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A Russian MP has claimed Moscow's forces have trialled more than 200 new weapons in Syria, making the war-torn country a testing ground for Russian weaponry.

The agreement was signed in Syria in January and was sent last week by Russian President Vladimir Putin for ratification by the parliament's lower house.

Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

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Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

Moscow has gave the green light for the semi-permanent presence of Russian military aircraft in Syria.

Family of Palestinian toddler burned alive will sue Israel

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Family of Palestinian toddler burned alive will sue Israel

Six-year-old Ahmed Dawabsheh's extended family are seeking an admission of responsibility and a payout from Israel over a firebomb attack that ...

Dawabsheh 'not terror victim' and 'ineligible for compensation': Lieberman

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Dawabsheh 'not terror victim' and 'ineligible for compensation': Lieberman

Ahmed Dawabsheh, whose family was killed in a 2015 arson attack, does not qualify to be considered a "terror victim" and will therefore not ...

Martin Armstrong

Syrian artists canvas conflict, exile at London exhibition

The work of five Syrian artists living in exile detailing their experiences and emotions regarding Syria's devastating conflict was showcased during an exhibition the US Embassy in London on Friday.

Cavit Talya

After the assassination: What next for Turkey and Russia?

Analysis: The killing of Andrei Karlov may have fundamental geopolitical consequences for the Middle East and beyond, writes Cavit Talya.

Nick Rodrigo

Facebook: Israeli security forces and the NYPD's new battleground

Comment: Like the NYPD in New York, Israeli authorities are using draconian laws and newly formed cyber units to monitor individuals engaged in ...

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Russia: permanent Syria military presence, eyes on Cuba, Vietnam

Russia considers plans to resume its military presence in Vietnam and Cuba after ratifying a treaty that will see its troops stay in Syria ...

Another Dawabsheh home torched in Nablus village Another Dawabsheh home torched in Nablus village

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Another Dawabsheh home torched in Nablus village

Suspected Israeli extremists have firebombed a home in the occupied Palestinian territories, the same village that a family were killed - ...

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Israel plans new settlement in outpost set for evacuation

Israel's defence ministry plans for new settlement in the Amona outpost northern West Bank after it was intended for evacuation by the end of ...

Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians in West Bank raids

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Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians in West Bank raids

At least 12 Palestinians, accused of "suspected illegal activity", were arrested during pre-dawn raids on Tuesday by Israeli security forces ...

Women in starvation-wracked Daraya demand the world's attention

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Women in starvation-wracked Daraya demand the world's attention

Syrian women and children in the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya are crying out in hunger, warning that deaths from starvation are imminent.

Israeli lawmaker wants 'Jewish only' maternity wards

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Israeli lawmaker wants 'Jewish only' maternity wards

An Israeli lawmaker sparked anger Wednesday after he said he would not want his wife to give birth in a hospital next to Palestinian mothers.

Home of witness in tragic <em>Duma</em> arson attack, fire-bombed

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Home of witness in tragic Duma arson attack, fire-bombed

A key witness in an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank which killed three people has seen his house set ablaze.

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Ahmed Dawabsheh to meet Real Madrid stars

Five-year-old Ahmed Dawabsheh whose family was killed in an arson attack against their home in the occupied West Bank by Jewish extremists is to meet Real Madrid football stars.

Ramona Wadi

Defiance in face Israeli humiliation: al-Qiq's hunger strike

Comment: The mistreatment of imprisoned journalist Mohammed al-Qiq is the latest attempt by Israel to weaken Palestinian resistance, writes ...

Ramona Wadi

The Palestinian Authority's internalised colonial narrative

Comment: Recent confirmation by Palestinian officials that security coordination with Israel will continue, underlined the schism between ...

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War criminal among Syrian regime delegation to Geneva

Among the Syrian regime’s delegation attending peace talks in Geneva on Friday was former state security officer Samer Baridi, accused of ...

Israelis charged over Palestinian baby burned alive

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Israelis charged over Palestinian baby burned alive

An Israeli court charges two suspects with murder over arson attack that killed three members of the Dawabsheh family, including an 18-month old ...

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Israel arrests 'extremists' filmed slashing photo of murdered baby

Police have made several arrests following a video circulated showing a group of Israelis celebrating the murder of a Palestinian toddler during ...

Israeli hospital demands payment for burned child treatment

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Israeli hospital demands payment for burned child treatment

The Israeli hospital treating Ahmad Dawabsheh, the Palestinian child whose family were killed in an arson attack by Israeli settlers has ...

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian accused of killing Israelis

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian accused of killing Israelis

Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian prisoner today as security forces admit arresting a Jewish terror cell linked to the murder ...

IS advance in Aleppo thanks to Russian air raids

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IS advance in Aleppo thanks to Russian air raids

Russian war planes have continued to bombard rebel positions across Syria, including forces battling IS, resulting in IS gaining more territory.

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