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Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the future, writes Paul Iddon.

The Syrian army has targeted a rebel-held pocket north of Homs with airstrikes for the second day running, killing eight people, as residents fear a large-scale escalation.

Syrian opposition say Western strikes on Assad 'a farce' Syrian opposition say Western strikes on Assad 'a farce'

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Syrian opposition say Western strikes on Assad 'a farce'

Syrian opposition politicians and anti-regime activists said they fear the Western strikes give Bashar al-Assad a green light to continue using conventional weapons on the Syrian people.

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to ...

Lebanon initiates action against Israel's 'Syria airstrike', reroutes flights

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Lebanon initiates action against Israel's 'Syria airstrike', reroutes flights

Russia and the Syrian military blamed Israel for a pre-dawn missile attack on Monday which came hours after a suspected regime chemical attack ...

James Snell

Good neighbours? Israel in Syria

Comment: Airstrikes on a Syrian regime airbase may have been part of a wider strategy by Israel to counter Iran's influence in Syria, writes James Snell.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey hosts critical summit on Syria with Russia, Iran

Despite having 'quite different interests,' Turkey's Erdogan is angling to win the support of his Russian and Iranian counterparts to push on ...

Umar Lateef Misgar

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Iran's support for Assad must end

Comment: The peaceful ideal Zarif describes for the region amounts to misleading rhetoric that ignores the facts on the ground, writes Robin ...

Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

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Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

A Syrian town in the Damascus countryside has agreed a deal with regime in Damascus for rebels and their families to leave.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids

A series of Israeli air raids have been launched on Iranian targets in Syria, with one jet downed following heavy anti-aircraft fire.

Cancer patients in Syria die silently

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Cancer patients in Syria die silently

Whether in besieged East Ghouta, or regime-controlled Damascus, cancer patients in Syria are struggling to obtain treatment.

Rebels melt away as Syrian troops advance on Idlib

Loubna Mrie

Rebels melt away as Syrian troops advance on Idlib

Analysis: Civilians who have sought safe haven in rebel-held Idlib are facing another wave of displacement as advancing troops see little fight ...

UN humanitarian official to visit Damascus for aid talks

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UN humanitarian official to visit Damascus for aid talks

The UN will discuss ways of improving the access and delivery of aid to conflict-zones in Syria in a visit to Damascus, the first since December ...

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

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 ...

The New Arab

IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians in the Syrian desert this month, a monitor said on Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the militants see their "caliphate" collapse.

The New Arab & agencies

UN Syria envoy in Moscow ahead of peace talks

Staffan de Mistura and Russia's Sergei Shoigu met in Moscow on Wednesday, to discuss ways of moving toward a stable political settlement in ...

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 ...

The New Arab

Iran 'cashes in' on Syria intervention with Aleppo contracts

Iran has secured multi-million dollar contracts for Iranian power companies in war-torn Aleppo, reaping the rewards of its pivotal backing for ...

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Sam Hamad

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Comment: From the moment Sisi seized power, Egyptian influence in Syria, and support for Assad's counterrevolution has been growing, writes Sam ...

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

Syrian regime seizes last IS-held town in <em>Homs</em> province

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Syrian regime seizes last IS-held town in Homs province

The Syrian regime and allied militias took the last stronghold of IS in Homs province, clearing a route to advance on the group's ...

Another blow for Syrian opposition as Trump replaces adviser

The New Arab

Another blow for Syrian opposition as Trump replaces adviser

A key figure in Donald Trump's decision to strike Syria following a chemical attack has been forced from his position as a key Middle ...

UN slams 'staggering loss of civilian life' in Raqqa

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UN slams 'staggering loss of civilian life' in Raqqa

United Nations war crimes investigators expressed alarm on Wednesday at the "staggering" number of civilian deaths, as US-backed forces battle ...

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