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Washington has leapt to Ankara's defence after allegations Turkey launched a gas attack against Kurds in Syria's Afrin.

Syrian border guards clashed with a group of people attempting to sneak into the country from neighbouring Lebanon, Damascus state media has claimed.

Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

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Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

Syria on Wednesday repelled Israeli surveillance planes that breached its southern border, state media reported, days after an Israeli fighter jet was downed during raids on the war-torn country.

Syria denies stockpiling chemical weapons, brands use 'unacceptable'

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Syria denies stockpiling chemical weapons, brands use 'unacceptable'

Syria's deputy foreign minister has denied the state possesses chemical weapons and branded their use "immoral" after France threatened to ...

Syria eases strikes on Ghouta after 'no-holds-barred' bombing campaign

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Syria eases strikes on Ghouta after 'no-holds-barred' bombing campaign

Syrian regime strikes on a rebel enclave near Damascus dropped on Saturday after five days of bombing left more than 240 dead.

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Syria regime airstrikes kill dozens in Eastern Ghouta

Eastern Ghouta is home to an estimated 400,000 people living under a crippling regime siege that has made food and medicine almost impossible to acquire.

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How 'Port of Mokha' reclaimed coffee for Yemen's farmers

At just 24-years-old and without much knowledge on coffee, Yemeni-American Mokhtar al-Khanshali risked his life to empower coffee farmers in the ...

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Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish fighter jets

Syria's deputy foreign minister gave an aggressive warning to Turkey over Ankara's threat to attack the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) ...

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Erdogan threatens to derail US-backed border force in Syria

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in ...

Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

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Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in ...

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US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

The US-led coalition will create a force of tens of thousands on Turkey's border, saying the focus of the coalition has shifted towards border ...

Syria's opposition say Iran protests echo their own struggle

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Syria's opposition say Iran protests echo their own struggle

Syria's main opposition group have said they stand in solidarity with Iranian people holding demonstrations against the Tehran government, in a ...

Seven civilians killed in airstrikes in Syria's Idlib

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Seven civilians killed in airstrikes in Syria's Idlib

Airstrikes in Syria's Idlib have killed at least seven civilians, a monitor said on Monday, as Russia and regime continue their bombing of the ...

Syria's Assad replaces defence minister in surprise cabinet reshuffle

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Syria's Assad replaces defence minister in surprise cabinet reshuffle

Former Syrian Defence Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij has been replaced by Ali Abdullah Ayoub in President Assad's latest cabinet shake-up.

Syria's Assad orders rain prayers amid drought

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Syria's Assad orders rain prayers amid drought

Imams across Syria have prayed for rain during this week's congregational Friday prayers following orders from the country's president.

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Two mass graves of IS victims found in Raqqa

Two mass graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops massacred by the Islamic State group have been uncovered in Raqqa province, Syrian state media said.

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Cameraman killed during fighting in northwest Syria

A Syrian cameraman was killed while covering clashes on the edge of the northwestern province of Idlib on Friday, state news agency ...

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Dubai's Modest Fashion Week 'excludes' Black Muslim bloggers

Social media users slammed the perceived exclusion of Black Muslim beauty bloggers at this year's Dubai-based Modest Fashion Week.

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Syria 'shoots down three Israeli missiles' near Damascus

Syria's state news agency says Syrian air defence has shot down on Tuesday three Israeli missiles that were targeting a military post near the ...

How Saleh's Yemen gamble cost him his life

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How Saleh's Yemen gamble cost him his life

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh made one too many gambles during his decades in Yemeni politics, which has ultimately cost the veteran ...

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Syria 'intercepts Israeli missiles' outside Damascus

Syrian state media has said army units have intercepted Israeli missiles outside the capital Damascus, although some damage has been caused by ...

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of UN-sponsored peace ...

Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

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Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

Syria army, allied militias retake IS stronghold Albu Kamal

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Syria army, allied militias retake IS stronghold Albu Kamal

Syria regime forces and allied militias have recaptured Albu Kamal, the Islamic State group's last urban stronghold in the country.

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