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The Syrian Network for Human Rights has released a report documenting the most egregious Russian crimes in the Syrian war, ahead of the World Cup hosted by Moscow in June.

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed conclusions on Syria, writes Stanley Heller.

Syria and IS 'reach truce' after south Damascus battles

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Syria and IS 'reach truce' after south Damascus battles

A ceasefire agreement between IS and the Syrian regime was declared on Saturday, despite reports of the regime continuing their siege, resulting in the deaths of seven Palestinian refugees.

More Syria facilities hit this year than all 2017

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More Syria facilities hit this year than all 2017

Despite the UN mechanisms placed to cut down on strikes on health facilities in Syria, attacks in 2018 so far exceed that of last year.

Putin hosts Assad as UN warns against Idlib attack

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Putin hosts Assad as UN warns against Idlib attack

Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad met in Sochi on Thursday, following a stark UN warning against displacing civilians from rebel-held areas of ...

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Idlib assault could be 'six times worse' than Ghouta

The UN warned on Wednesday that a Syrian regime assault on the northern rebel-held area of Idlib would be "six times" more destructive than the battle to recapture Ghouta.

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OPCW confirms chlorine used in February attack in Syria

The chemical weapons' watchdog has said chlorine was 'likely' used in an attack in Syria's Saraqeb in February.

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Syria talks renew in Astana amid growing regional fears

Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey gathered in Kazakhstan's capital Astana Monday, hoping to make progress on a political settlement in ...

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

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Hundreds of Syrians displaced from Hama following 'evacuation deal'

Syrians are leaving the last rebel strongholds in Hama province following a deal brokered by Russia.

Erdogan says Turkish troops to stay in Afrin

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Erdogan says Turkish troops to stay in Afrin

The future of Syria's Afrin has become a source of tension after the Turkish campaign to oust Kurdish militias.

Syrians deserve better than choosing between terror and dictatorship

Bahia Mardini

Syrians deserve better than choosing between terror and dictatorship

Comment: In Syria, democratic elections are still something we can only dream of, writes Bahia Mardini.

Syria rebels surrender arms in new deal with regime

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Syria rebels surrender arms in new deal with regime

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Syrian rebels began surrendering their heavy weapons after reaching a new deal with ...

Journalism in Egypt: A stark warning to the world

Sam Hamad

Journalism in Egypt: A stark warning to the world

Comment: Freedom of the press is a tool for democracy, but in Sisi's Egypt, and Assad's Syria the press is being manipulated as a tool for ...

Sam Hamad

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to target civilians, writes Sam Hamad.

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Syria deal sees captives released, militants evacuate capital districts

Over three dozen Syrians held for years by al-Qaeda-linked insurgents have been released as part of a deal to hand over areas around Damascus ...

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Syria airstrikes kill ten children amid evacuation deals

Airstrikes in northeastern Syria have killed 23 civilians, including 10 children, in the latest bloody bombing.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian refugees the biggest losers with regime's confiscation law

Syrians have less than a month to register their property with Damascus, but many of the 13 million displaced are unable to reach ...

Forced evacuations see extremists leave southern Damascus

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Forced evacuations see extremists leave southern Damascus

Militants from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham are leaving Yarmouk in southern Damascus, the latest forced displacement deal brokered by the regime ...

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Boycott Russia's 'War Cup', say Syria activists

A group of Syria activists have picketed English Premiership football matches, asking football fans to boycott the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

Syria says deal reached with opposition in southern Damascus

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Syria says deal reached with opposition in southern Damascus

Another deal has been reached, the latest in a series, between opposition fighters and regime forces, as Assad continues to retake ...

Syria regime bombardment kills 17 civilians in south Damascus

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Syria regime bombardment kills 17 civilians in south Damascus

Syrian regime air strikes and shelling killed 17 civilians including seven children on Friday in the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in southern ...

Syrian regime retakes region outside capital from rebels

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Syrian regime retakes region outside capital from rebels

Syria’s regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern ...

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