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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons use in Syria.

UNICEF has slammed the deteriorating condition in the Syrian city of Eastern Ghouta, where escalating violence has left over 30 children dead in the first two weeks of 2018.

Syrian regime forces reach rebel-held air base in Idlib

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Syrian regime forces reach rebel-held air base in Idlib

Syrian regime forces have reached the outskirts of a rebel-held air base in Idlib, as the government pushes forward a campaign to retake the northwestern province.

UN humanitarian official to visit Damascus for aid talks

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UN humanitarian official to visit Damascus for aid talks

The UN will discuss ways of improving the access and delivery of aid to conflict-zones in Syria in a visit to Damascus, the first since December ...

Syria: Israel missiles target Damascus military outposts

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Syria: Israel missiles target Damascus military outposts

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

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 Orton.

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UN renews life-saving aid to Syrian opposition, Russia abstains

The UN Security Council has voted to renew life-saving cross-border aid to rebel-held areas in Syria despite Russia arguing the deliveries ...

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Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

The al-Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria is set to reopen after five years, in another sign of the Syrian regime's increasing ...

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Assad regime 'used cluster bombs' in besieged Eastern Ghouta

At least 10 civilians died because of the Assad regime's use of the banned Soviet-made cluster munitions, says Amnesty International.

Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

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Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

The UN said an average of 1,000 Syrians have been returning home every month since a ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States ...

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Syrian government delegation delay departure to Geneva peace talks

The Syrian government's delegation postponed its departure to the peace talks due to resume in Geneva on Tuesday

Russia claims body exposing Assad's <em>chemical</em> weapons crimes 'dead'

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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 ...

Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

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Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

Syrian regime forces have continued bombardment of a besieged Damascus suburb, killing more civilians on the sixth consecutive day of heavy ...

Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria <em>chemical</em> <em>attacks</em> Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

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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.

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430 Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

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Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border ...

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IS recaptures Syria town in bid to salvage 'caliphate'

Islamic State militants have recaptured the Syria border town of Albu Kamal in a fierce counter-attack after losing control of their last urban bastion in the country.

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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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US: 'Syria more concerned with CO2 than sarin'

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert mocked Syria for joining the Paris Agreement on climate change, citing the regime's brutal civil ...

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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 attack

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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, prosecutors ...

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 ...

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 village in ...

UN blames Syrian regime for sarin gas attack massacre

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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 ...

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

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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 claims to ...

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