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Rocket fire killed five people and injured dozens more on Sunday near the Damascus International Fair, a key business gathering being held for the first time in five years.

Rocket fire injured several people on Sunday near the entrance to the Damascus International Fair, a key business gathering being held for the first time in five years.

Syria open for business? We're not buying it

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Syria open for business? We're not buying it

Blog: The return of the once-popular Damascus International Fair after a five-year hiatus is being peddled by regime media as proof Syria is returning to "calm and stability".

Syria suicide bombing 'kills 23 rebels' near Jordan border

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Syria suicide bombing 'kills 23 rebels' near Jordan border

A suicide bombing in southern Syria near Jordan's border killed more than 23 rebel fighters and injured dozens more on Friday, a monitoring ...

<em>De</em>-<em>escalation</em>? Assad regime dropped 244 barrel bombs in July De-escalation? Assad regime dropped 244 barrel bombs in July

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De-escalation? Assad regime dropped 244 barrel bombs in July

The Assad regime has dropped no less than 244 barrel bombs in supposedly conflict-free zones in Syria, according to a rights group.

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Suspect arrested after car rams into Paris anti-terror troops

French police shot and arrested a suspect in a dramatic motorway chase on Wednesday after a car smashed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six.

Paul Iddon

Turkey wants to make an example of Afrin

Analysis: Turkey may try to compensate for its failure to crush its Syrian Kurdish opponents by bombarding Afrin canton, their smallest, most ...

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Saudi Arabia rejects Assad role in Syria transition

Saudi Arabia has rejected media reports that Riyadh has gone soft on Assad, and says it still insists there can be no role for Syria's president ...

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Syrian regime targets Ghouta in 'heaviest bombing' since truce

The Syrian regime has targeted the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta over the past 72 hours with the heaviest bombing since a July truce came ...

Russia deploys military forces to monitor Homs '<em>de</em>-<em>escalation</em>' zone

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Russia deploys military forces to monitor Homs 'de-escalation' zone

Russia deployed military police north of the city of Homs on Friday after announcing a ceasefire a day earlier to implement a new ...

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US warns Syrian rebels of Idlib's fate under militants

The US has warned the future of northern Syria is "in big danger" if Nusra militants take over rebel-held Idlib province, in turn persuading ...

Russia announces new <em>de</em>-<em>escalation</em> zone north of Syria's Homs Russia announces new de-escalation zone north of Syria's Homs

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Russia announces new de-escalation zone north of Syria's Homs

Russia has announced a new "de-escalation zone" starting on Thursday north of Syria's city of Homs, covering almost 150,000 ...

Sharp rise in Russian losses in Syria, investigation finds

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Sharp rise in Russian losses in Syria, investigation finds

The number of Russian servicemen killed in Syria has risen significantly in 2017, an investigation has found, while Putin holds back military ...

Russian troops 'man checkpoints' in Syria's flash-point Ghouta

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Russian troops 'man checkpoints' in Syria's flash-point Ghouta

Russian troops have started to man checkpoints in the Damascus suburbs, as part of the latest 'de-escalation' zone in Syria.

Red Cross chief visits Yemen's besieged city of Taiz

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Red Cross chief visits Yemen's besieged city of Taiz

The chief of the international Red Cross made a rare visit to the front lines in Yemen Monday, taking a dirt road to reach the besieged western ...

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Syrian rebel aid programme was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he had ended a programme to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because it was "massive, dangerous, and wasteful."

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly Syrian regime airstrikes on Ghouta break ceasefire agreement

Syrian regime airstrikes on an opposition-held area east of Damascus killed eight people overnight, despite a truce that was supposed to have ...

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Syrian regime warplanes bomb Damascus suburbs despite ceasefire: monitor

Syrian regime shelling has struck towns in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a day after the government announced a ceasefire in the area, the Syrian ...

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Syrian regime agrees to ceasefire in ravaged Damascus suburb

Eastern Ghouta has been one of the most heavily bombed areas of Syria. Now peace could return as the Syrian regime announces a ceasefire.

Russia agrees 'safe zone mechanism' with Syrian rebels

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Russia agrees 'safe zone mechanism' with Syrian rebels

Russia's defence ministry said its officials had signed a deal with moderate Syrian rebels at peace talks in Cairo on how a safe zone near ...

Paul McLoughlin

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel truce

A fragile truce between two of Syria's biggest rebel groups is on the verge of breaking, as fresh clashes erupted between the two sides in Idlib ...

Israel opposes peace in Syria due to Iran fears

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Israel opposes peace in Syria due to Iran fears

Israel says it does not support a ceasefire in Syria's south, fearing it will allow Iran to establish air and naval bases close to its border.

Crack Hizballah fighters head for the Syrian-Lebanese border

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Crack Hizballah fighters head for the Syrian-Lebanese border

Hizballah fighters could soon be fighting in areas around Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon, where as many as ten men were killed in army custody ...

Assad regime airstrikes kill 7 near Damascus

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Assad regime airstrikes kill 7 near Damascus

Five of the deaths, including the children, were in strikes on Ain Terma in the Eastern Ghouta region, the largest rebel enclave around the ...

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