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Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

The next round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been scheduled for July 4-5, both Russia and Kazakhstan said on Monday.

Russia kills ‘180 IS fighters’ in Syria airstrikes

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Russia kills ‘180 IS fighters’ in Syria airstrikes

Russia says it has killed 180 Islamic State fighters in Syria during airstrikes carried out in June, including two field commanders.

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Karim Traboulsi

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Moscow says its jets may have killed leader of world's most notorious terror organisation in a May airstrike. If true it would be a major ...

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Alaa Bayoumi

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian ...

Alaa Bayoumi

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian regimes in the region, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

James Snell

After election victory, Macron's foreign outlook is hardening

Comment: Macron is dogged by claims that his presidential victory had little to do with him, and everything to do with defeating the French ...

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Iran elections 2017: A new direction for foreign policy?

How might Iran's new president shape its foreign policy? Here we take a look at three scenarios: The path to hell, the same ol', same ol', and ...

Imogen Lambert

Labour's cluelessness on Syria is not an innocent mistake

Labour uses opposition to intervention as a false argument for sparing the Syrian regime from accountability, while many of its symbols ...

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Comment: In Chomsky's hierarchy of concerns, it seems a westerner's right to deny genocide is more sacrosanct than a Syrian's right to life and ...

The New Arab

North Caucasus troops crucial props in Russia's Syria agenda

Hundreds of Muslim Chechen and Ingush servicemen are in Syria. The North Caucasian troops are proving valuable both militarily and in Moscow's ...

Civilian deaths from <em>Russian</em> airstrikes 'highest since Aleppo's fall' Civilian deaths from Russian airstrikes 'highest since Aleppo's fall'

The New Arab

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 ...

Shadowy 'al-Qaeda' group claims responsibility for St Petersburg bombing

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Shadowy 'al-Qaeda' group claims responsibility for St Petersburg bombing

The Imam al-Shamil Battalion vowed further attacks in a statement posted on a Mauritanian website, citing Russian intervention ...

Russians carrying 'Syrian regime military fatigues' detained in Lebanon

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Russians carrying 'Syrian regime military fatigues' detained in Lebanon

Three Russian nationals 'in possession of' Syrian regime uniforms have been confronted by the Lebanese Army in the northern Akkar ...

Worlds apart: Labour and Tories on Syria and beyond

Hilary Aked

Worlds apart: Labour and Tories on Syria and beyond

Comment: With a UK general election just six weeks away, Hilary Aked takes a look at the gulf separating Britain's two major parties on foreign ...

Bachar Halabi

France's presidential candidates on Arab world affairs

This Sunday's first round of France's presidential election will send the top two candidates through to the run-off on 7th May. Here's our round-up of French voters' choices.

Paul McLoughlin

A changed man? Syrians reassess 'villain' Trump's moral fibre

Syrians warmly welcomed a series of US missiles strikes on a Syrian base said to be responsible for a chemical attack on an opposition town, but ...

The New Arab

Did Russia warn Assad about Trump's missile strike?

Russian drone footage and low death toll may suggest that Syrian forces made preparations for the US attack on the Shayrat airbase.

Sam Hamad

Trump's Syria airstrikes were not humanitarian

Comment: With his presidency already dogged by controversy, Trump's failure to act after Assad's chemical attacks could have caused yet another ...

<em>Russian</em> investigators confirm metro bomber as Akbarjon Djalilov

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Russian investigators confirm metro bomber as Akbarjon Djalilov

Russian investigators have confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber behind the Saint Petersburg metro blast as Akbarjon Djalilov.

Paul Iddon

US, Russia reject Turkish attempts to sideline Syrian Kurds

Analysis: A confrontation between Turkey and Kurdish fighters could affect the operation to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group, writes ...

Syria's 'peace process' is Russia's new weapon

Sam Hamad

Syria's 'peace process' is Russia's new weapon

Comment: Russia supports the Syria 'peace process' not because it wants 'peace', but because it knows that total victory for Assad is a near ...

Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs neighbourhood Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs neighbourhood

The New Arab

Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs neighbourhood

Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs as part of a ...

US airstrike behind Aleppo mosque massacre US airstrike behind Aleppo mosque massacre

The New Arab

US airstrike behind Aleppo mosque massacre

The Pentagon has claimed responsibility for airstrikes on a village mosque in northern Syria's Aleppo province on Thursday - killing at least 42 ...

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