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The Syrian regime has targeted the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta over the past 72 hours with the heaviest bombing since a July truce came into effect.

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 zone' in the war-torn country.

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 Hama province.

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 ...

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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 the last beyond regime control.

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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.​

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.

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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 ...

South Syria ceasefire takes effect, curbing Iran military ambitions

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South Syria ceasefire takes effect, curbing Iran military ambitions

A US-Russia brokered truce has come into effect in southern Syria with regional and Western powers hoping it will allay fears over ...

Syria regime announces ceasefire as Astana talks restart

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Syria regime announces ceasefire as Astana talks restart

A fifth round of talks to end the six-year Syrian war began in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, with the Syrian regime announcing a ceasefire in the ...

Israeli minister pushes artificial 'Gaza island' plan

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Israeli minister pushes artificial 'Gaza island' plan

Israel's transport and intelligence minister released a slick high-production video on Wednesday to boost controversial plans to build an ...

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Syrian regime declares 48-hour truce in Daraa

The Syrian regime army on Saturday declared a 48-hour ceasefire in the southern city of Daraa as two separate peace talk initiatives scheduled for July take shape.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Ramadan in Yemen: The bloodshed continues

Comment: The recent diplomatic crisis in in the Gulf risks diverting the attention from Yemen's continuing, brutal civil war, writes Khalid ...

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Released French photographer says Turkey sending 'strong message'

Ankara wants to send a "strong message" to reporters wishing to go to the southeast of country, said Mathias Depardon, who was detained near the ...

Alaa Bayoumi

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian ...

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Alaa Bayoumi

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian ...

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Kuwait reinstates citizenship for opposition figures after government 'truce'

Seven members of Kuwait's opposition who were stripped of their citizenship since 1991, were reinstated as citizens of the Gulf state on Monday, ...

'Significant' fatalities after rival clashes at Libyan airbase

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'Significant' fatalities after rival clashes at Libyan airbase

The UN envoy to Libya voiced alarm at reports of "significant" fatalities in an attack by militia loyal to the unity government on Brak al-Shati ...

Syria rebels arrest renowned fighter over 'mocking Instagram posts'

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Syria rebels arrest renowned fighter over 'mocking Instagram posts'

The extremist Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham Syrian rebel alliance arrested on Monday well-known opposition fighter 'Abu TOW' after he posted images ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran ink deal on Syria 'safe zones'

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Russia, Turkey, Iran ink deal on Syria 'safe zones'

Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a memorandum on a plan to create safe zones in Syria on Thursday, as members of the rebel delegation stormed out.

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