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Forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh have denied reports that Houthi rebels have gained control over the capital Sanaa.

Armed violence erupted between supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Yemen's northern Houthi rebels in Sanaa on Friday.

Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

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Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

The UN said an average of 1,000 Syrians have been returning home every month since a ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States was implemented.

More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

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More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

The UN said 40 percent of the needy were children, adding that people in besieged or so-called "hard-to-reach" areas were particularly ...

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of UN-sponsored peace ...

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Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

Clashes between Syrian opposition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zinki continued on Tuesday, with civilians falling victim to the latest inter-rebel infighting.

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Syrian rebel groups 'agree to southern Damascus truce'

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

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Russia and Syria regime bomb 47 civilian facilities

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

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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 ...

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, ...

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Yemen rebel allies agree <em>truce</em> following Sanaa clashes

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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.

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

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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 ...

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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 war-torn neighbour.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Thousands of Syrian refugees leave Lebanon under Hizballah-Nusra ceasefire

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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 ...

Deadly Syrian regime airstrikes on Ghouta break ceasefire agreement

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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 ...

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

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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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