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Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam Hamad.

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

UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikes

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UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikes

More than 2 million people in Idlib currently need humanitarian assistance, including hundreds of thousands of Syrians evacuated from cities captured by the regime in recent months.

Iran, Hizballah to remain in Syria until 'fully liberated'

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Iran, Hizballah to remain in Syria until 'fully liberated'

Lebanon's veteran Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that Iran and Hizballah will remain in Syria until the country regains its 'territorial ...

Amnesty: US-led 'war of annihilation' killed hundreds in Raqqa

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Amnesty: US-led 'war of annihilation' killed hundreds in Raqqa

Amnesty International accused the US-led coalition of showing little regard for civilians' lives while conducting a counter-extremist operation ...

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US boycotts world disarmament body as Syria takes helm

The US protested after Syria's turn to chair the Conference on Disarmament came around, saying its presidency "normalises" the regime and its "dangerous behaviour".

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

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'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

World War III nearly erupted in Syria between the US and Russia, regime head Bashar al-Assad has claimed.

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Syria's Assad threatens to retake Kurdish-controlled areas by force

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the only 'problem' in Syria now are the US-backed Kurdish force controlling a third of the country.

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

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Protests as Syria takes chair of world disarmament body

The US and the UK have objected to Syria taking over the rotating presidency of the Conference on Disarmament.

'Pro-Assad' Congresswoman Gabbard loses key support ahead of primaries

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'Pro-Assad' Congresswoman Gabbard loses key support ahead of primaries

Hawaii's teacher's union revoked its support for Democrat 'rising star' Tulsi Gabbard, over her vocal support of Syrian dictator al-Assad, which ...

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed ...

France freezes company assets over Syria <em>chemical</em> weapons links

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France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

France has sanctioned nine companies and three individuals suspected of developing chemical weapons for the Syrian regime.

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Analysis: Any full-scale Israel-Iran war that begins in Syria will not end there, writes Paul Iddon.

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OPCW confirms chlorine used in February attack in Syria

The chemical weapons' watchdog has said chlorine was 'likely' used in an attack in Syria's Saraqeb in February.

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

The New Arab & agencies

Suspected Israeli strike near Damascus kills nine pro-regime fighters

The strikes on Iran-backed Syrian forces comes hours after Trump announced the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

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UN: Syria must respond to chemical weapons questions

Syria's government has refused to answer questions regarding its chemical weapons programme causing the UN 'deep concern'.

Iran destroys mass graves of 1988 prison massacre victims

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Iran destroys mass graves of 1988 prison massacre victims

Human rights groups estimate as many as 5,000 people were executed in 1988 during a wartime purge of political prisoners by Iranian authorities.

Sam Hamad

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to target ...

'Israeli missile' kills dozens of pro-Assad fighters in Syria

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'Israeli missile' kills dozens of pro-Assad fighters in Syria

Fighters supporting the Assad regime, mainly Iranians, were killed in an attack on military bases in northern Syria, a monitor said.

Deadly clashes erupt between Syria regime, US-backed forces: monitor

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Deadly clashes erupt between Syria regime, US-backed forces: monitor

Six US-backed SDF fighters have been killed in the clashes in Deir az-Zour, a monitor said.

Russia accuses US of trying to 'break apart' Syria

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Russia accuses US of trying to 'break apart' Syria

Russia's notorious Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the US of trying to break apart Syria.

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