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The Turkish army has begun setting up 'observation posts' in Syria's north-western Idlib province as part of their efforts to create a de-escalation zone, the military said on Friday.

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism for a better future, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Turkish troops enter Syria's Idlib province for 'surveillance mission'

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Turkish troops enter Syria's Idlib province for 'surveillance mission'

Turkish troops have entered Syria's Idlib province following weeks of speculation of intervention by Ankara and allied Syrian opposition forces.

IS recapture <em>Homs</em> town from Syria regime

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IS recapture Homs town from Syria regime

IS militants have re-captured a Syrian town from the Assad regime in a surprise attack launched shortly after their fighters had infiltrated the ...

Airstrikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone

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Airstrikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone

Four children are among the 28 dead in overnight airstrikes on the town of Armanaz in Idlib province, purportedly carried out by Syrian regime ...

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Syrian regime repel bloody IS counter-offensive in Deir az-Zour

Syrian regime forces have recaptured the Palmyra to Deir az-Zour highway, after a surprise IS counter-attack killed scores of pro-Damascus fighters.

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Iran to build 'major oil refinery' in Syria's Homs

Iran is reportedly planning to construct a new multi-million dollar oil refinery in the Syrian city of Homs after the brutal six-year ...

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Senior Russian commander killed in Syria by IS shelling

Russian General Valeri Assapov has been killed after an IS shell landed close to him in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, Moscow's defence minister ...

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Erdogan says Turkish troops to deploy inside Syria's Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Turkish troops will deploy inside Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a ...

US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa

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US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa

An Arab-Kurdish alliance fought to clear the last remaining Islamic State group militants holed up in their crumbling stronghold of Raqqa on ...

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Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

Two days of heavy airstrikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria killed at least 22 civilians, a monitor said on ...

Iran 'cashes in' on Syria intervention with Aleppo contracts

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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 ...

UN mediation in Syria conflict 'has failed'

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UN mediation in Syria conflict 'has failed'

A prominent Syrian opposition leader said on Thursday that United Nations mediation to end Syria's devastating six-year war had failed, vowing ...

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

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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.

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Syrian actress and icon of revolution Fadwa Suleiman dies

Syrian actress Fadwa Suleiman has died at the age of 46. Hailing from Assad's minority Alawite sect, she became a hero for taking a stand ...

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Dozens killed in train collision near Egypt's Alexandria

At least 36 people have been confirmed killed after two trains collided into each other at a crossing south east of Alexandria on Friday.

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Uprooted restaurateurs create 'little Damascus' in northwest Syria

Syrians who quit towns recaptured by Assad's regime have introduced Damascene cuisine to Idlib, where the longed-for taste of the good old days ...

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.

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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 ...

Russia deploys military forces to monitor <em>Homs</em> 'de-escalation' zone

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Russia deploys military forces to monitor Homs 'de-escalation' zone

Russia deployed military police north of the city of Homs on Friday after announcing a ceasefire a day earlier to implement a new ...

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 ...

Russia announces new de-escalation zone north of Syria's <em>Homs</em> Russia announces new de-escalation zone north of Syria's Homs

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Russia announces new de-escalation zone north of Syria's Homs

Russia has announced a new "de-escalation zone" starting on Thursday north of Syria's city of Homs, covering almost 150,000 people.

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