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An Egyptian-German mission also discovered an extremely rare gilded silver mask, the second only such discovery ever made.

Syrian rebels in Daraa, dubbed as the cradle of the Syrian revolution are surrendering their weapons amid Assad regime advances.

Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

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Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

The announcement marks a major military and symbolic victory since the Syrian regime responded violently to largely peaceful protesters in 2011.

IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

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IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

An Islamic State group affiliate took control of Heet, near the Jordanian border, despite Russian and regime air strikes against them.

Assad forces bombard Daraa, civilians killed as ceasefire postpones

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Assad forces bombard Daraa, civilians killed as ceasefire postpones

Four civilians were killed when Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces bombarded Daraa on Sunday morning.

Sam Hamad

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

Comment: The US has washed its hands of Syria's rebels, thereby supporting Assad's conquest of 'liberated' areas, writes Sam Hamad.

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UN members: Assad regime not answering chemical weapons questions

Sweden's UN ambassador Olof Skoog says "there are a lot of uncertainties" in Syria's declaration to the OPCW.

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Axis of Least Resistance: Bashar al-Assad 'now Israel's ally'

Israel is keen for Assad to remain in power and defeat his opponents now that it has strong leverage with him through Russia, according to ...

James Snell

Daraa: Assad's violence, western indifference; a painfully familiar story

Comment: The US and NATO are standing by as Assad's regime inflicts death and violence on the Syrian people. We've seen this before, writes ...

French media watchdog warns Russia's RT over Syria report

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French media watchdog warns Russia's RT over Syria report

A controversial June draft law would make it easier for France to censor broadcasters like Russia Today in efforts to combat "fake news".

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Russia 'does not recognise' chemical watchdog's new powers

Russia and its allies, Syria and Iran, strongly oppose granting new powers to a global chemical weapons watchdog.

UN <em>chemical</em> watchdog gains new powers, Russia threatens quitting

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UN chemical watchdog gains new powers, Russia threatens quitting

The OPCW chemical weapons watchdog has been granted extra powers allowing it to identify perpetrators of toxic arms attacks in Syria, ...

Russia, Syria clash with West on boosting <em>chemical</em> watchdog

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Russia, Syria clash with West on boosting chemical watchdog

Britain and the US have led a passionate call to halt the use of chemical weapons by empowering the world's watchdog, triggering fierce ...

Assad regime begins assault on Daraa city: state media

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Assad regime begins assault on Daraa city: state media

The Syrian army has launched its operation on rebel-held districts of Daraa city, amplifying concerns of the human toll of the Assad regime's ...

Syrian 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. Nicholas ...

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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.

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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 territories in ...

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

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

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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.

MSF slams European response as refugees head to Spain

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MSF slams European response as refugees head to Spain

Refugees must endure another four days before reaching land, after Italy and Malta refused to let the rescue ship dock.

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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 ...

Spain offers harbour for migrants trapped in Mediterranean limbo

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Spain offers harbour for migrants trapped in Mediterranean limbo

Spain has stepped up to take in more than 600 refugees after Italy and Malta refused to allow the MSF rescue ship to dock.

Assad denies Russia, Iran running the show in Syria

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Assad denies Russia, Iran running the show in Syria

Assad denied Moscow is running the show in his war-torn country, saying in an interview his regime operates independently of its Russian and ...

Airstrikes in Syria's Idlib leaves scores dead and injured

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Airstrikes in Syria's Idlib leaves scores dead and injured

The death toll from air raids on Syria's Idlib province has risen to 38, with dozens more injured in the the opposition province.

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