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The UN made significant concessions to get Russia to back the resolution, and whether the Syrian regime complies still remains unclear.

Syrian opposition activists are reporting a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus leaving three people dead and more than a dozen wounded.

Calls for protests at Russian embassies over Ghouta bloodshed

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Calls for protests at Russian embassies over Ghouta bloodshed

Syrian Solidarity Campaign is calling on supporters to call Russian diplomatic missions to demand an end to the Eastern Ghouta ...

Refutrees: Re-sowing Palestine's farming tradition among its refugee population

Raya al-Jadir

Refutrees: Re-sowing Palestine's farming tradition among its refugee population

Seeking to inspire environmental movements to reform the current trajectory of Palestinian waste, and poor management of resources, Refutrees is ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria activists urge UK to end Eastern Ghouta massacres

A group of Syria activists in the UK have delivered a letter to Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, demanding action to end the crisis in Eastern Ghouta.

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Syrian regime allows cornered IS to escape to Idlib

Syrian regime troops have allowed a small enclave or Islamic State group fighters to escape to begin an offensive on rebels in Idlib ...

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US 'deeply troubled' by Turkey Amnesty International chief's re-arrest

The US has expressed 'concern' after a Turkish court re-arrested the local head of Amnesty International.

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Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

The escalating offensive, which included a suspected chlorine attack a day earlier, reached a new ferocity after insurgents downed a Russian ...

US believes sarin possibly used in recent Syria attacks

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US believes sarin possibly used in recent Syria attacks

US Defence Minister Jim Mattis has said Syria's regime might have recently used sarin in recent chemical attacks, and warned Washington will act ...

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Syria airstrike destroys cave hospital

A hospital built deep underground in a Syrian opposition area has been targeted in an air strike, putting the medical centre out of ...

Brief peace in <em>Syrian</em> opposition town shattered by fighting

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Brief peace in Syrian opposition town shattered by fighting

A brief peace in a besieged Syrian region was broken Sunday, as regime bombers targeted the opposition Eastern Ghouta suburbs as ...

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Comment: The Syrian opposition needs Turkey's support, and has had it, but it should not back Ankara's occupation of Afrin, writes ...

Turkey detains 42 over 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation

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Turkey detains 42 over 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation

A nationwide crackdown in Turkey is targeting those posting social media messages deemed to be supportive of terror groups.

<em>Syrian</em> opposition town hit by new chemical attack

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Syrian opposition town hit by new chemical attack

The Syrian regime has been accused of launching a new chemical attack on a Syrian opposition town with more than a dozen ...

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The Iraq Report: IS bombs tear through Baghdad

This week in Iraq: The Iraqi government has repeatedly failed to stop IS bomb attacks in Baghdad that have claimed the lives of dozens of people.

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Syria HTS leader Jolani calls for unity among rebels

Syrian regime advances have been blamed by some sections of the opposition on failings by a leading rebel alliance, leading HTS chief ...

Loubna Mrie

Rebels melt away as Syrian troops advance on Idlib

Analysis: Civilians who have sought safe haven in rebel-held Idlib are facing another wave of displacement as advancing troops see little fight ...

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Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

A large explosion at a Syrian rebel base dominated by foreign fighters has killed at least 23 people, a monitor has said.

Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

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Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

While Assad has retaken more than half of the country with a string of victories against rebels, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta remains a ...

Amal Awad

Ahed Tamimi, an inconvenient hero

Comment: Ahed Tamimi’s arrest isn't unique; she's one of many children detained in prison, but the lacklustre response from the West is telling, ...

Photoblog: In solidarity with <em>Syrian</em> baby who lost eye

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: In solidarity with Syrian baby who lost eye

Residents of besieged Eastern Ghouta join a viral social media campaign in support of Karim - the baby who lost an eye and fractured his skull ...

<em>Syrian</em> baby who lost an eye sparks viral campaign

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Syrian baby who lost an eye sparks viral campaign

Activists launch an online campaign in support of a Syrian infant who lost an eye and fractured his skull in two separate ...

Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

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Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

Malnutrition has killed 15 residents, including five children, in Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has ...

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