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Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem has told the UN General Assembly that victory for Bashar al-Assad's side is within reach.

In-depth: Romania is far from experiencing a “migration crisis” on the Black Sea, experts say, while aid workers and refugees say the country needs better integration policies.

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

Austin Bodetti

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

In-depth: Al-Qaeda’s leadership has warned fighters in Syria to avoid Snapchat, which, though popular with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, could allow Western intelligence agencies to spy on them, reports Austin Bodetti.

Turkish troops mass on Syria border to 'enter Idlib'

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Turkish troops mass on Syria border to 'enter Idlib'

A convoy of Turkish army vehicles are positioned on the Syrian border, ready to enter rebel-held Idlib province as part of a Russian-Turkish ...

Assad's crimes may be forgotten as YouTube censors content

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Assad's crimes may be forgotten as YouTube censors content

The Syrian Archive reached out to activists and media groups affected by the removal and contacted YouTube to restore them

James Snell

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

Comment: The world's major powers have agreed to allow Assad to remain, but this agreement is short-sighted, unsustainable and wrong, writes James Snell.

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Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

The Lebanese Shia group Hizballah on Tuesday declared victory in Syria's brutal six-year war, with key regime ally Russia also declaring that ...

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Syrian general 'warns refugees not to return home'

A Syrian military general has threatened refugees who want to return to their war-torn country, which has seen almost of third of its population ...

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Iran 'cashes in' on Syria intervention with Aleppo contracts

Iran has secured multi-million dollar contracts for Iranian power companies in war-torn Aleppo, reaping the rewards of its pivotal ...

US airstrike on Syria mosque 'violated international law'

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US airstrike on Syria mosque 'violated international law'

US military forces violated international humanitarian law in an attack on a mosque in Syria earlier this year, failing to take all possible ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia establishes security zone north of Aleppo

Russia's military on Wednesday said it had set up a security zone north of Aleppo to prevent clashes between Kurdish fighters and ...

Syrians refugees flock at opportunity to return for Eid

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Syrians refugees flock at opportunity to return for Eid

"The flood of Syrian families from Turkey to Syria is proof that everyone's dream is to return home"

'Syria is our new testing ground,' says Russia military

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'Syria is our new testing ground,' says Russia military

Recently developed Russian weaponry is being tried and tested in Syria, where Moscow has embarked on a devastating military campaign against ...

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

Russia intensifies airstrikes on IS-stronghold Deir az-Zour

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Russia intensifies airstrikes on IS-stronghold Deir az-Zour

Russia has upped its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive IS militants from their stronghold in Deir az-Zour.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Red Cross slams conditions for Raqqa displaced

Those fleeing the fighting in Raqqa are stuck in desperate conditions in desert camps.

The New Arab & agencies

UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy

UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said he hopes to launch "real, substantive" peace talks in October, to allow the opposition to develop a ...

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical ...

The New Arab & agencies

SDF fighters linkup from east, west in Raqqa assault

US-backed Syrian fighters advancing on Islamic State militants from the eastern and western parts of Raqqa have linked up for the first time ...

Turkey wants to make an example of Afrin

Paul Iddon

Turkey wants to make an example of Afrin

Analysis: Turkey may try to compensate for its failure to crush its Syrian Kurdish opponents by bombarding Afrin canton, their smallest, most ...

James Snell

Even under Trump, warmer relations with Russia are impossible

Comment: During his campaign, Trump often expressed his wish to rekindle relations with Russia after Obama. But while Putin remains in power, ...

Turkey to extend military presence in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to extend military presence in Syria

Turkey is preparing to ramp up its military presence in Syria, as Kurdish forces continue their advance in the north and an al-Qaeda-linked ...

How the Islamic State ends: scrambling for Deir al-Zour

The New Arab

How the Islamic State ends: scrambling for Deir al-Zour

The 'caliphate' is collapsing and IS leaders are forced to install conscription in Deir al-Zour - an unprecedented move on this scale.

Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah

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Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah

The refugees and fighters from al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch arrived in bus convoys into the rebel-held area of Al-Saan in the central Syrian ...

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