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Turkey has reportedly warned that a Syrian offensive on rebel-held Idlib would "completely destroy" deals brokered during Astana talks.

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul Iddon.

US, Afghan operation to oust IS 'almost complete'

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US, Afghan operation to oust IS 'almost complete'

US and Afghan special forces have announced they are in the final stages of an operation to clear Islamic State group fighters from a remote eastern district of Nangarhar

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

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 ...

Jordan 'will refuse' Syrians fleeing regime offensive on Daraa

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Jordan 'will refuse' Syrians fleeing regime offensive on Daraa

Jordan's government said "we simply cannot receive more" as thousands of civilians flee a looming regime assault on rebel-held towns in Daraa ...

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Air strikes kill five as southern Syria assault looms

Five were killed in airstrikes in Daraa, as the Syrian regime threatens an assault in Syria's south.

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France calls for sanctions in Italy spat

French president has said that European countries that refuse entry to migrants should be fined in an ongoing dispute after Italy refused entry ...

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Russia bombards south Syria for first time in year

Russian warplanes have bombarded rebel-held areas of in the country's southwest in the first air support by Moscow in a widening regime ...

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Thousands of Syrians flee as regime shells ceasefire area

Syrian civilians are fleeing in their thousands, as the regime shells the country's south, in anticipation of a fresh assault on opposition ...

EU extends Syria sanctions for 'ongoing repression'

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EU extends Syria sanctions for 'ongoing repression'

A meeting of the 28 EU foreign ministers in Brussels agreed to roll over sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad for another year.

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Syrian regime to fight in Daraa despite US warning

A Damascus-run newspaper said the regime would launch a southern offensive in Daraa despite Washington's warning on Friday.

Putin hosts Assad as UN warns against Idlib attack

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Putin hosts Assad as UN warns against Idlib attack

Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad met in Sochi on Thursday, following a stark UN warning against displacing civilians from rebel-held areas of ...

Idlib assault could be 'six times worse' than Ghouta

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Idlib assault could be 'six times worse' than Ghouta

The UN warned on Wednesday that a Syrian regime assault on the northern rebel-held area of Idlib would be "six times" more destructive than the ...

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

A group of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is working to buid international support for 'safe return zones' in Syria amid ever-worsening ...

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ...

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Syria rebels surrender arms in new deal with regime

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Syrian rebels began surrendering their heavy weapons after reaching a new deal with the Syrian government.

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Syria strikes: Arab countries respond

Arab countries are split on Saturday's US-led airstrikes against the Syrian regime, in response to a fatal chemical attack last week.

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UK urges 'strong' response to alleged Syrian chemical attack

Western leaders have called for a "strong and joint" international response to the suspected chemical attack on Douma which left dozens dead.

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US State Department attacks Russia over Ghouta chemical attack

The US has called on Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime, following another chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta which has likely ...

Turkey hosts critical summit on Syria with Russia, Iran

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Turkey hosts critical summit on Syria with Russia, Iran

Despite having 'quite different interests,' Turkey's Erdogan is angling to win the support of his Russian and Iranian counterparts to push on ...

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UN reaffirms support for Lebanon's political independence

The UN Security Council has expressed strong support for Lebanon's political independence amid regional crises which continue to threaten the ...

Future of northern Syria hinges on US-Turkey Manbij deal

Paul Iddon

Future of northern Syria hinges on US-Turkey Manbij deal

Analysis: A deal between Turkey and the US could circumvent further bloodshed in the country, as Turkish forces push forward their offensive ...

'Widespread looting' in Afrin after Turkey expels Kurdish force

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'Widespread looting' in Afrin after Turkey expels Kurdish force

Turkish-allied militiamen are looting the northern Syrian town of Afrin, a Syria war monitoring group has claimed, following the defeat of ...

Iran, Russia and Turkey hold Syria talks in Astana

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Iran, Russia and Turkey hold Syria talks in Astana

Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, Sergei Lavrov of Russia and Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey convened in the Kazakh capital Astana on Friday.

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