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Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem has told the UN General Assembly that victory for Bashar al-Assad's side is within reach.

Iran is attempting to reconcile Hamas and Damascus since a fall out over the Syria war, with Tehran hoping to rebuild an anti-Israel axis in the region.

Erdogan says Turkish troops to deploy inside Syria's Idlib

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Erdogan says Turkish troops to deploy inside Syria's Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Turkish troops will deploy inside Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a so-called "de-escalation" zone brokered by Russia.

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Sam Hamad

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

'Israeli strikes' hit weapons depot near Damascus airport

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'Israeli strikes' hit weapons depot near Damascus airport

Two rockets struck near Damascus airport at dawn on Friday, an attack probably carried out by Israeli jets from outside Syria’s borders, the ...

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Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

A Syrian opposition activist Aroubeh Barakat and her journalist daughter Halla were found dead at their home in Istanbul, activists and a relative said.

Paul Iddon

The Kurds deserve their vote on independence

Comment: Given the numerous past atrocities against them and their fight against IS, it is high time the Kurds received recognition on the world ...

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Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

Two days of heavy airstrikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria killed at least 22 civilians, a monitor said ...

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Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syria plan next week

Russia and Turkey's presidents are set to meet in Ankara next week to discuss a plan to reduce violence in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.

<em>Regime</em>, Russia airstrikes hit four hospitals in Syria’s Idlib

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Regime, Russia airstrikes hit four hospitals in Syria’s Idlib

Syrian regime and Russian airstrikes hit four hospitals inside a “safe zone” in the northwestern province of Idlib, killing at ...

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Trump slams Iran ahead of presidency's first US-Iran talks

The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

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Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

Iran has responded angrily to Donald Trump's opening speech to the UN, in which he criticised the nuclear deal between Tehran and several world ...

<em>Syrian</em> <em>regime</em> troops cross the Euphrates near US-backed SDF

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Syrian regime troops cross the Euphrates near US-backed SDF

Syrian regime forces crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir az-Zour on Monday, increasing their presence in an ...

Trump brands Assad as "criminal" in debut UN speech

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Trump brands Assad as "criminal" in debut UN speech

Trump called for a “political solution that honours the will of the Syrian people" during his speech at the UN

US 'evacuates base' in Syria's southern desert

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US 'evacuates base' in Syria's southern desert

US military forces and allied Arab fighters have evacuated the Zakf base bordering Iraq in the Syrian desert and have relocated to the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Militants, including Chinese, launch offensive on Syrian regime troops

A Syrian monitoring group says insurgents led by an al-Qaeda-linked group have launched a wide offensive against pro-government troops south of their stronghold in the western province of Idlib.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

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Turkish troops mass on Syria border to 'enter Idlib'

A convoy of Turkish army vehicles are positioned on the Syrian border, ready to enter rebel-held Idlib province as part of a ...

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Russia denies bombing US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters have been targeted in an suspected air strike with question remain about who carried out the attack.

US-backed Kurdish-Syria force vows to block <em>regime</em> advance

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US-backed Kurdish-Syria force vows to block regime advance

The US-led anti-IS Syria force says it will not allow regime forces to cross the Euphrates River and advance near the country's Kurdish ...

The New Arab & agencies

Deir az-Zour receives first UN aid in three years

After some three years of an Islamic State group siege on Syria's Deir az-Zour, a UN aid convoy was able to reach the now recaptured city via ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran agree de-escalation zone for Syria's Idlib

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Russia, Turkey, Iran agree de-escalation zone for Syria's Idlib

The three stakeholders in Syria's civil war have agreed on the borders of de-escalation zones in the war-torn nation and that observers will ...

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

James Snell

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

Comment: The world's major powers have agreed to allow Assad to remain, but this agreement is short-sighted, unsustainable and wrong, writes ...

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Alexander Schinis

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Comment: When Assad gassed his own people in Khan Sheikhoun, a cluster of journalists flocked to give him cover. They must all be held to ...

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