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Comment: During his campaign, Trump often expressed his wish to rekindle relations with Russia after Obama. But while Putin remains in power, that will prove impossible, writes James Snell.

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

Trump follows in Obama's footsteps and abandons Syria's rebels

Sam Hamad

Trump follows in Obama's footsteps and abandons Syria's rebels

Comment: Trump's decision to end the CIA programme that armed anti-Assad rebels, coupled with strict instructions not to fight Assad, leaves Syria's rebels abandoned, writes Sam Hamad.

Will France stand up to Trump on Iran?

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Will France stand up to Trump on Iran?

Comment: France's significant economic interests in Iran and Macron's relations with Trump mean he is uniquely placed to encourage Trump to ...

Veteran US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer Veteran US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

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Veteran US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Often viewed as a hawk, US senator John McCain has also won praise from both sides of the house for his principled stance against torture and ...

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Turkey protests to Germany over 'kill dictatorship' installation

The installation was set up outside the offices of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, comprising a Mercedes C-class car and banners with pictures of Erdogan, Putin and Saudi King Salman.

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Turkey protests to Germany over 'kill dictatorship' competition

A competition offering a Mercedes car as a prize has been slammed by Turkey, after locals in Berlin were asked to kill world leaders, including ...

Laura Wellesley

Choking trade: Gulf crisis reveals food supply risk

Comment: The recent Gulf spat reveals how vulnerable Qatar's food supply is. The system must become more diversified and resilient, write Laura ...

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Hardline Syrian rebel faction rejects Turkish peacekeeping mission plans

Al-Qaeda linked Tahrir al-Sham has warned Turkey against sending troops to Syria's Idlib province, following an agreement between Ankara and ...

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

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

The New Arab & agencies

Fresh Syria talks set for July in Astana

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 ...

IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead, says Syria monitor

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IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead, says Syria monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

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'

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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 ...

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 ...

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