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The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilisation projects as it moves to extricate the US from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition

The last major redoubt held by Assad's opponents in Idlib may become the site for the fiercest fighting and devastation in the Syrian conflict to date, writes Paul Iddon.

US police officer uses Taser on Syrian grandmother

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US police officer uses Taser on Syrian grandmother

A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old Syrian grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of Georgia.

Iraqi warplanes hit IS targets in <em>Syria</em>, killing 28

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Iraqi warplanes hit IS targets in Syria, killing 28

The airstrikes by F-16s targeted a meeting of would-be suicide bombers who intended to strike in Iraq during next week’s Muslim Eid al-Adha ...

Russia says drone attacks on <em>Syria</em> base have increased

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Russia says drone attacks on Syria base have increased

The Hemeimim base in the province of Latakia serves as the main hub for Russian operations in Syria.

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Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to US-backed Syria campaign

The contribution is the biggest single cash injection yet for reconstruction efforts in areas formerly controlled by the militants.

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Iraqi airstrike destroys Islamic State 'operations room' in Syria

An Iraqi airstrike killed a number of Islamic State militants and destroyed the group's operations room in neighbouring Syria, ...

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Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

Iraq's justice ministry on Thursday said six criminals were hanged for shedding the blood of Iraqi citizens.

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IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

At least seven soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir az-Zour, as the group's ...

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

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'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

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Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

Doctors in Aleppo continue to treat children in need, after a global crowdfunding campaign gathered enough donations to rehabilitate and run a ...

UNRWA schools to open on time despite US freeze

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UNRWA schools to open on time despite US freeze

UNRWA was set up after the 1948 war that accompanied the creation of Israel, during which more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled ...

Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

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Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

Jordan's state security court charged five suspected jihadists with terrorism offences on Wednesday.

Russia conducting military patrols on Golan Heights frontier

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Russia conducting military patrols on Golan Heights frontier

Russia is further expanding its influence in Syria by helping UN peacekeepers patrol the demilitarised zone between the ...

Turkey court rejects appeal to release detained US pastor

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Turkey court rejects appeal to release detained US pastor

A Turkish court rejected a new appeal to free US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention has sparked a severe crisis in relations between Turkey ...

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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Syria says deal struck with Jordan to return refugees

Syrian media have reported that Damascus and Amman have struck a deal to return refugees back home to Syria.

Zam Yusa

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, ...

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Three killed in blast on Baghdad's Sadr district

A woman and a child were among three people killed in an blast that struck the Shia bastion of Sadr City in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, ...

30,000 Islamic State members still in Iraq, <em>Syria</em>: UN

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30,000 Islamic State members still in Iraq, Syria: UN

IS still has up to 30,000 members in Syria and Iraq and its global network, along with that of al-Qaeda, poses a rising threat, ...

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Kurdish-led SDF visits Damascus for second round of talks

A delegation from the Syrian Democratic Council discussed local administration and decentralisation with the Syrian government in Damascus, ...

Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

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Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

The Turkish president told supporters they could turn to Samsungs, rather than iPhones, and other goods made by non-US firms.

Journalist's work on display, 6 years after <em>Syria</em> abduction

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Journalist's work on display, 6 years after Syria abduction

The photos of journalist Austin Tice will be exhibited, 6 years after he was abducted in Syria.

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

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Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

A museum has opened in rebel-held Idlib, containing one of the world's oldest dictionaries.

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