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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.

Syrian regime forces have advanced against the Islamic State group after a wave of militant attacks in a central desert region.

Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

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Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

<em>Syrian</em> refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

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Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

Feature: Amina, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut fled her war-torn home to keep her children safe, but life has not been easy since. ...

<em>Syrian</em> rebels vow 'volcanoes of fire' if Assad attacks

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Syrian rebels vow 'volcanoes of fire' if Assad attacks

Syrian regime forces have been massing troops ahead of a possible attack on Daraa province and the nearby Quneitra region that ...

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Assad regime condemns Turkish, US patrols around Syria's Manbij

The Turkish patrols are part of a deal to reduce tensions around Manbij, where US troops are also present, but Syria's regime sees them as an invasion.

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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Syria's Sweida shelled for first time in three years

The regime has been sending reinforcements to the largely Druze region for weeks as it increasingly focuses on southern Syria.

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Regime bombardment in Syria’s Daraa claims one victim

Artillery continues to rain down on rebel-held Daraa, as residents fear a large-scale regime bombardment.

Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

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US-backed rebels seize 'jihadi pills' in IS drug bust

More than 300,000 tablets of Captagon, an amphetamine that dulls pain, was seized in southeast Syria.

Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

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Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern ...

US-led coalition denies bombing pro-<em>regime</em> positions in eastern Syria

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US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

Nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in the overnight bombing in Al-Hari in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour ...

Syria state media: US-led coalition hit <em>regime</em> position

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Syria state media: US-led coalition hit regime position

The US-led coalition targeted regime positions in Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian state news agency.

Lebanon FM 'endangering lives of anti-Assad Syria refugees'

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Lebanon FM 'endangering lives of anti-Assad Syria refugees'

Lebanon is ignoring the safety of thousands of Syrian refugees in the country who are opponents of the Assad regime, as it ...

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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.

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Syrian regime shelling on cemetery during Eid family visits

Syrian regime shelling has killed two people, as they observed an Eid al-Fitr tradition of visiting family members' graves on ...

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US ends freeze on funding to Syria's White Helmets

The US has released funding to Syrian civil rescue group, The White Helmets, after the state department earlier announced a freeze.

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Assad claims 'still pursuing political solution' over southern Syria

President Bashar al-Assad said that his regime is still looking at a possible 'political solution' to the handover of opposition ...

IS suicide car bomber kills six rivals in Syria

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IS suicide car bomber kills six rivals in Syria

A suicide car bomber from the Islamic State group killed at least six rival jihadists at a roadblock in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib ...

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Sarin, chlorine 'very likely' used in Syria: OPCW

OPCW found the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were likely used as weapons in two attacks in Syria.

Dubai real estate a money-laundering haven, new report finds

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Dubai real estate a money-laundering haven, new report finds

War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for ...

Coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians in northeast Syria: monitor

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Coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians in northeast Syria: monitor

The coalition has to date acknowledged 892 civilian deaths from airstrikes, but monitors say the real tally is much higher.

<em>Syrian</em> orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

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Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

Nearly 50 children orphaned by the Syrian war escaped their hometown of Aleppo after they appeared in a video and appealed for their ...

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