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Russian airstrikes have targeted members of the Faylaq al-Sham rebel group, which participated in Moscow-sponsored Astana peace talks with the Syrian regime.

King Salman will be the first Saudi monarch to visit Russia when he lands in Moscow in October, with relations between the countries improving following a traditionally shaky relationship.

Syrian regime tells UN 'victory within reach'

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Syrian regime tells UN 'victory within reach'

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

Iran attempts to rebuild its anti-Israel 'Axis of Resistance'

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Iran attempts to rebuild its anti-Israel 'Axis of Resistance'

Iran is attempting to reconcile Hamas and Damascus since a fall out over the Syria war, with Tehran hoping to rebuild an anti-Israel axis in the ...

Deir az-Zour slowly comes to life after IS siege

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Deir az-Zour slowly comes to life after IS siege

Traffic is still rare in Syria's Deir az-Zour due to a fuel shortage, but life has slowly returned to its markets since regime forces broke a ...

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Erdogan says Turkish troops to deploy inside Syria's Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Turkish troops will deploy inside Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a so-called "de-escalation" zone brokered by Russia.

Sam Hamad

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

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Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

A Syrian opposition activist Aroubeh Barakat and her journalist daughter Halla were found dead at their home in Istanbul, activists and a ...

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Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities on Friday, despite criticism from the United States and ...

Iran, US diplomats meet as Trump weighs nuclear deal

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Iran, US diplomats meet as Trump weighs nuclear deal

Senior Iranian and US officials met each other for the first time on Wednesday as envoys race to save the nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald ...

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Trump slams Iran ahead of presidency's first US-Iran talks

The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

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Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

Iran has responded angrily to Donald Trump's opening speech to the UN, in which he criticised the nuclear deal between Tehran and several world ...

Syrian regime troops cross the Euphrates near US-backed SDF

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Syrian regime troops cross the Euphrates near US-backed SDF

Syrian regime forces crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir az-Zour on Monday, increasing their presence in an area where ...

Trump brands <em>Assad</em> as "criminal" in debut UN speech

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Trump brands Assad as "criminal" in debut UN speech

Trump called for a “political solution that honours the will of the Syrian people" during his speech at the UN

US 'evacuates base' in Syria's southern desert

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US 'evacuates base' in Syria's southern desert

US military forces and allied Arab fighters have evacuated the Zakf base bordering Iraq in the Syrian desert and have relocated to the larger ...

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Israel shoots down 'Hizballah drone' then strikes Lebanon-Syria border

The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that attempted to enter the airspace above the Golan Heights.

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Militants, including Chinese, launch offensive on Syrian regime troops

A Syrian monitoring group says insurgents led by an al-Qaeda-linked group have launched a wide offensive against pro-government troops south of ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

Paul Iddon

IS recedes in Syria as al-Qaeda offshoot expands

Analysis: While the Islamic State group is facing collapse, Al-Qaeda's offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has successfully overrun Syria's ...

UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

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UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

According to the report, the number of people in a state of hunger jumped from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016

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US-backed Kurdish-Syria force vows to block regime advance

The US-led anti-IS Syria force says it will not allow regime forces to cross the Euphrates River and advance near the country's Kurdish ...

Deir az-Zour receives first UN aid in three years

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Deir az-Zour receives first UN aid in three years

After some three years of an Islamic State group siege on Syria's Deir az-Zour, a UN aid convoy was able to reach the now recaptured city via ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran agree de-escalation zone for Syria's Idlib

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Russia, Turkey, Iran agree de-escalation zone for Syria's Idlib

The three stakeholders in Syria's civil war have agreed on the borders of de-escalation zones in the war-torn nation and that observers will ...

Erdogan hosts Qatar Emir on first trip since crisis

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Erdogan hosts Qatar Emir on first trip since crisis

Turkey's President Erdogan hosted Qatar's Sheikh Tamim in Ankara on Thursday to discuss the Gulf diplomatic crisis, ahead of the Emir's meeting ...

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