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Comment: Regime gains on the ground in Idlib and eastern Ghouta will not be the end of the struggle for Syria, writes Mona Alami.

A Turkish military incursion into northern Syria will see Ankara crush Kurdish militias, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Assad trains crosshairs on Syria's Idlib province

Paul Iddon

Assad trains crosshairs on Syria's Idlib province

Analysis: Assad's Russian-backed troops are marching into Idlib, and rebel groups and Islamist militias appear unable to stop their advance, reports Paul Iddon.

Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

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Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

A large explosion at a Syrian rebel base dominated by foreign fighters has killed at least 23 people, a monitor has said.

Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

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Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

While Assad has retaken more than half of the country with a string of victories against rebels, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta remains a ...

Bahia Mardini

Hopes for Syria's year ahead

Comment: There can be no victory while Assad remains in power. But 2018 must bring Syrians closer to holding free and fair multi-party elections, writes Bahia Mardini.

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

Mona Alami

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

Comment: PMF militia commander Khazaali's visit to Lebanon was an astute bit of publicity on the part of Hizballah, writes Mona Alami.

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President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a ...

Berlin art installation evokes Syria's war at Brandenburg Gate

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Berlin art installation evokes Syria's war at Brandenburg Gate

Three upended buses appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an art installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf ...

Paul Iddon

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Damascus may now control a rump of Syria, but it still considers Kurdish-held areas 'occupied', writes Paul Iddon.

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 ...

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

Roger Hercz

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

As one of the first Westerners to visit Raqqa after its liberation, Norwegian activist Erling Folkvord witnessed how the brutality of IS had ...

Syrian journalist wins UK award for <em>Aleppo</em> hospital film

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Syrian journalist wins UK award for Aleppo hospital film

Syrian video journalist Waad al-Kateab was awarded with Britain's Rory Peck award for her coverage inside east Aleppo's last ...

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

Sam Hamad

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

Comment: Both the US and Iran favour 'order' in Iraq, but when this means supporting brutal sectarianism and curtailing democratic ...

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in extremism, both foreign and domestic.

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air ...

Uri Levy

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Syria's national team stars return to club action, but continue to shine - with some attracting attention from bigger teams abroad, despite ...

The New Arab

Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

A Syrian fashion designer has sparked anger after she posed on the catwalk with models dressed in Syrian military uniforms at a show in Lebanon.

IS' defeat in Deir az-Zour will not end extremism

Mona Alami

IS' defeat in Deir az-Zour will not end extremism

Comment: The lack of stability and employment prospects mean that the door to extremism will remain open, even after IS' defeat in the region, ...

Hadani Ditmars

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism ...

Syrian regime forces enter IS-held Mayadeen

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Syrian regime forces enter IS-held Mayadeen

Syrian government forces prepare to deal a 'severe blow' to the IS group amid mounting concerns about civilian casualties.

Russian air strikes kill 14 civilians in eastern Syria

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Russian air strikes kill 14 civilians in eastern Syria

Russian air strikes killed 14 people fleeing across a river on rafts in eastern Syria as renewed fighting across the country took an ...

Syria violence at most 'intense level' since <em>East</em> <em>Aleppo</em>

Charlie Hoyle

Syria violence at most 'intense level' since East Aleppo

Multiple regions across Syria are experiencing the most intense fighting in the six-year war since the battle for East Aleppo ...

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