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Book review: Wolff's book purports to be an account of the Trump administration written by someone who roamed the White House without supervision and oversight, writes James Snell.

The Syrian army accused Israel of launching several missiles which targeted military outposts by Damascus.

Britain gave Assad 'green light' to massacre: UK minister

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Britain gave Assad 'green light' to massacre: UK minister

Britain's non-intervention in Syria following a chemical attack four years ago gave Assad the "green light" to continue murdering his people, the UK's aid minister said.

Trump the anti-Obama targets Iran

Kyle W. Orton

Trump the anti-Obama targets Iran

Comment: If Trump has any one guiding principle, it is to be the anti-Obama - and on foreign policy, there are worse doctrines, writes Kyle ...

Britain must 'engage more' in Middle East conflicts: Johnson

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Britain must 'engage more' in Middle East conflicts: Johnson

UK's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Britain should not be paralysed by scars of intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya but be 'part ...

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015.

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Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

Russia used its Security Council veto for the second time in two days to block an extension of the Joint Investigative Mechanism's mandate.

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US urges UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

The top US, British, French and German diplomats urged the Security Council Wednesday to renew the mandate of experts charged with determining ...

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Former UK PM says Iraq War was 'unjustified'

Gordon Brown claims that crucial US intelligence that cast doubt on claims of Iraq's weapons capabilities was not shared with Britain in the ...

IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

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IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

A car bomb attack by Islamic State militants has killed dozens of displaced people who had fled fighting in Syria's Deir az-Zour ...

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Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

Assad's main ally Russia, which has helped regime forces conduct a devastating bombing campaign in Syria, has accused the US of denying refugees ...

German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning bomb <em>attack</em>

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German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning bomb attack

German police arrested a 19-year-old Syrian man suspected of preparing a terror attack in the country using powerful explosives, ...

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front ...

Fierce clashes in Syria's Deir az-Zour kill 73 fighters

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Fierce clashes in Syria's Deir az-Zour kill 73 fighters

The fiercest fighting between Syrian regime forces and IS since the siege of Deir az-Zour was broken in September resulting in the deaths of 73 ...

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

Paul McLoughlin

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition ...

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UN blames Syrian regime for sarin gas attack massacre

United Nations investigators on Thursday blamed the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for a sarin gas massacre in April this year which killed more than 80 civilians.

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Saudi prince 'ordered Syrian rebels to attack Assad's palace'

Saudi Arabia ordered Syrian rebels to attack the palace of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March 2013, according to a report which ...

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Syrian journalist wins UK award for Aleppo hospital film

Syrian video journalist Waad al-Kateab was awarded with Britain's Rory Peck award for her coverage inside east Aleppo's last functioning ...

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Russia vetoes UN vote on Syria gas attacks probe

An international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria will not be extended, after Russia used its powers to veto the UN ...

Iraqi-Kurdistan's relationship with the US has had its ups-and-downs

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurdistan's relationship with the US has had its ups-and-downs

Analysis: While most Iraqi Kurds have a positive perception of the US, they haven't forgotten darker moments in the relationship, writes Paul ...

Sam Fouad

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing Russian diplomats?

Comment: Heart attacks, brief illnesses, and accidental falls. A disturbing number of high-ranking Russian officials have recently been found ...

UN to visit airbase used in Khan Sheikhoun <em>attack</em>

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UN to visit airbase used in Khan Sheikhoun attack

UN investigators will travel to an airbase in Syria this week that the US and allies say was used to launch the Khan Sheikhoun sarin gas ...

Turkey's interests in Syria don't include Idlib's people

James Snell

Turkey's interests in Syria don't include Idlib's people

Comment: Turkish-supported rebel factions in Syria are unlikely to fight al-Qaeda's local franchise, as doing so could benefit the Assad regime, ...

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Syria and beyond: Manufactured doubt and moral atrophy

Comment: For Assad's regime, doubt is a political necessity, writes Idrees Ahmad.

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