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Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more than just words, writes James Snell.

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah, writes Sam Hamad.

Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

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Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

Clashes between Syrian opposition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zinki continued on Tuesday, with civilians falling victim to the ...

Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of the Syrian opposition later in November as the United Nations prepares to convene new peace talks with the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a 'de-escalation zone' in place.

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.

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US: 'Syria more concerned with CO2 than sarin'

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert mocked Syria for joining the Paris Agreement on climate change, citing the regime's brutal civil ...

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 ...

Fresh Syria peace talks begin in Astana

The New Arab & agencies

Fresh Syria peace talks begin in Astana

Warring parties in Syria's conflict - Russia, Iran and Turkey - will meet in the Kazakh capital for two days of talks seeking an end to the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in ...

UN blames Syrian regime for sarin gas attack massacre

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UN blames Syrian regime for sarin gas attack massacre

United Nations investigators on Thursday blamed the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for a sarin gas massacre in April this year which killed ...

Photoblog: The hushed hum of the honeybees of Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: The hushed hum of the honeybees of Ghouta

The Syrian honeybees of Eastern Ghouta are battling daily with death - much like the people of the Damascus suburb itself.

Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin

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Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin

The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the ...

Next round of Syria talks at end of October

The New Arab & agencies

Next round of Syria talks at end of October

Fresh talks on the Syria conflict will be held in Astana at the end of the month, Kazakhstan said Thursday, part of a Moscow-led push to end the ...

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 war-torn Syria.

The New Arab

Turkish army 'expands troop deployment' in Syria's northwest

The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime demands 'immediate' withdrawal of Turkey troops

Syria has demanded the "immediate and unconditional withdrawal" of Turkish troops that have deployed in the country's northwestern province of ...

Qusay Noor

Syrian Day of Rage: Don't forget Assad's crimes

A Syrian Day of Rage was held in rebel-held parts of Syria and across the world on Saturday to denounce the Assad regime.

Turkish forces in Syria are 'unrestricted,' says Erdogan

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Turkish forces in Syria are 'unrestricted,' says Erdogan

Turkish president Erdogan emphasises that Turkey has its 'own game plan' in Syria, while addressing the continued rift with Washington.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib

The Turkish army has begun setting up 'observation posts' in Syria's north-western Idlib province as part of their efforts to create a ...

Turkish military convoy enters Syria's <em>Idlib</em> province

The New Arab

Turkish military convoy enters Syria's Idlib province

Reports of Syrian rebel alliance Tahrir al-Sham escorting a Turkish convoy into Idlib suggests there may be no direct clashes between ...

Turkey gearing up to destroy Al-Qaeda's offshoot in Syria

Paul Iddon

Turkey gearing up to destroy Al-Qaeda's offshoot in Syria

Analysis: Wresting control of Idlib province from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham would allow Turkey to effectively surround the Kurdish-held ...

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, ...

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