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Syrian civilians are fleeing in their thousands, as the regime shells the country's south, in anticipation of a fresh assault on opposition Daraa.

Activists have raised concerns about Jewish artefacts that appear to have been stoled from Syria and sold outside the country.

Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus in fog of war

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Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus in fog of war

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from Damascus amid the ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad.

Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

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Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

Since September 2015, Assad's forces have been making strong gains on the ground against insurgents thanks to Russian air cover and ground ...

Germany issues arrest warrant for leading <em>Syrian</em> 'torture official'

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Germany issues arrest warrant for leading Syrian 'torture official'

Germany has filed an arrest warrant for Jamil Hassan, head of the Syrian regime's notorious Air Force Intelligence agency, which is ...

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Germany issues arrest warrant for leading Syrian 'torture official'

Germany has filed an arrest warrant for Jamil Hassan, head of the Syrian regime's notorious Air Force Intelligence agency, which is believed to be responsible for the murder of thousands.

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Turkey anti-war students on trial reject 'terror propaganda' charge

Twenty-two students are accused of supporting the PKK after protesting Turkey's military operation in Syria's Afrin.

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UN warns of critical Syria refugee budget shortfall

Funding to Syrian refugees is falling critically short of what is needed to keep services running, the UN has warned.

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Russian anti-Putin journalist stages his own murder

A Russian journalist who staged his own murder in Ukraine on Tuesday, is well known for defending civilians who fell victim to Moscow's bombing ...

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

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Russia World Cup 'tainted by Syrian blood'

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has released a report documenting the most egregious Russian crimes in the Syrian war, ...

<em>Syrian</em> regime forces seize last rebel enclave in Homs

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Syrian regime forces seize last rebel enclave in Homs

Syrian regime forces are in full control of the last rebel enclave in Homs, as rebel fighters and civilians leave the province.

Israel strikes targets in Syria after Golan missile fire

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Israel strikes targets in Syria after Golan missile fire

Israel launched repeated rounds of rocket fire into Syria early on Thursday after Israel's military said Iranian forces had fired missiles at ...

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

The key players in Lebanon's elections

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The key players in Lebanon's elections

Lebanese voters went to the polls to elect their parliament for the first time in nine years on Sunday, with more than 500 candidates vying for ...

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Seven things to know about Lebanon’s parliament elections

With 3.6 million registered voters expected to vote in parliament elections Sunday, here are seven things to know about the system.

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Assad's forces suffer losses in rebel-held southern Syria

At least five regime soldiers were killed in clashes with opposition forces as they tried to advance into rebel-held Daraa.

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UN: Syria must respond to chemical weapons questions

Syria's government has refused to answer questions regarding its chemical weapons programme causing the UN 'deep concern'.

Bahia Mardini

Syrians deserve better than choosing between terror and dictatorship

Comment: In Syria, democratic elections are still something we can only dream of, writes Bahia Mardini.

Car bomb kills 2 outside aid centre in Syria

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Car bomb kills 2 outside aid centre in Syria

A car bomb exploded outside a relief centre in northwest Syria on Thursday, killing at least two people including an employee of the ...

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'Israeli missile' kills dozens of pro-Assad fighters in Syria

Fighters supporting the Assad regime, mainly Iranians, were killed in an attack on military bases in northern Syria, a monitor said.

Boycott Russia's 'War Cup', say Syria <em>activists</em>

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Boycott Russia's 'War Cup', say Syria activists

A group of Syria activists have picketed English Premiership football matches, asking football fans to boycott the upcoming World Cup ...

Wave of assassinations hit Syria's opposition Idlib province

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Wave of assassinations hit Syria's opposition Idlib province

Syrian rebel commanders, clerics and activists have been killed in a wave of killings in the opposition province of Idlib.

The problem with Portman's Palestine solidarity

Amal Awad

The problem with Portman's Palestine solidarity

Comment: Natalie Portman's recent comments fail to mention Palestinians, and imply she doesn't inherently have a problem with Israel and its ...

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