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The Free Syrian Police programme's administrators say the UK government's decision to suspend funding over a contentious BBC documentary will benefit extremist groups.

The UN said an average of 1,000 Syrians have been returning home every month since a ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States was implemented.

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 Hamad.

Job fair offers hope for Syria refugees in Jordan

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Job fair offers hope for Syria refugees in Jordan

Around 50 companies were represented at the one-day event Wednesday as they scouted for candidates to fill some 1,000 job opportunities, ...

Jordan, Russia agree to set-up Syria 'de-escalation zone'

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Jordan, Russia agree to set-up Syria 'de-escalation zone'

Jordan is working with Russia to implement a plan to end fighting in southwestern Syria as part of a deal for the border area brokered between ...

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Fateful Iran-Syria World Cup qualifier game broadcasted for free

Qatar's BeIN sports network will broadcast for free the Syrian football team's match against Iran - which could see the unlikely contestants from Damascus qualify for the World Cup.

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Jordan king hopes for bigger Syria ceasefire

King Abdullah II of Jordan has said he hopes that a recent ceasefire in southern Syria will spread to other parts of the country to lead to a ...

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Jordan says relations with Syria heading in 'right direction'

Jordan says that its relations with the Syrian regime are heading in the "right direction" and seeks to reopen border crossings with its ...

Mat Nashed

Death and life on the Turkish border

In-depth: Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugees than any other country, but its sealing of borders has led to danger for people fleeing 'safe ...

Syrian rebels down regime plane and capture pilot

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Syrian rebels down regime plane and capture pilot

A Syrian regime warplane was downed by Syrian rebels on Tuesday, a monitoring group confirmed, adding that the pilot was captured alive.

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Syria suicide bombing 'kills 23 rebels' near Jordan border

A suicide bombing in southern Syria near Jordan's border killed more than 23 rebel fighters and injured dozens more on Friday, a monitoring ...

De-escalation? Assad regime dropped 244 barrel bombs in July De-escalation? Assad regime dropped 244 barrel bombs in July

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De-escalation? Assad regime dropped 244 barrel bombs in July

The Assad regime has dropped no less than 244 barrel bombs in supposedly conflict-free zones in Syria, according to a rights group.

We crossed a bridge and it trembled

Usman Butt

We crossed a bridge and it trembled

Book review: Pearlman's book is an important contribution in combatting an odious Assadist discourse that strips Syrians of their voice and ...

Russian troops 'man checkpoints' in Syria's flash-point Ghouta

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Russian troops 'man checkpoints' in Syria's flash-point Ghouta

Russian troops have started to man checkpoints in the Damascus suburbs, as part of the latest 'de-escalation' zone in Syria.

Israel opposes peace in Syria due to Iran fears

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Israel opposes peace in Syria due to Iran fears

Israel says it does not support a ceasefire in Syria's south, fearing it will allow Iran to establish air and naval bases close to its border.

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Assad regime airstrikes kill 7 near Damascus

Five of the deaths, including the children, were in strikes on Ain Terma in the Eastern Ghouta region, the largest rebel enclave around the capital.

Robert Cusack

Syria regime breaks ceasefire with attacks on Suweida, Daraa

Thousands of regime troops launched attacks on rebel positions as part of 'Operation Big Dawn', reportedly supported by Russian airstrikes.

The New Arab & agencies

Southern Syria ceasefire holds despite sporadic violations

Front-lines in three provinces in southern Syria remained quiet on Monday despite sporadic violations, 24 hours into an internationally brokered ...

The New Arab & agencies

South Syria ceasefire takes effect, curbing Iran military ambitions

A US-Russia brokered truce has come into effect in southern Syria with regional and Western powers hoping it will allay fears over Iran's ...

Mixed messages about US-Russia vision to end Syria war

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Mixed messages about US-Russia vision to end Syria war

President Putin says Russia is enjoying a new period of cooperation with the US under Trump, but the state department still insists Assad must ...

The New Arab & agencies

US, Russia 'agree Syria ceasefire' amid Trump-Putin G20 meeting

US officials say the United States and Russia have reached an agreement for a cease-fire in southwest Syria, according to Associated Press ...

Syria regime announces ceasefire as Astana talks restart

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Syria regime announces ceasefire as Astana talks restart

A fifth round of talks to end the six-year Syrian war began in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, with the Syrian regime announcing a ceasefire in the ...

<em>Daraa</em> 'de-escalation' masks Assad's ethnic cleansing in Syria

Sam Hamad

Daraa 'de-escalation' masks Assad's ethnic cleansing in Syria

Comment: Daraa, like Aleppo before it, could fall without the world batting an eyelid. The remaining population would be cleansed, and ...

Leadership of IS-linked Syrian militia 'wiped out' in strike

Paul McLoughlin

Leadership of IS-linked Syrian militia 'wiped out' in strike

A suspected US air strike has killed at least ten senior figures in the IS-affiliated Syrian militia Jaish Khaled ibn al-Walid, including its ...

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