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In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to keep extremists away, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul Iddon.

Lebanon's foreign minister blames downtrodden economy on <em>Syrian</em> <em>refugees</em>

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Lebanon's foreign minister blames downtrodden economy on Syrian refugees

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has come under fire again after blaming Syrian refugees for the country's declining economy, leading to an angry backlash from some politicians.

Jordan denies opening fire on displaced Syrians at border

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Jordan denies opening fire on displaced Syrians at border

Jordan has denied reports its security forces opened fire on Syrian refugees gathered on the border between the two countries, ...

Thousands return home after south Syria ceasefire deal

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Thousands return home after south Syria ceasefire deal

Refugees return to their homes in Daraa during a ceasefire agreement despite air strikes on two areas killing four civilians.

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Thousands of Syrians return to Daraa after ceasefire deal

More than 28,000 displaced people returned to Daraa after rebels struck a ceasefire deal with regime ally Russia.

Mona Alami

The international community has washed its hands of Syria

Comment: Never mind peace, justice or democracy, the global community has decided Assad must stay in power, writes Mona Alami.

Ruqaya Izzidien

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

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Justice elusive for Syrians 'tortured to death' in Lebanon

The four Syrians had been detained in a sweeping security raid in July 2017 in refugee settlements around the border town of Arsal that saw ...

Jordan, Israel must open borders to Daraa <em>refugees</em>: HRW

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Jordan, Israel must open borders to Daraa refugees: HRW

At least 270,000 Syrians have been displaced since the regime launched its Daraa offensive, and tens of thousands are stuck in limbo along ...

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New batch of 500 Syria refugees to leave Lebanon

A new batch of hundreds of Syrian refugees have gathered at a Lebanese border town to return home, as part of a coordinated ...

UNRWA chief visits Syria's pulverised Yarmouk refugee camp

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UNRWA chief visits Syria's pulverised Yarmouk refugee camp

Yarmouk, which was meant as haven for displaced Palestinians, had come to symbolise a humanitarian catastrophe that caused some of the worst ...

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Liverpool's annual Arab Art Festival is back for the 20th year running promising a diverse and exciting programme jam-packed with a mix of ...

Leader of French anti-Muslim group suspected of plots released

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Leader of French anti-Muslim group suspected of plots released

The retired police officer had been arrested along with nine other people by anti-terror police in June in an operation that spanned France, ...

UN Security Council to hold emergency Syria talks

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UN Security Council to hold emergency Syria talks

Sweden and Kuwait requested a closed-door meeting to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria's Daraa, Swedish diplomats said on Tuesday.

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Syrian regime calls on refugees to return home

The Syrian regime on Tuesday called on refugees to return home, saying it has successfully cleared large areas of "terrorists."

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Axis of Least Resistance: Bashar al-Assad 'now Israel's ally'

Israel is keen for Assad to remain in power and defeat his opponents now that it has strong leverage with him through Russia, according to ...

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Jordan vows again to keep Syria border closed

Jordan's military has vowed again to keep the border with Syria closed, despite pressure from the UN and other bodies to admit refugees.

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Jordanian PM inspects Syria's southern border amid regime offensive

Omar Razzaz visited a key crossing with Syria, inspecting aid deliveries by the Jordanian army to displaced Syrians amid a devastating regime ...

Regime reclaims more ground in south Syria: monitor

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Regime reclaims more ground in south Syria: monitor

At least four villages in southern Syria were passed onto regime control on Sunday, the latest in a series of regained ground after the ...

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Dozens of Syrians leave Lebanon for home

More than 40 Syrians returned voluntarily from Lebanon through the Masnaa crossing to areas in Syria, according to Lebanese authorities.

Syrians fleeing war 'will not be allowed into Israel'

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Syrians fleeing war 'will not be allowed into Israel'

Civilians fleeing Syria's war will not be allowed to enter Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, echoing calls made by other ...

Jordan sends aid to Syria's displaced in Daraa offensive

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Jordan sends aid to Syria's displaced in Daraa offensive

Cross-border deliveries have been sent by the Jordanian army to Syria's southern province of Daraa as the regime continues its heavy ...

Lebanon jails journalist for insulting minister in Facebook post

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Lebanon jails journalist for insulting minister in Facebook post

A Lebanese court has sentenced a journalist to a jail term for insulting the country's foreign minister in a social media post that criticised ...

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