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A Beirut street has been named after a Hizballah military commander, and one of the main suspects in Rafik Hariri’s assassination.

Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

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Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

Israel's military expressed 'sorrow' for the deaths of the Russian crew members of a downed plane, but blamed the Syrian regime for the incident.

Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

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Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

More than 500,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government ...

Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

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Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, telling him Moscow holds Israel responsible for the ...

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Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

A Russian aircraft has gone missing off Latakia coast, following a series of Israeli air raids in Syria.

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Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

Russia and Turkey have come to a deal on Idlib, north Syria, where Russia was expected to support a regime offensive.

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Russia, Turkey agree to create demilitarised zone in Idlib

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the agreement between Putin and Erdogan meant no military action would be taken against Idlib.

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Photoblog: Medics on the front-line in Syria's Idlib

In pictures: Medical staff protest against the anticipated regime assault in Idlib, as makeshift health centres continue to treat the ...

Turkey and Russia leaders discuss Syria's Idlib

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Turkey and Russia leaders discuss Syria's Idlib

A Syrian regime offensive on Idlib appears to be on hold, with Turkey and Russia leaders meeting to discuss the future of the ...

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Idlib civilians head underground in fear of air attacks

Some three million people live in the area and the United Nations has warned that a full-scale regime assault could spark the century's ...

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria <em>regime</em> Idlib offensive

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Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

Medical workers in Idlib demonstrated against the targeting of hospitals by regime forces.

Israel's Netanyahu says 'enforcing red lines' after Syria strike

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Israel's Netanyahu says 'enforcing red lines' after Syria strike

Israel has not officially confirmed or denied a report by Syrian state news agency SANA of an attack late Saturday on Damascus ...

<em>Syrian</em> <em>regime</em> holds local elections, first since uprising began

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Syrian regime holds local elections, first since uprising began

Voting centres have opened in regime-controlled areas for the first local elections since 2011, when Syrians' demands for democratic ...

IS kills 20 Kurdish-led fighters in Syria

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IS kills 20 Kurdish-led fighters in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces launched a new offensive on Monday to close in on pockets held by IS in eastern Syria.

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Russia denies major offensive planned in Syria's Idlib

The Kremlin’s foreign ministry has announced that the Assad regime is not preparing a major offensive against the opposition-held Idlib.

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Assad troops arresting former White Helmets 'every day'

Civilians and humanitarian workers who signed 'ceasefire' deals with the Syrian regime that assured their safety are now being ...

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Germany 'ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding'

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country is prepared to contribute to rebuilding Syria.

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Kurds may help Syrian regime in Idlib: Turkish FM

Cavusoglu warned the US to 'assess who its real allies in the region are,' after claiming that the US-backed Kurdish militia may help Assad in ...

Israel announces 'end to Syria humanitarian aid'

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Israel announces 'end to Syria humanitarian aid'

Israel said it would end a humanitarian aid programme for Syria dubbed "Operation Good Neighbour".

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Syria and Jordan in talks to re-open border crossing

Syria and Jordan have held first technical talks on opening the border, to allow trade between the two countries to resume.

38,500 flee in two weeks due to Idlib violence

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38,500 flee in two weeks due to Idlib violence

Violence in northwest Syria has displaced more than 38,500 people in less than two weeks, the UN said on Thursday.

Syriac Christians protest Kurdish authorities over Syria school curriculum

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Syriac Christians protest Kurdish authorities over Syria school curriculum

Kurdish authorities in Syria's diverse northeast are facing swelling anger from the area's Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a ...

Photoblog: Syria rebels gear up for expected Idlib assault

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Photoblog: Syria rebels gear up for expected Idlib assault

In pictures: Rebels in Syria's Idlib province prepare for an expected major assault by regime forces as thousands of civilians seek ...

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