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The UN said the deal to avoid a Syrian government offensive on Idlib province is still being worked out by Russia and Turkey.

The UN had warned that an all-out assault on the province where three million people live would trigger a humanitarian catastrophe and one of the worst bloodbaths of Syria's war.

Trump called Sisi 'killer', according to explosive new book

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Trump called Sisi 'killer', according to explosive new book

An explosive tell all book on the inner-workings of the White House, alleges that Donald Trump called Sisi a killer, and mocked the Egyptian president behind his back.

Free Syria's police brace for regime's Idlib offensive

Paul McLoughlin

Free Syria's police brace for regime's Idlib offensive

As the Assad regime readies for an offensive on Idlib province, the Free Syrian Police say they will continue to protect civilians.

YouTube terminates channels run by Syria regime

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YouTube terminates channels run by Syria regime

YouTube has terminated accounts of news agencies and media outlets run by the Syrian regime, days after a report exposed the channels ...

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Suspected Israeli strikes hit Damascus military airport

Suspected Israeli airstrikes hit a military airport in the Syrian capital late on Saturday night.

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New documentary on journalist Marie Colvin's death in Syria

American reporter Marie Colvin, 56, was killed in 2012 when her apartment building in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Baba Amr was shelled by ...

Sam Hamad

John McCain, an unlikely friend to Syrians in Washington

Comment: While he was no progressive, John McCain was one of the few voices speaking up for democratic change in Syria and Egypt, writes Sam ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians fear new chemical attack following Russia 'warnings'

Syrians are concerned of a new regime chemical attack, after Russian media warnings of 'false flag' operations, a trend that preceded previous ...

UK minority groups slam attempts to silence Israel criticism

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UK minority groups slam attempts to silence Israel criticism

Dozens of minority rights groups have spoken out against moves to stifle free discussion on Israel and Palestine.

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Razan Zaitouneh: More clues in search for Syrian lawyer

New information sheds light on the role of rebel group Jaish al-Islam in the abduction of human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh.

Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for 'reconciliation'

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Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for 'reconciliation'

Helicopters dropped leaflets over parts of the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, calling on residents to reconcile with the regime as ...

Syrians criticising 'fake hero' Ahed only empower our oppressors

Loubna Mrie

Syrians criticising 'fake hero' Ahed only empower our oppressors

Comment: Resentment towards Ahed Tamimi is misplaced and harming the struggles of Syrians and Palestinians alike, writes Loubna Mrie.

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Paul McLoughlin

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Oman became the latest Gulf country to back Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic dispute with Canada, but used carefully guarded words.

Syria rebels arrest dozens over collusion with regime

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Syria rebels arrest dozens over collusion with regime

Syrian rebels arrested 55 people in Hama and Idlib province over suspected collaboration with the regime.

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Russia talking to IS to free Druze abductees: preacher

The militants abducted 36 Druze women and children from a village in Suweida's east, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based activist group.

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Syria civil registers disclose hundreds of prison deaths

Rights groups say Syria's security agencies used arrests and torture to terrorise the population as Arab Spring-styled protests against the ...

Nadim Houry

Syria's bureaucracy of death

Comment: Over 80,000 people are estimated to have been 'disappeared' by Assad's regime. Why, after years of denials, has it started releasing ...

The New Arab

Names released of 8,000 Syrians 'tortured to death'

Zaman al-Wasl and the Violations Documentation Centre in Syria have released the names of 8,000 prisoners who were tortured to death in regime ...

Who's who in Syria?

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

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Celebrated Syrian actress and Assad opponent May Scaff dies

Scaff's last words on Facebook were posted on 21 July, and were: "I will not lose hope, never lose hope. It is Great Syria, not Assad's Syria."

Israel evacuates White Helmets in multinational resettlement mission

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Israel evacuates White Helmets in multinational resettlement mission

Jordan authorised the UN to organise the passage of 800 Syrian citizens via Israel, to be resettled in western countries, the kingdom ...

Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

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Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

Syrians displaced from the Assad regime's brutal assault on Daraa were killed during a Russian airstrike as they marched towards the Golan ...

Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

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Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

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