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The EU is seeking to leverage its aid donor role to revive stalled UN-led talks, which have achieved little over seven years of war.

A hospital in Syria's rebel-held Idlib was hit by airstrikes believed to be carried out by pro-regime Russian war planes.

Tillerson blasts Hizballah, one day after softening his rhetoric Tillerson blasts Hizballah, one day after softening his rhetoric

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Tillerson blasts Hizballah, one day after softening his rhetoric

During his trip to Beirut, the US secretary of state said that Hizballah's foreign entanglements aren't in the interests of Lebanese people.

UN envoy: Syria situation at 'most worrying' point

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UN envoy: Syria situation at 'most worrying' point

Staffan de Mistura called for immediate de-escalation of fighting in Syria, as the US and Iran exchanged accusations of blame for the escalating ...

Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

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Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

The US diplomat voiced his concern over Iran's military presence in Syria, citing the recent confrontation between Israel and Iran as an ...

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes Sam Hamad.

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Syria denies stockpiling chemical weapons, brands use 'unacceptable'

Syria's deputy foreign minister has denied the state possesses chemical weapons and branded their use "immoral" after France threatened to ...

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First aid convoy this year enters Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The first delivery of aid since November has entered Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta after intense regime bombardment killed more than 250 ...

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Tillerson meets Syria opposition in Amman

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Syrian opposition negotiators in Amman on Wednesday in the wake of UN-led talks in Vienna which failed ...

Arbin, Eastern Ghouta village decimated by Syrian regime airstrikes

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Arbin, Eastern Ghouta village decimated by Syrian regime airstrikes

Photoblog: Within days, Syrian regime airstrikes killed hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children in Eastern Ghouta. Qusay Noor took ...

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US Syria strikes 'killed scores of Russian fighters'

More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians, died in a failed attack on a base in the Deir az-Zour region held by US and Kurdish forces, ...

Syria website to release massive database of regime detainees

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Syria website to release massive database of regime detainees

A Syrian opposition news website has announced it will publish a large database of people arrested by the Assad regime based on a ...

Syria's White Helmets struggle with donor budget shortfall

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Syria's White Helmets struggle with donor budget shortfall

The group, whose 3,700 members rescue civilians trapped under rubble or caught up in fighting in Syria, faces a major budget shortfall compared ...

Oscar-nominated Syrian film screened in rebel-held Idlib

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Oscar-nominated Syrian film screened in rebel-held Idlib

Last Men in Aleppo, an Oscar-nominated documentary, screened at the campus of Idlib university.

Kurdish forces say 'no problem' if Damascus fights Turkey

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Kurdish forces say 'no problem' if Damascus fights Turkey

Kurdish militias in Syria said they would not have a problem with the Syrian regime attacking Turkey.

Paul Iddon

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Analysis: With the Islamic State group and domestic opposition largely crushed, foreign powers continue to jostle for power and influence in what remains of Syria, writes Paul Iddon.

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Syria fighting escalated since UN call for ceasefire

The UN made an urgent plea last Tuesday for warring sides in Syria to temporarily lay down their arms to allow for aid deliveries to desperate ...

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Qassem Soleimani: Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America'

Shia Iran's most notorious general Qassem Soleimani has lashed out at his country's arch-rival Sunni Saudi Arabia, saying it has sold its soul ...

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Assad almost stepped down from power, says Iran official

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly planned to step down from power and abandon his Damascus palace but was dissuaded from ...

Mattis: Nations must reel in foreign fighters in Syria

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Mattis: Nations must reel in foreign fighters in Syria

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is urging states to take in foreign fighters captured by the anti-Assad SDF forces and charge them at ...

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Syria regime renews airstrikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta

Since early February, Bashar al-Assad's regime has intensified its bombardment of the besieged enclave outside of Damascus, killing more than ...

Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution after protests

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Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution after protests

Demonstrators in Tehran on Sunday chanted traditional slogans against the United States and Israel.

Syria eases strikes on Ghouta after 'no-holds-barred' bombing campaign

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Syria eases strikes on Ghouta after 'no-holds-barred' bombing campaign

Syrian regime strikes on a rebel enclave near Damascus dropped on Saturday after five days of bombing left more than 240 dead.

UN Security Council to demand 30-day Syria ceasefire

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UN Security Council to demand 30-day Syria ceasefire

Rights group accuse the Assad regime of resorting to starve-and-siege tactics against rebel-held areas.

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