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Syrian regime advances have been blamed by some sections of the opposition on failings by a leading rebel alliance, leading HTS chief Abu Mohammed al-Jolani to call for unity.

Qatar, which has faced a boycott by Arab states including the UAE since last June, says it lodged a protest at the United Nations about the December violation.

Nearly 100,000 displaced by Syrian regime's Idlib offensive

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Nearly 100,000 displaced by Syrian regime's Idlib offensive

Bashar al-Assad's forces, backed by Russia, launched an offensive at the end of 2017 to capture Idlib province, the last remaining area still fully outside of the regime's control.

Airstrikes kill at least 17 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

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Airstrikes kill at least 17 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian regime forces and Russian airstrikes on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday.

Will Trudeau address civil rights violations on Canadian soil?

Hadani Ditmars

Will Trudeau address civil rights violations on Canadian soil?

Comment: How many more acts of violence and racism need occur before Ottawa admits we have our own home-grown issues, asks Hadani Ditmars.

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Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

Syria's brutal war may be slowly winding down, but the country is awash in weapons and thousands of foreign forces – some of whom may never leave.

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More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

The UN said 40 percent of the needy were children, adding that people in besieged or so-called "hard-to-reach" areas were particularly ...

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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 ...

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Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

Russia has been blamed for air raids on a busy Syrian market in a rebel town on Monday that left at least 61 people dead.

Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

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Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of the Syrian opposition later in November as the United Nations prepares to convene new peace talks with the ...

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Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a ...

Civilians 'will die' if not evacuated from Eastern Ghouta

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Civilians 'will die' if not evacuated from Eastern Ghouta

The UN is warning that around 400 men, women, children need to be evacuated now and that 29 of them, including 18 children "will die if they are ...

Syrian regime forces 'will attack' US-backed fighters in Raqqa

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Syrian regime forces 'will attack' US-backed fighters in Raqqa

An Iranian official has said Syrian regime forces will advance on the former IS stronghold of Raqqa, now held by US-backed Kurdish fighters.

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam ...

Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

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Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

Trucks carrying aid for 40,000 people entered the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus on Monday, where a humanitarian crisis ...

Paul Iddon

Divisions in Kurdish ranks drag up civil-war memories

Analysis: Baghdad's recent re-taking of Kirkuk came after a deal to withdraw Kurdish fighters loyal to one political faction, writes Paul Iddon.

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Fresh Syria peace talks begin in Astana

Warring parties in Syria's conflict - Russia, Iran and Turkey - will meet in the Kazakh capital for two days of talks seeking an end to the ...

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Syrian regime siege strangles Damascus suburb with starvation

The humanitarian situation in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus is an "outrage", the UN said on Friday, as a regime siege pushes ...

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Kurdish forces repel Iraqi push towards Turkish border

Kurdish Peshmerga repelled an assault by pro-Baghdad forces near the Turkish border on Tuesday which aimed to capture a strategic oil export ...

Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin

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Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin

The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the ...

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Rebel shelling kills four civilians in Damascus: monitor

Rebel shelling on the Syrian capital Damascus killed four civilians on Sunday, a Britain-based monitor and a medical source said.

Turkish army 'expands troop deployment' in Syria's northwest

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Turkish army 'expands troop deployment' in Syria's northwest

The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border province, under ...

Syria regime demands 'immediate' withdrawal of Turkey troops

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Syria regime demands 'immediate' withdrawal of Turkey troops

Syria has demanded the "immediate and unconditional withdrawal" of Turkish troops that have deployed in the country's northwestern province of ...

Syrian IS fighters 'to leave Raqqa' following evacuation deal

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Syrian IS fighters 'to leave Raqqa' following evacuation deal

IS control in Raqqa is coming to an end, according to a monitor, as the last Syrian militants prepare to leave the group's self-declared ...

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