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This week in Iraq: IS lose final town, Hizballah declares 'Mission Accomplished', Shia militias continue illegal operations in Syria and militia leaders banned from running for election.

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015.

Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

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Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

Kurdish militia fighters, YPG, fired five mortars at an observation post in Idlib staffed by Turkish troops to which the Turkish army fired back at the YPG

Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

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Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the ...

People just keep coming

John Kahler

People just keep coming

Comment: Members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have already fled to Bangladesh are refugees, and should be recognised as such, writes ...

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more than just words, writes James Snell.

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard ...

The New Arab

Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

Clashes between Syrian opposition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zinki continued on Tuesday, with civilians falling victim to the ...

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Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

Russia has been blamed for air raids on a busy Syrian market in a rebel town on Monday that left at least 61 people dead.

Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

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Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of the Syrian opposition later in November as the United Nations prepares to convene new peace talks with the ...

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Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a ...

Berlin art installation evokes Syria's war at Brandenburg Gate

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Berlin art installation evokes Syria's war at Brandenburg Gate

Three upended buses appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an art installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf ...

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Paul Iddon

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Damascus may now control a rump of Syria, but it still considers Kurdish-held areas 'occupied', writes Paul Iddon.

US urges UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

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US urges UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

The top US, British, French and German diplomats urged the Security Council Wednesday to renew the mandate of experts charged with determining ...

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam ...

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front of US embassies alone, writes Omar Sabbour.

Roger Hercz

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

As one of the first Westerners to visit Raqqa after its liberation, Norwegian activist Erling Folkvord witnessed how the brutality of IS had ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian journalist wins UK award for Aleppo hospital film

Syrian video journalist Waad al-Kateab was awarded with Britain's Rory Peck award for her coverage inside east Aleppo's last functioning ...

Sam Hamad

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

Comment: Both the US and Iran favour 'order' in Iraq, but when this means supporting brutal sectarianism and curtailing democratic ...

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air ...

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Syria's national team stars return to club action, but continue to shine - with some attracting attention from bigger teams abroad, despite ...

Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

The New Arab

Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

A Syrian fashion designer has sparked anger after she posed on the catwalk with models dressed in Syrian military uniforms at a show in Lebanon.

Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib

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Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib

The Turkish army has begun setting up 'observation posts' in Syria's north-western Idlib province as part of their efforts to create a ...

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