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Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul Iddon.

A candidate in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo has become the first woman to be elected head of a local council in a rebel-held part of the country.

Syria war child survivor Bana al-Abed receives Freedom Award

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Syria war child survivor Bana al-Abed receives Freedom Award

Bana al-Abed, a nine-year-old Syrian child refugee from Aleppo who live-tweeted her experiences in war-torn Syria, was honoured by a US think tank on Saturday.

Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

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Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

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

In Syria, Iran-Israel rivalry puts Russian alliances in spotlight

Mona Alami

In Syria, Iran-Israel rivalry puts Russian alliances in spotlight

Comment: Russia's ties with the Assad regime will of course prevail, writes Mona Alami.

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed conclusions on Syria, writes Stanley Heller.

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

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Donors set to pledge billions for Syria

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

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Syria's Idlib on verge of becoming 'new Aleppo': UN

As the Assad regime sets its sights on rebel-held northern Syria, UN experts warn of devastating crisis in the overpopulated area if a ...

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 ...

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.

Watanili: Helping Syrian children reclaim their childhood

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 ...

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

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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.

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.

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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 opposition-held area, after weeks of regime bombardment on Eastern Ghouta.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

Syrian regime gains ground in Eastern Ghouta

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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.

US to propose new UN Syria chemical weapons inquiry

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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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