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Syria's White Helmets have released harrowing footage of a 'double tap' strike targeting its volunteer rescuers in the rebel-held province of Idlib.

Around three million people live in the rebel stronghold in northwest Syria, report Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington.

US volte-face on Syria pull-out, with focus on Iran

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US volte-face on Syria pull-out, with focus on Iran

The US will reverse its planned withdrawal from Syria, and instead aim at defeating the Islamic State group and forcing Iran to withdraw from the country.

Idlib assault puts one million children at risk: UNICEF

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Idlib assault puts one million children at risk: UNICEF

Some children have been uprooted seven times already, the UN agency's director of emergency programmes said.

Syrian regime planning 'phased' offensive on rebel-held Idlib

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Syrian regime planning 'phased' offensive on rebel-held Idlib

The UN has warned an assault on Idlib "has the potential to create a humanitarian emergency at a scale not yet seen" in Syria's war.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians fear new chemical attack following Russia 'warnings'

Syrians are concerned of a new regime chemical attack, after Russian media warnings of 'false flag' operations, a trend that preceded previous deadly toxic onslaughts.

The New Arab & agencies

US, UK, France to 'act against Assad chemical attacks'

The US, Britain and France say they will take action against the brutal Assad regime's chemical weapons attacks.

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens of civilians dead in Syria arms depot blast

At least 39 people died in a blast in Idlib on Sunday that collapsed two buildings and left civilians trapped under rubble.

The New Arab

Russia 'does not recognise' chemical watchdog's new powers

Russia and its allies, Syria and Iran, strongly oppose granting new powers to a global chemical weapons watchdog.

'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

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'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

World War III nearly erupted in Syria between the US and Russia, regime head Bashar al-Assad has claimed.

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

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

France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

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France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

France has sanctioned nine companies and three individuals suspected of developing chemical weapons for the Syrian regime.

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 ...

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

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 ...

Russian TV 'coerced' Syrian boy into denying chemical attack

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Russian TV 'coerced' Syrian boy into denying chemical attack

The presence of uniformed men in Russia 24's video report suggest interviewees could have been coerced into denying the Douma chemical attack ...

Sam Hamad

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful intervention in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Belgian firms face prosecution over chemical exports to Syria

Isopropanol is subject to strict export controls when it is concentrated to 95 percent or more because it can be used to make chemical weapons, ...

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in extricating the US from its foreign entanglements.

Syria intervention deepens the UK's political divide

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Syria intervention deepens the UK's political divide

The UK's participation in missile strikes on the Syria regime has divided the country, after May broke with convention by ordering military ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump gathers war cabinet, vows Syria decision 'fairly soon'

Despite the US, France and UK becoming resolute that the Syrian regime perpetrated Saturday's chemical attack in Douma, leaders are yet to issue ...

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

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 ...

Syria emptying air bases before possible US strikes: monitor

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Syria emptying air bases before possible US strikes: monitor

The Syrian army is reportedly clearing out military air bases, as Western powers mull retaliation for a suspected regime chemical attack.

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