Russia says

But locals say they do not trust Russia's unilateral arrangement for a five-hour 'truce' to evacuate the besieged Damascus suburb.

Obscuring Assad's genocide in Syria

Sam Hamad

Obscuring Assad's genocide in Syria

Comment: Indulging Russian and Syrian regime lies, quite literally paves the way for the murder of a people, writes Sam Hamad.

'Impossible' to supply aid to Syria's Ghouta: Red Cross

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'Impossible' to supply aid to Syria's Ghouta: Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said a five-hour pause to fighting in Syria's besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta was too short ...

UN Security <em>Council</em> passes 'worthless' resolution on Eastern Ghouta

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UN Security Council passes 'worthless' resolution on Eastern Ghouta

The UN made significant concessions to get Russia to back the resolution, and whether the Syrian regime complies still remains unclear.

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