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UN investigators will travel to an airbase in Syria this week that the US and allies say was used to launch the Khan Sheikhoun sarin gas attack earlier this year.

Comment: For Assad's regime, doubt is a political necessity, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Sam Hamad

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn believes one cannot be selective on human rights issues - which makes his position on Syria all the more troubling, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrian regime airstrike on Idlib market kills children

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Syrian regime airstrike on Idlib market kills children

At least 11 civilians, including two children, were killed in Syrian regime airstrikes on a market in Idlib province's Maaret al-Numan

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

Alexander Schinis

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Comment: When Assad gassed his own people in Khan Sheikhoun, a cluster of journalists flocked to give him cover. They must all be held to account, writes Alexander Schinis.

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Syrian regime dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun: UN

Assad's regime used chemical weapons more than two dozen times, a UN inquiry has found, including dropping sarin in the gravest attack in Idlib ...

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Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

Moscow has gave the green light for the semi-permanent presence of Russian military aircraft in Syria.

Sam Hamad

Daraa 'de-escalation' masks Assad's ethnic cleansing in Syria

Comment: Daraa, like Aleppo before it, could fall without the world batting an eyelid. The remaining population would be cleansed, and Assad's ...

Weapons watchdog finds sarin used in attack in Syria

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Weapons watchdog finds sarin used in attack in Syria

An investigation by the international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly April 4 attack on a Syrian ...

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Russia claims Washington 'instigating chemical attacks' in Syria

Syria and its ally Russia have accused Washington of "inviting" extremists to carry out chemical attacks, which would then be blamed on Assad's ...

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 ...

France's Macron vows 'immediate retaliation' to Syria chemical attacks

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France's Macron vows 'immediate retaliation' to Syria chemical attacks

France will respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, France's president has said, in a threat likely directed at the regime ...

UN: Sarin gas found in <em>Khan</em> <em>Sheikhoun</em> probe samples

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UN: Sarin gas found in Khan Sheikhoun probe samples

An international chemical weapons watchdog has found traces of sarin gas in samples from the April 4 attack on the northern Syrian town of ...

Israeli minister: Time to assassinate Syria's Assad

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Israeli minister: Time to assassinate Syria's Assad

An Israeli minister has called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad following new reports that his regime executed ...

Imogen Lambert

Syrian rebels face fight on at least three fronts

Comment: As the US increases support to Kurds fighting IS, 'de-escalation zones' could be used to obliterate opposition forces who are fighting against both Assad and al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

Martin Armstrong

US-Russia resume air-coms, but confusion remains over Syria 'safe-zones'

While Washington has backed a Russian-proposed de-escalation plan for Syria, it has done so with a degree of scepticism concerning the ...

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Trump a servant of Allah, according to Saudi cleric

A Saudi cleric has found himself in hot water after he publicly made a prayer for 'servant of Allah' Donald Trump to advance the interests of ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

Comment: Chomsky cites Postol because he is a man with credentials, giving conspiracy theories a veneer of scientific plausibility, writes ...

Al-Jazeera rebuffs Russian accusations it 'faked Syria chemical attack'

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Al-Jazeera rebuffs Russian accusations it 'faked Syria chemical attack'

Al Jazeera has fought back at accusations made in Russian state media that it "fabricated" last month's deadly chemical attack in the Syrian ...

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Civilian deaths from Russian airstrikes 'highest since Aleppo's fall'

The death toll from Russia's fierce bombardment of Syria has shot up over the past two months, coinciding with regime ground offensives, and ...

Russian official claims Trump not tied to Assad departure

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Russian official claims Trump not tied to Assad departure

A leading Russian official has claimed that Donald Trump is not set on Assad stepping down from power immediately and peace negotiations could ...

US-backed rebels enter major IS-held Syrian town

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US-backed rebels enter major IS-held Syrian town

Arab-Kurdish forces enter key IS-held town of Tabqa amid 'intense' airstrikes by the US-led coalition in Syria.

British ambassador who defended Damascus 'works for Assad's father-in-law'

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British ambassador who defended Damascus 'works for Assad's father-in-law'

A former British envoy to Syria who defended the Assad regime in a BBC interview had already become a director of a lobby group run by the ...

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