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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.

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

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ever, writes Paul Iddon.

Suspected Israeli strike near Damascus kills nine pro-regime fighters

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Suspected Israeli strike near Damascus kills nine pro-regime fighters

The strikes on Iran-backed Syrian forces comes hours after Trump announced the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

Syria rebels surrender arms in new deal with regime

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Syria rebels surrender arms in new deal with regime

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Syrian rebels began surrendering their heavy weapons after reaching a new deal with ...

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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.

Sam Hamad

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 target ...

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Syria deal sees captives released, militants evacuate capital districts

Over three dozen Syrians held for years by al-Qaeda-linked insurgents have been released as part of a deal to hand over areas around Damascus ...

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'US-designed missiles' used in suspected Israeli attacks in Syria

US-designed missiles were used in suspected Israeli attacks on Syrian regime outposts that killed dozens of Iranian fighters, pro-opposition ...

'Israeli missile' kills dozens of pro-Assad fighters in Syria

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'Israeli missile' kills dozens of pro-Assad fighters in Syria

Fighters supporting the Assad regime, mainly Iranians, were killed in an attack on military bases in northern Syria, a monitor said.

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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.

Trump's 'Arab Force' more closely resembles a farce

James Snell

Trump's 'Arab Force' more closely resembles a farce

Comment: The president's transactional approach to foreign interventions shows Trump's always about the bottom line, writes James Snell.

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names lifting ...

Donors set to pledge billions for Syria

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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 ...

Syria's Idlib on verge of becoming 'new <em>Aleppo</em>': UN

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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 ...

Usman Butt

Book review: The unexpected love objects of Dunya Noor

Book review: Dunya embarks on a journey across Syria and encounters indifference, fear and some unexpected twists, writes Usman Butt.

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: 'Inspirational' Elaf, the Syrian girl leading her family

In pictures: Aaref Watad spends the day with ten-year-old Elaf al-Hussein, who is not letting the loss of a leg in an airstrike hold her back.

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Iraq to rebuild destroyed iconic Mosul mosque

The UAE has put forward more than $50 million to rebuild al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, after it was damaged during battles with the Islamic State ...

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Syrian rebels, civilians leave Eastern Qalamoun for Afrin

Following a deal brokered by opposition groups and Russia, Syrian rebels and civilians were transported to Afrin.

Thousands of Syrian rebels and civilians to leave Qalamoun

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Thousands of Syrian rebels and civilians to leave Qalamoun

Syrian rebels are expected to begin leaving one of the final strongholds in the Damascus area Saturday, following a deal with regime ally Russia.

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Refugees find solace in Greece's agriculture during spring

After being forced to stay indoors inside refugee camps and reception centers all winter, spring is allowing refugees in Greece a breath of ...

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 ...

What is terrorism?

Zohra El-Mokhtari

What is terrorism?

Comment: Broad and shifting definitions of 'terrorism' have given states free rein to act with impunity, writes Zohra el-Mokhtari.

Explosions 'rock Iran weapons stores' in Syria

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Explosions 'rock Iran weapons stores' in Syria

Explosions have reportedly rocked areas near Syrian military bases where pro-regime Iranian fighters and allied Shia militias have been ...

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