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In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air cover for its operations, reports Austin Bodetti.

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

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing <em>Russian</em> diplomats?

Sam Fouad

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing Russian diplomats?

Comment: Heart attacks, brief illnesses, and accidental falls. A disturbing number of high-ranking Russian officials have recently been found dead in murky circumstances, writes Sam Fouad.

Turkey's interests in Syria don't include Idlib's people

James Snell

Turkey's interests in Syria don't include Idlib's people

Comment: Turkish-supported rebel factions in Syria are unlikely to fight al-Qaeda's local franchise, as doing so could benefit the Assad regime, ...

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, ...

The New Arab

Syria-Turkey border clashes as Ankara prepares for intervention

Firefights between Turkish troops and Hatay Tahrir al-Sham militants broke out on the border on Sunday, as Ankara prepares to back a Syrian rebel force due to enter Idlib.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi King Salman arrives in Russia for first visit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman landed in Moscow on Wednesday, in the first official visit to Russia, where he is expected to discuss energy and ...

Sam Hamad

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq forces attack IS-held town of Hawija: general

Iraq began its second phase to recapture the town of Hawija on Friday, one of the last bastions still held by the Islamic State group in the ...

Slain <em>Russian</em> general 'held senior post' in Syrian army

The New Arab

Slain Russian general 'held senior post' in Syrian army

Russian general Valery Asapov had been seconded to Bashar al-Assad's regime as a military commander before he was killed in Syria, ...

The New Arab

Senior Russian commander killed in Syria by IS shelling

Russian General Valeri Assapov has been killed after an IS shell landed close to him in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, Moscow's defence ...

<em>Russian</em> airstrikes kill 45 pro-ceasefire Syrian rebels

The New Arab & agencies

Russian airstrikes kill 45 pro-ceasefire Syrian rebels

Russian airstrikes have targeted members of the Faylaq al-Sham rebel group, which participated in Moscow-sponsored Astana peace talks ...

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in Syria

Russia's military fired seven cruise missiles on Thursday at Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour as ...

Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

The New Arab

Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

The Lebanese Shia group Hizballah on Tuesday declared victory in Syria's brutal six-year war, with key regime ally Russia also declaring that ...

Most Russians against Syria <em>intervention</em>: poll

The New Arab

Most Russians against Syria intervention: poll

A new survey shows less than a third of Russians back Kremlin's military intervention backing Syria's Bashar al-Assad, nearly two years ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russian troops killed amid regime advance on Deir ez-Zour

The Russian defence ministry says two Russian troops have been killed in shelling in Syria’s east as regime forces broke the IS siege on Deir ez-Zour.

Sam Hamad

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Comment: From the moment Sisi seized power, Egyptian influence in Syria, and support for Assad's counterrevolution has been growing, writes Sam ...

The New Arab

'Syria is our new testing ground,' says Russia military

Recently developed Russian weaponry is being tried and tested in Syria, where Moscow has embarked on a devastating military campaign ...

Guma El-Gamaty

What is Russia's game in Libya?

Comment: Although Russia appears to be shoring up relations with Khalifa Haftar, it is acting strategically to keep all potential emerging ...

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam ...

Robert Springborg

The end of American empire, and beginning of what?

Comment: As the US' imperial might in the Middle East declines, and Russia and China's stars rise, what does the Middle East's future hold? asks ...

To resolve the GCC crisis, keep Trump away

Imad K. Harb

To resolve the GCC crisis, keep Trump away

Comment: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson must insist on his independence in addressing the stalemate in the Gulf crisis, writes Imad K. Harb.

Even under Trump, warmer relations with Russia are impossible

James Snell

Even under Trump, warmer relations with Russia are impossible

Comment: During his campaign, Trump often expressed his wish to rekindle relations with Russia after Obama. But while Putin remains in power, ...

Russia's next half-century in Syria

Paul Iddon

Russia's next half-century in Syria

Analysis: Legal immunity is guaranteed for Russian troops in Syria for decades to come, notes Paul Iddon.

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