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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 against the family's decades-old rule.

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

Uprooted restaurateurs create 'little Damascus' in northwest Syria Uprooted restaurateurs create 'little Damascus' in northwest Syria

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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 has helped form a "little Damascus".

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.

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 ...

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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 'de-escalation zone' in the war-torn country.

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 ...

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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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Syrian minister wants to boost tourism as war rages

Syria's tourism minister wants to boost the country's tourism industry with the opening of international flights, as a bloody war rages on in ...

Syrian regime forces reach last IS-held town in <em>Homs</em>

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Syrian regime forces reach last IS-held town in Homs

Pro-Syrian regime forces reached al-Sukhna town, as IS militants deserted their last outpost in Homs province.

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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 East ...

Syrian regime agrees to ceasefire in ravaged Damascus suburb

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Syrian regime agrees to ceasefire in ravaged Damascus suburb

Eastern Ghouta has been one of the most heavily bombed areas of Syria. Now peace could return as the Syrian regime announces a ceasefire.

Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

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Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

Syrian regime forces have taken control of more oil fields in Raqqa province, a vast desert that lies south of the Islamic State group's last ...

Syrian refugees wait amid fatigue and tension in Lebanon

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Syrian refugees wait amid fatigue and tension in Lebanon

Lebanon’s Syrian refugees are stuck in dire living conditions, waiting for an end to the war as the protracted crisis builds pressure on the ...

Key powers discuss safe zones plan at Syria talks

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Key powers discuss safe zones plan at Syria talks

Moscow and Tehran, which back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel supporter Ankara agreed in May to establish four "de-escalation" zones.

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SDF launch attack on IS in Syria's Raqqa: monitor

The Syrian Democratic Forces launched a renewed offensive on the Islamic State group in Syria's Raqqa on Friday night, after the militants unleashed the "most intense attack yet".

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Half a million displaced Syrians return home in 2017

'Significant trend' noted as hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians return home amid a drop in the overall level of violence in their home ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian man bludgeoned with hammer by Russian mercenaries

A horrific video has emerged showing a Syrian man being struck repeatedly with a large hammer by armed men thought to be Russian mercenaries ...

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Nearly half a million displaced Syrians return home

Since January, about 440,000 people who had been displaced within the war-ravaged country had returned to their homes, mainly in Aleppo, Hama, ...

US spy planes sent to Syrian coast

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US spy planes sent to Syrian coast

The US has deployed spy planes and intelligence gathering equipment to the Syrian coast, as Washington warns the regime might be planning a ...

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Russian airstrike kills dozens in Syria's Deir az-Zour

A suspected Russia aircraft that struck civilian houses with highly explosive missiles in the town of Qouriya, killed 12 civilians, local ...

Turkey, Russia to deploy forces in Syria's Idlib

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Turkey, Russia to deploy forces in Syria's Idlib

Turkish and Russian forces will be deployed in Syria’s Idlib region as part of a 'de-escalation' agreement brokered by Russia, Turkey’s ...

Syrian army retakes central gas field from Islamic State

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Syrian army retakes central gas field from Islamic State

The Syrian army has recaptured the Arak gas field in the central province of Homs from the Islamic State militant group.

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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