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While the UN's Syria envoy saw the deal as "crisis averted", the UN aid chief warned it could simply postpone military action.

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

Yemen's pro-government forces capture routes leading to Hodeida

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Yemen's pro-government forces capture routes leading to Hodeida

Pro-government forces have captured two key routes which lead towards the 'ghost town' port city of Hodeida.

Dozens dead in Hodeida after Yemen peace talks collapse

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Dozens dead in Hodeida after Yemen peace talks collapse

Peace talks between the Saudi-backed government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels collapsed on Saturday, sparking a new round of fighting in the ...

Party cups as gas masks: Idlib civilians prepare

Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington

Party cups as gas masks: Idlib civilians prepare

Around three million people live in the rebel stronghold in northwest Syria, report Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington.

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Putin defends Syrian regime's expected 'bloodbath'

At the tripartite summit on Syria's future, Russia and Iran were resolute that fighting 'terrorists' must continue in order to restore peace, despite Erdogan's calls for a ceasefire in Idlib.

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Tony Blair Foundation confirms receiving millions in Saudi donations

Accounts published by the former British prime minister's non-profit organisation have confirmed that millions of dollars in donations were ...

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Turkey says working to prevent Russian attacks on Idlib

The UN and aid groups have warned a military campaign in Idlib could spark one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the seven-year ...

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Trump denies claims he wanted to assassinate Syria's Assad

A new book claims that Trump told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that he wanted to have Assad killed after he carried out a chemical attack last ...

Across the globe, fears mount over impending Idlib bloodbath

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Across the globe, fears mount over impending Idlib bloodbath

An international chorus of rights groups and governments is pleading the Syrian regime and its allies to resist launching an offensive to retake ...

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Erdogan warns of 'massacre' in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Erdogan warned of a "very merciless process" to be carried out by the Assad regime in Idlib, and that Turkey could face an influx of millions ...

UN says Idlib offensive could spark 'worst <em>humanitarian</em> emergency'

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UN says Idlib offensive could spark 'worst humanitarian emergency'

The UN's director of humanitarian operations has urged Security Council members to act fast to avoid an unprecedented ...

A precious opportunity for peace in Yemen

A Yemeni journalist

A precious opportunity for peace in Yemen

Comment: The upcoming UN peace talks present an invaluable new window for negotiating peace, writes a Yemeni journalist.

Hizballah leader meets Yemen Houthi delegation

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Hizballah leader meets Yemen Houthi delegation

The leader of the Lebanese Shia group met with a delegation from the Houthi rebels to discuss developments in Yemen.

Saudi ambassador releases videos showing 'link' between Hizballah, Houthis

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Saudi ambassador releases videos showing 'link' between Hizballah, Houthis

Prince Khalid Bin Salman has released videos which he claims provides evidence that the Lebanese group Hizballah is linked to the Yemen Houthi ...

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UAE 'paid Yemen tribes' to push al-Qaeda out

A US official said that the UAE has paid militants to get them to abandon Yemeni territory.

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Yemen 'awaiting' peace talks invitation: UN ambassador

Yemen's ambassador to the UN said his government had not yet been invited to peace talks planned for next month, but that it was open to ...

James J. Zogby

Foolish wars have consequences

Comment: We can only imagine what the Middle East would be like, if 15 years ago the US hadn't engaged in the foolish war in Iraq, writes James ...

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Saudi-led coalition 'destroys' Yemen rebel missile launch sites

A military alliance led by Saudi Arabia said it had destroyed sites used by Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen to launch missiles into the ...

Without Israel's blockade, Gaza would flourish

Muhammad Shehada

Without Israel's blockade, Gaza would flourish

Comment: Gaza is a resilient and vibrant community that is poised to flourish. It's time to lift the blockade, writes Muhammad Shehada.

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Hadi: Houthis must fully withdraw from Hodeida

President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has demanded that Houthi rebels withdraw from the key port city, amid reports that the rebels have agreed to ...

Erdogan's re-election is good news for Syrians in Turkey

Sam Hamad

Erdogan's re-election is good news for Syrians in Turkey

Comment: The main opposition forces in Turkey have been ramping up rhetoric and racist propaganda against Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi-led coalition forces seize entrances to airport in Hodeida

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Saudi-led coalition forces seize entrances to airport in Hodeida

Fighting has raged around the rebel-held Hodeida, the entry point for the vast majority of Yemen's imports, with Saudi-led coalition forces ...

US rejects UAE request for assistance with Hodeida offensive

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US rejects UAE request for assistance with Hodeida offensive

The US will not provide intelligence for the UAE-led offensive on the Yemeni port of Hodeida, which aid groups have repeatedly warned could lead ...

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