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Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it to militarise, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Douma is under the protection of Russia's military police, and with 12 days having passed since the attack, concerns are growing that evidence could be compromised.

Islamic State to give up last pocket in Damascus

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Islamic State to give up last pocket in Damascus

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says four policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southwestern province of Asir, which borders Yemen.

Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

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Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Russia hints at partition of <em>Syria</em>, touts S-300 deployment

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Russia hints at partition of Syria, touts S-300 deployment

Russia has hinted Syria could be partitionned as disparate belligerents continue to hold on to territory across Syria ...

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Syrian regime bombards IS-held Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp

The Syrian regime has bombarded extremists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, a day after it launched a campaign to retake the suburbs.

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HRW denounces eviction of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

In-depth: Syrian refugees are being subjected to institutional violence, fuelled by scapegoating and a sharp rise in xenophobia, a new Human ...

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European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

Hundreds of lawmakers from Europe called on the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, as concerns grow for the pact Donald ...

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Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

Iran's defence minister has visited the Baghdad-based Iraqi intelligence centre to increase Tehran's security ties with Iraq.

Four Saudi officers killed in Asir gun attack

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Four Saudi officers killed in Asir gun attack

The Saudi Press Agency said four officers were shot dead after their check post was ambushed by gunmen on Thursday.

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US, Syrian opposition claim Assad still has chemical capability

Both the Pentagon and Syrian opposition officials have voiced their concern that the Assad regime still has capacity to conduct chemical ...

Syrian regime launches offensive on IS-held areas in Damascus

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Syrian regime launches offensive on IS-held areas in Damascus

Syrian regime forces have begun a heavy bombardment of IS-held areas in southern Damascus after evacuation negotiations with the militants ...

Iran, Iraq, <em>Syria</em>, Russia hold 'anti-terrorism' meet

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Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia hold 'anti-terrorism' meet

Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia held a meeting in Baghdad Thursday of military and security officials to coordinate "anti-terrorism" ...

Russia suggests Douma children 'posed for chemical attack video'

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Russia suggests Douma children 'posed for chemical attack video'

Russia said Thursday it would screen at the United Nations an interview with a child who it claims was made to pose as a victim of chemical ...

Iraq launches airstrikes in <em>Syria</em> in coordination with Assad

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Iraq launches airstrikes in Syria in coordination with Assad

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over the Islamic State group in December but it still poses a threat from pockets ...

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Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave town near Douma

Syrian state media say hundreds of rebels fighters in a town northeast of Damascus have handed in their weapons and started to leave under an evacuation deal.

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Dozens of regime soldiers 'killed' in eastern Syria attack

The Islamic State group has launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 ...

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Syria chemical attack probe stalls as regime 'hides evidence'

The team from the world's chemical arms watchdog has not been able to begin its field work in Douma, where dozens were killed in a suspected 7 ...

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German linked to 9/11 captured in Syria: Kurdish commander

A Syrian-born militant accused of helping to plan 9/11 attacks in America has been detained by Kurdish forces, a senior commander said on ...

Mediterranean countries launch plan to identify dead migrants

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Mediterranean countries launch plan to identify dead migrants

More than 20,000 migrants have disappeared or died while trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean.

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US cracks down on Syrian 'human trafficking gang'

The US has slapped sanctions on a gang accused of smuggling refugees out of war-torn Syria, through Mexico to the southern US border.

Refugees in <em>Syria</em> face food, medicine shortages amid shelling

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Refugees in Syria face food, medicine shortages amid shelling

Conditions inside Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus are "rapidly deteriorating", UNWRA said on Wednesday.

Trump's <em>Syria</em> 'action' is a triumph for Assad

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Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful ...

Turkey taking 'huge strides' away from European Union

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Turkey taking 'huge strides' away from European Union

The European Commission said "serious shortcomings" on democracy and the rule of law remained, in its latest report on Ankara's long-stalled bid ...

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