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Three Syrian opposition factions have reached a ceasefire deal on Thursday for a southern part of Damascus.

Intense Russian and Syrian regime bombing over the past week have seen strikes on 47 civilian facilities including schools and hospitals.

Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

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Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

Two days of heavy airstrikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria killed at least 22 civilians, a monitor said on Thursday.

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Rami Almeghari

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, ...

US 'evacuates base' in Syria's southern desert

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US 'evacuates base' in Syria's southern desert

US military forces and allied Arab fighters have evacuated the Zakf base bordering Iraq in the Syrian desert and have relocated to the larger ...

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Russia, Turkey, Iran agree de-escalation zone for Syria's Idlib

The three stakeholders in Syria's civil war have agreed on the borders of de-escalation zones in the war-torn nation and that observers will monitor ceasefire compliance.

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Jordan, Russia agree to set-up Syria 'de-escalation zone'

Jordan is working with Russia to implement a plan to end fighting in southwestern Syria as part of a deal for the border area brokered between ...

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Yemen rebel allies agree truce following Sanaa clashes

Houthi and pro-Saleh Yemeni rebels have agreed to ease tensions following the outbreak of violence between the two factions in the capital Sanaa.

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Lebanon: Fate of IS-held soldiers unclear as ceasefire declared

The fate of Lebanese servicemen held hostage by the Islamic State group remains unclear as Lebanon's military announces a pause in the battle ...

Jordan says relations with Syria heading in 'right direction'

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Jordan says relations with Syria heading in 'right direction'

Jordan says that its relations with the Syrian regime are heading in the "right direction" and seeks to reopen border crossings with its ...

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Two dead following clashes at Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh camp

At least two people have died after fighting broke out in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh, the latest break out of violence in the Palestinian refugee ...

Iran advances in fight for ground route to Lebanon

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Iran advances in fight for ground route to Lebanon

Iran-backed fighters in Syria are advancing east, bringing Tehran closer to its goal of forming a land link from its border through Iraq to ...

Syrian regime targets Ghouta in 'heaviest bombing' since <em>truce</em>

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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 ...

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

Refugees, fighters reach Syria after <em>truce</em> with Hizballah Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah

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Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah

The refugees and fighters from al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch arrived in bus convoys into the rebel-held area of Al-Saan in the central Syrian ...

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Thousands of Syrian refugees leave Lebanon under Hizballah-Nusra ceasefire

Thousands of refugees on the Syria-Lebanon are set to be transferred to Syria's Idlib province under the second phase of the ceasefire deal struck between Hizballah and Nusra Front.

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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 ...

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Former al-Qaeda affiliate takes control of Syria's Idlib

Jihadists have taken control of Idlib province in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip over the northwestern city, one of ...

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Hizballah and Syrian regime launch operation on Lebanon border

Hizballah and Syrian regime forces have launched operations on both sides of the Lebanese border to clear rebel fighters.​

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel <em>truce</em>

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 ...

Paul McLoughlin

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zinki has walked away from the radical umbrella group as tensions between two rival opposition camps threaten ...

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.

Syrian rebel groups clash in troubled Idlib province

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Syrian rebel groups clash in troubled Idlib province

Syrian rebel groups Ahrar al-Sham and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have clashed in Idlib province, following weeks of tensions between two of the ...

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 ...

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