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Book review: Wolff's book purports to be an account of the Trump administration written by someone who roamed the White House without supervision and oversight, writes James Snell.

While Assad has retaken more than half of the country with a string of victories against rebels, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta remains a thorn in the regime's side.

Britain gave Assad 'green light' to massacre: UK minister

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Britain gave Assad 'green light' to massacre: UK minister

Britain's non-intervention in Syria following a chemical attack four years ago gave Assad the "green light" to continue murdering his people, the UK's aid minister said.

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Sam Hamad

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Comment: Despite the brutal reality of life under siege, Abdelmalik remains resolutely opposed to the kind of sectarianism upon which Assad has ...

Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two ...

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Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

Russia used its Security Council veto for the second time in two days to block an extension of the Joint Investigative Mechanism's mandate.

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more ...

The New Arab & agencies

US urges UN to maintain Syria chemical experts

The top US, British, French and German diplomats urged the Security Council Wednesday to renew the mandate of experts charged with determining ...

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US: 'Syria more concerned with CO2 than sarin'

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert mocked Syria for joining the Paris Agreement on climate change, citing the regime's brutal civil ...

Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

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Assad-backers Russia accuse US of blocking aid in Syria

Assad's main ally Russia, which has helped regime forces conduct a devastating bombing campaign in Syria, has accused the US of denying refugees ...

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front ...

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

Paul McLoughlin

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in Idlib ...

UN blames Syrian regime for <em>sarin</em> gas attack massacre

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UN blames Syrian regime for sarin gas attack massacre

United Nations investigators on Thursday blamed the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for a sarin gas massacre in April this year which ...

Russia vetoes UN vote on Syria gas attacks probe

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Russia vetoes UN vote on Syria gas attacks probe

An international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria will not be extended, after Russia used its powers to veto the UN vote on ...

UN to visit airbase used in Khan Sheikhoun attack

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UN to visit airbase used in Khan Sheikhoun attack

UN investigators will travel to an airbase in Syria this week that the US and allies say was used to launch the Khan Sheikhoun sarin ...

Sam Hamad

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime tells UN 'victory within reach'

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem has told the UN General Assembly that victory for Bashar al-Assad's side is within reach.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

Alexander Schinis

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Comment: When Assad gassed his own people in Khan Sheikhoun, a cluster of journalists flocked to give him cover. They must all be held to ...

Israel warns Iran, Syria after 'chemical weapons factory' airstrike

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Israel warns Iran, Syria after 'chemical weapons factory' airstrike

Israel's defence minister issued a veiled warning to Syria on Thursday, without confirming or denying what Damascus said was an Israeli air ...

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Israeli jets strike 'chemical weapons factory' in Syria's Hama

Israeli jets carried out airstrikes early Thursday in Syria's Hama, targeting what is believed to be a chemical weapons factory, after the UN ...

Syrian regime dropped <em>sarin</em> on Khan Sheikhoun: UN

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Syrian regime dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun: UN

Assad's regime used chemical weapons more than two dozen times, a UN inquiry has found, including dropping sarin in the gravest attack ...

North Korea suspected of supplying chemical weapons to Syria

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North Korea suspected of supplying chemical weapons to Syria

A confidential UN report has revealed two North Korean shipments bound for the Syrian regime's chemical weapons programme were intercepted in ...

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam ...

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