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President Bashar al-Assad said that his regime is still looking at a possible 'political solution' to the handover of opposition territories in southern Syria.

The UN is making diplomatic efforts to halt a Saudi-led coalition attack on Yemen's Hodeida port, saying 250,000 people are at risk.

Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

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Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

Since September 2015, Assad's forces have been making strong gains on the ground against insurgents thanks to Russian air cover and ground forces made up of Iranian-backed fighters.

Iran, Hizballah to remain in Syria until 'fully liberated'

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Iran, Hizballah to remain in Syria until 'fully liberated'

Lebanon's veteran Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that Iran and Hizballah will remain in Syria until the country regains its 'territorial ...

Israel and Russia team up against Iran in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Israel and Russia team up against Iran in Syria

Israeli and Russian leaders have met following recent tensions in southern Syria, where Iran's military presence could be weakened, and ...

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Pentagon warns Assad against attack on Kurdish forces

The Pentagon has warned that a Syrian regime attack against US-backed Kurdish forces would be a 'bad policy' for 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.

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Putin assures Assad 'all foreign forces' will leave Syria

Russia's Vladimir Putin has told Syria President Bashar al-Assad that 'all foreign forces' will soon leave the war-torn country.

Sam Hamad

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Comment: Syrians might hope Trump's withdrawal from the deal works in their favour, but the international consensus has already sacrificed them ...

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 ...

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Rebels dig in for Assad offensive in Syria's Daraa

A regime victory in Daraa would carry symbolic weight - it was the cradle of Syria's seven-year uprising against Assad's rule.

Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

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Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

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

Chemical weapons inspectors launch probe into Douma attack

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Chemical weapons inspectors launch probe into Douma attack

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is set to meet on Monday, as inspectors in Syria begin their probe into the Douma ...

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 air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

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Syria air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

Syrian state news agencies have said that a government air base was struck by missiles on Monday.

Paul Iddon

Will Iraq fight Islamic State in Syria?

Analysis: It would be in Baghdad's interest to see Islamic State neutralised in the Syrian border region of Deir az-Zour, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Scores of civilians dead after airstrikes hit Syria's Douma

The airstrikes were the first bombing raids on Douma since negotiations began around 10 days ago over a withdrawal of rebels and civilians from ...

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Rebels leave behind labyrinth of tunnels under Syria's Ghouta

Rebels leave behind an advanced tunnel system as evacuations from East Ghouta continue.

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Assad vows to finish off last rebels outside Damascus

Syria's military said it would press on with "fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism", using a term it usually uses to refer to ...

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

James Snell

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

Comment: Doomsday prophecies about the new national security adviser are unhelpful and misguided, writes James Snell.

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Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

Thousands more leave East Ghouta as negotiations over the final evacuations continue between the Syrian regime and opposition.

Moscow confirms role in brutal Eastern Ghouta offensive

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Moscow confirms role in brutal Eastern Ghouta offensive

Moscow confirmed its military is playing a role in the brutal assault in the Syrian rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Thursday.

Russia and rebels agree on Eastern Ghouta evacuation

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Russia and rebels agree on Eastern Ghouta evacuation

The civilian death toll has skyrocketed as the Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the rebel held province, dividing Eastern ...

Eastern Ghouta split in two as death toll mounts

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Eastern Ghouta split in two as death toll mounts

The Syrian regime has isolated Douma city from the rest of the rebel-held enclave as dozens more civilians are killed in regime and ...

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